Stoeckel was one of just
27 doctoral students and research fellows from the United
States and other nations to attend the July 20-23 workshop in
Cape Town, South Africa.
ASPA hosted the workshop, which was largely sponsored
by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
The workshop's theme was "Advancing the Understanding of Global
Disparities in Public Policy, Public Administration, NGOs, and the
Communities They Serve."
Stoeckel was among five attendees to
present during a session named Policy Challenges and
Innovative Solutions in Developing Countries. The tile
of her presentation was "The Progression Toward E-Governance
Initiatives in Regards to Local Media and the Resulting
International Governmental Impacts."
In her workshop biography, Stoeckel wrote that she works
as an academic advisor and adjunct instructor at Eastern
Florida State College, based in Cocoa. In addition, she is
running for a seat on the Titusville City Council in the 2016
Stoeckel is already a two-time alumna of UCF, having earned her
bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2008 and master's
degree in educational leadership in 2010.
Alumna Presents Too
Also attending the workshop was UCF public affairs'
alumna Pamela Medina (Ph.D., '15). She presented a paper based
on her disseration research titled "Disparities in Social Capital:
An Examination of Women in Ecuador and Peru." Medina is now an
instructor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of
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If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,
Director, Center for Community Partnerships, UCF; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
I am especially proud to be a graduate of the program. The outstanding faculty and multidisciplinary curriculum have provided me with the unique opportunity to enjoy the kind of academic career I always envisioned.
— Joe Saviak,
Assistant Director and Associate Professor, Public Administration Program, Flagler College; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
Our goals are to offer students a venue for exploring interdisciplinary approaches to policy issues, building various skills for the professional work environment and creating comradery among PAF students.
— Lauren O'Bryne,
Doctoral Student and Secretary, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs Student Organization
I like the interactions that I have with my professors as advisors in developing my dissertation because they are critical, yet encouraging at the same time.
— Matt Bagwell,
Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Rural Health Research Group