Most Fels faculty members are public leaders who teach what they practice. Fels is also fortunate to have some of Penn's most distinguished professors teaching in the MPA program.


  • Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Regulation
  • Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice; Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy; Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy; Director of Research, National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans
  • Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society; Faculty Director, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program
  • Professor of Law
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Crossways Professor of City and Regional Planning
  • Professor, Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies; Director of Research, Elections Unit, NBC News
  • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director
  • University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, Education Policy Division, Graduate School of Education
  • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; Robert D. Eilers Professor in Health Care Management and Economics, The Wharton School; Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
  • Associate Professor of Criminology and Statistics, Director of the M.S. Program in Criminology
  • Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics
  • Boettner Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School


  • Managing Partner, Your Part-Time Controller
  • Principal, Benedict Associates
  • Associate, Paul Hastings, LLP
  • Executive Director, Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University
  • Senior Fellow; Wharton Social Impact Initiative Senior Fellow; Founder, Child's World America
  • Senior Program Examiner, White House Office of Management and Budget
  • President and CEO, Goldseker Foundation
  • President and Chief Operating Officer, Woods Services; Executive Director, Convenient Care Association; Chief Executive Officer, National Nursing Centers Consortium
  • Director of Financial & Policy Analysis, City of Philadelphia Office of the Controller
  • Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions
  • President, Hugg Dot Net LLC
  • Distinguished Alumni Fellow; President, Moravia Health
  • Senior Fellow; Retired Lieutenant General (3-star), U.S. Air Force
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Organizational Dynamics, in the School of Arts and Sciences; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
  • Municipal Bond Strategist, PNC Capital Markets
  • Former Director of Housing, City of Philadelphia
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Rutgers Business School
  • President and CEO, Center City District
  • Executive Director
  • Vice President, Ogilvy Public Relations
  • Design Strategist, Figure 8 Thinking
  • President and Founder, State House Strategies
  • Chief Administrative Officer, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow; Former Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Director of Executive Education; Founder & Director, ImpactED
  • Executive Director, The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • President and CEO of the Delaware Healthcare Association; House Majority Leader, Delaware General Assembly (1996 – 2007, State Representative 1990 – 2007)
  • Independent Development Consultant
  • CEO, Social Innovations Partners; Former President, Congreso
  • Partner, The Campaign Group, Inc.
  • Chief of Staff, School District of Philadelphia

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829