Deirdre Franklin, MSPP Student's Nonprofit Pinups for Pitbulls Featured on CBS Philly
May 10, 2013
MSPP student, Deirdre Franklin was featured on CBS Philly, promoting her nonprofit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, on April 30, 2013. Pinups for Pitbulls helps animal rescue organizations and brings awareness to issues like Breed Specific Legislation, which targets pit bull-type dogs and restricts, and sometimes bans, people from owning that breed. Please click here
to watch the video, and here
for the accompanying article.
CPP Professor Appointed by WFNJ as Women's Policy Institute Director
November 12, 2012
Ms. Burke is currently the director of the New Jersey Women’s Policy Institute. The Institute, which is housed in the New Jersey Women’s Fund, trains women from across the State how to navigate Trenton and become advocates in public policy. The program is designed to increase the number of women leaders in New Jersey who are actively involved in shaping and implementing policies that affect the health and well-being of women and girls.
Prior to that she spent eight years with the New Jersey Senate Democratic Office. Most recently, she held the position of Associate Executive Director in charge of research and policy. In that position Ms. Burke supervised all research and policy staff. She also served as staff counsel to the Education and Judiciary committees where she worked on many major pieces of legislation including the School Funding Reform Act.
She also worked as a prosecutor in Philadelphia and on the first Rendell for Governor campaign.
Ms. Burke received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Miami and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Burke resides in Moorestown, NJ with her husband and has two young boys.
CPP Professor selected as new Politico Contributor
June 29, 2012
Pennsylvania State Representative Brendan Boyle, an Adjunct Professor with the Center for Public Policy, is a new Politico contributor to the site's The Arena section. Boyle teaches PLCY 590: Campaign Management in the Masters in Public Policy Program.
The guidebook Starting a Business Improvement District in Philadelphia now available
June 29, 2012
The guidebook Starting a Business Improvement District in Philadelphia, a joint project between the Philadelphia Department of Commerce and the Center for Public Policy, is the final product of a year-long professional development series for directors and staff of the city's existing Business Improvement Districts. The program was hosted and facilitated by the Center for Public Policy with funding from the Department of Commerce. This guidebook was developed as a resource for individuals and groups hoping to learn more about the process of creating and re-authorizing Business Improvement Districts in Philadelphia.
Congratulations to Public Policy student Douglas Webb
November 17, 2011
Douglas Webb, a second-year student in the M.S. in Public Policy program, is a 2012 Semi-Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. The Presidential Management Fellowship Program is a prestigious leadership development program for recent graduate students seeking a two year fellowship in a United States government agency. Douglas Webb is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and currently serves as a Veterans Representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Out of approximately 9,000 applicants, Doug is one of 1,200 students selected as Semi-Finalists and invited to the in-person assessments. More information on the Presidential Management Fellowship Program can be found at www.pmf.gov.
Congratulations to Public Policy student Portia Williams
August 2, 2011
Portia Williams, a student in the M.S. in Public Policy program, was selected by Teach for America to teach in Washington, D.C. during the 2011-2012 academic year. Portia will be teaching students with special needs at Kelly Miller Middle School. She is very excited about this opportunity and is looking forward to the challenges it will bring.
Local Living Economies: Policy for Sustainable Business, with Judy Wicks
May 3, 2011
Judy Wicks, founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and the White Dog Café, and co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, will be speaking about policies for sustainable business at Drexel University. This event is open to both the Drexel community and the public.
Program attendees will:
- Learn what public policies are needed to foster and promote sustainable business practices.
- Learn how current public policies are affecting the business community.
- Gain a better understanding of the roles of both the government and the public in implementing this type of public policy, and apply this understanding to local sustainable systems within Philadelphia.
- Obtain the ability to analyze and develop new strategies for sustainable economies, increase current policy effectiveness, and implement new strategies for sustainable business practices, and environmental and economic sustainability.
This event will be held on May 20, 2011 from 5:00-7:00pm in 2019 MacAlister Hall, on Drexel University's Main Campus.
This event is sponsored by the Drexel Association for Public Policy (DAPP) and The Good Idea Fund. Food and refreshments will be served.
Congratulations to Michelle McCloskey
April 4, 2011
A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language training overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2011. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to drastically increase the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Michelle McCloskey, a second-year Drexel MSPP student, will be studying Turkish in Ankara, Turkey during the summer of 2011 as a CLS program recipient.
Congratulations to Dhara Patel
October 5, 2010
Congratulations to MSPP student Dhara Patel, who recently accepted a position as Assistant Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia.
Research Initiative Published
September 13, 2010
The Center for Public Policy’s first research initiative, "Business Improvement Districts and the Evolution of Urban Governance," will be published as Volume 3, Issue 1, of the Drexel Law Review. The volume will include case studies of each of Philadelphia’s 16 business improvement districts, as well as essays by Paul Levy, Lawrence Houstoun, Dan Hoffman, and law professors Gerald Frug, Richard Briffault, Nicolle Garnett, and Richard Schragger.
Visit the Law Review website or read more about the conference.
Kishore Thota Appointed to Virginia’s Advisory Board on Physician Assistants
September 8, 2010
Congratulations to MSPP student Kishore Thota, a Master's student in The Center for Public Policy, was recently appointed by Virginia Governer Bob McDonnell to serve on the Commonwealth’s Advisory Board on Physician Assistants!