Maxwell Faculty

Faculty Awards & Honors

National Awards

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is a center for independent policy research now celebrating the 230th anniversary of its founding. The American Academy, which was established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, counts George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, and Winston Churchill as past members and over 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners among its current membership. There is one American Academy of Arts and Sciences recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Catherine Bertini,* 2003
  • Donald Meinig, 2010, Department of Geography

* No longer on faculty


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Founded in 1848, The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. The AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. There is one American Association for the Advancement of Science recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • W. Henry Lambright, 2004, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, Department of Political Science

American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies is a private non-profit federation of 67 national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its constitution, is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." There are five ACLS Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Andrew Cohen, 2010, Department of History
  • Cissie Fairchilds1980, Department of History
  • Norman Kutcher, 1999, Department of History
  • Frederick Marquardt, 1974, Department of History
  • Robert Rubinstein, Department of Anthropology, Department of International Relations
  • William Stinchcombe, 1978, Department of History
  • John Scott Strickland,1986, Department of History
  • Susan Wadley, Department of Anthropology

American Public Health Association, Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace

The Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace is awarded to an APHA member who has made outstanding contributions to preventing war and promote international peace. The award draws attention to the profound health consequences of war and what public health workers can do to help prevent war and promote international peace. There is one recipient on the Maxwell faculty:


Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, Steven D. Gold Award

The Steven D. Gold Award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance. There is one recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • John Yinger, 2017, Department of Economics, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs

C.A.S.E. Professor of the Year

Awarded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (C.A.S.E.) since 1981, the U.S. Professors of the Year program has rewarded outstanding professors for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional methods. It is the only national program to recognize college and university professors for their teaching skills. There is one C.A.S.E. recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Ralph Ketcham, 1987, Department of Political Science, Department of History, Department of Public Affairs 

Fulbright Fellows

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. In the aftermath of World War II, Senator Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much-needed vehicle for promoting "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." His vision was approved by Congress and the program signed into law by President Truman in 1946. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, and graduate study. There are 19 Fulbright Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:


Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was established in 1925 by United States Senator Simon Guggenheim to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. There are seven Guggenheim Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:


Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University


International Academy of Food Science and Technology

  • Catherine Bertini* 

*No longer on faculty


MacArthur Fellows

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships, commonly known as a "genius grant," to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work. There is one MacArthur Fellow on the Maxwell faculty:


National Academy of Public Administration Fellows

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who provide objective advice and practical solutions based on systematic research and expert analysis. Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the Academy helps federal, state and local governments respond effectively to current circumstances and changing conditions. Fellows include current and former Cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators, diplomats, business executives, local public managers, foundation executives, and scholars.  The principal criterion for selection is a sustained contribution to the field of public administration through public service or scholarship. There are eight NAPA Fellows on the Maxwell faculty:

  • Catherine Bertini,* 2001
  • Stuart Bretschneider, 2007, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Walter Broadnax, 1988, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Harry Lambright, 2012, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, Department of Political Science
  • John Palmer, 1989, Department of Economics
  • Ross Rubenstein,* 2012
  • David Van Slyke, 2010, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • John Yinger, 2008, Department of Economics, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs

*No longer on faculty


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is the largest financial supporter of humanities programs in the United States. The NEH promotes excellence in the humanities and conveys the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in four funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, and public programs. There are 11 NEH Fellows on the Maxwell Faculty:


Radcliffe Institute Fellows
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, based at Harvard University, each year chooses a handful of scholars join the institute community, where they pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts:


Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
The Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology is awarded annually by the American Anthropological Association:

  • Robert Rubinstein, 2010, Department of Anthropology, Department of International Relations

Solmsen Fellows, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Albrecht Diem, 2010, Department of History                         

World Food Prize Laureate
The World Food Prize was established in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug to be the foremost international award for achievements that significantly increase the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world:

  • Catherine Bertini,* 2003

*No longer on faculty


University Awards

Distinguished Professor

Syracuse University's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost designates as Distinguished Professors only those faculty members who occupy the highest echelons of repute, nationally or internationally, within their chosen field(s). The title recognizes individuals of extraordinary scholarly achievement for distinction among their peers. Distinguished Professors on the Maxwell School faculty are: 


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

The Meredith Professorship was established at Syracuse University in 1995 to recognize and reward outstanding teaching. The professorship, which carries a three-year term, encourages further research and discussions on teaching. Meredith Professors are enrolled for life in the Meredith Symposium as a signal of honor and to provide an ongoing forum for the discussion of teaching excellence. In total, nine Maxwell faculty have been honored:


