Thursday, May 19, 2016

MPP Holmes and MDP Hadorn, Osborne & Tatlow awarded 2016 Judd Fellowships

Announcing the 2016 Judd Fellows!

The 2016 Judd Fellowship has been awarded to 16 master's and professional degree students who will travel around the world to conduct research and fieldwork, complete internships, and take courses to expand their academic and professional experience. This year's cohort also includes a Judd Alumni Fellow, who is funded through the generous support of Judd Fellow alumni and matching funds from Carol and Cliff Stiles.

Congratulations to the 2016 Judd Fellows from the Humphrey School/MDP!

Sixteen graduate and professional degree students were awarded fellowships in 2016 through the Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships. One Judd Alumni Fellowship was awarded to the highest-ranked fellowship applicant and was made possible by generous support of Judd Fellow alumni.

Sean Hadorn
Humphrey School of Public Affairs**
M.D.P. – Development Practice
Panama
Hadorn will develop concept maps of the eleven constituent programs that comprise Floating Doctors, a non-governmental organizatinon in Panama, and synthesize those maps into a logic model of its business model. These tools will assist and inform future program evaluation by Floating Doctors.

Elise Holmes
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.P.P – Advanced Policy Analysis
Panama
Floating Doctors is a rapidly growing non-profit healthcare provider in Bocas del Toro, Panama. As part of an external consultant team led by the U of M’s School of Public Health, she will focus her research on a contextual analysis of the healthcare service environment in Panama. Using both quantitative and qualitative data methods, she will map physical, economic, and social barriers to health for local populations. Her final report to Floating Doctors will highlight where strategic efforts for focus or expansion will have the most impact.

Lillian Osborne
Humphrey School of Public Affairs**
M.D.P. — Natural Resource Management
Guatemala
Mayan communities in northern Guatemala traditionally cultivated Maya Nut as a food crop, a practice that is increasingly being promoted due to the food’s nutritional properties and prospect of earning revenue for rural communities. Osborne’s research aims to clarify the environmental impact of Maya Nut harvest and identify and evaluate opportunities to sustainably scale production to generate employment and income for indigenous communities.

Johanna Tatlow
Humphrey School of Public Affairs**
M.D.P. — International Development
Kenya
In collaboration with the International Center for Policy and Conflict, Tatlow will work with a team examining the restructuring of government in Kenya. The team will conduct interviews with local government and non-government stakeholders, and will examine revenue streams and methods of preventing corruption in the newly instated systems.
Project deliverables will include revenue stream mapping, stakeholder mapping, and suggested pilot models for change and transparency.

**The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.


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