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 at the University of Pennsylvania; Director, Penn Program on Regulation

Dennis Culhane
Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice

John J. DiIulio 
Frederic Fox Leadership Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Director & Co-Chair of the Director's Advisory Group, Robert A. Fox Leadership Progra

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
Robert and Penny 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, University of Pennsylvania

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

Marc Meredith
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Polsky
Robert D. Eilers Professor in Health Care Management and Economics, Research Associate, Population Studies Center, Population Studies Center, School of Arts and Science, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania,
Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Holger Sieg
Joseph M. Cohen Term Professor of Economics, Economics

Kent Smetters
Boettner Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania


Peter A. Angelides
Vice President and Principal, Econsult Corporation

Arthur C. Benedict
Principal, Benedict Associates

Betsy Bury
Technical Director at Management Systems International

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

Eric Fraint
President and Founder, Your Part-Time Controller

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

Lee Huang
Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions

Matthew Hugg
President, Hugg Dot Net LLC

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
Partner and 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