Carrie Chapman, (PhD Student)
Carrie Chapman is a PhD Candidate at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Prior to entering the program at SPA, Carrie graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Her research interests include public management and child welfare, with an emphasis on collaborative governance and social network analysis. In 2014, Carrie was accepted as a Summer Associate with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA, and she also spent 3 years as a Research Assistant for Dr. Danielle M. Varda. She is currently employed with Colorado’s Division of Probation Services and as an MPA lecturer at SPA, teaching a Seminar in Nonprofit Management.
Ida Drury, MS (PhD Student)
Ida Drury began the doctoral program at the School of Public Affairs in the fall of 2013. She received a Masters of Social Work from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She has practiced in the field of public child welfare for over a decade, both as a front line caseworker and a state-level program administrator. Currently, she holds a research and policy analyst position at the Administrative Review Division of the Colorado Department of Human Services. Her primary research interest is improvement of administration and management in social services through informed performance management.