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  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
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  • Natasha R. Nau
    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
    MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
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  • Emma Odren
    Emma Odren
    MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
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  • Fratern Masika Tarimo
    Fratern Masika Tarimo
    MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
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  • Laura Keeley
    Laura Keeley
    Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
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  • Jeremy Rothwell
    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Alexandra Tarantino
    Alexandra Tarantino
    Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Janet Sheridan
    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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  • Benjamin Attia
    Benjamin Attia
    MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
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  • Wei-Ming Chen
    Wei-Ming Chen
    Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
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  • Michelle Kung
    Michelle Kung
    PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
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/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/David%20J%20Barnes%20-%20CV%20-%20David%20Barnes.pdfSpring 2020Estimating Unmeasured Variables in Development: Quantifying Faith in an Economic Model of Human Capital<p>​International Development Economics, Regional Economic Development, Culture and Economics<br></p><p>​“Quantifying Culture in Policy Analysis,” 2019 27th Annual Meeting of NISPAcee (Network of Institutions and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe), Prague, Czech Republic.</p><p>“Innovative Regional Collaboration in International Economic Development,” 2013 Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society.“Multi-Dimensional Policy Analysis for Global Economic Crises” with Moldovan, O., 2016.</p><p>“Regional Partnerships, Foreign Investments and Local Economic Development: a Case Study from Nokia Leaving Cluj County, Romania” with Moldovan, O. and Pocsveiler, E. Regionalisation and Regional Policy in Central and Eastern Europe. NISPACEE Press, 2014: pp. 249-273.<br></p>David Barnes.jpg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/NaWangna%2C%20Kendra%20(CV)%20-%20Kendra%20Brumfield.pdfSpring 2020Participation and Sense of Community: Youth Development Organization Involvement and Perceptions of Public Entities<p>Youth Development, African Development, Youth Bulge, Demographic Dividend, Sense of Community</p><p>White, H. L., & Brumfield-NaWangna, K. (2018). Africa’s youth bulge: A threat, opportunity, or something to be ignored. In Consortium for International Management, Policy and Development Conference Proceedings (pp. 162–173). </p><p>Caruso, C., Brumfield, K., Kendra, J., & Stavru, W. N. (2017). Challenges to the role of public employees: the case of measles. Journal of Public Administration, 52(1), 107-120. </p><p>Ware, L. & Brumfield, K. (2016). Discriminatory Discipline: The Racial Crisis in America's Public Schools. UMKC L. Rev., 85, 739. </p><p>Brumfield, K. J., & White, H. L. (2016). A Multilateral Approach for Optimizing Africa's Access to Strategic Human Talent. African Social Science Review, 8(1). </p><p>White, H. L., & Brumfield, K. L. (2014). Susan Gooden, Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government: Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2014, 74.95(hardback), 34.95 (paperback), ISBN-13 978-0-7656-3719-2.