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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is a center for independent policy research now celebrating the 230th anniversary of its founding. The American Academy, which was established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, counts George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, and Winston Churchill as past members and over 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners among its current membership. There is one American Academy of Arts and Sciences recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Catherine Bertini, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs
  • Donald Meinig, Maxwell Research Professor of Geography Emeritus

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Founded in 1848, The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. The AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. There is one American Association for the Advancement of Science recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • W. Henry Lambright, professor of public administration and international affairs, and political science

 

American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies is a private non-profit federation of 67 national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its constitution, is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." There are five ACLS Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Andrew Cohen, associate professor of history
  • Cissie Fairchilds, professor of history
  • Norman Kutcher, associate professor of history
  • Frederick Marquardt, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence and assistant professor of history
  • Robert Rubinstein, professor of anthropology and international relations
  • William Stinchcombe, professor of history emeritus
  • John Scott Strickland, associate professor of history
  • Susan Wadley, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies and professor of anthropology

 

C.A.S.E. Professor of the Year

Awarded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (C.A.S.E.) since 1981, the U.S. Professors of the Year program has rewarded outstanding professors for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional methods. It is the only national program to recognize college and university professors for their teaching skills. There is one C.A.S.E. recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Ralph Ketcham, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs

 

Fulbright Fellows

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. In the aftermath of World War II, Senator Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much-needed vehicle for promoting "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." His vision was approved by Congress and the program signed into law by President Truman in 1946. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, and graduate study. There are 19 Fulbright Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Douglas Armstrong, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence and professor of anthropology
  • Hans Buechler, professor of anthropology
  • John Burdick, professor of anthropology
  • Christopher DeCorse, professor of anthropology
  • Renee deNevers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Ann Grodzins Gold, professor of anthropology
  • Ralph Ketcham, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Audie Klotz, associate professor of political science
  • Lou Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies
  • Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, professor of history
  • Don Meinig, Maxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • Deborah Pellow, professor of anthropology
  • Thomas Perreault, associate professor of geography
  • David Robinson, DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
  • Brian Taylor, associate professor of political science
  • Cecilia Van Hollen, associate professor of anthropology
  • Susan Wadley, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies and professor of anthropology

 

Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was established in 1925 by United States Senator Simon Guggenheim to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. There are seven Guggenheim Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Peter Marsh, Professor Emeritus of History and International Relations
  • Donald Meinig, Maxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Donald Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • David Robinson, DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
  • Dennis Romano, professor of history
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

  • Norman Kutcher, associate professor of history


 

International Academy of Food Science and Technology

  • Catherine Bertini, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs


 

MacArthur Fellows

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships, commonly known as a "genius grant," to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work. There is one MacArthur Fellow on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography

National Academy of Public Administration Fellows

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who provide objective advice and practical solutions based on systematic research and expert analysis.  Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the Academy helps federal, state and local governments respond effectively to current circumstances and changing conditions. Fellows include current and former Cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators, diplomats, business executives, local public managers, foundation executives, and scholars.  The principal criterion for selection is a sustained contribution to the field of public administration through public service or scholarship.  There are eight NAPA Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Catherine Bertini, Professor of Practice in Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Stuart Bretschneider, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Walter Broadnax, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Harry Lambright, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • John Palmer, University Professor and Dean Emeritus
  • Ross Rubenstein, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • David Van Slyke, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, and Economics

  
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is the largest financial supporter of humanities programs in the United States. The NEH promotes excellence in the humanities and conveys the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in four funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, and public programs. There are 11 NEH Fellows on the Maxwell Faculty:

  • Douglas Armstrong, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence and professor of anthropology
  • Michael Barkun, professor of political science
  • John Burdick, associate professor of anthropology
  • Andrew Cohen, associate professor of history
  • Don Meinig, Maxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Robert McClure, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus and professor of political science and public affairs
  • Maureen Trudelle Schwarz, professor of anthropology
  • Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science
  • Susan Wadley, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies and professor of anthropology
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science

Radcliffe Institute Fellows
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, based at Harvard University, each year chooses a handful of scholars join the institute community, where they pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts:

  • Andrew Cohen, associate professor of history

 

Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
The Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology is awarded annually by the American Anthropological Association:

  • Robert Rubinstein, professor of anthropology

Solmsen Fellows, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Albrecht Diem, assistant professor of history                         

 

World Food Prize Laureate
The World Food Prize was established in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug to be the foremost international award for achievements that significantly increase the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world:

