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  • Martin Luby | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Martin Luby Visiting Senior Fellow Faculty Member In School of Public Service at Depaul University Expertise Economics Illinois State Budget State and Local Government Capital Markets State and Local Public Finance Taxes Tax Policy mluby1 depaul edu Biography Research Contact Information Martin Luby is an assistant professor in the School of Public Service at DePaul University and a visiting senior fellow at IGPA Luby s areas of interest and expertise are public financial management municipal bond markets and public budgeting Luby received a BS in Finance from DePaul University a Master of Politics and Public Affairs from Rutgers University and Ph D from Indiana University Prior to his academic career Luby spent 13 years in the public finance industry as an investment banker and financial advisor to state and local governments Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/martin-luby (2016-02-17)
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  • Catherine Main | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Expertise Child Care Policy Early Childhood Education Education Policy Higher Education Policy Pre School After School Programs Workforce issues in early childhood care and education cmain uic edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar Early Investments Initiative Catherine Main is clinical faculty member in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC She earned a BS degree in Finance and Economics from Marquette University in 1987 and a M Ed degree in Instructional Leadership from UIC in 1992 She has 25 years of teaching experiences in preschool kindergarten primary grades and university settings Prior to working at UIC Ms Main taught in the Chicago Public Schools including two years as a lead teacher at the Chicago Public Schools State Prekindergarten Demonstration Center As a clinical instructor Ms Main continues to work extensively in early childhood classrooms throughout Chicago Public schools and Chicago community agencies supporting student teachers and strengthening programs for children and their families Her work at UIC has included innovative and responsive program development in Early Childhood Education Ms Main designed and developed a Blended Early Childhood Early Childhood Special Education program and an Early Childhood Alternative certification program Both programs were the first of their kind to be approved by the Illinois State Board of Education ISBE and both reflect a focused much needed response to specific demands for early childhood teachers in Chicago Her alternative certification program is partnership program with the Chicago Public Schools that has licensed nearly 100 early childhood teachers in underserved communities The courses she typically teaches include Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education Internship in Early Childhood Education Collaborating with Families Professionals and Community and Curriculum Instruction and Assessment in Preschool and Primary Grades She provides consultation professional development and program evaluation services for a variety of

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/catherine-main (2016-02-17)
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  • Kathleen Sheridan | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Kathleen Sheridan Faculty Member In Associate Dean for Licensure Programs and Technology Expertise Child Care Policy Early Childhood Education Math literacy in child care providers Pre School After School Programs ksherid9 uic edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar Early Investments Initiative Kathleen M Sheridan is an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Department in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dr Sheridan received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her MA from Washington University in St Louis Some of her research interests include early math literacy professional development for early childhood teachers and caregivers online learning and course development in higher education and teacher presence in online courses Sheridan has been published in leading academic journals delivered keynote speeches and has presented her work at workshops and at national and international conferences She teaches courses in assessment and child development and is involved in multiple grant funded projects that focus on early math

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/kathleen-sheridan (2016-02-17)
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  • Rachel Weber | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Rachel Weber Faculty Member In Urban Planning and Policy UIC Expertise Economics State and Local Public Finance Tax Increment Financing rachel uic edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar The Fiscal Futures Project Dr Rachel Weber is a professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she conducts research in economic development real estate and public finance She is the co editor of the Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning and author of From Boom to Bubble How Finance Built the New Chicago forthcoming in October 2015 on the University of Chicago Press Dr Weber was appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Tax Increment Financing Reform Task Force and was a member of the Urban Policy Advisory Committee for then presidential candidate Barack Obama She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her master s degree and doctorate in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University Search

