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Amy Wade

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Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of MPA Faculty Network, Adjunct Instructor
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Amy Wade serves as the Director of the Faculty Network for the MPA program at the School of Government, where she is responsible for the hiring, on-boarding, and continued support of live session faculty, ensuring the MPA program engages in high-impact teaching practices to maximize student learning. Recently, Amy also served as a team member for the School’s Opioid Response Project, where she facilitated the development and implementation of collective impact approaches for opioid prevention and treatment in ten communities across North Carolina and served as a liaison for two of the larger urban centers within the state, Mecklenburg and Forsyth counties. Amy has over ten years of progressive work in nonprofit management and consulting experience in strategic planning, strategic fund development, database and dashboard development, and program design, implementation, and evaluation. During her work in the nonprofit field, Amy received a College Board CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award for a program she designed to help low-income students and parents get ready for college. She also supported the receipt of a Kresge Foundation Award for the successful development of a program to help low-income high school students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). She obtained a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in public administration, and a doctorate of philosophy in higher education policy and leadership from The Ohio State University.