Professor Michael Dukakis (3 Feb, 1200): Michael Dukakis is a visiting professor at the School of Public Affairs at UCLA. Having served a long and distinguished career in Public Service, he most notably served twice as Governor of Massachusetts, and won the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States in 1988. Since June 1991, Dukakis has been a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and visiting professor at the School of Public Affairs at UCLA. His research has focused on national health care policy reform and the lessons that national policy makers can learn from state reform efforts. He and the late former U.S. Senator Paul Simon authored the book titled “How to Get Into Politics – and Why,” which is designed to encourage young people to think seriously about politics and public service as a career.
Gayle Northrop (24 Feb, 1200): Gayle Northrop is a Lecturer and Faculty Advisor at Anderson and the President of Northrop Nonprofit Consulting, a firm specializing in strategic planning, organizational development and leadership development for nonprofits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide. At Anderson, she teaches strategic planning and board governance for nonprofits and is a faculty advisor in the full-time MBA field study program where she focuses on international nonprofit projects. Ms. Northrop is also Adjunct Faculty at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Associate Director of Johnson & Johnson?s Partnership for Management Development, a management training program helping to accelerate the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV in Africa.
• Each year the First Year MPP students write a Memorandum to the Department Chair discussing what has worked effectively throughout the year, and what areas could use some updating and/or improvement. Here is the MPP Class of 2014's end of year Memorandum: "MPP Class of 2014 End of Year Memorandum".