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  • Angela Wiley | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Angela Wiley Faculty Member In Applied Family Studies and Extension Specialist Human and Community Development Expertise Child Care Policy Early Childhood Education Health Behaviors Immigrant Populations Public Safety awiley illinois edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar Early Investments Initiative Angela Wiley Ph D is an Associate Professor of Applied Family Studies in Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois and an Extension Specialist in Family Life Education She attended Miami University Ohio for her BA in Psychology and received her PHD from Clark University Wiley does research on how individuals and families remain resilient in the face of stress and challenge with a recent focus on immigrant families She is interested in identifying how resources such as quality child care can improve family outcomes Some of her published work is in Family Relations and in Child Development Wiley also is interested in promoting wellness through her outreach work She has created and tested curricula and materials to help

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/angela-wiley (2016-02-17)
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  • Katherine Zinsser | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Katherine Zinsser Faculty Member In Social and Emotional Teaching and Learning Lab Clinical Psychology Expertise Child Care Policy Early Childhood Education Education Funding Education Policy Pre School After School Programs kzinsser uic edu Biography Research Contact Information Visiting Scholar Early Investments Initiative Katherine Zinsser Ph D is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois Chicago Her research focuses on identifying effective social emotional teaching practices and the formation of educational work place environments that promote teacher and child well being She earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University Prior to that she earned her Bachelor s in Psychology at Smith College Learn more about Zinsser at her website http setl psch uic edu Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/katherine-zinsser (2016-02-17)
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  • Jim Edgar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    governor he made fiscal discipline and children the cornerstones of his two terms First elected in 1990 Governor Edgar won re election in 1994 by the largest margin ever for a governor Four years later Governor Edgar left office with the highest approval rating in state history At the end of his tenure as governor the Chicago Tribune stated that Governor Edgar s instincts and motives were as sound as those of any governor the state has had Now the former governor wants to use his political accomplishments to enhance the educational experience of university students I enjoy being able to convey my actual experiences in government to supplement what they are learning in the classroom said Edgar Edgar feels IGPA allows him to do just that My work at the institute allows me to go into the classrooms and I find this interaction with the students quite rewarding Edgar said Edgar has served in a variety of leadership roles including president of the Council of State Governments as a member of the executive committee of the National Governors Association and as chairman of the Midwest Governors Association He has also been a Resident Fellow at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Governor Edgar serves on a variety of civic and corporate boards of directors By the time he left office in January 1999 Governor Edgar had eliminated the backlog in payments of the state s bills given the state a surplus and reduced the size of state government He had also fought for and won passage of historic legislation on the way Illinois schools are funded and had overhauled the state s child welfare system Before becoming governor Edgar served as secretary of state for 10 years and was elected to the Illinois House from

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/jim-edgar (2016-02-17)
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  • Richard J. Winkel | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Jr is the director of Office of Public Leadership at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs Winkel manages designs and develops executive leadership programs for more than 400 experienced and newly elected state and local public officials each year In addition he has assisted with the design and moderated IGPA s part of the conference for newly elected members of the Illinois General Assembly following general elections Winkel is responsible for managing designing recruiting presenters and developing the Edgar Fellows Program Each year beginning in 2012 40 emerging leaders from communities throughout Illinois became Edgar Fellows through a nomination and selection process IGPA s Edgar Fellows program enhances executive leadership skills and promote understanding networking and cooperation across regional partisan and ethnic lines as the Fellows move ahead in their public service careers Winkel assists and promotes IGPA s Fiscal Futures Project FFP Its research team of IGPA economists is dedicated to informing the public and policymakers about state budget transparency and long term budget concerns A generous grant from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation supports the project He identifies opportunities for Fiscal Futures team to reach out to state policymakers promote Fiscal Futures like analysis in the state budgetary process Winkel was an Illinois state senator from 2003 to 2007 and an Illinois state representative from 1995 to 2003 Winkel practiced law in the Champaign Urbana area for 23 years He earned his law degree at DePaul University College of Law in 1982 Winkel is a co author of a book entitled Illinois Politics published by University of Illinois Press in January 2010 In 1979 Winkel earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign B A Economics where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon Omicron Delta

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/richard-j-winkel (2016-02-17)
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