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Dean's Office Leadership

For a list of administrative units and contact information for their assistant deans, directors and staff, please use the drop-down menus in the school’s faculty and staff directory.


David M. Van Slyke

David M. Van Slyke

Dean, Maxwell School

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Ph.D., Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Public and nonprofit management, government contracting, public-private partnerships, policy implementation, strategic management


Carol Faulkner

Carol Faulkner

Professor, History Department

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Maxwell School

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar

Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1998

Areas of Expertise

19th-century America, U.S. women, gender, sexuality, social movements

Andrew S. London

Andrew S. London

Professor, Sociology Department

Associate Dean for Research and Administration, Maxwell School

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Medical sociology; HIV/AIDS; demography; aging and the life course; families, poverty, welfare and low-wage work; carework; veterans; LGBT/sexuality studies

Gladys McCormick

Gladys McCormick

Associate Professor, History Department

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Maxwell School

Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations

Advisory Board Member, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Areas of Expertise

Latin America and the Caribbean, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexico

Academic Department Leadership


Robert Bifulco

Robert Bifulco

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001

Areas of Expertise

Education finance and policy, program evaluation

Susan Branson

Susan Branson

Professor and Chair, History Department

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1992

Areas of Expertise

Early American women, early American society and culture, science and American society

Julia Carboni

Julia Carboni

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Chair, Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Research Director, Collaborative Governance

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012

Areas of Expertise

Collaborative governance, nonprofit management, organizational networks, food systems

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Bill Coplin

Professor and Chair, Policy Studies

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

Ph.D., American University, 1964

Areas of Expertise

Higher education, citizenship and urban education, public policy analysis, pedagogical partners with undergraduates

Renée de Nevers

Renée de Nevers

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Chair, Social Science Ph.D. Program

Associate Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992

Areas of Expertise

International security, international relations, private military and security companies

Christopher DeCorse

Christopher DeCorse

Professor and Chair, Anthropology Department

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989

Areas of Expertise

General anthropology, African archaeology and history, African diaspora studies, culture contact, colonialism and change, archaeology and popular culture

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008

Areas of Expertise

American politics, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, experimental methods

Osamah F. Khalil

Associate Professor, History Department

Chair, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professor

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Areas of Expertise

U.S. foreign relations, modern Middle East, Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict

Tom Perreault

Tom Perreault

Professor and Chair, Geography and the Environment Department

DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography

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

Advisory Board Member, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Political ecology, environmental justice, water governance, critical resource geography, mining and extractivism, rural livelihoods, agrarian political economy, indigeneity and indigenous politics, Latin America

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Professor and Chair, Economics Department

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Faculty Affiliate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1989

Areas of Expertise

Public economics, economics of education, urban economics, health economics

Janet M. Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor and Chair, Sociology Department

Director, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Research Centers and Institutes Leadership


Keith J. Bybee

Keith J. Bybee

Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media

Vice Dean (College of Law)

Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor (College of Law)

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Public law, the judicial process, the politics of race, legal theory, political philosophy

Margaret Hermann

Margaret Hermann

Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs

Senior Research Associate, Mapping Global Insecurity

Senior Research Associate, Sovereignty, Order and Conflict Working Group

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965

Areas of Expertise

Political leadership, foreign policy decision making, crisis management, influence of non-state actors on foreign policy, comparative foreign policy

Sebastian Karcher

Sebastian Karcher

Associate Director, Qualitative Data Repository, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Research Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2014 

Leonard M. Lopoo

Leonard M. Lopoo

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director and Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Director, Maxwell X Lab

Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics

Faculty Affiliate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001

Areas of Expertise

Child and family policy, behavioral economics, economic demography

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

Professor, Sociology Department

Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

Co-Director, Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Research Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Rural demography, social and structural determinants of health and health disparities, spatial differences in morbidity and mortality

Jennifer Karas Montez

University Professor, Sociology Department

Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies

Director, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Demography, political economy and population health, life course and aging

Tina Nabatchi

Tina Nabatchi

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration

Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Public management, policy and law; public participation; collaborative governance; conflict resolution

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Ph.D., Yale University, 1992

Areas of Expertise

American politics, political representation and legislature behavior, health care policy, citizenship and democracy, public engagement, gun politics and policy

Peter Wilcoxen

Peter Wilcoxen

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy

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

Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989

Areas of Expertise

Natural resource, environmental economics

Janet M. Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor and Chair, Sociology Department

Director, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health