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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Areas of Expertise

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

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Director, Communications and Media Relations Office

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5492 | jsmith13@syr.edu


Joseph W. Stoll

Joseph W. Stoll

Manager, Cartographic Lab, Geography and the Environment Department

002 Steele Hall | 315.443.3937 | jwstoll@syr.edu


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

Research Affiliate, 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


Xiaohan Sun

Xiaohan Sun

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for Policy Research

315.443.3114 | xsun30@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Child wellbeing and health, policy analysis, economics of education, and applied microeconomics


Junko Takeda

Junko Takeda

Professor, History Department

Daicoff Faculty Scholar

139 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5868 | jtakeda@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Early modern European history, France, Mediterranean, economic globalization, immigration, history of medicine


Karen Cimilluca

Karen Tavernese

Assistant Director, Aging Studies Institute

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.1398 | ktaverne@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

Anthony Terrinoni

Anthony Terrinoni

Director, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

309B Maxwell Hall | aaterrin@syr.edu


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

Emily Thorson

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

308 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

Áron Tóbiás

Assistant 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


Caroline Hai-Yan Tong

Caroline Hai-Yan Tong

Program Manager, Executive Education Department

219 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3759 | catong@syr.edu


Deborah Toole

Deborah Toole

Administrative Specialist, Geography and the Environment Department

144 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2606 | datoole@syr.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

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Mary Kate Tramontano

Office Coordinator, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2252 | mtramont@syr.edu


Rick Trunfio

Rick Trunfio

Adjunct Professor, Political Science Department

100 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2416 | dftrunfi@syr.edu


George Tsaoussis Carter

Events Coordinator, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

346 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9248 | gtsaouss@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Health economics, poverty, Marxian economics

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 | 315.443.3461 | vanslyke@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

Julie Ann Venditti

Julie Ann Venditti

Administrative Assistant, Office of Development

204 Steele Hall | javendit@syr.edu


Susan M. Virgil

Susan M. Virgil

Administrative Assistant, National Security Studies, Executive Education Department

309A Maxwell Hall | 315. 443.9920 | smvirgil@syr.edu


Brian von Knoblauch

Brian von Knoblauch

Operations Manager, Information & Communication Technology Office

034 Eggers Hall | 315.263.0568 | bevonkno@syr.edu


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

Bethany Walawender

Bethany Walawender

Executive Assistant, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3461 | bdwalawe@syr.edu


Michelle A. Walker

Michelle A. Walker

Director of Community Programs, Policy Studies

225 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4683 | mawalker@syr.edu


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Laura Walsh

Academic Operations Coordinator, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

222 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3272 | lcwalsh@syr.edu


Yulong Wang

Yulong Wang

Assistant Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

127 Eggers Hall | ywang402@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Econometrics, applied econometrics

Marlee Faye Warwick

Marlee Faye Warwick

Events and Engagement Coordinator, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

CSIS | 202.800.6594 | mfwarwic@syr.edu


Michael J. Wasylenko

Michael J. Wasylenko

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics

Senior Research Associate, Education Finance and Accountability Program

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

Jackulyn Wells

Jackulyn Wells

Administrative Specialist, Anthropology Department

209 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.4749 | jwells01@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy, democratic accountability and representation, quantitative methods

John Western

John Western

Professor Emeritus, Geography and the Environment Department

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence

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

Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence

528 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3063 | jcwester@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social, cultural, urban geography, Southern Africa, Europe

Steven White

Steven White

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

315 Eggers Hall | 315.443.8678 | swhite10@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American politics, American political development, race and politics