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Faculty Directory




Stephen Saunders Webb

Professor Emeritus, History; Maxwell Professor Emeritus, History and Social Science

542A Eggers Hall (315) 443-5873 sswebb@maxwell.syr.edu

Early America, Anglo-American social and political, Native American

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965


Simon Weschle

Assistant Professor, Political Science

530 Eggers Hall (315) 443-8678 swweschl@maxwell.syr.edu

Comparative political economy, democratic accountability and representation, quantitative methods

Ph.D., Duke University, 2015


John Western

Professor Emeritus, Geography; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence

528 Eggers Hall (315) 443-3063 jcwester@maxwell.syr.edu

Social, cultural, urban geography; Southern Africa, Europe

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978


Steven White

Assistant Professor, Political Science; Campbell Senior Research Associate

526 Eggers Hall (315) 443-8678 swhite10@maxwell.syr.edu

American politics, American political development, race and politics

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014


Emily Wiemers

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

320C Lyman Hall (315) 443-3749 eewiemer@maxwell.syr.edu

Labor economics, demography, economics of aging, household behavior and family economics, health economics

Ph.D., University of California, 2009 


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

426 Eggers Hall (315) 443-0268 wilcoxen@maxwell.syr.edu

Natural resource, environmental economics

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989


Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor, Sociology; Director, Aging Studies Institute

314 Lyman Hall (315) 443-5053 jwilmoth@maxwell.syr.edu

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995


Robert Wilson

Associate Professor, Geography

533 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9433 rmwilson@maxwell.syr.edu

Environmental history, historical geography, animals and society, climate-change history and politics, environmentalism

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003


Jamie Winders

Professor, Geography; Director, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute; https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/autonomous-policy/

310A Maxwell Hall (315) 443-9554 jwinders@maxwell.syr.edu

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004


Douglas A. Wolf

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs; Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies

314 Lyman Hall (315) 443-9066 dawolf@maxwell.syr.edu

Aging and public policy, population studies, quantitative methods

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1977