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Daniel Rich

Daniel Rich

Dr. Daniel Rich is the director of the Community Engagement Initiative and a professor of public policy and administration at the University of Delaware; and a policy director for the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission.

He has served on the faculty since 1970 and holds faculty appointments in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He is the recipient of the University of Delaware’s Medal of Distinction. From 2001 to 2009 he served as University Provost. A recipient of a University of Delaware excellence-in-teaching award, Dr. Rich teaches courses in public policy and management and has supervised numerous doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, policy briefs, and management papers. His research has focused on urban policy, energy policy, and science and technology policy. His publications include 13 books and edited volumes, and more than 100 articles, monographs and professional papers. He serves on a variety of appointments in support of K-12 education improvement in Delaware.