CCE Leadership, Staff and Faculty

The Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program, which began in 2013, builds on the storied history of the Maxwell School and its recognition as one of the top rated public policy and citizenship schools in the United States. CCE is fundamentally interdisciplinary and combines academic rigor in the social sciences with a focus on leadership skills and community involvement.

Leadership and Staff

Leadership and Staff
Anne E. Mosher

Dr. Anne E. Mosher, Chair

Dr. Anne E. Mosher, Associate Professor of Geography and Senior Research Fellow in the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, is the Chair of the Maxwell Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program. Professor Mosher also currently serves as a New York Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities. At Syracuse University, she teaches and researches on urban planning and infrastructure, engaged placemaking, crisis and disaster management, and public memory as expressed via social media. Her 2004 book, Capital’s Utopia (Johns Hopkins University Press), is based on work that won the Association of American Geographers’ Nystrom Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation. Dr. Mosher is past editor of the journal Historical Geography, the founder of Histgeog: The Historical Geography Internet Discussion Group (now H-Histgeog), and is a founding member of the Syracuse University Digital Humanities Working Group. In addition to Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University, Mosher attended Lancaster University (U.K.) where she studied social (public) administration, comparative foreign policy, and urban political geography. She graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College with double majors in geography and international studies.

Stuart Brown

Amy Schmidt, Program Coordinator

Amy Schmidt is the Program Coordinator for Citizenship & Civic Engagement, which entails supporting students in their community placements, student advising, and managing the CCE office. Amy is from Syracuse and has spent many years working in the Central New York nonprofit sector, both professionally and as a volunteer. She earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a focus on Nonprofit Management from the Maxwell School, and was selected a John Ben Snow and Vernon Snow Fellow in Nonprofit Management. Prior to returning to Maxwell, Amy worked at local organizations including Home HeadQuarters, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Central New York Community Foundation.

CCE Teaching Faculty

Each year a wide range of faculty from the Maxwell School lead CCE’s upper division courses, providing students with an array of diverse perspectives and expertise and embodying the multidisciplinarity of our program. Currently, faculty from History, Anthropology, Political Science, Geography, and Public Administration serve as instructors for our students.

Shana Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008
American politics, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, experimental methods

Azra Hromadzic

Azra Hromadžić
Associate Professor, Anthropology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.) 2009
Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; social policy and welfare; aging, care, and responsibility; and the Balkans.

Anne Mosher

Anne E. Mosher
Associate Professor, Geography; Chair, Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 1989
Urban planning and geographies of infrastructure, crisis and disaster management, public scholarship and community engagement, digital humanities

Mark Rupert

Mark Rupert
Professor, Political Science
Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1987
International relations, political economy, politics of globalization, right-wing populism politics of globalization

Peter Wilcoxen

Peter Wilcoxen
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989
Natural resource, environmental economics