Teaching Recognition Awards, Sponsored by the Meredith Professor

The Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards, sponsored by the Meredith Professors, was established in 2001 through an expansion of the Laura J. and Douglas Meredith Professorship Program as a way to recognize excellence in teaching by non-tenured faculty and adjunct and part-time instructors. Recipients are selected for teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with others, and the lasting value of their courses. Among the Maxwell faculty to receive this honor are:

*No longer on faculty


Syracuse University Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes a Syracuse University professor who has not only exemplified an exceptional talent for teaching, but who has also developed nurturing relationships with students through counseling, mentoring, sound direction, and advice:


Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement

Each year the Chancellor's Citation recognizes the outstanding contributions made by members of the faculty to the mission of Syracuse University. The Citation is bestowed upon members of the faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the scholarly and artistic world. The following is a list of the current Maxwell faculty members and their departments, who have received the Chancellor's Citation:


Others

  • Francine D’Amico, Advisor of the Year 2011, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of International Relations
  • Deborah Pellow, Faculty Advisor of the Year 2016, College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Anthropology

Maxwell Awards

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence


Maxwell Professorship

  • Stuart Bretschneider, 2011, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Christine Himes*
  • Ralph Ketcham, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Louis Kriesberg, 1994-1997, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies
  • Donald Meinig, 1973-1989, Maxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Jeffrey Stonecash, 2006-2013, Maxwell Professor of Political Science
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, 1999, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science

*No longer on faculty


Moynihan Award

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research was named for the late U.S. Senator and former member of the Maxwell faculty. The award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, and service by a non-tenured faculty member.

*No longer on faculty


O’Hanley Faculty Scholars


Complete list of named/distinguished/endowed professorships

  • Kristi Andersen2010-2015, Chapple Family Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Democracy; 2002, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; 1999, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; 2016, professor emeritus of political science
  • Douglas Armstrong2004-2008,Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; 1999-2004, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; 2002, professor of anthropology
  • Badi H. Baltagi2005, Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • William Banks1998, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; 2009, College of Law Board Advisors Distinguished Professorship; 1998, professor of public administration and international affairs, and 1983, law
  • David Bennett2001, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor emeritus of history
  • Stuart Bretschneider2003-2006, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; 2011, Maxwell Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs; 1993, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Walter Broadnax, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Leonard Burman, 2009-2013, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs; 2014, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, and 2013, economics
  • William Coplin1995, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; 1976, professor and chair of public affairs
  • Marjorie DeVaultMaxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; professor emeritus of sociology
  • Gary Engelhardt2011, Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar
  • Jerry Evensky, 2005, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; 1985, professor of economics
  • Alfonso Flores-Lagunes2016, Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar
  • Ann Grodzins Gold2005-2008, William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Madonna Harrington Meyer, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; 2005, professor, and chair, 2014-2017, of sociology
  • Margaret Hermann1999, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs; 1998-1999, professor of political science
  • Christine Himes*
  • Thomas Keck, 2009, Michael O. Sawyer Chair in Constitutional Law and Politics; 2016. professor of political science
  • Jerry Kelly, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics
  • Ralph Ketcham, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Thomas Kniesner, Krisher Professor of Economics
  • Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies
  • Mary Lovely2010, Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; 2010, professor of economics
  • Frederick Marquardt, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; assistant professor of history
  • Robert McClureChapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus; Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor emeritus of political science and public affairs
  • Donald MeinigMaxwell Research Professor Emeritus of Geography
  • Donald Mitchell2006, Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • Devashish Mitra, 2005, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs; 2006, professor of economics
  • Mark Monmonier1998, Distinguished Professor of Geography
  • John Palmer2003,University Professor and Dean Emeritus
  • Dennis Romano, 2009, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History
  • David Robinson1983, DellPlain Professor of Latin American Geography; professor of geography
  • Stuart Rosenthal2007-2011, Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar; 2011, Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics; 1999-2007, professor of economics
  • Larry Schroeder, 1998-2013, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; 2013, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs
  • J. Roger SharpUnited Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; 1979, professor of history
  • Jeffrey Stonecash, 2006-2013, Maxwell Professor of Political Science
  • Laurence ThomasUnited Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year; professor of political science
  • David Van Slyke, 2013, Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy
  • Susan WadleyFord-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies; professor of anthropology
  • Stephen Saunders WebbMaxwell Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science
  • John Western, 2013, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; 1999, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence; 1993, professor of geography
  • Peter Wilcoxen, 2016, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; 2015, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • Douglas Wolf1999, Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies; 1995, professor of public administration and international affairs
  • John Yinger, 2001, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs

* No longer on faculty