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Anoop Sadanandan
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2011
Political economy and comparative politics

S. N. Sangmpam
Professor, African American Studies
Courtesy Appointment, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Theoretic comparative politics, empirically oriented social/political theory, Third World politics and political economy, African politics, international politics, and African American politics

Rebecca Schewe
Assistant Professor, Sociology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Environmental and natural resource sociology

Mark Schmeller
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001
United States cultural and intellectual history, 18th and 19th centuries; communications history; political thought

Sabina Schnell
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., George Washington University, 2014
Transparency, anti-corruption, good governance, comparative public administration, public sector reform in developing countries, development policy and administration

Larry D. Schroeder
Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971
State and local public finance and financial management

Amy Ellen Schwartz
Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs
Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University
Public economics, economics of education, urban economics

Maureen T. Schwarz
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1995
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
Professor Emeritus, History and African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1972
African American religious history, slavery and abolition

Yüksel Sezgin
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2007
Legal pluralism, informal justice systems, comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu), and human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Nazanin Shahrokni
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2013
Political sociology, urban studies, Middle East studies, gender

Martin S. Shanguhyia
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2007
African history, eastern Africa, colonial and postcolonial, environment, rural economies, development, conflict and mediation, transnational inter-ethnic relations

James Roger Sharp
Professor Emeritus, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1966
American political history, early national and middle period, 1789-1860

Abdulaziz Shifa
Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Stockholm University, 2013
Economic growth, development and political economy

Saba Siddiki
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011
Policy design, implementation, and compliance; collaborative governance; institutional analysis; sustainability technology and behavior; environmental policy; food policy

Merril Silverstein
Professor, Sociology and Human Development and Family Science
Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1990
Aging, family, intergenerational relationships, demographic, policy and cultural contexts, quantitative methods

Perry Singleton
Associate Professor, Economics
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007
Public finance, health economics

Theresa Singleton
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1980
Historical archaeology, African American history and culture, slavery in plantation America, Archaeology of the African Diaspora

James B. Steinberg
University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
Foreign policy

Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1975
Political parties, realignment of their electoral bases, and the impact of changing alignments on the nature of policy debates

Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
PhD. University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Digital politics, e-government, online deliberation, influence and leadership in social media, decision-making and behavior in games.

Farhana Sultana
Associate Professor, Geography
Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, PARCC (Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration)

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
Political ecology, environment and development, water governance, climate change, gender, South Asia

Junko Takeda
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2006
Early modern European history, modern European history, France, Mediterranean, economic globalization, history of science and medicine

Brian Taylor
Professor and Chair, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Comparative politics, Russian politics

Laurence Thomas
Professor, Political Science and Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1976
Political theory, foundations of moral character

Margaret Susan Thompson
Associate Professor, History and Political Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979
Modern American history, government and politics, religion, women's history

Danielle Thomsen
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014
American politics, Congress, gender and politics

Emily Thorson
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Campbell Senior Research Associate
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013
American politics, misinformation and misperceptions, experimental methodology, political psychology, media and politics

Stuart Thorson
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations
Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972
Information technology policy, international relations, political theory and methodology

Áron Tóbiás
Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Yale University, 2016
Microeconomic theory, public finance, political economy

John Marshall Townsend
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Psychological and medical anthropology, human sexuality, cross-cultural mental health, ethnic relations, symbolic interaction, United States, Germany

A. Dale Tussing
Professor Emeritus, Economics
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1964
Health economics, poverty, Marxian economics

Cecilia Van Hollen
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Affiliated Faculty Member, International Relations Program, Maxwell School
Affiliated Member, Center for South Asian Studies, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, 1998
Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, global health, reproduction, HIV/AIDS, cancer, gender and sexuality, globalization, development, South Asia

David M. Van Slyke
Dean
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy
Ph.D., Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1999
Public and nonprofit management, government contracting, public-private partnerships, policy implementation, strategic management

Susan Snow Wadley
Professor, Anthropology
Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973
Social change, religion, folklore, gender issues, folk art traditions, India and Upstate New York

Bhavneet Walia
Assistant Teaching Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2008
Applied statistics, applied econometrics, health and labor econometrics

Yulong Wang
Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2017
Econometrics, applied econometrics, risk management, finance

Michael J. Wasylenko
Professor, Economics
Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1975
Public finance, public finance in developing countries, urban economics

Stephen Saunders  Webb
Professor Emeritus, History
Maxwell Professor Emeritus, History and Social Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965
Early America, Anglo-American social and political, Native American

Simon Weschle
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2015
Comparative political economy, democratic accountability and representation, quantitative methods

John Western
Professor, Geography
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
Social, cultural, urban geography; Southern Africa, Europe

Steven White
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Campbell Senior Research Associate
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014
American politics, American political development, race and politics

Peter Wilcoxen
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989
Natural resource and environmental economics

Janet M. Wilmoth
Professor, Sociology
Director, Aging Studies Institute
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health

Robert Wilson
Associate Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003
Environmental history, historical geography, animals and society, climate-change history and politics, environmentalism

Terrell Winder
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
Racial and ethnic relations, gender and sexuality, education, qualitative methodology, medical sociology, quantitative methodology, urban sociology

Jamie Winders
Professor and Chair, Geography
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
Urban, cultural and social geography, race/ethnicity, gender, international migration, qualitative and historical research methods, new media, social reproduction

Douglas A. Wolf
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1977
Aging and public policy, population studies, quantitative methods

John M. Yinger
Trustee Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP)
Associate Director, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1975
State and local government finance, education, urban policy

Matt Young
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2017
Public management, public sector innovation and technology, public service delivery, governance, civic engagement, social justice

Corri Zoli
Research Assistant Professor, Political Science
Director of Research, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2004
National and international security and humanitarian issues, gender and identity, culture, and diversity, critical theory, and globalization, U.S. military veterans

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