Alex Greer
M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
 
 
Chunjing Liu
M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
 
 
Hira Rashid
M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
 
 
Matthew Garlipp
B.A. '13 - Enabling organizational accountability via performance metrics, evaluation, and strategic planning
 
 
Allison Becker
B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
 
 
Andrew Haines
MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
 
 
Angela Gladwell
M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
 
 
Elizabeth Burland
M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
 
 
Cimone Philpotts
MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
 
 
Savannah Edwards
MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
 
 
Scott Murphy Eisenhart
MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
 
 
Taylor Hawk
MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
 
 
Gwen Angalet
Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
 
 
Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
 
 
Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
 
 
James B. Goetschius
Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
 
 
Jenna Ahner
B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
 
 
Jissell Martinez
MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
 
 
John Carney
MPA '86 – Governor of the State of Delaware
 
 
Kelsey Edmond
M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
 
 
Kirsten Jones
M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
 
 
Laura Keeley
Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
 
 
Lindsey Interlante
MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
 
 
Mark D Stevens
MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
 
 
Megan Wakelee
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
 
 
Meredith Rubin
B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
 
 
Merritt Burke IV
MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
 
 
Evan Miller
MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
 
 
Natasha R. Nau
MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
 
 
Emma Odren
MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
 
 
Paige Gugerty
B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
 
 
Paul Ruiz
B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
 
 
Ryan Burke
Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
 
 
Scott Beale
MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
 
 
Serita Porter
M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Stephanie Ottino
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
 
 
Fratern Masika Tarimo
MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
 
 
Thomas Martin
Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
 
 
Elizabeth Lockman
M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
 
 
Tom DeWire
MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
 
 
Vitaly Lee
MPA '97 - energy industry project development, regulatory and asset management
 
 
Yuliya Brel
M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Zack Adinoff
M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
 
 
Alexandra Tarantino
Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
 
 
Jeremy Rothwell
M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
 
 
Courtney Mogavero
B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
 
 
Janet Sheridan
M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
 
 
Melanie Ross Levin
B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
 
 
Dená Brummer
MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
 
 
Eric Anthony Johnson
Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
 
 
David Rudder
Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
 
 
Erin Kennedy
MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
 
 
Tom Friedman
MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
 
 
Mike Morton
MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
 
 
Jonathan Kirch
MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
 
 
Albert Shields
MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
 
 
Kim Gomes
MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
 
 
Erika Farris
M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
 
 
Mike Fortner
MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
 
 
Emily Gonce
MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
 
 
Bill Clark
MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
 
Barrett Edwards
MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
 
 
Benjamin Attia
MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
 
 
Anastasia Kuzmina
MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
 
 
Wei-Ming Chen
Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
 
 
Michelle Kung
PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
 
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M.S. in Disaster Science & Management Curriculum

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30-credit research and experience-based disaster management degree

​The curriculum requirements for your M.S. Disaster Science and Management degree program will depend upon whether you choose the thesis or the non-thesis option. If you are not sure which path fits your interests and professional aspirations, review the details.​

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Non-thesis M.S. Degree

The non-thesis option of the Master of Science in Disaster Science & Management program requires 30 credits including: 24 credits of graduate level coursework, 2 credits of Disaster Science and Management seminar, 2 semesters of non-credit professional development, 1 credit of practicum and a 3 credit internship. Details are provided in the student's plan of study and must include the following:

Three core courses (9 credits):

​DISA650
​Overview of Disaster Science and Management
​DISA651​International Aspects of Disasters
​DISA670​Issues in Disaster Response

Research/Methods/Analysis Course (3 credits):

EDUC665
OR
UAPP808
OR
SOCI605
OR
EDUC850
OR
UAPP691
OR
UAPP702
Elementary Statistics 

Qualitative Methods for Program Evaluation

Data Collection and Analysis

Qualitative Research in Education

Quantitative Analysis in Public and Nonprofit Sector

Research Methods in Urban and Public Policy

Public Policy and Organizational Decision-Making (3 credits):

​UAPP698
OR
MAST663
        Management Decision Making for Public or Non-Profit Sectors                          
        Decision Tools for Policy Analysis

Other Requirements:

​DISA680

SPPA661

Disaster Science & Management Seminar (1 credit)- Take this two semesters for credit. 

Master's level Professional Development (0 credits) Required each semester for all fulltime students after completing two semesters of DISA680  

Practicum/Internship:

​DISA857Practicum (1 credit) Introduces students to organizations and agencies involved in disaster science and management.

​DISA858

Internship (3 credits) Completed in any semester (including summer and winter sessions) The 120-hour internship requires a report. Example of potential internship placements include: DEMA, FEMA, other DHS Offices, United Nations and USAID.

Elective (9 credits) -Electives are selected from the complete graduate catalogue and are intended to enhance and/or broaden a student’s scholarly work.  All electives are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Study Abroad is also strongly encouraged: http://www1.udel.edu/global/     

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Thesis M.S. Degree

​The thesis option of the Master of Science in Disaster Science & Management program requires 30 credits including: 24 credits of graduate level coursework, 2 credits of Disaster Science and Management seminar, 2 semesters of non-credit professional development, 1 credit of practicum and 6 credits of Master Thesis. Details are provided in the student’s plan of study and must include the following:

Three core courses (9 credits):

​DISA650​Overview of Disaster Science & Management
​DISA651​International Aspects of Disasters
​DISA670​Issues in Disaster Response

Research/Methods/Analysis Course (6 credits):

EDUC665



UAPP808
​Elementary Statistics (or if appropriate)
SOCI605-Data Collection and Analysisor
UAPP691-Quantitative Analysis in Public & Nonprofit Sectors

Quantitative Methods For Program Evaluation (or if appropriate) EDUC850-Qualitative Research in Education

Public Policy and Organizational Decision-Making (3 credits):

​UAPP698
OR
MAST663
​         Management Decision Making for Public and Nonprofit Sectors                    
         Decision Tools for Policy Analysis

Electives (3 credits) -Electives are selected from the complete graduate catalogue and are intended to enhance and/or broaden a student’s scholarly work.  All electives are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Other Requirements:

​DISA680


DISA681                   
Disaster Science and Management Seminar (1 credit)
To be taken two semesters for creditProfessional Development (0 credits)

Required each semester for all full-time Students after completing two semesters of DISA680       

Practicum (1 credit):

​DISA857    Introduces students to organizations and agencies involved in disaster science and management. 

Study Abroad is also strongly encouraged: http://www1.udel.edu/global/ 

Thesis (6 credits)

The Masters Thesis credits are earned by working under the mentorship of a Faculty Advisor to develop and complete an original research project. The process involves a written proposal, an oral proposal defense, the conduct of the project, a final thesis document and an oral thesis defense.

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