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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


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

504 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.1527 | ndascoul@syr.edu


Julianne Davis

Julianne Davis

Budget Analyst, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

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

Professor and Chair, Anthropology Department

Research Affiliate, 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

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

Albrecht Diem

Professor, History Department

538 Eggers Hall | 315.443.0785 | adiem@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

History of late antiquity and the Middle Ages, early medieval monasticism, hagiography, gender and sexuality

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

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

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

Maraam Dwidar

Maraam Dwidar

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

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

316 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5764 | madwidar@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American national institutions, public policy, representation, organized interests, bureaucratic politics

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

hrekbia@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political economy of computing, artificial intelligence, global development

Colin Elman

Colin Elman

Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Director, Qualitative Data Repository

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, and aging

Margarita Abe Estevez

Margarita Estevez-Abe

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

Co-Director, Center for European Studies

Advisory Board Member, East Asia Program

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

Christopher Faricy

Christopher Faricy

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department

Hicker Family Professor of Renewing Democratic Community

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

100 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

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

Interim Director, Information & Communication Technology Office

034E Eggers 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

Areas of Expertise

Grant writing, civic engagement, nonprofit organizations, research funding, research administration 

Katrina Fiacchi

Katrina Fiacchi

Assistant Director, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9040 | kfiacchi@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise


Gareth Fisher

Gareth Fisher

Associate Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

Advisory Board Member, East Asia Program

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 

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

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

100D 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, Sociology Department

Research Co-Director, Advocacy and Activism

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

304 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3079 | srgalloc@syr.edu


Peng Gao

Peng Gao

Professor and Chair, Geography and the Environment Department

144 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2607 | pegao@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

River environment and morphodynamics, Geospatial-based (GIS, remote sensing, and UAV) urban planning and reforming

Areas of Expertise

Medical sociology, aging and the life course, racial/ethnic disparities, minority and immigrant health

Ronda R. Garlow

Ronda R. Garlow

Conference Manager, Executive Education Department

309A Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5612 | ragarlow@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Leadership, organizational development, total quality management.

Edward Godwin

Edward Godwin

Data Systems Administrator, Information & Communication Technology Office

034E Eggers Hall | 315.443.3847 | esgodwin@syr.edu