Faculty: Deirdre Martinez

Director, Penn in Washington Program

Deirdre Martinez is Director of the Penn in Washington Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to earning her doctorate with distinction in education policy at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, she worked as an advocate and policy analyst in the nonprofit sector and served as Legislative Director to Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), a member of the Ways and Means Committee. Her dissertation adapts John Kindgon's multiple streams model to decision making within interest groups.

Email: d_martinez@sas.upenn.edu

Phone:  215-746-3849

Courses Taught

Policy Development (Spring 2013)

Spring 2013
Course Section: 
001
Saturday
2:00-5:30 pm
Instructor: 
Deirdre Martinez
Fels Seminar Room
Executive

This course examines the policy development process including: the interaction of branches of government; policy analysis; information; constituencies; and management of a policy development office. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the development of governmental policy, both at the macro level and from the viewpoint of persons who are in supporting roles to the major actors in the process. The formula employed to achieve this objective consists of a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, and activities that are designed to blend conceptual and practical skills.

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration program.

Policy Development (Fall 2012)

Fall 2012
Course Section: 
001
Thursday
1:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: 
Deirdre Martinez
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time

Ancient Greece and Rome produced a sizable body of literature concerned with the making and preserving of constitutions and on how well different constitutions worked in different circumstances. The authors explained the causes of constitutional stability and revolution in considerable detail, and they showed how both might be brought about. Much of this literature was preserved through the Middle Ages and Renaissance into modern times, and it was highly influential in the controversies surrounding the birth of the modern liberal republics. It offers a reasoned approach today to those who want to anticipate what their constitutionmaking attempts are likely to achieve. This course looks to the constitutionmaking tradition as it developed from classical antiquity forward in an attempt to understand the causes of relative success. Students read representative Greek and Latin texts in translation and trace the influence of this tradition into modern times, ending with contemporary constitutionmaking efforts in Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

This course examines the policy development process including: the interaction of branches of government; policy analysis; information; constituencies; and management of a policy development office. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the development of governmental policy, both at the macro level and from the viewpoint of persons who are in supporting roles to the major actors in the process. The formula employed to achieve this objective consists of a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, and activities that are designed to blend conceptual and practical skills.

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration program.

Policy Development (Spring 2014)

Spring 2014
Course Section: 
001
Saturday
2:00-5:30 pm
Instructor: 
Deirdre Martinez
Fels Seminar Room

This course examines the policy development process including: the interaction of branches of government; policy analysis; information; constituencies; and management of a policy development office. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the development of governmental policy, both at the macro level and from the viewpoint of persons who are in supporting roles to the major actors in the process. The formula employed to achieve this objective consists of a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, and activities that are designed to blend conceptual and practical skills.

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration program.

Policy Development (Fall 2013)

Fall 2013
Course Section: 
001
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: 
Deirdre Martinez
Fels Seminar
Full-Time

This course examines the policy development process including: the interaction of branches of government; policy analysis; information; constituencies; and management of a policy development office. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the development of governmental policy, both at the macro level and from the viewpoint of persons who are in supporting roles to the major actors in the process. The formula employed to achieve this objective consists of a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, and activities that are designed to blend conceptual and practical skills.

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration program.

Policy Development (Fall 2014)

Fall 2014
Course Section: 
001
Thursday
1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: 
Deirdre Martinez
Full-Time

This course examines the policy development process including: the interaction of branches of government; policy analysis; information; constituencies; and management of a policy development office. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the development of governmental policy, both at the macro level and from the viewpoint of persons who are in supporting roles to the major actors in the process. The formula employed to achieve this objective consists of a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, and activities that are designed to blend conceptual and practical skills.

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration program.