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Faculty & Staff Directory




William C. Banks

Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs; Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor (Law); Founding Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence

300G Dineen Hall (315) 443-3678 wcbanks@law.syr.edu

National security law, domestic and international terrorism, emergency powers, covert war powers, problems of official corruption, civil/military relations, appropriations powers

J.D., University of Denver, 1974


Michael Barkun

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

508 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9339 mbarkun@maxwell.syr.edu

Millenarian and utopian movements, radical right, terrorism

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965


Hossein Bashiriyeh

Lecturer, Political Science

408 Maxwell Hall (315) 443-3917 hbashiri@maxwell.syr.edu

Political sociology of the Middle East

Ph.D., Political Theory, University of Liverpool, England, 1982


J. E. Beagles

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

324 Eggers Hall (315) 443-5847 jebeagle@maxwell.syr.edu

Nonprofit management, network and nonprofit governance, international non-governmental organizations

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017


Jacob Bendix

Professor, Geography; Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

144A Eggers Hall (315) 443-3819 jbendix@maxwell.syr.edu

Biogeography, pyrogeography, geomorphology, human impacts on environmental systems, media coverage of the environment

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1992


David H. Bennett

Professor Emeritus, History; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence

313B Maxwell Hall (315) 443-5872 dhbennet@maxwell.syr.edu

Political extremism in America, 20th-century American history, modern military history

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1963


James P. Bennett

Associate Professor Emeritus, Political Science

405B Maxwell Hall (315) 443-1749 jbennett@maxwell.syr.edu

International relations theory

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978


Catherine Bertini

Emeritus Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs

cbertini@maxwell.syr.edu

International relations, foreign affairs, international organizations, United Nations, leadership, humanitarian relief, agricultural development, education of girls, hunger and food security.

B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1971


Mona Bhan

Associate Professor, Anthropology; Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies

327 Eggers Hall (315) 443-4198 mobhan@syr.edu

Border wars and counterinsurgency; militarism and humanitarianism; race, gender, and religion; environmentalism and climate change; occupation and human rights; space and place; water and infrastructure.

Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University, 2006 


Robert Bifulco

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

215B Eggers Hall (315) 443-3232 rbifulco@maxwell.syr.edu

Education finance and policy, program evaluation

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001