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Tenth Decade Scholars

The Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar recognizes and encourage excellence in citizenship teaching, research, and public engagement from within the Maxwell School. 

More to Come
The Maxwell School is seeking support for more Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar appointments. If you would like to help, please contact Scott Barrett at sabarr02@maxwell.syr.edu or 315.443.9382.
Grants provided through the Tenth Decade Faculty Scholars initiative benefit the faculty members’ research and curricular development, provide each recipient $5,000 per year for three years to support their work. Initial funding was provided by members of the Maxwell School’s Advisory Board and allowed for three awards.  Additional philanthropic support in the months and years ahead will provide new awards to recognize additional members of the Maxwell faculty.

The inaugural Tenth Decade Scholars are Carol Faulkner (History), Andrew S. London (Sociology), and Tina Nabatchi (Public Administration and International Affairs).  

Faulkner, CarolCarol Faulkner's research focuses on the history of American social movements, particularly women's social and political activism in the nineteenth century. Her books include Women's Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen's Aid Movement (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), and Women in America to 1880: A Documentary Reader(Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). A professor of history, she served during 2015-16 as the interim chair of the undergraduate Maxwell Program in Citizenship and Civic Engagement, while also teaching its core seminar on Justice, Ethics, and Citizenship. Faulkner holds a PhD from Binghamton University.

London, AndrewAndrew S. London is a professor of sociology whose research focuses on the health, care, and well-being of the stigmatized and vulnerable, including persons living with HIV/AIDS; caregivers; welfare-reliant and working poor women and their children; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons; persons with disabilities; the formerly incarcerated; older adults; and veterans.  He is a former chair and the current graduate director of Maxwell’s Department of Sociology. In 2015, he received Syracuse University’s Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. He was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow (while at UCLA) and holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nabatchi,-Tina.jpgTina Nabatchi’s research and teaching broadly address issues of democratic governance in public administration, and specifically focus on citizen participation, collaborative governance, and conflict resolution. Nabatchi, an associate professor of public administration and international affairs, is the lead editor of Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement(Oxford University Press, 2012) and wrote two recently published books: Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy with Matt Leighninger (Jossey-Bass, 2015) and Collaborative Governance Regimes with Kirk Emerson (Georgetown University Press, 2015). She is the primary investigator on a major federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, investigating public deliberation in health policy while also engaging average citizens in consumer-centered patient-care strategies. Nabatchi holds a PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington.