Dean's Office

The Dean's Office manages and supports the shared concerns of the Maxwell School, including technology, facility use, budgeting, public relations, career development, alumni relations, and fund raising. It provides leadership and liaison with the University on new School-wide projects and other broadly significant endeavors — those requiring support, consultation, and external investment.

In addition, wherever appropriate, the Office of the Dean works with the departments and other units of the School to facilitate such shared concerns as hiring, staff management, tenure and promotion, and curriculum development and revision.

For general information about the Office of the Dean, e-mail info@maxwell.syr.edu or call 315-443-2252. Send mail to 200 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, N.Y. 13244–1020.

For more on Dean David Van Slyke, see the Dean’s biography.

Central Leadership and Administration

David Van Slyke
Dean
315-443-3461
vanslyke@maxwell.syr.edu

Scott Barrett
Associate Dean for External Affairs
315-443-9382
sabarr02@maxwell.syr.edu

Carol Faulkner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
315-443-9500     
cfaulkne@maxwell.syr.edu

Andrew London
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
315-443-4597        
anlondon@maxwell.syr.edu

Mary Pat Cornish
Chief Administrative and Budget Officer    
315-443-5450
mpcornis@maxwell.syr.edu

Holly Johnson
Graduate Administrator
315-443-5056
hjohns02@syr.edu

Julie Venditti
Office Assistant
315-443-2252
javendit@maxwell.syr.edu

Bethany Walawender
Executive Assistant to the Dean
315-443-3461
bdwalawe@maxwell.syr.edu

Alumni Relations

. . . helping Maxwell alumni stay in touch with the School and one another. See Maxwell Alumni webpage.

Jessica Walcott Murray
Director, Alumni Relations
315-443-2660         
jwmurr01@maxwell.syr.edu

Career Development

. . . guiding current students toward career options and job opportunities. See Career Development webpage.

Kelli Young
Director, Career Development
315-443-5563
kyoung@maxwell.syr.edu

Lauren Meyer
Administrative Assistant
315-443-5453
lbmeye01@maxwell.syr.edu

Communications

. . . through the media, website, print publications, and special events, spreading news of the Maxwell School’s people and programs to varied constituencies and the world at large. See Communications webpage.

Jessica Smith
Director, Communications and Media Relations
315-443-5492
jsmith13@maxwell.syr.edu

Dana Cooke
Publications Manager
315-443-4667
dlcooke@maxwell.syr.edu

Kimberly Bliss 
Content Manager 
kjbliss@maxwell.syr.edu  

Jennifer Congel
Communications Specialist  
315-443-4286
jacongel@maxwell.syr.edu

Development and External Relations

. . . helping identify sources of financial support for Maxwell and managing philanthropic giving to the School, while also consulting generally with individuals and organizations who have interest in Maxwell’s strength and growth. See Giving to Maxwell webpage.

Linda Birnbaum
Assistant Dean for Advancement
315-443-1053
lsbirnba@maxwell.syr.edu

Norma Shannon
Director of Development
315-443-5504
nshannon@maxwell.syr.edu

Liz Armstrong
Assistant Director of Development     
315-443-5451
eearmstr@maxwell.syr.edu

Kathleen Brunner
Assistant Director of Stewardship and Engagement
315-443-5881
kgfennie@maxwell.syr.edu

Sarah McLaughlin
Administrative Assistant 
swmclaug@maxwell.syr.edu 

Grant Development

. . . consulting with faculty members and other researchers to find and secure external sources for research funding. See Grant Development webpage.

Andrew London
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration    
anlondon@maxwell.syr.edu