Phillips ’87/’96/’97 named chief of population and social processes branch at NIA

Phillips BlogJohn W. Phillips ’87 BA (Econ)/’96 MA (Econ)/’97 PhD (Econ) was named chief of the population and social processes branch in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Behavioral and Social Research. Phillips previously served as associate commissioner for research, evaluation, and statistics at the Social Security Administration, branch chief and a Health Scientist Administrator for NIA, and as director of the office of policy research at SSA.  For more information visit this site.

Langdon ’73 writes new book on Cold War and anti-colonial movements

Langdon BlogJohn W. Langdon ’73 PhD (Hist) recently wrote a book entitled The Struggle against Imperialism which was published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should be properly studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex global transformation. Langdon is a professor of history at Lemoyne College. Also, the third edition of his books The Cold War through Documents: A Global History and A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War were recently published. For more information visit this site.

Payne ’11 appointed to lead new cannabis team at Barclay Damon

Payne BlogSara Elizabeth Payne ’11 JD/MPA was appointed to lead Barclay Damon’s new cannabis team. Payne is a member of the New York State Bar Association on Cannabis Law. Payne represented one of the original five registered organizations authorized to produce and distribute medical marijuana in New York State. She previously worked as counsel for the law firm. Previously she served as an associate for Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith.

Watson named director of forecasting and economic analysis for City of Detroit

Watson BlogSteve Watson ’07 MPA was named director of forecasting and economic analysis for the City of Detroit. Watson has been working for the City of Detroit for a little over three years as ex officio trustee for the Police and Fire Retirement System and director of special projects for the CFO’s Office.  Before this he worked as a senior analyst for the State of Michigan and as a budget manager and analyst for the State of New Jersey.

Jackson-Spieker named senior policy associate at J-PAL

Jackson-Spieker BlogKalila Jackson-Spieker ’13 MPA was recently named senior policy associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).  J-PAL is a global research center that works to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Previously Jackson-Spieker worked as an advisor at Impact Catalysts, a program associate for ReThink Health, an analyst for Root Cause, and a nonprofit capacity-building fellow at Third Sector New England. For more information visit this site.

Rogers named director of philanthropy for American Rivers

Rogers BlogAaron Rogers ’16 MPA has recently been named director of philanthropy, eastern region,g for American Rivers. American Rivers works to protect wild rivers, restored damaged rivers to improve flows, reconnect fish and wildlife habitat and improve public safety, and conserve clean water to ensure ample supplies for fish, wildlife, agriculture and communities.

Brown appointed senior fellow at Volcker Alliance

Brown BlogDustin Brown ’01 MPA was appointed to serve as a senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance, a nonprofit organization, established to advance effective management of government to achieve results that matter to citizens. At the Volcker Alliance, Dustin Brown will focus on efforts to increase the effective interaction of government with universities. In order to fill this position, Brown is taking a six-month sabbatical from his role as the deputy assistant director for management at the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch. Specifically, OMB’s mission is to assist the President in meeting his policy, budget, management and regulatory objectives and to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities.  For more information visit this site.