International Relations Leadership and Staff

The staff of the International Relations Program is dedicated to student service.  We strive to create a warm, friendly, and collegial environment that fosters the development of meaningful connections among all members of the International Relations community.  The academic and professional success of our students is our ultimate goal.  The staff members welcome your visits to our office in 225 Eggers Hall in the newer wing of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.  The office telephone is 315-443-2306.  For advising appointments, please see our on-line scheduling system, ACUITY.


International Relations Program Chair and Associate Professor of Political ScienceMatthew Cleary Portrait
Matthew R. Cleary
Professor Cleary is an Associate Professor in Political Science, a Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence, and the Chair of the International Relations Program.  Professor Cleary’s main research interests are in Latin American politics.  He has published work on democratic institutions, indigenous politics, and civil-military relations in the region.  He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.  Professor Cleary has taught at Syracuse since 2005.  Visit Professor Cleary's website.

DirFrancine D'Amicoector of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of International Relations
Francine D'Amico
Professor D'Amico teaches undergraduate courses on international law & organizations, global governance, and Latin America & the Caribbean.  Her research focuses on issues relating to gender and international relations and the experiences of women in non-gender traditional occupations. She serves as the director of academic advising for all undergraduate majors/minors and as faculty advisor for the International Relations Learning Community, the Model United Nations Club and Team, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, and the SU-UNICEF student organization. She was named "Faculty Advisor of the Year" for 2010-2011 by the College of Arts and Sciences, and she serves on the University Senate and the LGBT Committee. She has been a member of the faculty at Syracuse University since Fall 2000. Visit Dr. D'Amico's website 




Academic AdvisorTerrie Northrup and Minor Coordinator
Terrell A. Northrup
Professor Northrup is faculty advisor for the International Relations Club and serves as the coordinator for our International Relations-based minors in Global Political Economy and Global Security Studies. She teaches International Relations and Political Science courses, including PSC 124 Introduction to International Relations, PSC 139 International Relations (Honors), a team-taught social science course called Global Community, and a senior seminar called Global Impacts of the Information Age. Her research interests focus on conflict resolution, the role of identity in conflict, and political and policy implications of the information age. She has been a member of the faculty at Syracuse University since 1989. Visit Professor Northrup's website.




Amy KennedyAcademic Advisor
Amy Kennedy
Amy joined us in October 2012 as the academic advisor for the International Relations Program. She advises newly-declared majors, sophomore and junior IR majors, as well as prospective majors. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. 






Office Coordinator III Angela Allen
Angela M. Allen
Angela is responsible for providing professional front office reception to the IRP office suite, administrative support to the Chair, budget preparation/management, departmental file, database and website management, and back-up support to other members of the program’s team. Angela brings nearly 30 years of administrative/executive assistant experience to the International Relations Program.