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University of Delaware<div class="ExternalClassA2483C6380B74DA18C205F2260FE0960"><p>​Freel managed The Democracy Project and taught applied politics and policy, focusing on civic education, political managment, leadership and public finance.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass4BE0A10EEF6A4CD8AB3A99BFB3400481"><p>MEd, University of Delaware 1975, College Counseling</p><p>MA, University of Delaware 1973, Political Science </p><p>BA,  Gannon College (Erie, Pa.) 1969, Political Science</p></div><div class="ExternalClass8C27A6C24B9B4158908CCB61F0E514BF"><p>2011–2019 Policy Scientist, Manager of The Democracy Project,  Institute for Public Administration; Instructor, School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware Senior Adviser to U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Del), Wilmington, Del.<br></p><p>2001–2010 Policy Scientist, Manager of The Democracy Project,  Institute for Public Administration; Instructor, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of DelawareSenior Adviser to U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Del), Wilmington, Del.</p><p>1994–2001 Secretary of State, State of Delaware</p><p>1993–1994 Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Thomas R. Carper, State of Delaware</p><p>1992 Political Director, Carper for Governor Committee, Chair of the Carper Transition</p><p>1983–1991 Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Thomas R. Carper</p><p>1981–1982 Private Consultant, Alliance to Save Energy , Syracuse Energy Research Centeras well as a number of state governments</p><p>1979–1981 First Director of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),  Community Services Administration and the Social Security Administration</p><p>1977–1979 Deputy Director, Delaware State Office of Economic Opportunity</p><p>1975–1976 Special Assistant to the Delaware State Secretary for Community Affairs and Economic Development</p><p>1976 Field Staff, Democratic National Committee during the Carter-Mondale Campaign</p></div><div class="ExternalClass9AB89E4C7C35469B800FC6685092CAC4"><p>American Society for Public Administration</p><p>Delaware Association for Public Administration</p><p>National Association of Secretaries of State (emeritus)</p></div><div class="ExternalClass7C6A019346F04B1B9C84C377D59A18E7"><p>Economics & Civics for Elementary Teacher</p><p>Contemporary Issues in Public Administration</p><p>Democracy Project Seminar</p><p>Budgeting Policy: Politics and Practice</p><p>Practical Campaign Leadership (affiliated faculty with the Center for Political Communication)</p><p>Public Finance Policy</p><p>UAPP 410-Politics and the Delivery of Public Policy</p><p>UAPP 433-D.C. Winter Session Fellows Program</p><p>UAPP 300-SPPA Field Experience</p></div><div class="ExternalClass9DE3B3F890B1470CBDDF395C66B5AAAF"><h4><a name="BiosBodyContent5OWSMTXT">Research Interests</a></h4><p>Civic education, Political management, Leadership and public finance, Service learning, Organizational management, Strategic planning, Effective communications, State and local government, Intergovernmental relations and coordination, Education, Early childhood education</p><h4><a name="awards">Awards</a></h4><p>​Bayard Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to the Delaware Democratic Party (2006)</p><p>Delaware Maritime Society Outstanding Achievement Award (2000)</p><p>Delaware Library Association Distinguished Service Citation (2000)</p><p>Delaware Order of the First State presented by the Governor (2000)</p><p>Big Brothers/Big Sisters Frederick Hill Award of Excellence (1999)</p><p>Gannon University Outstanding Alumnus Award (1995)</p><p>Special Achievement Award, Federal Department of Health & Human Services (1981)</p></div>EducationExperienceProfessional AffiliationsCourses TaughtResearch Interests and Awardsefreel@udel.eduFreel (retired), Edward J. <img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Freel_Ed.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Policy Scientist, Institute for Public AdministrationInstructor, School of Public Policy and Administration

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