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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Tammy Schultz

Tammy Schultz

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director of National Security and Professor of Strategic Studies, U.S. Marine Corps War College

202.550.3921 | tsschult@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

National strategy, defense, geopolitics, civilian instruments of power, civilian-military relations, counterinsurgency, ethnic conflict and civil war, ground forces, stability and reconstruction operations


Areas of Expertise

Public economics, economics of education, urban economics, health economics

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Advocate of Native North Americans and their rights, Navajo reservation, issues of representation, personhood, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, medical and religious pluralism.

Milton C. Sernett

Milton C. Sernett

Professor Emeritus, History Department

Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

200 Sims Hall | 315.443.4302 | mcsernet@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

African American religious history, slavery and abolition

Yüksel Sezgin

Yüksel Sezgin

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Research Affiliate, South Asia Center

100F Eggers Hall | 315.443.4431 | ysezgin@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Legal pluralism; informal justice systems; comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu); human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Martin S. Shanguhyia

Martin S. Shanguhyia

Associate Professor, History Department

Director, Maxwell African Scholars Union

O'Hanley Faculty Scholar

524 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3829 | mshanguh@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Colonial and postcolonial Africa; environmental and economic history; rural economic transformation; access to critical natural resources; development; resource governance; and production and flow of commodities

James Roger Sharp

James Roger Sharp

Professor Emeritus, History Department

313B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.9649 | jrsharp@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American political history, early national and middle period, 1789-1860

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Ying Shi

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | yshi78@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Takumi Shibaike
(Pronouns: He, Him)

Takumi Shibaike

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

410A Eggers Hall | tshibaik@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Global Environmental Politics, NGOs, Global Governance, Civil Society Activism

Abdulaziz Shifa

Abdulaziz Shifa

Associate Professor, Economics Department

117 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3802 | abshifa@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Economic growth, development, political economy

Saba Siddiki

Saba Siddiki

Associate Professor and Director of the M.P.A. Program, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy

Director, Center for Policy Design and Governance

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | ssiddiki@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Policy design, implementation, and compliance; collaborative policymaking; institutional analysis; sustainability technology and behavior; environmental policy; food policy

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Merril Silverstein

Professor and Chair, Sociology Department

Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Falk College

Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging

Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute

314 Lyman Hall | 315.443.3969 | merrils@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Aging, family, intergenerational relationships, demographic, policy and cultural contexts, quantitative methods

Perry Singleton

Perry Singleton

Associate Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.3114 | psinglet@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public finance, health economics

Theresa Singleton

Theresa Singleton

Professor, Anthropology Department

209B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.2435 | tasingle@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Historical archaeology, African American history and culture, slavery in plantation America, archaeology of the African diaspora

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Rachel Skipper

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruiting, Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences

301 Hall of Languages | 315.443.4322 | raskippe@syr.edu


Tara Slater

Tara Slater

Administrative Assistant, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

400 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2367 | tdslater@syr.edu


Areas of Expertise

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



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

Senior Research Associate, 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

Azadeh Tajdar

Cramer Family Professor of Practice in Community Impact, Citizenship and Civic Engagement

206C Eggers Hall | 315.443.1305 | atajdar@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Collective social entrepreneurship; cross-sector social partnerships, social innovation, local impact

Junko Takeda

Junko Takeda

Professor, History Department

Interim Chair, Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Daicoff Faculty Scholar

139 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5868 | jtakeda@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Early modern European history, early modern France, Mediterranean world, early modern connected and global histories, migration, citizenship, race, history of medicine

Margaret Talev

Kramer Director, Syracuse University Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

Professor of Practice, Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

metalev@syr.edu


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

Associate 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
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Emily Thorson

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

312 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
(Pronouns: He, Him)

Áron Tóbiás

Associate 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

Jessie Trudeau
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Areas of Expertise

Politics of crime and violence, politics of geography, Brazilian politics, research methods.

Rick Trunfio

Rick Trunfio

Adjunct Professor, Political Science Department

100 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2416 | dftrunfi@syr.edu