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Michael J. Williams

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs; Director, Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Executive Master of International Relations (EMIR) programs

215 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9047 mjwill14@syr.edu

Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education with Merit, 2011

University of London, United Kingdom

Ph.D. in International Relations, 2006

London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom

M.A. with Distinction in Contemporary European History, 2003

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany University of Bath, United Kingdom  


Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor and Chair, Sociology; Director, Aging Studies Institute

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

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995


Robert Wilson

Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography and the Environment

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

Environmental history, historical geography, environmental humanities, animals and society, climate change history and politics

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003


Jamie Winders

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

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

Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, international migration, race/ethnicity, gender, cultural and social geography, social theory, social reproduction, feminist geography, qualitative methods, digital geographies

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


John M. Yinger

Trustee Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs ; Director, Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP); Associate Director, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9062 joyinger@syr.edu

State and local government finance, education, urban policy, and discrimination in housing

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1975


Yael Zeira

Associate Professor, Political Science

526 Eggers Hall (315) 443-1749 yzeira@maxwell.syr.edu

Middle East politics, comparative politics, political conflict and violence

Ph.D., New York University, 2012


Baobao Zhang

Assistant Professor, Political Science

100 Eggers Hall bzhang22@syr.edu

Ph.D., Yale University, 2020 


Maria Zhu

Assistant Professor, Economics

426 Eggers Hall (315) 443-9043 mzhu33@syr.edu

Labor economics, economics of education

Ph.D., Duke University, 2019 


Austin Zwick

Assistant Teaching Professor, Policy Studies; Assistant Director, Policy Studies; Director of Honors, Policy Studies

102 Maxwell Hall (315) 748-5115 alzwick@maxwell.syr.edu

Smart Cities, Platform Economy, Autonomous systems, Urban and regional planning, and quantitative methods

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2018 


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