  • Catherine Bertini, Professor of Practice in Public Administration and International Affairs

 

University Awards

Distinguished Professor

Syracuse University's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost designates as Distinguished Professors only those faculty members who occupy the highest echelons of repute, nationally or internationally, within their chosen field(s). The title recognizes individuals of extraordinary scholarly achievement for distinction among their peers. Distinguished Professors on the Maxwell School faculty are:

  • Badi H. Baltagi, Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • Walter D. Broadnax, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Jerry Kelly, Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • Donald Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography

 

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence

The Meredith Professorship was established at Syracuse University in 1995 to recognize and reward outstanding teaching. The professorship, which carries a three-year term, encourages further research and discussions on teaching. Meredith Professors are enrolled for life in the Meredith Symposium as a signal of honor and to provide an ongoing forum for the discussion of teaching excellence. In total, nine Maxwell faculty have been honored:

  • Kristi Andersen, professor of political science
  • Douglas Armstrong, professor of anthropology
  • William Banks, professor of public administration and international affairs, and law
  • David Bennett, professor of history
  • Stuart Bretschneider, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • William Coplin, professor of public affairs
  • Jerry Evensky, professor of economics
  • Norman Kutcher, professor of history
  • Madonna Harrington Meyer, professor of sociology
  • John Western, professor of geography

 

Teaching Recognition Awards, Sponsored by the Meredith Professors

The Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards, sponsored by the Meredith Professors, was established in 2001 through an expansion of the Laura J. and Douglas Meredith Professorship Program as a way to recognize excellence in teaching by non-tenured faculty and adjunct and part-time instructors. Recipients are selected for teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with others, and the lasting value of their courses. Among the Maxwell faculty to receive this honor are:

  • Michael Ebner, assistant professor of history
  • Jonathan Hanson, assistant professor of political science
  • Azra Hromadzic, professor of anthropology
  • Chris Kyle, associate professor of history
  • Leonard Lopoo, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Gladys McCormick, professor of history
  • Susan Millar, associate professor of geography
  • Jacqueline Orr, associate professor of sociology
  • Thomas Perreault, associate professor of geography
  • David Popp, associate professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Gretchen Purser, assistant professor of sociology
  • Jeremy Shiffman, associate professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Junko Takeda, assistant professor of history
  • Jamie Winders, assistant professor of geography

 

Syracuse University Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes a Syracuse University professor who has not only exemplified an exceptional talent for teaching, but who has also developed nurturing relationships with students through counseling, mentoring, sound direction, and advice:

  • David H. Bennett, professor of history
  • William Coplin, professor of public affairs
  • Robert McClure, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus and professor of political science and public affairs
  • Mark Rupert, professor of political science

 

Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement

Each year the Chancellor's Citation recognizes the outstanding contributions made by members of the faculty to the mission of Syracuse University. The Citation is bestowed upon members of the faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the scholarly and artistic world. The following is a list of the current Maxwell faculty members and their departments, who have received the Chancellor's Citation:

  • Michael Barkun, professor of political science
  • David Bennett, associate professor of history
  • John Burdick, professor of anthropology
  • Linda Carty, associate professor of sociology
  • William Coplin, professor of public affairs
  • Margaret “Peg” Hermann, professor of political science
  • Jerry Kelly, professor of economics
  • Ralph Ketcham, professor of history
  • Louis Kriesberg, professor of sociology
  • Robert McClure, professor of political science
  • Donald Meinig, professor of geography
  • Mark Monmonier, professor of geography
  • Grant Reeher, professor of political science
  • Jonnell Robinson, assistant professor of geography
  • Dennis Romano, professor of history
  • Robert Rubinstein, anthropology and international relations
  • James Roger Sharp, professor of history
  • Susan Wadley, professor of anthropology
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, professor of history
  • John Yinger, professor of economics and public administration and international affairs

  

Others

  • Francine D’Amico, Advisor of the Year 2011, College of Arts and Sciences

 

Maxwell Awards

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence

  • Kristi Andersen, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus and professor of political science
  • Douglas Armstrong, professor of anthropology
  • Marjorie DeVault, professor of sociology
  • Mary Lovely, professor of economics
  • Frederick Marquardt, assistant professor of history
  • Robert McClure, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus and professor of political science and public affairs
  • Larry Schroeder, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • John Western, professor of geography

 

Maxwell Professorship

  • Stuart Bretschneider, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Christine Himes, Maxwell Professor of Sociology
  • Jeffrey Stonecash, Maxwell Professor of Political Science
  • Donald Meinig, Maxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science
  • Ralph Ketcham, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies

 

Moynihan Award

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research was named for the late U.S. Senator and former member of the Maxwell faculty. The award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, and service by a non-tenured faculty member.

