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Stephen T. Ottinger - E-Portfolio

MPA candidate, IPA Public Administration Fellow

e-mail: ottinger@udel.edu
phone: 302-831-6372 | fax: 302-831-4934

DGS Annex | University of Delaware | Newark, DE 19716-7380

introduction | education | experience | qualifications | conferences

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Steve is a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Philosophy minor.  His current research interests include political communication, technology policy, and the legislative process.

During his undergraduate career, Steve enjoyed his employment with the University of Delaware’s Department of Information Technologies.  He worked as a program analysis and application development for three years in the private sector after receiving his bachelor's degree, but never lost his passion for governmental applications and policies.  He gained invaluable experience and insight while working on the campaigns of Delaware representatives John Kowalko and Dennis E. Williams. 

While working towards his MPA, Steve has taken a position as a Public Administration Fellow in the Institute for Public Administration.  He is currently providing technical assistance on a statewide broadband initiative project, partnered with the State of Delaware, to provide digital literacy and awareness of Internet connectability across the state.  Over the summer, Steve served as a summer intern with the Laborers International Union of North America and Delawareans for Environmental and Economic Development.

During his graduate studies at the University of Delaware, he looks forward to furthering his political understandings, gaining field experience, and making valuable connections. 

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BA, University of Delaware 2007, Political Science with a minor in Philosophy

go to top of pageExperience

September 2011 – present
Public Administration Fellow, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware
Newark, Del.

June – September 2012
Intern, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET), and Delawareans for Environmental and Economic Development (DEED)
Newark, Del.
                 
August – November 2008 and 2010
Campaign Fundraising & Volunteer Coordinator, Committee to Elect Kowalko
Newark, Del.

August – November 2008 and 2010
Senior Campaign Logistics Consultant, Citizens for Dennis E. Williams
Wilmington, Del.

February 2008 – September 2010
Implementation Support Specialist / Program Analyst, Bowne & Company
Glen Mills, Pa.

January 2006 – February 2008
Student Network Technician, Network and System Services, Department of Information Technologies, University of Delaware
Newark, Del.

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Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Flash, and FTP, along with technical operational abilities in Windows XP including several e-mail clients and Internet browsers. Functional knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Minitab, Lotus 1-2-3, and Linux

go to top of pageConferences

Facilitator, Sussex Country Broadband Planning Team Meeting, Georgetown, Del., September 26, 2012

Attendee, Connecting the First State: Enhancing Broadband in Delaware, New Castle, Del., April 30, 2012

Facilitator, Milford School District Board Of Education’s Superintendent Search Community Meeting, Milford, Del., April 4, 2012

Attendee, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Mapping Meeting, Towson, Md., January 11, 2012

Presenter, Broadband Planning Team Meeting: Local Government, Dover, Del., December 5, 2011

Presenter, Broadband Planning Team Meeting: Local Business, Dover, Del., November 22, 2011

Presenter, Broadband Planning Team Meeting: Local Government, Georgetown, Del., November 16, 2011

Presenter, Broadband Planning Team Meeting: Agriculture, Georgetown, Del., November 4, 2011

Attendee, Delaware League of Local Governments Annual Conference, Dover, Del., October 24, 2011

Presenter, Broadband Planning Team Meeting: Agriculture, Georgetown, Del., September 30, 2011

Presenter, Broadband Planning Team Meeting: Local Government, Selbyville, Del., September 28, 2011

Presenter, Municipal Clerks Certification Training Program, Dover, Del., September 16, 2011