Kul Kapri ’13 MA (Econ)/’14 PhD (Econ) is now assistant professor of economics at Rowan University

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Kul Kapri has joined the faculty at Rowan University as an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Political Science and Economics. His research interests include international economics, development economics, labor economics and applied econometrics. His recent work focuses on labor market outcomes and trade policy, trade orientation and firm performance, offshoring, and remittances. His work has been published in International Review of Economics & Finance and Development Journal of the South. As a consultant to the World Bank and a government officer to the Government of Nepal, he is also involved in formulation, implementation, monitoring/supervision and evaluation of public policies and programs.

Greg Ahlgren ’74 BA (PSc) recently published, “Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South”

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Greg Ahlgren’s latest novel, Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South, was recently published. A historical novel told from the point of view of enlisted combatants on both sides, as well as from the point of view of a woman who served as the chief Union spy, Fort Fisher tells the story of the four-day battle between the combined forces of the Union Army and Navy against the Confederate Army at Fort Fisher. In addition to his work as an author, Ahlgren has been a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist. His books include the alternate history time-travel novel, Prologue, and the international thriller, The Medici Legacy. He and Stephen Monier co-authored the true crime book Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax.

 

Vernon Dale Jones ’95 PhD (PA) appointed chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre

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Vernon Dale Jones is now Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre. In his new role, Jones brings experience from a long and distinguished career in higher education. In 2011, he  joined Hampden-Sydney College as vice president for strategy, administration and board affairs. Before his tenure at Hampden-Sydney College, he was an associate professor of public administration at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2006 to 2011. While at VCU, he chaired the master of public administration program, served as president of the College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Council, and was the director of the university’s National Homeland Security Initiative. Previously, he held faculty positions in public administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he served as director of research for the Center for Homeland Security; Syracuse University, where he directed the Government Performance Project, a $4.8 million research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts; and the United States Air Force Academy, where he served as deputy head of the political science department. In 2003, Jones also served as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, who represented Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. More information on his recent appointment as chancellor can be found at: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/story/4598/2017/01/09/dale-jones-appointed-chancellor-penn-state-wilkes-barre

 

Book by Herrington J. Bryce ’66 PhD (Econ) addresses burdens on government, in light of infrastructure and environmental needs

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Herrington J. Bryce’s new book, Nonprofits as Policy Solutions to the Burden of Government, has been published by De Gruyter, an independent academic publisher.The book is addressed to policymakers and administrators at all levels of government who are faced with growing needs for large expenditures particularly in infrastructure and other hard assets but a diminishing capacity or willingness to finance these through compulsory taxes and larger and larger governments.  It highlights the essential design of nonprofits that can effectively, efficiently, and equitably reduce this burden and in some cases completely take it over.  It shows that these innovative and independent nonprofits are allowed within current law and practice and that they may do so alone or in a variety of collaborative modes. Bryce is Life of Virginia Professor of Business at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches corporate financial strategy, corporate cost and profit-planning, and nonprofit finance and management.

Joseph Pinjuh ’88 BA (PSc) receives award for outstanding contributions to community partnerships for public safety

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Joseph Pinjuh, Chief of the Organized Drug Enforcement Task Force and Narcotics Unit in the Northern District of Ohio, received the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety in Washington D.C. in November of 2016. The award was presented by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for Pinjuh’s work in Ohio combating the current heroin/fentanyl epidemic. Pinjuh has been an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice since 1998.

Marc Schloss ’00 BA (PSc) joins Consumer Healthcare Products Association as senior director and head of federal government affairs

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Marc Schloss is now the senior director and head of federal government affairs  at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). In his role with CHPA, he is responsible for developing and implementing federal lobbying strategies on behalf of CHPA and member companies. Schloss has over two decades of experience in federal government affairs. He began his career in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy as a legislative aide and later advanced to a series of positions at the Democratic National Committee, Senator Evan Bayh’s political action committee, Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc., the Center for American Progress, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Most recently, he served in a leadership role at Mylan on their congressional outreach efforts. More information on Schloss and his new position can be found at: http://www.chpa.org/MarcSchloss.aspx

 

Salvador del Solar ’03 MAIR appointed Minister of Culture for Peru

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Salvador del Solar has been appointed as the Minister of Culture for Peru. He brings to the position years of experience as a successful television actor in Peru. During his time at the Maxwell School, he was a fellow of the Joan y John and Mabel deSardon-Glass Fellowship program. The deSardon-Glass Fellowship fully support nationals of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and other Andean-region countries who wish to pursue advanced professional degrees at Maxwell and return to public service careers in their home countries. More information on del Solar and his new position can be found at: http://paiaadmissions.syr.edu/former-maxwell-ma-ir-student-and-desardon-glass-fellow-appointed-minister-of-culture-for-peru/