<br></p>headshot - Kendra Brumfield.jpg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/Robert%20Ddamulira%20-%20Resume_2020_Biden_School.pdfSpring 2023Energy development policy without deforestation - a synthesis of deforestation & oil development policy in Hoima District, Uganda<p>​National and international policies on climate change, energy, forest conservation and entrepreneurship. <br></p><p>"Governing climate change for sustainable food production: A case study of emerging markets (2019)," in Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review. <a href="http://doi.org/10.22495/cgsrv3i2p7" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://doi.org/10.22495/cgsrv3i2p7&source=gmail&ust=1580565171781000&usg=AFQjCNE0KQaEIxGp-41K0Zr1qfGl36tNXg">http://doi.org/10.22495/cgsrv3i2p7</a></p><p>Climate Change and Energy in East Africa (2016), in Springer Development - <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41301-017-0101-1" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41301-017-0101-1&source=gmail&ust=1580565171781000&usg=AFQjCNGvBplM4-XAhjEio7vNO-bijc4OxA">https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41301-017-0101-1</a></p><p>When the green movement meets Jesus (2014) – Book - <a href="https://bit.ly/2RNoKP0" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://bit.ly/2RNoKP0&source=gmail&ust=1580565171781000&usg=AFQjCNGzUS0OARBhKlSB7lVd6c2d08NkuQ">https://bit.ly/2RNoKP0</a></p>Ddamulira_Robert.jpg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/Holz_CV_Fall_2019%20-%20Dana%20Holz.pdfSpring 2020The Diffusion and Adoption of Justice Reinvestment Across the United States<p>​Policy and program implementation, criminal justice policy and reform efforts, behavioral health policy and programs, federal programs and local implementation, nonprofit sustainability, program evaluation<br></p>Dana Holz.jpg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/Babatunde%20Idrisu%201%20-%20Babatunde%20Idrisu.pdfSpring 2020Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of Renewable Energy Diffusion<p>​Sustainable Energy Development in the Global South<br></p>Babatunde Idrisu.jpeg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/Rashid%2C%20H%20(2020)%20CV_Updated%20April%202020%20-%20Hira%20Rashid.pdfSpring 2020Health and Vulnerability among Internally Displaced Persons in Burundi and Somalia<p>​Health and migration, social determinants of health, health equity, public policy, displacement and health, Health and displacement resolution, population health and health policy, health services research, global health <br></p><p><span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"PUBLICATIONS \nBell, A., Gifford, K., Rashid, H., McDuffie, M.J. and Knight, E. (2020).“Power of Mom”: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Mothers’ Influence on Women’s Contraceptive Attitudes and Behaviors. Maternal and Child Health Journal, January 2020. \n\nRashid, H. (2020). Review of ‘In Search of the Perfect Health System’ by Mark Britnell, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, XXIV-3, published online August 30th, 2019. \n\nGifford, K., McDuffie, M.J., Rashid, H., Knight, E., Boudreaux, M. (2018). Contraceptive method choice among Medicaid-enrolled women living in the same household. Contraception, Vol. 98, No. 4, 348-349. \n\nRosas, S., Knight, E., Rashid, H., Kessler, J., McDuffie, M.J., Duran, K., Zahid, R., & Olofsson, S. (2017). Delaware State Innovation Model (SIM) State-Led Evaluation for AY2. Prepared for the Health Care Commission, Delaware Health & Social Services. \n\nMcDuffie, M.J., Knight, E., Gifford, K., Peuquet, S., & Rashid, H. (2016). Project Brief: Optimizing outcomes for children with asthma in Delaware: An analysis of health service utilization and cost among Nemours clients enrolled in Medicaid. \n\nMcDuffie, M.J., Knight, E., & Rashid, H. (2015). Optimizing outcomes for children with asthma in Delaware: An analysis of health service utilization and cost among Nemours clients enrolled in Medicaid – Full Report. Prepared for Nemours Health & Prevention Services. \n\nRashid, H. (2015). Impact of the Drug Regulatory Authority in Pakistan: An evaluation. Biden School Journal of Public Policy, Volume 7, (April). \n\nRashid H. (2015). Guide to Conducting a Systematic Literature Review. \n\nPRESENTATIONS \nAn Empirical Approach to the study of IDP Vulnerability and Health Using Latent Class Analysis. To be presented at the Peace, Global Health and Sustainability (PEGASUS) conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada\n\nRashid, H. (2019). Health and Displacement: Solution Preference among Internally Displaced Persons in Protracted Situations in Burundi: A Retrospective Analysis. American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2–6.