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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

gsmith28@syr.edu


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

Professor, iSchool

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.

Farhana Sultana

Farhana Sultana

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Research Director, Environmental Conflict and Collaboration

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

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

144 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2605 | sultanaf@syr.edu

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, modern European history, France, Mediterranean, economic globalization, history of science and medicine

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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

403 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3713 | bdtaylor@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

508 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

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

Rick Trunfio

Rick Trunfio

Adjunct Professor, Political Science Department

100 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2416 | dftrunfi@syr.edu


A. Dale Tussing

A. Dale Tussing

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

tussing@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

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy 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

Office Assistant, Central Services/Information, Maxwell School Leadership and Administration

200 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2252 | javendit@syr.edu


Susan M. Virgil

Susan M. Virgil

Administrative Assistant, National Security Studies, Executive Education

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

200 Eggers 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


Simon Weschle

Simon Weschle

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Co-Director, Comparative Politics/International Relations Speaker Series

530 Eggers Hall | 315.443.8678 | swweschl@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

David Wickis

David Wickis

Technology Specialist, Information & Communication Technology Office

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


Emily Wiemers

Emily Wiemers

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

O’Hanley Faculty Scholar

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

320C Lyman Hall | 315.443.3749 | eewiemer@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Labor economics, demography, economics of aging, household behavior and family economics, health economics

Peter Wilcoxen

Peter Wilcoxen

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy

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

Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Policy Studies

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

225 Eggers Hall | 315.443.0268 | wilcoxen@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Natural resource, environmental economics