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Kerry Kuenzi




Kerry A. Kuenzi is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Affairs. She received her BA/BS in Social Change and Development (emphasis in Law and Justice Studies) and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in 2007.  She then received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Colorado Denver (UCD)’s SPA, in 2010, where she was awarding as the MPA Outstanding Student of the Spring 2010 semester.  She also was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha (the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration) in that year, and currently serves as the Chapter President.

Her practical experience includes working for two cities in Colorado with program and policy implementation objectives, as well as a data analyst for a local nonprofit consulting firm.  She worked as a teaching assistant at both the Boulder and Denver campuses in courses including grant writing, political advocacy, and utility management.   Finally, she also teaches courses in Political Science at Aims Community College, and currently teaches Organizational Management and Behavior in the School of Public Affairs.




Kerry has served as a research assistant at the School of Public Affairs from 2009 to 2013.  During that time she worked for the Centers for Education Policy Analysis for two years, and then for faculty on projects in areas that included networks and intuitional analysis and development.   Her substantive interests include collaborative governance, public and nonprofit management, and collective action.  She is currently working on her dissertation, “Exploring network Governance Structures: Effects of Structure on Outcomes” which utilizes data on over 300 public health networks across the country. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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