Matthew Stitt Appointed as Fels Distinguished Fellow


The Fels Institute of Government is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Stitt (MPA ’12) as a Distinguished Fellow. The appointment is a recognition of Stitt’s work and multiple contributions to Fels and the broader University of Pennsylvania community.

As a Distinguished Fellow, Stitt will help equip Fels students to engage in today’s critical policy issues and to create a more diverse and equitable public sector. His efforts will include leading a speaker series on racial equity and social justice, supporting internships and student mentorship, and connecting students and alumni. While this is an expanded role for Stitt, he has long been an important part of the Fels community, having previously served as an adjunct lecturer, student mentor, and Capstone advisor.

“Matt’s track record in advancing public policy with a lens on equity, along with his steadfast support for training new leaders, makes him a true asset to the Fels community,” say Faculty Directors Matt Levendusky, Penny and Robert A. Fox Director of the Fels Institute of Government, and John Lapinski, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Political Science. “We are excited for him to formalize this role as a Distinguished Fellow and look forward to him working with Fels students for many years to come.”

The newly created Distinguished Fellow position is supported by the Fels Institute of Government and is part of Fels’ continued commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice. In addition to continuing the speaker series, Stitt and Fels will support other specific programming focused on these areas.

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