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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Francine D’Amico
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Francine D’Amico

Teaching Professor Emerita, Political Science Department

Affiliated Faculty Member, Women’s and Gender Studies

100 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2306 | fjdamico@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

Robert Daly

Robert Daly

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director, Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

240.678.5964 | rdaly@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern China, U.S.-China relations, U.S. foreign policy

Bejoy Das Gupta

Bejoy Das Gupta

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Chief Economist, eCurrency

202.413.8395 | bdasgupt@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Global macro and capital flows, digital finance and emerging markets 

Natalie Dascoulias
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Natalie Dascoulias

Digital Content Marketing Specialist, Communications and Media Relations Office

223 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.1527 | ndascoul@syr.edu


Julianne Davis

Julianne Davis

Budget Analyst, Maxwell School

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5056 | jdavis01@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

International security, international relations, private military and security companies

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Christopher DeCorse

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Anthropology Department

Senior Research Associate, Maxwell African Scholars Union

207 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.4647 | crdecors@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

Areas of Expertise

Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, nonprofit governance

Monica Deza
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Monica Deza

Associate Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

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

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | mdeza@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Economics of Crime, Labor Economics, Economic Demography, Economics of Risky health behaviors

Ashley DiCarlo

Ashley DiCarlo

Funding and Operations Associate, Economics Department

110 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5763 | aadicarl@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Public sector human resource management, labor and employment relations, workplace conflict management

Albrecht Diem
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Albrecht Diem

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, History Department

145 Eggers Hall | 315.443.0785 | adiem@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Late Antiquity, Early Middle Ages, Hagiography, Monasticism. Medieval Sexualities, Medieval Manuscript Studies

Sean J. Drake

Sean J. Drake

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4388 | sjdrake@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Race and ethnicity, schools and education, neighborhood organization and inequality, refugee youth, immigrant incorporation, poverty and homelessness, ethnographic methods

Paul Driscoll

Adjunct Professor, Policy Studies

225 Eggers Hall | 315.559.9547 | psdrisco@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Housing policy, urban planning, geographic information systems (GIS).


Gavan Duffy

Gavan Duffy

Associate Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

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

315 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5764 | gduffy@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political methodology, political conflict, international relations

Johanna Dunaway

Johanna Dunaway

Professor, Political Science Department

Research Director, Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

jldunawa@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political Communication, News Media and Politics, Local News, Partisan Polarization, Political Attitudes, and Behavior.

Michael Dunaway

Michael Dunaway

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for Policy Research

315.443.3114 | mjdunawa@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Indigenous Energy Sovereignty


Donald H. Dutkowsky

Donald H. Dutkowsky

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

315 Maxwell Hall | dondutk@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Macroeconomics, monetary policy, bank behavior, personal finance, economics education

Ken Dwyer

Ken Dwyer

Student Records Coordinator, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

215 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9903 | kdwyer@syr.edu


Michael R. Ebner

Michael R. Ebner

Associate Professor, History Department

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

531 Eggers Hall | 315.443.1264 | mebner@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

History of modern Europe, Italy, Fascism and political violence

Hamid Ekbia

Hamid Ekbia

University Professor, Maxwell School

Director, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

hrekbia@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political economy of computing, artificial intelligence, global development

Colin Elman

Colin Elman

Professor, Political Science Department

347 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4068 | celman@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations, national security, qualitative methods

Gary V. Engelhardt

Gary V. Engelhardt

Professor and Director of Graduate Placement, Economics Department

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

320F Lyman Hall | 315.443.4598 | gvengelh@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Housing markets and policies, taxation, saving behavior, pensions, Social Security, aging

Margarita Abe Estevez

Margarita Estévez-Abe

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

Advisory Board Member and Senior Research Associate, East Asia Program

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

308 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3859 | mestev02@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political economy, Japan, gender

Jerry Evensky

Jerry Evensky

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence

315 Maxwell Hall | jevensky@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Adam Smith's moral philosophy, ethics and liberal society, economic education

Areas of Expertise

Health care administration and policy, organizational design and behavior, strategy, operations management, mergers and acquisitions, and board development. 


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Amy Fairchild

University Professor, Sociology Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

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

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | afairc01@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

History, ethics and policy

Christopher Faricy
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Christopher Faricy

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Hicker Family Professor of Renewing Democratic Community

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

316 Eggers Hall | 315.443.8828 | cgfaricy@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American politics, social policy, income inequality, tax policy, public opinion on government spending, budgetary politics, political economy, political parties

Carol Faulkner

Carol Faulkner

Professor, History Department

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Maxwell School

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9500 | cfaulkne@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

19th-century America, U.S. women, gender, sexuality, social movements.

Thomas Fazzio

Thomas Fazzio

Facilities Manager, Maxwell School

504a Maxwell Hall | 315.443.9003 | tfazzio@syr.edu


Paul Fekete

Paul Fekete

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior International Trade Advisor, USAID

202.309.5546 | pjfekete@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International trade policy, trade and development issues, trade capacity building, Aid for Trade and World Trade Organization (WTO) issues

Katrina Fiacchi

Katrina Fiacchi

Assistant Director, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9040 | kfiacchi@syr.edu


Gareth Fisher

Gareth Fisher

Associate Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

Advisory Board Member and Senior Research Associate, East Asia Program

Research Affiliate, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

gfisher@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Buddhism, religion in contemporary China, religion and cultural change, globalization, post-socialism

Jennifer Flad

Jennifer Flad

Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology Department

412 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.7668 | jrflad@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Health and illness, gender and sexuality, sustainability, disability studies, food and food politics

Areas of Expertise

Labor economics; applied and theoretical econometrics; bi-directional effects of education and health; mental health; obesity; polygenic risk scores; food insecurity; public programs and health

Susan L. Fredericks

Susan L. Fredericks

Accounting Clerk, Executive Education Department

309A Maxwell Hall | slfreder@syr.edu


Philip French

Philip French

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Chair of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS), U.S. Department of State

Part-time Coordinator, Department of State’s Political Military Action Team

703.343.0904 | pcfrench@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

U.S. foreign policy, international relations, Latin America 

Matt Frew

Matthew Frew

Director, Information & Computing Technology Office

034E Eggers Hall | 315.443.9011 | mdfrew@syr.edu


Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Professor, Political Science Department

Associate Dean for Research, Maxwell School

Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3718 | sgadaria@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American politics, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, experimental methods

Selina Gallo-Cruz

Selina Gallo-Cruz

Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Sociology Department

Research Co-Director, Advocacy and Activism

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

Research Affiliate, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

304 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3079 | srgalloc@syr.edu