\n\nKnight, E., Rashid, H., Gifford, K., McDuffie, M.J., Boudreaux, M., Rendall, M. (2018). Associations of Unintended Pregnancy and Postpartum Contraceptive Method with Rapid Repeat Birth among Delaware's Medicaid participants. American Public Health Association Conference, San Diego, CA, November 10-14.\n\nGifford, K., McDuffie, MJ., Rashid, H., Knight, E., Boudreaux, M. (2018). Contraceptive method choice among Medicaid enrolled women living in the same household. North American Forum on Family Planning Forum, New Orleans, LA, October 21. Published in Contraception, 98(4), 348-349.\n\nKnight, E., Rashid, H., Duran, K., McDuffie, M.J., Kessler, J., & Rosas, S. (2017). A systems-oriented evaluation of Delaware’s State Innovation Model (SIM) plan for healthcare transformation. American Public Health Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 4-8.\n\nRashid, H. (2017) Facilitating access to qualified healthcare professionals in Pakistan using mobile technology [Doctor Tasdeek]. Social Impact Pitch, Global Health Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 22-23.\n\nRashid, H., Knight, E., McDuffie, M.J., Duran, K., & Rosas, S. (2017). Systems Approach to Evaluation of the Delaware State Innovation Model. Academy Health National Health Policy Conference, Washington DC, January 30-31."}" data-sheets-userformat="{"2":513,"3":{"1":0},"12":0}">Bell, A., Gifford, K., Rashid, H., McDuffie, M.J. and Knight, E. (2020).“Power of Mom”: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Mothers’ Influence on Women’s Contraceptive Attitudes and Behaviors. Maternal and Child Health Journal, January 2020.<br><br>Rashid, H. (2020). Review of ‘In Search of the Perfect Health System’ by Mark Britnell, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, XXIV-3, published online August 30th, 2019.<br><br>Gifford, K., McDuffie, M.J., Rashid, H., Knight, E., Boudreaux, M. (2018). Contraceptive method choice among Medicaid-enrolled women living in the same household. Contraception, Vol. 98, No. 4, 348-349.<br><br>Rosas, S., Knight, E., Rashid, H., Kessler, J., McDuffie, M.J., Duran, K., Zahid, R., & Olofsson, S. (2017). Delaware State Innovation Model (SIM) State-Led Evaluation for AY2. Prepared for the Health Care Commission, Delaware Health & Social Services.<br><br>McDuffie, M.J., Knight, E., Gifford, K., Peuquet, S., & Rashid, H. (2016). Project Brief: Optimizing outcomes for children with asthma in Delaware: An analysis of health service utilization and cost among Nemours clients enrolled in Medicaid.<br><br>McDuffie, M.J., Knight, E., & Rashid, H. (2015). Optimizing outcomes for children with asthma in Delaware: An analysis of health service utilization and cost among Nemours clients enrolled in Medicaid – Full Report. Prepared for Nemours Health & Prevention Services.<br><br>Rashid, H. (2015). Impact of the Drug Regulatory Authority in Pakistan: An evaluation. Biden School Journal of Public Policy, Volume 7, (April).<br><br>Rashid H. (2015). Guide to Conducting a Systematic Literature Review.</span><br></p>Hira Rashid.jpg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/Aaron%20Searson%20CV%20-%20Aaron%20Searson.pdfSpring 2020Sustainability and scaling in youth urban education organizing: A historical case study of the Philadelphia Student Union<p>​Youth urban education organizing<br></p><p>​(2016). Review of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, by Diane Ravitch, Journal of Urban Affairs.<br></p>Aaron Searson Head shot - Aaron Searson.jpg
/Doctoral%20Students%20CVs/Slotter_CV%20Jan%202020.pdfSpring 2021Addressing the Holy Grail of Emergency Management: A Case Study of Faith-Based Organizational Coordination following Hurricane Florence<p>​Disaster and Emergency Management, Hazard Decision-Making, Risk Mitigation, Inter-organizational Coordination, Hazard Policy Implementation, Disaster Management in Rural Communities</p><p>​ <strong>Slotter, Rachel A.,</strong> Trainor, Joseph E., Davidson, Rachel, Kruse, Jamie, & Nozick, Linda. (R&R). “Hurricane Mitigation Decision-Making: The TPB Approach.” <em>Journal of Flood Risk Management.</em></p><p>Clay, Lauren, Greer, Alex, King, Danielle, and <strong>Slotter, Rachel</strong>. (Under Review). “Food as an Opportunity for Bolstering Disaster Resilience: The Social Supportive Nature of Food and Food Response following Hurricane Florence." <em>Environment & Behavior</em>.</p>SLOTTER, RACHEL.jpeg

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