Faculty and Instructors

Meet the Fels faculty

Taught by high-level practitioners and distinguished Penn scholars, our curriculum brings the Fels approach of context, analysis, and practice to life with real-world applications. Meet our expert instructors and learn what ignites their passion for public policy.

Sade Olanipekun-Lewis

"I absolutely love teaching. Engaging in the discourse and talking about ideas and seeing folks have these ‘Aha!’ moments, and all in the space of good government? I’m in my bliss. I love hearing what the younger generation is thinking about, exchanging ideas, providing guidance—and then seeing them go off and do great things."

Sade Olanipekun-Lewis, Master of Government Administration ‘96, Vice President, Operating & Community Partnerships, Vantage Airport Group

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  • Faculty Director
  • Robert A. Fox Professor of Political Science
  • Faculty Director of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program
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  • Faculty Director
  • Professor of Practice
Michael DiBerardinis
  • Professor of Practice
Sean Kates
  • Core Instructor
Claire Robertson-Kraft
  • Core Instructor
Samantha Sangenito
  • Core Instructor and Capstone Advisor
Capstone Advisor
  • Capstone Advisor
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  • Core Instructor
Anjali Chainani
  • Capstone Advisor
Tim Crouch
  • Capstone Advisor
Aman Goyal
  • Instructor
Tine Hansen-Turton
  • Instructor
James C. Harris
  • Capstone Advisor
Dylan Hayden
  • Capstone Advisor
John Kromer
  • Instructor
Lauren Lambie-Hanson
  • Core Instructor
Rachel Meadows
  • Capstone Advisor
Kasey Meehan
  • Capstone Advisor
Joe Moorman
  • Capstone Advisor
Melissa Neuman
  • Core Instructor
Robert A. Nixon
  • Core Instructor
Ami Patel
  • Capstone Advisor
Joseph Pierce
  • Distinguished Fellow
Samantha Porter
  • Capstone Advisor
Janet F. Rosenzweig
  • Core Instructor and Capstone Advisor
Matthew Stitt
  • Distinguished Fellow, Instructor, Capstone Advisor
Nicholas D. Torres
  • Instructor
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  • Core Instructor
Elizabeth Vale
  • Distinguished Fellow
Naomi Wyatt
  • Instructor

News

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Dr. John Lapinski shares what polls can tell us ahead of the 2024 presidential election

Recently, Dr. Lapinski answered questions for the Penn Arts and Sciences magazine Omnia about polling today and this year’s presidential election.

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