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.


Cary Coglianese
Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Regulation

Dennis Culhane
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

John J. DiIulio 
Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society; Faculty Director, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program

John Lapinski
Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies; Director of Research, Elections Unit, NBC News

Matt Levendusky
Associate Professor, Political Science

Nelson Lim
Executive Director, Penn's Fels Institute of Government

John MacDonald
Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director; Professor of Criminology and Sociology; Chair, Department of Criminology

Janice F. Madden
Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Real Estate

Rebecca Maynard
University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy, Education Policy Division, Graduate School of Education

Marc Meredith
Associate Professor, Political Science

Daniel Polsky
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

Holger Sieg
Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics

Kent Smetters
Boettner Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School


Peter A. Angelides
Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions 

Arthur C. Benedict
Principal, Benedict Associates

Betsy Bury
Technical Director at Management Systems International

Scott R. Douglass
Executive Vice President & University Treasurer, University of Delaware

Eric Fraint
President and Founder, Your Part-Time Controller

Tine Hansen-Turton
Chief Strategy Officer, Public Health Management Corporation
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Convenient Care Association
Executive Director, National Nursing Centers Consortium

Lee Huang
Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions

Matthew Hugg
President, Hugg Dot Net LLC

Darrell Jones
Retired Lieutenant General (3-star), U.S. Air Force

Dana Kaminstein
Fellow at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education in The Wharton School and Affiliated Faculty, Center for Organizational Dynamics, in the School of Arts and Sciences

John Kromer
Former Director of Housing, 
City of Philadelphia

Paul Levy
President and CEO, Center City District

Deirdre Martinez
Director, Penn in Washington Program

Brett Matteo
Managing Director, Public Financial Management, Inc.

Michael Nadol
Managing Director, Public Financial Management

Robert A. Nixon
President and Founder, State House Strategies

Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis
Chief Financial Officer for President of City Council, City of Philadelphia

Edward G. Rendell
Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Claire Robertson-Kraft
Post-doctoral fellow and the Associate Director of Operation Public Education at The University of Pennsylvania

Wayne A. Smith
President and CEO, Delaware Healthcare Association
Former House Majority Leader, Delaware General Assembly

Colleen Terrell
Former Director, Foundation and Government Relations, Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Nicholas D. Torres
President, Education-Plus, Inc.
CEO, Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter School
Former President, Congreso

Naomi Wyatt
Chief of Staff to the Superintendent and Chief Talent Officer at the School District of Philadelphia