Maxwell Announces Promotions, Tenure for 10 Faculty

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is pleased to announce the promotion of the following distinguished individuals to Professor in their field.

Andrew Wender Cohen, Professor, History

Professor Cohen specializes in American law and political economy and is the author of the recent book Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century. In 2005, he received the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. He has won fellowships from numerous foundations, including the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Robert Bifulco, Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Professor Bifulco is Director of Graduate Studies with PAIA and Senior Research Associate with the Center for Policy Research. His areas of interest include education finance and policy; program evaluation; school segregation; and state and local government finance.

Thomas Keck, Professor, Political Science

Professor Keck is the Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics and Senior Research Associate with the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. His research focuses on constitutional courts and the use of legal strategies by contemporary political movements on the left and the right. He is author of numerous books including Judicial Politics in Polarized Times.

Leonard Lopoo, Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Professor Lopoo is the Director of the Center for Policy Research where he is also a Senior Research Associate. His research interests primarily involve the family: fertility, marriage, maternal employment, and the public policies designed to assist the low-income population. He has received a number of awards for his research and teaching, including the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award, a Meredith Professors Recognition Award, and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research.

Jamie Winders, Professor, Geography

Professor Winders is Chair of the Geography Department and the O’Hanley Faculty Scholar. Her research focuses on changing geographies of immigrant settlement to and within the U.S. (i.e., new immigrant destinations); racial formations and dynamics; the politics of social reproduction; and cultural geography. She is the recipient of a number of teaching awards including the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research (2008).

In addition, the following have received tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor:

Alan Allport, Associate Professor, History

Associate Professor Allport’s interests include modern British and European history, war, and society. He is the author of the recent book Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945. His first book Demobbed: Coming Home After the Second World War, a study of the post-1945 military demobilization experience in Britain, won the 2010 Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.

Shana Gadarian, Associate Professor, Political Science

Associate Professor Gadarian is a Senior Research Associate with the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. Her primary research focuses on American politics, political psychology, political communication, and experimental methods. Gadarian co-authored the book Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World, recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Robert E. Lane Award for best book in political psychology.

Yoonseok Lee, Associate Professor, Economics

Associate Professor Lee is the Director of Masters Studies in Economics and a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Policy Research. His research interests focus on econometric theory and application, including semiparametric/nonlinear (dynamic) panel data models, big data analysis, social interaction and spatial dependence, and income polarization.

Laurie Marhoefer, Associate Professor, History

Associate Professor Marhoefer joined the faculty in 2009. Her research interests focus on Modern European and German history and gender history. She is the author of the 2015 book Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis, the culmination of an 11-year effort to write about the world’s first LGBT movement.

Martin Shanguhyia, Associate Professor, History

Associate Professor Shanguhyia’s research interests include colonial and postcolonial rural Agrarian transformation, land politics, environmental transformations that impact on community livelihoods in rural populations of Africa, and modern African state politics. He is the author of the recent book Population, Tradition & Environmental Control in Colonial Kenya, 1920-1963.

“Maxwell faculty are committed to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom,” says James B. Steinberg, Dean of the Maxwell School. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and thankful for their many contributions to the school.”

06/28/16