Associate Consultant Blog

Welcome to the Associate Consulting blog! This blog explores the work of Fels Consulting through the eyes and voices of its Associate Consultants -- MPA students selected to participate in the Fels Consulting practice. These blogs focus on how current events impact public administration, when major milestones occur on projects, and what impact their work is having.

By Kathryn McCarthy, MPA '15, Associate Consultant 

In line with the need for the President to bring the nation up to speed on the State of the Union, it is important to bring attention to the current projects and new developments of the Fels Consulting team. While the State of the...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

By Alan Sable MPA '14, Associate Consultant

Philadelphia City Council is poised to pass an historic land bank bill that supporters tout as a long awaited solution to Philadelphia’...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

By Morgan Jones '15, Associate Consultant

Fels has begun consulting with the Free Library of Philadelphia to create a strategic plan for transforming local libraries in high-unemployment, high-poverty neighborhoods into resource centers for job seekers, many of whom are challenged by...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Governing Magazine recently published an article by Fels associate consultant Alan Sable on their website titled, "Are Philadelphia's Taxes Really So Unfriendly to Business?"

You can read the complete article...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

If we weren’t convinced about mobile, Facebook should convince us now.  The company’s performance during the third quarter is the...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

By Susit Dhakal, Associate Consultant

In September, I completed my first year as an Associate Consultant at Fels Consulting.  As I reflect on my time so far, the following comes to mind:


My first year classes at Fels exposed me to the following...

Monday, October 28, 2013

By Eric Rabe

Caroline is 9 and Abby is 7.  They are busy in fourth and second grades, and they know the words to just about every Taylor Swift song.  So the other day when they...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

Modern political parties poll frequently and keep a close watch online. Yet as the budget stalemate continues in Washington, Republicans have yet to find effective messaging to off-set the Democratic characterization of the party as...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

In two news conferences yesterday, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner stuck to their opinion poll-backed messaging on the government shutdown.

Each side is engaged in frequent, even daily, polling on who the public blames...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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