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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


George L. Kallander

George L. Kallander

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History Department

Director, East Asia Program

313A Maxwell Hall | 315.443.4832 | glkallan@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Korean and northeast Asian history and culture

Chihwa Kao

Chihwa Kao

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

dkao@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Econometrics of panel data, financial econometrics

Havva Karakas-Keles

Havva Karakas Keles

Assistant Director, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Department

102 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.9931 | hkarakas@syr.edu


Sebastian Karcher

Sebastian Karcher

Associate Director, Qualitative Data Repository, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Research Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

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

346H Eggers Hall | 315.443.1634 | skarcher@syr.edu


Neil Katz

Neil Katz

Associate Professor Emeritus, Public Affairs

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

400D Eggers Hall | 315.443.3163 | neilkatz44@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise

Nonviolent conflict and change, conflict resolution

Harneet Kaur

Harneet Kaur

Ph.D. Student, Social Science Ph.D. Program

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

hkaur08@syr.edu


James Keagle

James Keagle

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director, Transforming National Security seminar series, National Defense University

571.455.8436 | jmkeagle@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

National and international security strategies and policies, American government policy and processes, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence 

Thomas M. Keck

Thomas M. Keck

Professor, Political Science Department

Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

312 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5862 | tmkeck@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional courts, freedom of expression, democratic erosion, Court reform



Jerry S. Kelly

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

jskelly@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social choice, econometric theory

Kenneth G. Kelly

Research Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

kennethgkelly@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise

Historical archaeology, African diaspora, slavery and slave trade

Joshua Kennedy

Joshua Kennedy

Director of Student Services, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

215 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4000 | jjkenn01@syr.edu


Martha Haddad Ketcham

Martha Haddad Ketcham

Assistant Program Manager, Executive Education

Associate Coordinator, Humphrey Fellowship

219 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3759 | mhketcha@syr.edu


Osamah F. Khalil

Associate Professor, History Department

Chair, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

102 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.0464 | ofkhalil@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

U.S. foreign relations, modern Middle East, Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict

Minju Kim

Minju Kim

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

mkim71@syr.edu


Melinda Kimble

Melinda Kimble

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Vice President, UN Foundation

202.345.6047 | mlkimble@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Global environmental policy (including climate change), global public health, international economics 

Michelle Kincaid

Michelle Kincaid

Senior Associate, Maxwell X Lab

Research Staff, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | mkkincai@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Housing policy, fund development/philanthropy, evaluation


Alyssa Kirk

Office Coordinator, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9929 | amkirk@syr.edu


Audie Klotz

Audie Klotz

Professor, Political Science Department

330 Eggers Hall | 315.443.8678 | aklotz@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations, qualitative methods, global and comparative immigration policy, global governance and transnational activism

Thomas J. Kniesner

Thomas J. Kniesner

Emeritus Professor, Economics Department

Krisher Professor Emeritus

tkniesne@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Labor economics, applied economics, program evaluation, health economics

Natalie Koch

Natalie Koch

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Director, Central Asia and the Caucasus Research Group

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

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

144B Eggers | 315.443.2605 | nkoch@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political geography, nationalism, energy and the environment, sport, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies

Louis Kriesberg

Louis Kriesberg

Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department

Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies

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

400 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3170 | lkriesbe@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social conflicts, conflict resolution, interstate and intercommunal conflicts, constructive struggles

Jeffrey D. Kubik

Jeffrey D. Kubik

Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9063 | jdkubik@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public finance, labor economics

Radha Kumar

Radha Kumar

Associate Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

514 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5875 | rkuma100@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern South Asia: policing and sovereignty, legal history, colonial and post-colonial politics

Prema Kurien

Prema Kurien

Professor, Sociology Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Senior Research Associate, Sovereignty, Order and Conflict Working Group

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

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

317 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.1152 | pkurien@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Immigrants and immigration, religion, ethnicity, immigrant politics, India

Norman Kutcher

Norman Kutcher

Professor, History Department

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

Advisory Board Member, East Asia Program

135 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2594 | nakutcher@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Cultural, social, and political history of late imperial China

Chris R. Kyle

Chris R. Kyle

Associate Professor, History Department

153 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2210 | chkyle@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Toponomology, society, law and culture of Westminster and London, the social history of parliaments in early modern Britain

Nate LaFrance

Nate LaFrance

Director, Office of Development

204C Steele Hall | 315.380.9602 | njlafran@syr.edu


Derek Laing

Derek Laing

Associate Professor, Economics Department

311 Maxwell Hall | dlaing@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Macroeconomics, monetary theory, labor economics

Areas of Expertise

Science and technology policy, environmental policy and administration

Scott Landes

Scott Landes

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

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

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

320B Lyman Hall | 315.443.3457 | sdlandes@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of disability, medical sociology, aging and the life course, military veterans

Margaret E. Lane

Margaret E. Lane

Assistant Director, Executive Education

219 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.8708 | melane02@syr.edu


Sandra Lane

Sandra D. Lane

Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Professor of Public Health, Falk College

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

Research Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Upstate Medical University

sdlane@syr.edu


Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

322 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2700 | edlasch@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern American society, culture, thought; cultural criticism; intellectual history; history of ideas, self, emotion, art of living, ancient and modern; therapeutic culture, civil society, community, race, family; contemplative learning

Terry Lautz

Terry Lautz

Research Fellow, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

346 Eggers Hall | 315.299.6751 | telautz@syr.edu


Yoonseok Lee

Yoonseok Lee

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Economics Department

Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9529 | ylee41@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Econometric theory, applied econometrics

Stephen Lennon

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Overall Site Coordinator, International Organization for Migration

smlennon@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Contingency operations including post-conflict political transition, counter insurgency and stability operations.  

Minchin Lewis

Minchin Lewis

Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Part-Time Instructor, President of On-Info-Serv, Inc.

215G Eggers Hall | 315.443.4000 | mglewis@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Financial management and social programming in urban government, small business management, real estate development

Jun Li

Jun Li

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.8009 | jli208@syr.edu


Chung-Chin Liu

Chung-Chin Liu

Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Economics Department

110G Eggers Hall | cliu09@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Labor economics, international economics, innovation and technology