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Faculty Directory




Amy Ellen Schwartz

Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs; Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs

426 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9362 amyschwartz@syr.edu

Public economics, economics of education, urban economics

Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 1989


Maureen T. Schwarz

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

316C Maxwell Hall (315) 443-4995 mtschwar@maxwell.syr.edu

Advocate of Native North Americans and their rights, Navajo reservation, issues of representation, personhood, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, medical and religious pluralism.

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1995


Milton C. Sernett

Professor Emeritus, History and African American Studies

200 Sims Hall (315) 443-4302 mcsernet@syr.edu

African American religious history, slavery and abolition

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1972


Yüksel Sezgin

Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program

100F Eggers Hall (315) 443-4431 ysezgin@maxwell.syr.edu

Legal pluralism, informal justice systems, comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu), and human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2007


Martin S. Shanguhyia

Associate Professor, History

524 Eggers Hall (315) 443-3829 mshanguh@syr.edu

Colonial and postcolonial rural agrarian transformation, land politics, environmental transformations that impact community livelihoods in rural populations of Africa, modern African state politics

Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2007


James Roger Sharp

Professor Emeritus, History

313B Maxwell Hall (315) 443-9649 jrsharp@maxwell.syr.edu

American political history, early national and middle period, 1789-1860

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1966


Ying Shi

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

426 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9442 yshi78@maxwell.syr.edu

Economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Ph.D., Duke University, 2017 


Abdulaziz Shifa

Assistant Professor, Economics

117 Eggers Hall (315) 443-3802 abshifa@syr.edu

Economic growth, development and political economy

Ph.D., Stockholm University, 2013


Saba Siddiki

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

426 Eggers Hall (315) 443-4589 ssiddiki@syr.edu

Policy design, implementation, and compliance, collaborative governance, institutional analysis, sustainability technology and behavior, environmental policy, food policy

Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011


Merril Silverstein

Professor, Sociology and Human Development and Family Science ; Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging

314 Lyman Hall (315) 443-3969 merrils@syr.edu

Aging, family, intergenerational relationships, demographic, policy and cultural contexts, quantitative methods

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1990