Maxwell School establishes James B. Steinberg Faculty Scholars Fund
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is pleased to
announce a new fund designed to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching
and provide financial support for Maxwell’s top faculty scholars. The fund is
named in honor of the ninth Dean of the Maxwell School, James B. Steinberg, who
will conclude his deanship and return to teaching at the end of June.
extraordinarily fortunate in what Dean Steinberg has done in his five years at
Maxwell, not only as Dean but as professor of Social Science, International
Affairs, and Law,” says Ronald P. O’Hanley, chairman of Maxwell’s Advisory
Board, who led efforts to establish the fund. “The Steinberg Faculty Scholars
Fund pays tribute to Jim’s deep dedication to interdisciplinary research and
scholarship, in keeping with the way in which he thought about raising funds to
support the school’s mission.”
During his tenure, Dean
Steinberg helped to raise nearly $30 million in charitable support and oversaw the
creation of new Institutes, Centers, partnerships, and initiatives tackling
real-world issues through collaboration, scholarship, and service. These
include the establishment of the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method
Inquiry at Maxwell and the founding of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI), a
university-wide resource established by the Maxwell School and the David B.
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. He launched a collaboration between
Maxwell and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in
Washington, D.C., that provides a state-of-the-art home for Maxwell teaching
and research in the heart of Washington’s policy research centers, and makes
possible a broad range of educational, research, and career development
opportunities for students and faculty.
As part of the school’s
90th anniversary celebration hosted at CSIS in 2014, Steinberg established the
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Spirit of Public Service Award and launched the Maxwell
School’s Tenth Decade Project, which in its first year has secured nearly $1
million to support interdisciplinary faculty proposals focused on citizenship
and grants to support individual faculty research.
Molded in the spirit of the Tenth
Decade Faculty Scholars initiative, the Steinberg Faculty Scholars Fund will provide
recognition, visibility, and financial support for research, travel, and other
costs related to faculty research and teaching through annual $5,000 stipends. Scholars
will be selected for three-year appointments.
$100,000 was raised in the first two weeks of fundraising, with strong support
from the Maxwell Advisory Board. For questions or to make a contribution to the
Fund, please contact Linda Birnbaum, assistant dean for advancement, at 315-443-1053
about Dean Steinberg’s legacy at Maxwell in SU News.