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
Carol Faulkner

Dr. Carol Faulkner, Chair

Carol Faulkner is a professor of history and associate dean for academic affairs at the Maxwell School. She studies the history of the nineteenth-century United States, with a particular focus on women, gender, sexuality, and social movements. She is the author of Women's Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen's Aid Movement(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003), Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), and Unfaithful: Love, Adultery, and Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-Century America (2019), and the editor of Women in American History to 1880: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). She is a co-editor of The Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott (University of Illinois Press, 2002), Interconnections: Gender and Race in American History (University of Rochester Press, 2012), and Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons (University of Illinois Press, 2017). Professor Faulkner teaches classes on American social protest and the history of sexuality.

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.

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Carol Faulkner
Associate Dean; Professor, History
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1998
19th-century America, U.S. women, gender, sexuality, social movements

Anne Mosher

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

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