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Eric Luedtke

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, State and Local Governance Initiative; Ph.D. Student

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Eric Luedtke is an associate clinical professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and serves as director of the school’s State and Local Governance Initiative.

Luedtke’s work focuses on legislative decision-making processes and how they shape the development of public policy at the state and local level. His teaching is driven by a desire to help students develop their own leadership skills and engage in the innovative policy development work that goes on in America’s ‘laboratories of democracy’, the statehouses. As director of the State and Local Government Initiative, he helps develop innovative training programs for state and local officials across the country.

In addition to his work at the School of Public Policy, Luedtke has served as an elected member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 2011. He currently serves as House Majority Leader, and has served in a variety of legislative leadership roles in the past, including as chair of the Education Subcommittee and of the House Democratic Caucus.

Luedtke earned his B.A. in government and history in 2002, and his M.Ed. in secondary education in 2004, both at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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