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Faculty Directory




Craige B. Champion

Professor, History

310B Maxwell Hall (315) 443-2781 cbchamp@maxwell.syr.edu

Hellenistic Greece, Greek democracy and republican Rome, ancient imperialism, ethnic identity formation in classical antiquity, the politics of culture in ancient Greece and Rome, classical historiography

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1993


Matthew R. Cleary

Associate Professor, Political Science; Chair, International Relations Program (Undergraduate)

225 Eggers Hall (315) 443-4288 macleary@maxwell.syr.edu

Latin American politics, political institutions, democratization, and ethnic politics

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004


Andrew Wender Cohen

Professor, History; Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History

305 Maxwell Hall (315) 443-3320 awcohe01@maxwell.syr.edu

United States history, law, crime, and political economy

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999


Elizabeth F. Cohen

Professor, Political Science

310 Eggers Hall (315) 443-5870 efcohen@maxwell.syr.edu

Contemporary and modern political theory, history of political thought, immigration and citizenship

Ph.D., Yale University, 2003


Goodwin Cooke

Professor of Practice Emeritus, International Relations

gcooke@maxwell.syr.edu

Former U.S. foreign service officer, experience in Asia, Europe, Canada, and Africa; ambassador to Central African Republic

B.A., Harvard University, 1953


Bill Coplin

Professor and Chair, Policy Studies; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence

102 Maxwell Hall (315) 443-2348 wdcoplin@maxwell.syr.edu

Higher education, urban education, public policy analysis

Ph.D., American University, 1964


Francine D’Amico

Teaching Professor, International Relations; Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations; Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School; Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies

225 Eggers Hall (315) 443-2306 fjdamico@maxwell.syr.edu

International law and organizations, global governance, United Nations, human rights/LGBTIQ global issues, international security and diplomacy, race/gender/sexual identity & the US military, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989


Renée de Nevers

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs; Chair, Social Science Program; Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment

351 Eggers Hall (315) 443-7093 denevers@maxwell.syr.edu

International security, international relations, private military and security companies

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992


Christopher DeCorse

Professor, Anthropology

207 Maxwell Hall (315) 443-4647 crdecors@maxwell.syr.edu

General anthropology, African archaeology and history, African diaspora studies, culture contact, colonialism and change, archaeology and popular culture

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989


Thomas Dennison

Professor of Practice Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs

thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu

Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, non-profit governance

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1987