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…

Student Spotlight – Colonel Ken DeTreux

Colonel DeTreux is one of our distinguished MPA students!  Colonel Ken DeTreux, USMC is a proud Philadelphia native. He is a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and Temple University. He has served as a career infantry officer for the past thirty years in the Marine Corps. During his highly decorated career, he has had the…

Alumni Spotlight – Karlene Crawford

Meet Karlene, one of our distinguished MPA alumni! What made you choose Villanova for your MPA degree? After extensive research, I chose Villanova for three reasons rigor, authenticity and name recognition. When you are at a certain level in your career, getting to the next tier can be challenging. To succeed, you must be confident,…

Alumni Spotlight- Quyen Thai

Meet Quyen, an alumnus of our MPA program! Mr. Thai recently graduated from our masters program this semester and he is starting a new position at the City of Tacoma as a senior plans examiner. We checked in with him about his time with the Villanova MPA.   I began my undergraduate studies at the University…