Ed Freel

Edward J. Freel - Bio

Instructor, School of Public Policy and Administration; Policy Scientist (Manager, The Democracy Project), IPA

efreel@udel.edu e-mail
302-831-8943 phone/voice-mail
302-831-3488 fax

182A Graham Hall | University of Delaware | Newark, Delaware 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Professional Affiliations | Honors | Courses Taught

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MEd, University of Delaware 1975, College Counseling

MA, University of Delaware 1973, Political Science 

BA,  Gannon College (Erie, Pa.) 1969, Political Science

go to top of pageResearch and Professional Interests

civic education, political management, leadership and public finance, service learning

go to top of pageExperience

2011–present
Policy Scientist, Manager of The Democracy Project,  Institute for Public Administration; Instructor, School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware
Senior Adviser to U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Del), Wilmington, Del.

2001–2010
Policy Scientist, Manager of The Democracy Project,  Institute for Public Administration; Instructor, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware
Senior Adviser to U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Del), Wilmington, Del.

1994–2001
Secretary of State, State of Delaware

1993–1994
Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Thomas R. Carper, State of Delaware

1992
Political Director, Carper for Governor Committee, Chair of the Carper Transition

1983–1991
Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Thomas R. Carper

1981–1982
Private Consultant, Alliance to Save Energy , Syracuse Energy Research Center
as well as a number of state governments

1979–1981
First Director of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),  Community Services Administration and the Social Security Administration

1977–1979
Deputy Director, Delaware State Office of Economic Opportunity

1975–1976
Special Assistant to the Delaware State Secretary for Community Affairs and Economic Development

1976
Field Staff, Democratic National Committee during the Carter-Mondale Campaign

go to top of pageProfessional Affiliations

American Society for Public Administration

Delaware Association for Public Administration

National Association of Secretaries of State (emeritus)

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Bayard Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to the Delaware Democratic Party (2006)

Delaware Maritime Society Outstanding Achievement Award (2000)

Delaware Library Association Distinguished Service Citation (2000)

Delaware Order of the First State presented by the Governor (2000)

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Frederick Hill Award of Excellence (1999)

Gannon University Outstanding Alumnus Award (1995)

Special Achievement Award, Federal Department of Health & Human Services (1981)

go to top of pageCourses Taught

Economics & Civics for Elementary Teacher

Contemporary Issues in Public Administration

Democracy Project Seminar

Budgeting Policy: Politics and Practice

Practical Campaign Leadership (affiliated faculty with the Center for Political Communication)

Public Finance Policy

Politics and the Delivery of Public Policy

D.C. Winter Session Fellows Program

SPPA Field Experience