  • 1986 – Stuart Bretschneider, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • 1987 – John Western, professor of geography
  • 1988 – Jan Ondrich, professor of economics
  • 1989 – Douglas Armstrong, professor of anthropology
  • 1990 – Dennis Romano, professor of history
  • 1991 – Marjorie DeVault, professor of sociology
  • 1992 – Mark Rupert, professor of political science
  • 1993 – Rosemary O’Leary*
  • 1993 – Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn, professor of history
  • 1994 – Douglas Wolf, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • 1995 – John Burdick, professor of anthropology
  • 1996 – Richard Grant*
  • 1997 – Christopher DeCorse, professor of anthropology
  • 1998 – Mehrzad Boroujerdi, associate professor of political science
  • 1999 – Christine Himes, professor of sociology
  • 2000 – Suzanne Mettler*
  • 2000 – Sudipta Sen*
  • 2001 – Rogan Kersh*
  • 2002 – Maureen T. Schwarz, professor of anthropology
  • 2003 – Arthur Brooks*
  • 2004 – Craige Champion, associate professor of history
  • 2005 – Andrew Cohen, associate professor of history; and Jane Read, associate professor of geography
  • 2006 – David Popp, associate professor of public administration and international affairs
  • 2007 – Cecilia Van Hollen, associate professor of anthropology
  • 2008 – Jamie Winders, associate professor of geography
  • 2009 – Leonard M. Lopoo, associate professor of public administration and international affairs
  • 2010 – Shannon Novak, associate professor of anthropology
  • 2011 – Elizabeth Cohen, associate professor of political science
  • 2012 – Junko Therese Takeda, associate professor of history
  • 2013 – Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of public administration and international affairs
  • 2013 – Michael Ebner, associate professor of history

* No longer on faculty


 

O’Hanley Faculty Scholars

  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi, associate professor of political science 
  • Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology
  • Junko Takeda, associate professor of history
  • Jamie Winders, associate professor of geography

Complete list of named/distinguished/endowed professorships

  • Kristi Andersen – Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of political science
  • Douglas Armstrong – Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of anthropology
  • Badi H. Baltagi – Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • William Banks – Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; College of Law Board Advisors Distinguished Professorship; professor of public administration and international affairs, and law
  • David Bennett – Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor of history
  • Stuart Bretschneider – Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; Maxwell Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs; professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Walter Broadnax - Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Leonard Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs; professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, and economics
  • William Coplin - Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of public affairs
  • Marjorie DeVault – Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of sociology
  • Gary Engelhardt - Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar
  • Jerry Evensky – Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs; professor of economics
  • Ann Grodzins Gold - William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Madonna Harrington Meyer - Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor of sociology
  • Margaret Hermann – Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs; professor of political science
  • Christine Himes - Maxwell Professor of Sociology; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year
  • William Horrace - Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar
  • Thomas Keck – Michael O. Sawyer Chair in Constitutional Law and Politics; professor of political science
  • Jerry Kelly – Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • Ralph Ketcham – Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Thomas Kniesner – Krisher Professor of Economics
  • Louis Kriesberg – Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies
  • Mary Lovely – Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of economics
  • Frederick Marquardt – Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; assistant professor of history
  • Robert McClure – Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor of political science and public affairs
  • Donald Meinig – Maxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Donald Mitchell – Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • Devashish Mitra – Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs; professor of economics
  • Mark Monmonier – Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • John Palmer – University Professor and Dean Emeritus
  • Dennis Romano – Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History
  • David Robinson – DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography
  • Stuart Rosenthal – Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar; Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics; professor of economics
  • Larry Schroeder – Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of public administration and international affairs
  • J. Roger Sharp – United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor of history
  • Jeffrey Stonecash – Maxwell Professor of Political Science
  • Laurence Thomas – United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor of political science
  • David Van Slyke – Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy
  • Susan Wadley – Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies; professor of anthropology
  • Stephen Saunders Webb – Maxwell Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science
  • John Western – Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor of geography
  • Douglas Wolf – Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies; professor of public administration and international affairs
  • John Yinger – Trustee Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, and Economics

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