Charlie Bush ’98 MPA wins scholarship to attend Harvard

Charlie Bush for webCharlie Bush was awarded a full scholarship to the Harvard Senior Executive program by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Bush is city manager of Sequim, Washington. In this role Bush addresses prickly issues like homelessness, drug addiction, and water use through innovative and community engagement and non-profit partnerships.

Kathryn Stam ’99 PhD (SSc) named woman of the year

StamKathryn Stam was named “Woman of the Year” by the Mohawk Valley Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. Stam is a professor of anthropology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests include cultural anthropology, information design and technology, information security and information professions, anthropology of work, communication, refugee studies, and Thai studies. For more information see this news story.

Kurt Steinberg ’93 BA (IR)/’94 MPA is president of Massachusetts College of Art and Design

SteinbergKurt Steinberg will assume the presidency of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on July 1. Steinberg has worked at Mass Art for 12 years, including one year as acting president. During his time at Mass Art Steinberg oversaw a 10-year plan to renovate the school’s Boston campus and established a partnership with the Beijing Royal School in China. Previously he was associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in organizational leadership at Northeastern University.

Mary McGuire ’93 MPA ’00 PhD (PSc) named assistant dean at SUNY-Cortland


Mary McGuire is assistant dean of arts and sciences at the State University of New York at Cortland. She has been on the college’s political science faculty since 2001, where she is in charge of the department’s internships and its public administration and policy concentration. She recently spent a semester teaching and conducting research at Capital Normal University in Beijing.

David Clary ’96 BA (PSc) writes book on the legalization of gambling

alum-news-buttonDavid-Clary-photoDavid Clary wrote the book “Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America,” which was published by Rutgers University Press in October 2017. The book, his first, explores how and why states seized control of gambling from organized crime. In the book, Clary weaves together a colorful narrative that is full of roguish criminals like Bugsy Siegel and Benny Binion and modern-day gambling magnates like Sheldon Adelson. He is a news editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune. For more information about Clary’s book, visit its webpage at Rutgers University Press.

Joanna Geraghty ’97 JD/IR appointed board chair at anti-poverty nonprofit

alum-news-buttonJoanna_GeraghtyJoanna Geraghty was appointed chair of the board of directors at Concern Worldwide U.S. Concern is an international humanitarian organization that improves the lives of people living in extreme poverty. Geraghty is executive vice president of customer experience at JetBlue, where she was previously director of litigation and regulatory affairs. For more information about her achievement, click here.

Alexander Rossino ’92 MA (Hist) / ’99 PhD (Hist) publishes novel about the Civil War

alum-news-buttonSixDaysSept_LRGAlexander Rossino has published Six Days in September with Savas Beatie, a publisher of historical titles of distinction. The book is a historical novel based on true events that occurred in the Civil War, specifically General Robert E. Lee’s Maryland campaign of 1862. Previously Rossino has published extensively on WWII, Germany, and the Holocaust including the 2003 book Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity from the University Press of Kansas. For more information about Rossino’s new book, click here.