New England Public Works Institute


Program Director

Rosemarie Pelletier, DPA

Welcome to the New England Public Works Institute at Norwich University

Welcome to the New England Public Works Institute (NEPWI) – an online collaboration between Norwich University and the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association. The New England Public Works Institute is an online course of study in leadership and management best practices. It provides both new and experienced supervisors and managers the skills needed to manage and lead in a constantly evolving public works environment. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, decision-making, writing and critical

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Rosemarie A. Pelletier is the program director for the Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance programs at Norwich University. Dr. Pelletier has several years of experience in education, public policy, and real estate. She has been teaching in Virginia for 15 years in the classroom and for about 10 years online, where she wrote and developed courses and chaired dissertation committees. Dr. Pelletier was the president and founder of a company responsible for the identification, research, and development of projects suitable for construction by the formation of a public-private partnership.

Dr. Pelletier served as the Secretary of the Virginia State Technology Council where she advised the Executive and Legislative branches on technology policy issues. She chaired the Transportation Technology Advisory Panel in writing the Transportation Technology Blueprint for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was appointed by Governor George Allen to the Joint Committee on Technology and Science to study and advise on technology and science policies. Appointed by Governor Mark Warner, Dr. Pelletier served on the statewide speakers bureau to address transportation funding issues throughout the Commonwealth. She combines her knowledge and experience in technology policy with her education in public policy and public administration to bring the best of both worlds to Norwich University.

At George Mason University, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, her MPA, and began her Ph.D. work. She then went on to the University of Baltimore to receive her Doctorate in Public Administration, specializing in policy and project implementation.

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