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Public Policy Fellowships

The Department of Public Policy offers two fellowships to help outstanding public policy students pursue their graduate studies.

The family of Judith Shinogle established the Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fund in her memory in order to provide support for Ph.D. students committed to health policy research. At the time of her dealth in 2012, Dr. Shinogle was a Senior Research Scientist with the UMBC Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research.

The Public Policy Alumni Graduate Fellowship is supported by contributions from Public Policy alumni.

We are pleased to introduce the recipients of these fellowships for 2013-2014:

Stephen S. Johnston received the 2013 Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Award for an outstanding Ph.D. student in health policy. Stephen received his M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis from UMBC, where he was selected by the Economics Department as the Outstanding Graduating Student in 2007. His research interests include economics of health-related behaviors, pharmaco-economics, and mental health economics. Stephen is employed full time as a Senior Research Leader at Truven Health Analytics.

Stephen accepted his award at a presentation on November 15 in the Public Policy Building. Watch Stephen's presentation on UMBC YouTube here.

Stephen Johnson

The recipient of the 2013 Alumni Graduate Fellowship is Mark Bennett, an M.P.P. student in education policy. Mark received his undergraduate degree in political science at UMBC. Mark developed an interest in education policy after taking a class from Dr. George LaNoue on law, education and policy. He co-presented a paper with Dr. LaNoue, at the 2012 Southern Economic Association Conference, on the effects of desegregation on sports teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Mark will serve as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Roy Meyers in Political Science in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Mark Bennett

Thank you for your support of these fellowships. Donations to the Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fund and the Public Policy Alumni Fund can be sent to UMBC, 8th Floor Administration, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (make checks payable to the UMBC Foundation), or online at