Associate Dean and Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA)
Robert Bifulco, Jr. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dr. Robert Bifulco is the Associate Dean, Chair and Professor for the Public Administration and International Affairs Department at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is an accomplished teacher and
scholar, holding appointments as Senior Research Associate with the Center for Policy Research (CPR) and Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP) at the Maxwell School, and as co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis
and Management. In addition, he was affiliated with CALDER and Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) at the University of Connecticut. He had been fortunate to have his research supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the
Connecticut State Department of Education and by the New York State Education Department.
Prior to Syracuse University, he taught at the University of Connecticut where he received the Distinguished Professor award. Dr. Bifulco has taught courses on Public Budgeting, State and Local Finance, Economic Analysis, Education Policy,
Research Methods, Quantitative Analysis, and Program Evaluation.
His research focuses on the evaluation of educational policies and programs generally with specific interests in the interactions of school segregation, school policies, and student outcomes. He has also conducted research on the measurement
of school performance, educational resource disparities, and peer effects. He has published articles evaluating whole-school reform, school accountability programs, charter schools, magnet schools and other forms of school choice
which have appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education Finance and Policy, and the American Economic Journal–Economic Policy among others.
He received his Ph.D. and M.P.A. in Public Administration from Syracuse University along with an M.A. and B.A. in Philosophy from Rice and Bucknell Universities, respectively.
Professor of Practice and Vice Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA)
Stuart Brown [email@example.com]
Dr. Stuart Brown is a Professor of Practice and Vice Chair of the Public Administration and International Affairs Department at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also a Senior Research Associate
at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs specializing in international macroeconomics and finance and international political economy.
He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Director, Executive Education
Steven Lux [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Steven Lux is currently the Director of Executive Education at the Maxwell School, Steve is responsible for overseeing the School’s mid-career graduate degree programs (roughly 150 full and part-time students from thirty countries around
the world) and developing and managing various executive management training for both domestic and international audiences. Steve also teaches graduate level courses at the Maxwell School on subjects related to non-governmental organizations
and civil society. Prior to his work with the Maxwell School, Steve spent 12 years designing and managing development programs in South East Asia across a range of topics including health (i.e. family planning, maternal and child health,
HIV/AIDS, nutrition) and rural development (i.e. agricultural production, microcredit, small business development). Starting as a World Teach volunteer in Thailand in 1991, Steve’s career path allowed him to live and work also in Cambodia,
Laos, and Vietnam and to become fluent in Thai and Vietnamese. Steve’s last assignment before returning to Syracuse University full-time in 2004 was as Regional Director of a Thai NGO, the Population and Community Development Association.
Steve also has experience as an information systems analyst while working for Computer Science Corporation (CSC) from 1989 – 1991. Steve is a graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School and his wife and three children are residents of
DeWitt since 2003. Steven Lux has an AB degree in Economics from Harvard College (1989) and a MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University (1997).