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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Winter 2021: Malta - Public Policy, Planning, and Development

 
Malta's scenic shoreline

Study public policy, planning and development in the Southern European island nation of Malta, a island nation known for its warm and hospitable Mediterranean climate, unique history at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. Students will also enjoy the rich culture, scenic coastal and marine environment, modern and ancient architecture side by side.

Based at University of Malta, you’ll interact with the university community, government officials, US interests operating in the country and multilateral representatives of the European Union, the Commonwealth and others as you study contemporary policy issues related to Malta's island character. In addition, you’ll learn about environmental and energy issues, geography and physical planning and economic development through visits to various government offices, natural and historical heritage sites, local business and industry operations. This winter session program typically takes a variety of excursions including the local markets, indigenous villages, cultural shows and marine expeditions.

Students reside in double and single rooms in the university campus dormitories, with breakfast and lunch provided and group dinner excursions to enjoy local cuisine arranged.

Whether you’re interested in the governance dynamics of the smallest member of the European Union, impact of climate change or refugee migration to the island or sightseeing detail in a place where ancient civilizations of three continents met and still do, the Winter Session in Malta is your chance to experience mediterranean culture.

Travel Dates

  • January 5-22, 2021

To apply for this program, visit: https://international.udel.edu/DB/PUB_Program.aspx?Pgm=2798

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Winter 2021: Budapest, Hungary - Comparative Public Policy

 
green poster with Budapest Winter 2021 UAPP 424 Comparative Public Policy

The course offered on this study abroad program is UAPP424 – Comparative Public Policy (3 credits). 

Study in the heart of Europe for 2.5 weeks as we explore in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. We will compare public policy between Hungary and U.S., focusing on a variety of common policy themes - from education to health and social issues. Learning how to compare policy across different nations will give you a deeper understanding of what drives government decision-making, on both a national and global scale. This is especially true in a country that has gone through such dramatic political change in the past 100 years - from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through WWII and Communism, and now as a member of the EU.

While studying in the capital city of Budapest, you will have an opportunity to meet (and interview) local Hungarians, and we will share a meal and discussion with local students. We will tour historic and cultural sites, visit the Terror Museum, and learn about life behind the Iron Curtain. To enrich our understanding of health and social issues, we'll spend an afternoon at the Szechenyi baths, do a service project with a local non-profit, and learn to cook a Hungarian dish. Students will also have several free days to explore the city.

Our program will be housed in a 4-star apartment hotel in the center of downtown (two blocks from the Opera House), with easy access to the Metro, and within a 5 minute walk of our classroom. Students share double or triple rooms, and each apartment has a full kitchen. Breakfast is included daily, and several group lunches and dinners will be a part of the program. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Budapest UAPP program is your opportunity to explore a fascinating region of the world with a rich history, culture, and future. Whether you are interested in public policy, political science, history, or Central and Eastern Europe in general, this program will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Contact information: Dr. Tóth tibi@udel.edu

Travel Dates

  • January 2-19, 2021

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To apply for the program visit: https://international.udel.edu/DB/PUB_Program.aspx?Pgm=2771

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Spring 2021: Washington, D.C.

 

Intern, live, and study is the heart of the nation's capital for the Spring Semester!

The Spring Semester in Washington, D.C. Program is a partnership among the Institute for Public Administration, the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, the Department of Political Science, and the Institute for Global Studies. The program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to live in the heart of Washington, D.C. for the spring semester while interning in a placement of their choice. The internship constitutes six-credit hours (UAPP 300 or POSC 464) with another six credits provided for in-classroom experiences.

The in-classroom courses are taught in partnership with the Colin Powell School of Public Policy at the City College of New York (CCNY), which runs an identical program. Both in-classroom courses are a combination of University of Delaware and CCNY students. The first three-credit, in-classroom class is the Washington Policy Practicum (UAPP 433 or POSC 483), which is taught by Professor Mike Donilon of the Biden Institute. The second is Power, Inequality, and Social Policy (UAPP/POSC 467) and is taught by Professor Jon Cardinal of CCNY.

More Information

https://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/ipa/student-opportunities/washington

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Financial Assistance

 

UD Academic Enrichment Award Program:  Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for the UD Academic Enrichment Award Program, which provides opportunities for legacy students (a student who has a verifiable parent or step-parent who is a UD graduate) to enrich their education at the University through financial assistance.

Additional Scholarships:  Students are encouraged to explore scholarship resources to help pay for college.  These include a select number of UD endowments, an external scholarship listing, and scholarship search engines.

Biden School Scholarships:  The Biden School offers scholarships for graduate study abroad programs.  Information about these scholarships can be provided by the faculty member leading the specific study abroad.  These awards are for graduate students only. 

For more information about Biden School's graduate study abroad programs, please contact bidenschool@udel.edu

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