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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Peng Gao
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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


Vanessa Gatmaitan

Vanessa Gatmaitan

Director of Research Administration, Maxwell Research Office

403 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.7281 | vqgatmai@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Leadership, organizational development, total quality management.

Areas of Expertise

Energy policy, local government administration and stakeholder engagement


Edward Godwin

Edward Godwin

Data Systems Administrator, Information & Computing Technology Office

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


Ann Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold

Professor Emeritus by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

Thomas J. Watson Professor Emerita, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

507 Hall of Languages | 315.443.5717 | aggold@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Sustained ethnographic engagement with religion and culture in provincial North India

Jay Golden

Jay Golden

Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director, Dynamic Sustainability Lab

Senior Research Associate, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

206 Steele Hall | 315.443.5849 | jgolde04@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Net-Zero Carbon Transition, technology transitions, energy transitions, bio-based transitions, supply chains, ESG and finance

Jeffrey Gonda
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Jeffrey Gonda

Associate Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

318 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9503 | jdgonda@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

African American history
20th century U.S. legal and social history
Sport History


Cecilia A. Green

Cecilia A. Green

Associate Professor Emerita, Sociology Department

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

307 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3079 | cagree01@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Race, class, gender, Caribbean studies

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(Pronouns: He, Him)

Areas of Expertise

International relations, comparative politics

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department

Advisory Board Member and Senior Research Associate, East Asia Program

332 Eggers Hall | 315.443.8678 | ddgueorg@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy, authoritarian institutions, governance, survey methods

Paul M. Hagenloh

Paul M. Hagenloh

Associate Professor, History Department

405B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.7626 | phagenlo@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern Russia

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Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

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

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | sehamers@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public economics, labor economics, applied econometrics

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Yetunde Hamilton

Administrative Specialist, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

206 Steele Hall | 315.443.3752 | yodozier@syr.edu


Timur Hammond

Timur Hammond

Assistant Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Research Affiliate, South Asia Center

Research Affiliate, Center for European Studies

144C Eggers Hall | 315.443.3533 | twhammon@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Cultural geography, urban geography, geographies of memory, Turkey, Middle East


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Madonna Harrington Meyer

University Professor, Sociology Department

Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence

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 | maharrin@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social policy, aging and the life course, family policies

Claire Harshberger

Claire Harshberger

Administrative Specialist, Information & Computing Technology Office

034 Eggers Hall | 315.443.1616 | charshbe@syr.edu


Colleen Heflin
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Colleen Heflin

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

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

Research Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

215 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4000 | cmheflin@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social policy, poverty policy, child and family policy

Petra Hejnova

Petra Hejnova

Assistant Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Political Science Department

Director of Curriculum and Academic Services, SU Abroad

phejnova@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Comparative politics, women and politics, politics of Central and Eastern Europe, social movements


Margaret Hermann

Margaret Hermann

Professor Emerita, Political Science Department

Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs

Senior Research Associate, Mapping Global Insecurity

Senior Research Associate, Sovereignty, Order and Conflict Working Group

323 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4022 | mgherman@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political leadership, foreign policy decision making, crisis management, influence of non-state actors on foreign policy, comparative foreign policy

Erin Hern

Erin Hern

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

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

Senior Research Associate, Maxwell African Scholars Union

400B Eggers Hall | 315.443.9119 | ehern@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Comparative politics, African politics, political participation, women and gender

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Samantha Kahn Herrick

Associate Professor, History Department

Advisory Board Member, Center for European Studies

527 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4387 | sherrick@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Medieval European history, Christian hagiography and apostolic legends, France

Areas of Expertise

Global Civil Society
Collaborative and Participatory Governance
Foreign Policy
Foreign Aid

Katherine Hills

Katherine Hills

Administrative Assistant, Aging Studies Institute

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.2703 | kchills@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Political ecology, environmental anthropology, critical food studies, applied cultural anthropology, critical heritage studies

Johannes Himmelreich
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Johannes Himmelreich

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

310 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.9325 | jrhimmel@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Applied ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of public policy, ethics of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems

Morgan Hipkens

Office Coordinator, Maxwell School

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2252 | mahipken@syr.edu


Juanita M. Horan

Juanita M. Horan

Associate Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

346 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4927 | jmhoran@syr.edu


William C. Horrace

William C. Horrace

Distinguished Professor and Director of Master's Studies, Economics Department

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

311 Maxwell | 315.443.9061 | whorrace@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Econometrics, firm-level production and efficiency analysis, peer effects and strategic interactions, crime and policing

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Yilin Hou

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Senior Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9072 | yihou@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Countercyclical fiscal policy for state and local budget stabilization, fiscal and budgetary institutions

Areas of Expertise

Strategy, planning, defense, NATO

Azra Hromadžić

Azra Hromadžić

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

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

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

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

209C Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5782 | ahromadz@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; social policy and welfare; aging, care and responsibility; environmental politics and riverine worlds; the Balkans.

Areas of Expertise

Marxism, energy and capitalism, climate politics, resource geography

Areas of Expertise

Acquisition and government contracting, public-private partnerships, human capital management, policy implementation.

Vivian Ike

Vivian Ike

Assistant Teaching Professor, International Relations Undergraduate Program

102 Maxwell Hall | vike01@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations, global environmental politics, climate change policy