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Maxwell / Department of Public Administration & International Affairs / Ph.D. Program

PAIA Faculty

William C. Banks
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor (Law)
Founding Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
J.D., University of Denver, 1974
National security law, domestic and international terrorism, emergency powers, covert war powers, problems of official corruption, civil/military relations, appropriations powers

Robert Bifulco
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Associate Dean and Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001
Education finance and policy; program evaluation

Edwin Bock
Emeritus Professor of Political Science/ Public Administration and International Affairs
A.B. (Dartmouth), Advanced Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
National planning and defense; government, mass media and the arts; executive politics

Stuart Bretschneider
Maxwell Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1981
Quantitative methods, computers, information management

Stuart Brown
Professor of Practice and Vice Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs
Senior Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1985
International macroeconomics and finance, international political economy

Leonard Burman
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1985
Federal tax policy, budget policy, tax expenditures, the individual alternative minimum tax, the changing role of taxation in social policy.

Julia Carboni
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012
Collaborative governance, nonprofit management, organizational networks, food systems

Renée de Nevers
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992
International security, international relations, private military and security companies

Thomas H. Dennison
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Program Advisor, Health Services Management and Policy
Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, nonprofit governance

Vernon L. Greene
Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1978
Social research methods, political theory

Sarah Hamersma
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
Public economics, labor economics and applied econometrics

Colleen Heflin
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2002
Social policy, poverty policy, child and family policy

Yilin Hou
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2002
Fiscal policy, public budgeting, intergovernmental fiscal relations

Masood Hyder
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
M.Sc., University of Wales, 1976
Humanitarian action, United Nations organization, food security

Bernard Jump
Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D. Ohio State University
Public Budgeting & finance; state and local finance

W. Henry Lambright
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs and Political Science
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1966
Science and technology policy, environmental policy and administration

Leonard M. Lopoo
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Center for Policy Research
Director, Maxwell X Lab
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001
Child and family policy, economic demography

John McPeak
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1999
Development economics, natural resource economics, African agricultural development

Katherine Michelmore
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014
Family policy, economics of education, labor economics

Robert B. Murrett
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
M.A., Georgetown University M.S.S.I., National Defense Intelligence College
National security, international relations, military and defense strategy, leadership

Tina Nabatchi
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Co-Director, Collaborative Governance Initiative
Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007
Public management, policy, and law; public participation; collaborative governance; conflict resolution

Sean O'Keefe
University Professor
Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership
Distinguished Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
M.P.A., Syracuse University, 1978
Public management, national security policy and strategy, public finance and public budgeting, financial management, technology development and innovation management, executive leadership

John L. Palmer
University Professor and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1971
Public policy, public management, public finance, U.S. and comparative social policy, Medicare and Social Security

Rebecca Warne Peters
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Brown University, 2011
Angola, Lusophone Africa, international development, global public health, nongovernmental organizations

David Popp
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Carolyn Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy
Ph.D., Yale University, 1997
Environmental economics, economics of technological change

Michah Rothbart
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., New York University
Nonprofit and public financial management, public budgeting, education policy

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

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

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

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

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


Adjunct Faculty

George Abonyi
Ph.D. (UCLA)
Political economy of policy reform in Asia, public/private partnerships in development; regional cooperation in economic integration in Asia.

Nicholas Armstrong
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2012

Tosca Bruno-Van Vijfeijken
Director, Transnational NGO Initiative
M.A., University of Leiden, 1987
Transnational civil society organizations including NGOs: their governance, leadership and effectiveness; program and organizational evaluation, international development aid

Catherine M. Gerard
Director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
Associate Director for the Executive Education Programs
M.A. (University of Toronto), M.P.A. (SUNY-Albany)
Leadership; organizational development; total quality management.

Neil Katz
Associate Professor Emeritus, Public Affairs
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1974
Nonviolent conflict and change, conflict resolution

Minchin Lewis
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Part-Time Instructor, President of On-Info-Serv, Inc,
MPA, Syracuse University, 1968
Financial management and social programming in urban government, small business management, real estate development

Steven Lux
Director, Executive Education Program
MPA. (Syracuse University)
NGO management

Dana Radcliffe
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1996
Ethics and public policy; management ethics; leadership