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Faculty Council

The purpose of the Faculty Council of the Maxwell School is to provide the faculty with a group of representative peers to act on its behalf in certain circumstances including, (a) to critically examine the merits of ideas about and proposals for the School brought to it by the dean and others, (b) to participate on its own initiative in developing and revising polices for consideration by the faculty and appropriate academic officials of the School, and (d) to appoint the members of the Committee on Scholarship and Research.

In accordance with the  Maxwell Faculty Bylaws, three members of the Council are elected annually to staggered three-year terms.

Maxwell faculty members with business for the Council's attention should contact the Council Chair, Devashish Mitra at dmitra@syr.edu, or any member of the Council.

Maxwell Faculty Council Meetings

The Maxwell Faculty Council meets as a full council once a month. Maxwell Faculty Council documents, including meeting minutes, may be found on the G drive folder named “Maxwell Faculty Council-kjbliss-S19”.

Look for MAX-Filer --> Collab --> Maxwell Faculty Council-kjbliss-S19. If you have questions about how to connect to the Maxwell Faculty Council G drive, contact Maxwell's ICT team at service@maxwell.syr.edu.

Faculty Council Members

Mona Bhan

Mona Bhan

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies

Director, Extraction, Environment and Citizenship Working Group

327 Eggers Hall
315.443.4198 | mobhan@syr.edu

(2021-23)
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Christopher DeCorse

Professor and Chair, Anthropology Department

207 Maxwell Hall
315.443.4647 | crdecors@syr.edu

(2019-22)
Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Advisory Board Member, East Asia Program

332 Eggers Hall
315.443.8678 | ddgueorg@syr.edu

(Secretary, 2021-24)
Madonna Harrington Meyer

Madonna Harrington Meyer

University Professor, Sociology Department

Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall
315.443.3114 | maharrin@syr.edu

(2021-24)
Radha Kumar

Radha Kumar

Associate Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

514 Eggers Hall
315.443.5875 | rkuma100@syr.edu

(2021-24)
Mary E. Lovely

Mary E. Lovely

Professor Emerita, Economics Department

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence

Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar

336 Eggers Hall
315.443.9048 | melovely@syr.edu

(2020-23)
Devashish Mitra

Devashish Mitra

Professor and Chair, Economics Department

Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs

Co-Director, Trade, Development, and Political Economy Working Group

340 Eggers Hall
315.443.6143 | dmitra@syr.edu

(2019-22)
Emily Wiemers

Emily Wiemers

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

320C Lyman Hall
315.443.3749 | eewiemer@syr.edu

(2020-23)
Jamie Winders

Jamie Winders

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Syracuse University

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

310A Maxwell Hall
315.443.5225 | jwinders@syr.edu

(2019-22)

Staff Council

Mission: The Maxwell Staff Council will serve the staff by providing enrichment opportunities, supporting initiatives that cultivate a positive work environment, facilitating communication, and advocating on behalf of the staff.

Current Maxwell Staff Council Members

Margaret M. Austin

Margaret M. Austin

Associate Director, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall
315.443.9070 | mmaustin@syr.edu

(Secretary, 2021 - 2023)
Morgan Bicknell

Morgan Bicknell

Events Manager, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

206 Eggers Hall
315.443.5640 | mebickne@syr.edu

(2022 - 2024)
Natalie Dascoulias

Natalie Dascoulias

Digital Content Marketing Specialist, Communications and Media Relations Office

504 Maxwell Hall
315.443.5451 | ndascoul@syr.edu

(2022 - 2024)
Julianne Davis

Julianne Davis

Budget Analyst, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

200 Eggers Hall
315.443.5056 | jdavis01@syr.edu

(2021 - 2023)
Heather Macknik

Heather Macknik

Budget Manager, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

215 Eggers Hall
315.443.2687 | hmmackni@syr.edu

(Chair, 2022 - 2023)
Brian von Knoblauch

Brian von Knoblauch

Operations Manager, Information & Communication Technology Office

034 Eggers Hall
315.263.0568 | bevonkno@syr.edu

(2022 - 2024)
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Laura Walsh

Academic Operations Coordinator, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

222 Maxwell Hall
315.443.3272 | lcwalsh@syr.edu

(2022 - 2024)