College Courses

 Gail Schechter with Jordannah Banghi upon the completion of her Master's Degree. Gail was her Capstone advisor on Ms. Banghi's thesis evaulating duration of use of housing choice vouchers in areas of job opportunity.

Gail Schechter with Jordannah Banghi upon the completion of her Master's Degree. Gail was her Capstone advisor on Ms. Banghi's thesis evaulating duration of use of housing choice vouchers in areas of job opportunity.

I served as Lecturer in the Masters in Public Policy and Administration Program (MPPA) for Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies from 2007-2014. I taught MPPA 416 “Interest Groups."

By invitation of the department, I also created a new elective: MPPA 490 “Citizen Participation in the Policy Making Process”. I taught it from two angles, as a public administrator seeking to maximize public input and as a grassroots activist initiating broad-based action and political support.

I was honored to reprise this course in an abridged form for a visiting delegation from the Sudanese parliament serving what later became South Sudan. This was highlighted in SPS's magazine, Contiuum, in 2011.

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For the MPPA program I also served as primary Capstone advisor for student research that covered fair housing, public school reform in Egypt, Native American rights, and women’s rights.

I also a community organizing course for seniors in the Human Services program at Kendall College (then in Evanston, IL) from 1994 to 2003.