Faculty Spotlight – Stephanie Piechowiak

Meet current MPA faculty, Professor Piechowiak! After graduating from Villanova’s MPA program in 2013, Stephanie Piechowiak continued her career in the nonprofit sector, with the intention of sharing her experience by teaching about nonprofit management in the future. Professor Piechowiak’s dream became a reality in Fall 2017, when she returned to the MPA program as an…

Student Spotlight – Mike Bortnowski

Meet Mike, one of our distinguished current MPA student! Mike Bortnowski is a dedicated public servant and community advocate for southern New Jersey. He is a graduate of Rowan University’s Health Promotion & Wellness Management Program and holds a degree in Fire Science Technology which he received at Blinn College in Bryan, TX. Beginning his…

Faculty Spotlight – Eric Hamberger

Meet Professor Eric Hamberger, an alumnus and current faculty member of our MPA program!  Eric Hamberger, Villanova alumnus BA ’04, MPA ’08, joined Villanova’s MPA department with the launch of the online degree program in the fall of 2013. As an adjunct professor, he teaches courses in Administrative Communication and Leadership Ethics. Eric currently serves…

Alumni Spotlight – Michelle Alfaro

(This spotlight is a re-share find the original story here!) Michelle Alfaro ’16 MPA was the first person in her family to graduate from college – and the first to earn a master’s degree. In 2005, she began working for the local government in planning and community development. She fell in love with city planning and…

Macros Meet Metros – Villanova ICMA Spring Event

 Villanova University ICMA Chapter Hosts Panel on Technology in Local Government February 21, 2018 The Villanova University ICMA Chapter hosted an event titled “Macros Meet Metros: How Innovation and Technology are Shaping the Future of Local Government,” featuring several professionals discussing how far local government has come in implementing technology, and how it can continue…