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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Margaret Susan Thompson

Margaret Susan Thompson

Associate Professor, History Department

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

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

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

Samantha Trajkovski

Samantha Trajkovski

Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Policy Research

315.443.9046 | setrajko@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise


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, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

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

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

206 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

102 Maxwell 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

Angela C. Ward

Angela C. Ward

Administrative Assistant, Policy Studies

102 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.2348 | acward@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

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

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.0268 | wilcoxen@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Natural resource, environmental economics

Michael J. Williams

Michael J. Williams

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director, Master of Arts in International Relations, Executive Master's in International Relations programs

215 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9047 | mjwill14@syr.edu


Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Associate Teaching Professor, Political Science Department

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University College

rywillia@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Foreign policy analysis, decision-making, political psychology

Stephanie Williams

Office Coordinator III, Assistant to the Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

215 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4000 | sdwillia@syr.edu


Janet M. Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor and Chair, Sociology Department

Director, Aging Studies Institute

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.5053 | jwilmoth@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Emera Bridger Wilson

Emera Bridger Wilson

Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator, South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

346 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2553 | elbridge@syr.edu


Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography and the Environment Department

533 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2605 | rmwilson@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Environmental history, historical geography, environmental humanities, animals and society, climate change history, politics

Jamie Winders

Jamie Winders

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Syracuse University

Senior Research Associate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

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

310A Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5225 | jwinders@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, international migration, race/ethnicity, gender, cultural and social geography, social theory, social reproduction, feminist geography, qualitative methods, digital geographies

Douglas A. Wolf

Douglas A. Wolf

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.9066 | dawolf@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Aging and public policy, population studies, quantitative methods

Dorothy Wood

Office Coordinator, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

346 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4022 | dmwood01@syr.edu


Stephanie Worden

Stephanie Worden

Associate Director, Admission and Financial Aid, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

215 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4000 | ssworden@syr.edu