Temple's Public Policy program is pleased to announce the appointment of David Thornburgh to the position or Professor of Practice.

David Thornburgh has served as President and CEO of the nonpartisan Committee of Seventy, the Philadelphia-based good government group. Under his leadership, Seventy launched a major initiative to push back on partisan redistricting called Draw the Lines, a citizen mapping project which will give any Pennsylvanian the data and software they can use to draw Congressional and legislative maps. Mr. Thornburgh has also served as the Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, Executive Director of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center.

In the Master of Public Policy program, Mr. Thornburgh has taught a course on Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit sectors. He will continue as the lead instructor for the MPP capstone course, Public Policy Project. He will also provide career guidance to graduating MPP students. Dr. Mucciaroni noted that the program is excited that Mr. Thornburgh's role is growing, sharing "We are fortunate to have someone of David's stature and leadership experience teaching and advising MPP students."