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Maxwell School Faculty


Areas of Expertise

Public economics, economics of education, urban economics, health economics

Areas of Expertise

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

Milton C. Sernett

Milton C. Sernett

Professor Emeritus, History Department

Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

200 Sims Hall | 315.443.4302 | mcsernet@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

African American religious history, slavery and abolition

Yüksel Sezgin

Yüksel Sezgin

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Research Affiliate, South Asia Center

100F Eggers Hall | 315.443.4431 | ysezgin@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

Martin S. Shanguhyia

Martin S. Shanguhyia

Associate Professor, History Department

Director, Maxwell African Scholars Union

O'Hanley Faculty Scholar

524 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3829 | mshanguh@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Colonial and postcolonial Africa; environmental and economic history; rural economic transformation; access to critical natural resources; development; resource governance; and production and flow of commodities

James Roger Sharp

James Roger Sharp

Professor Emeritus, History Department

313B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.9649 | jrsharp@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

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Ying Shi

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | yshi78@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Takumi Shibaike
(Pronouns: He, Him)

Takumi Shibaike

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

410A Eggers Hall | tshibaik@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Global Environmental Politics, NGOs, Global Governance, Civil Society Activism

Abdulaziz Shifa

Abdulaziz Shifa

Associate Professor, Economics Department

117 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3802 | abshifa@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Economic growth, development, political economy

Saba Siddiki

Saba Siddiki

Associate Professor and Director of the M.P.A. Program, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy

Director, Center for Policy Design and Governance

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | ssiddiki@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

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Merril Silverstein

Professor and Chair, Sociology Department

Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Falk College

Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.3969 | merrils@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

Perry Singleton

Perry Singleton

Associate Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | psinglet@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public finance, health economics

Theresa Singleton

Theresa Singleton

Professor, Anthropology Department

209B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.2435 | tasingle@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Historical archaeology, African American history and culture, slavery in plantation America, archaeology of the African diaspora

Areas of Expertise

International relations theory, security studies, U.S. foreign policy, political methodology


Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

315.443.3629 | jstoneca@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political parties, realignment of their electoral bases, the impact of changing alignments on the nature of policy debates

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Hinds 220 | 315.443.1823 | jstromer@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Digital politics, e-government, online deliberation, influence and leadership in social media, decision-making and behavior in games.

Areas of Expertise

Political ecology, international development, water governance, climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, citizenship, human rights, decolonizing, transnational feminisms, South Asia

Azadeh Tajdar

Cramer Family Professor of Practice in Community Impact, Citizenship and Civic Engagement

206C Eggers Hall | 315.443.1305 | atajdar@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Collective social entrepreneurship; cross-sector social partnerships, social innovation, local impact

Junko Takeda

Junko Takeda

Professor, History Department

Chair, Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Daicoff Faculty Scholar

139 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5868 | jtakeda@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Early modern European history, early modern France, Mediterranean world, early modern connected and global histories, migration, citizenship, race, history of medicine

Margaret Talev

Kramer Director, Syracuse University Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

Professor of Practice, Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

metalev@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Russian politics, comparative politics, security studies

Robert Terrell

Robert Terrell

Assistant Professor, History Department

532 Eggers Hall | rsterrel@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern Germany and Europe, commodity and food history, global and transnational history, the history of Islam and Muslims in Europe.

Margaret Susan Thompson

Margaret Susan Thompson

Associate Professor, History Department

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

313C Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5882 | msthomps@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern American history, government and politics, religion, women's history

Emily Thorson
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Emily Thorson

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

312 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3629 | eathorso@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American politics, misinformation and misperceptions, experimental methodology, political psychology, media and politics

Stuart Thorson

Stuart Thorson

Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

Professor Emeritus, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor Emeritus

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

409 Crouse-Hinds | 315.443.9802 | thorson@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Information technology policy, international relations, political theory and methodology

Áron Tóbiás
(Pronouns: He, Him)

Áron Tóbiás

Associate Professor, Economics Department

129 Eggers Hall | adtobias@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

microeconomic theory, public finance, political economy

Dale Tomich

Dale Tomich

Research Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

dtomich@binghamton.edu


John Marshall Townsend

John Marshall Townsend

Professor, Anthropology Department

525 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4851 | jmtowsen@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Psychological and medical anthropology, human sexuality, cross-cultural mental health, ethnic relations, symbolic interaction, United States, Germany

Jessie Trudeau
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Areas of Expertise

Politics of crime and violence, politics of geography, Brazilian politics, research methods.

Rick Trunfio

Rick Trunfio

Adjunct Professor, Political Science Department

100 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2416 | dftrunfi@syr.edu


Michiko Ueda

Michiko Ueda-Ballmer

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Design and Governance

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9046 | miueda@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social determinants of health, suicide prevention, mental health policy, public health, computational social science

David M. Van Slyke

David M. Van Slyke

Dean, Maxwell School

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

200 Eggers Hall | vanslyke@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public and nonprofit management, government contracting, public-private partnerships, policy implementation, strategic management


Susan Snow Wadley

Susan Snow Wadley

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology Department

Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

sswadley@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social change, religion, folklore, gender issues, folk art traditions, India, Upstate New York

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Haowei Wang

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

Senior Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

307B Lyman Hall | hwang269@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social gerontology, family demography, aging and health, population health

Yulong Wang

Yulong Wang

Associate Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

127 Eggers Hall | ywang402@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Econometrics, applied econometrics

Michael J. Wasylenko

Michael J. Wasylenko

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics

Senior Research Associate

mjwasyle@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public finance, public finance in developing countries, urban economics

Stephen Saunders Webb

Stephen Saunders Webb

Professor Emeritus, History Department

Maxwell Professor Emeritus, History and Social Science

542A Eggers Hall | 315.443.5873 | sswebb@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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