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  • Pamela A. Bishop, business services specialist

    Pamela Bishop has been employed with the Schaefer Center since April 1995 and initially served as the administrative assistant to the executive director. In this capacity, she was responsible for the overall management of office procedures, communications and records. She also coordinated conferences, receptions and workshops.

    Currently, as business services specialist, Bishop processes personnel transactions for the center’s large survey lab interview team and contingent workforce. Bishop also cordinates the center’s graduate fellowship selection process. As an integral member of the center’s research support team, Bishop provides critical administrative support services to keep the center’s many projects running smoothly.

  • James Bradley, M.S., B.S.E.E., senior systems analyst

    Jim Bradley received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University in 1988 and earned his master’s in computer science and information systems at the Towson University in 1996. He has more than 20 years of experience in computer technology, particularly in medical software, engineering software, management software and database implementations.

    Jim’s professional interests include data mining and geospatial mapping and imaging.

  • Ann Cotten, C.P.A., D.P.A., director

    Ann Cotten is the Director of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore and an affiliated faculty member in the College of Public Affairs. She has been working with government and nonprofit organizations for the past 20 years in the areas of strategic planning, performance measurement, program evaluation, survey research, and public sector management.

    Dr. Cotten directs the Maryland Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program. The Maryland CPM Program teaches applied public management skills to supervisors and managers in Maryland’s government and nonprofit organizations.

    Prior to starting the Maryland CPM Program, Dr. Cotten directed the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program from 2007-2011 on behalf of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Weinberg Fellows program is a leadership development program for executive directors of nonprofit organizations that serve the financially disadvantaged in the Baltimore area.

    Dr. Cotten has worked extensively on workforce planning issues with the Maryland State Highway Administration. She authored “Seven Steps of Effective Workforce Planning,” published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government (2007). Through a grant from the Federal Department of Transportation, Dr. Cotten works with the Maryland State Highway Administration to further develop its corporate university, SHA University and link it to the administration’s workforce plan.

    She has extensive experience training public sector managers in Managing for Results, performance measurement, and strategic planning. She has facilitated the development of strategic plans for a number of Maryland agencies.

    Dr. Cotten is a member of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration, Past President of the Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations, and President of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. In 2008, Dr. Cotten was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Maryland Daily Record. Dr. Cotten is a member of the 2012 Leadership Maryland.

    She teaches strategic management for government and nonprofit organizations and survey research in the University of Baltimore’s School of Public and International Affairs and is an experienced trainer of mid- and upper-level managers. She received her Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Stephanie Dolamore, MNPM research analyst

    Stephanie Dolamore serves as a research analyst for the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. She has been with the College of Public Affairs since 2015, previously serving as a graduate research assistant. She completed her master’s degree in nonprofit management from Florida Atlantic University, and has a bachelor’s degree in family, youth, and community sciences from the University of Florida. She is currently working on her Doctor of Public Administration at the University of Baltimore. 

    Before coming to the Schaefer Center, Stephanie worked with faculty across the College of Public Affairs including case studies of nonprofits in Baltimore City. Stephanie's work has been published in academic, peer-reviewed journals such as Public Integrity and Public Voices. She has presented at national and international conferences. Stephanie also has volunteer experience working on local grassroots issues in Baltimore City including affordable housing and youth homelessness. Her personal interests include gardening, cooking, and international travel. 

    At the Center, Stephanie is frequently involved with developing and distributing surveys, program evaluation, data analysis, and report writing.

  • Angela Hamlin, budget analyst

    Angela Hamlin joined the Schaefer Center in November 2008. In her role as an accounting clerk, Angela is responsible for grant accounting functions including but not limited to: designing and maintaining spreadsheets in relation to the management of grant accounting, processing travel expense reports, reconciling of purchasing card statements, processing purchase orders, and assisting grants administrator with follow-up of any concerns on grants.

    Angela is currently working toward her M.B.A. with a specialization in accounting. She intends to graduate Fall 2011.

  • Don Haynes, Ph.D., survey research director

  • Mary E.W. Lovegrove, J.D., M.B.A., assistant director

    Mary Lovegrove was named assistant director of the Schaefer Center in September 2003 after working as a center consultant and accountant for several years. She co-authored the Health Care Credentialing Study, a project requested by the Maryland General Assembly, and participated in strategic planning for the Public Service Commission as well as in other management consulting projects.

    Prior to joining the Schaefer Center, Lovegrove served as general counsel and consultant for an international banking consultancy headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia, where she provided expertise in the areas of international banking law, bank rehabilitation and bank reorganization. She also served as a senior enforcement attorney at the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C., for eight years and gained significant management experience working as a human resources manager for the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Manpower Resources.

  • Dennis McGrath, Ph.D., research associate

  • William Wells, M.P.A., survey research manager

    William Wells is the Center’s Survey Research Manager. William has been with the Center since 2005. He was previously a Schaefer Center Graduate Fellow while completing his Master of Public Administration. He contributes to many of the Center’s opinion survey projects for Maryland state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.

    William is an Affiliated Faculty member with the University of Baltimore, having taught public policy, policy analysis, and American government in the School of Public and International Affairs and statistics for health management in the School of Health and Human Services. His academic areas of interest include urban planning and development, strategic planning and development in the government and nonprofit sectors, and the connection of early childhood education, housing, and health in solving long-term, pernicious policy problems.

    William’s background includes program design and implementation experience in the nonprofit sector as well as experience in the retirement planning industry. William is the past treasurer of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and has served on the boards of directors for several local nonprofit organizations.

    William holds an M.P.A. from the University of Baltimore and a B.A. from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Faculty Fellows

Graduate Fellows

The Schaefer Center awards fellowships to a select group of graduate students at the University of Baltimore. Fellows receive full tuition remission and a stipend while attending graduate school on a full-time basis. Fellows also work half time at the center, where they are provided with the opportunity to hone their skills in real-world settings under the guidance of experienced researchers.

Fellows have a rewarding experience at the center; as active participants in the center’s applied research mission, they work side by side with faculty members in a dynamic setting that challenges and expands their academic, interpersonal and technological skills and abilities. The breadth of research projects ensures that fellows will be exposed to a variety of public sector leaders and the challenges they face.

Upon leaving the center, fellows are prepared to assume challenging positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Among our graduate fellow alumni are recipients of the prestigious Presidential Management Internship and the Maryland Governor’s Policy Fellowship. Many of our alumni have moved on to positions of responsibility in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Institute of Justice, the Maryland Department of Fiscal Services, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Maryland Department of Planning and the Maryland Office of the Governor. Several fellows have gone on to Ph.D. programs and are now teaching in the public administration field.

Learn more about becoming a Schaefer Center Graduate Fellow.

  • 2014-15 Graduate Fellows

    Price Bingham

    Ryan Fredriksson

    Sarah Scholl

    Kenneth Weaver

    Emmanuel Welsh