Armen Hratchian ’06 MPA director of Teach for America Detroit

ARMEN HRATCHIAN-main_iArmen Hratchian was named executive director for Teach for America’s Detroit Regional Office. Previously, Hratchian was an analyst for Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and was vice president of K-12 education at Excellent Schools Detroit. He is currently pursuing a MBA at the University of Michigan.

Eric Schultz ’02 BA (PSc) takes lead a communications company

SchultzEric Schultz is director of strategic communications for Lumentus, a digital communications agency. Previously, Schultz was associate director, senior media strategist, writer, and content producer for Portland Communications in New York and Washington, DC. Schultz also produced influential live television shows at CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox 5 New York. For more information about his new job see this webpage.

Mark Hibben ’07 MA (PSc)/’14 PhD (PSc) writes book critiquing IMF

mark-hibbenMark Hibben wrote What’s Wrong with the IMF and How to Fix It published by Polity Press. The book critiques IMF governance, surveillance, lending, and capacity development and offers solutions to increase program effectiveness. Hibben is assistant professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. His research interests include globalization and development, international political economy, human rights, and the politics of poverty and inequality.

Andrew Maxwell ’06 MPA heads innovation department at construction firm

Maxwell-AndrewAndrew Maxwell is senior program manager and innovation strategist for C&S Companies, a construction firm. Previously Maxwell was director of policy & innovation for the City of Syracuse, where he led the Office of Innovation and its Innovation Team. He has also been the director of the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency. For more information see the press release at this webpage.

Patrick Frank ’00 MPA takes command at Fort Polk

FrankBrigadier General Patrick Frank has taken command of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Previously Frank served as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. For more information, read this news story.

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.

Jonathan Duncan ’04 MPA joins faculty at Penn State

DuncanJonathan Duncan recently joined Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences as an assistant professor of hydrology in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. His appointment is also under the umbrella of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, one of seven interdisciplinary research institutes at Penn State.  Previously he was a member of the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information see the press release.