PAIA Department Faculty

Our MPA and MAIR programs are offered in Syracuse, Washington, DC, or online. Most of our PAIA faculty teach courses in a variety of these locations and formats, while some teach only in Washington or online. View the full list of PAIA faculty below to learn more about the professors and instructors in our department.

Faculty Teaching in the MAIR Program
In addition, students in our MAIR program also benefit from access to and courses taught by faculty across all of Maxwell’s social science departments.
>> View the list of MAIR faculty.


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J. E. Beagles
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017
Nonprofit management, network and nonprofit governance, international non-governmental organizations

Robert Bifulco

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

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Stuart Brown
Professor of Practice 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

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Leonard Burman
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
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.

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Julia Carboni
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs; Chair, Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012
Collaborative governance, nonprofit management, organizational networks, food systems

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

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Todd Dickey
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Cornell University,  2018
Public sector human resource management, labor and employment relations, and workplace conflict management

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Jay Golden
Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2005

Sarah Hamersma

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

Colleen Heflin

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

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Catherine Herrold
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
Public administration and democracy, global civil society, nonprofit management, NGO management, collaborative governance

Johannes Himmelreich

Johannes Himmelreich
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D. London School of Economics, 2016 
Applied ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of public policy, ethics of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems

Yilin Hou

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

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Zach Huitink
Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2017
Acquisition and government contracting, public-private partnerships, human capital management, and policy implementation.

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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

Jun Li

Jun Li
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy (Economics Cognate) University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

Leonard Lopoo

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

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

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

Tina Nabatchi

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

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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

David Popp

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

Michah W. Rothbart

Michah Rothbart
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., New York University, 2016
Nonprofit and public financial management, public budgeting, education policy

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

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz
Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs; Chair, Economics
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs
Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 1989
Public economics, economics of education, urban economics, health economics

Ying Shi

Ying Shi
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Duke University, 2017 
Economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Saba Siddiki

Saba Siddiki
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011
Policy design, implementation, and compliance, collaborative policymaking, institutional analysis, sustainability technology and behavior, environmental policy, food policy

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David M. Van Slyke
Dean
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-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

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Emily Wiemers
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of California, 2009 
Labor economics, demography, economics of aging, household behavior and family economics, health economics

Peter Wilcoxen

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

Michael Williams

Michael J. Williams
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Executive Master of International Relations (EMIR) programs
Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education with Merit, 2011 University of London, United Kingdom Ph.D. in International Relations, 2006 London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom M.A. with Distinction in Contemporary European History, 2003 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany University of Bath, United Kingdom  

Doug Wolf

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 Yinger

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, and discrimination in housing


Emeritus Faculty

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William C. Banks
Professor Emeritus, 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

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Catherine Bertini
Emeritus Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1971
International relations, foreign affairs, international organizations, United Nations, leadership, humanitarian relief, agricultural development, education of girls, hunger and food security.

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

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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

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Walter Broadnax
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1975
Public policy and management

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Thomas Dennison
Professor of Practice Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, non-profit governance

Vernon Greene

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

John Palmer

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

Deborah Pellow

Deborah Pellow
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Women and gender, urbanization, ethnicity, conflict, anthropology of space and place, African Studies

Larry Schroeder

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


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.

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

Catherine Gerard

Catherine M. Gerard
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
M.A. (University of Toronto), M.P.A. (SUNY-Albany)
Leadership; organizational development; total quality management.

Neil Katz

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

Minchin Lewis

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

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Steven Lux
Director, Executive Education Program
MPA (Syracuse University)
Managerial Leadership, NGO Management

Dana Radcliffe

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


Faculty Teaching in Washington, D.C.

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Fulton Armstrong
Senior Fellow, American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies
BS, Linguistics, BA, Spanish, Georgetown University

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The Hon. James E. Baker
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, by Courtesy Appointment
Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law
Professor, Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1990

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James-Christian  Blockwood
Executive Vice President, Partnership for Public Service
MBA, Johns Hopkins University

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Samuel Brannen
Director, Risk and Foresight Group
Senior Fellow, International Security Program
MA, George Washington University

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Leonard Burman
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
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.

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Bennett Caplan
President, Global Management Trade Services
Head of Secretariat, FIVS
 MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University 
International trade, economic negotiation

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Christopher Casey
Analyst of International Trade and Finance Section, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

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Joseph Collins
Former University Professor, National War College, NDU
Former Director of the Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University
Ph.D., Columbia University

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James Cunningham
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Israel, and the United Nations
BA, Political Science, Syracuse University; BA, Pychology, Syracuse University.

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Melissa Dalton
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, International Security Program, and Director, Cooperative Defense Project
MA, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

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Robert Daly
Director, Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
MA, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

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Bejoy Das Gupta
Chief Economist, eCurrency
D.Phil., Christ Church (Oxford)
Economic policy, capital flows, financial sector, financial inclusion, digital finance, energy transition, country risk, Asia/Pacific economies

Fekete Paul

Paul Fekete
Senior International Trade Advisor, USAID
MA, Johns Hopkins University 
International trade, economic negotiation

Freeman Constance

Constance Freeman
Former Director of the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) Regional Office for East and Southern Africa
PhD, University of Denver
African affairs and issues, U.S. economic policy, foreign assistance

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Philip French
Chair of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS), U.S. Department of State
Part-time Coordinator, Department of State’s Political Military Action Team
University of California, Riverside
National security, international administrative support, diplomacy

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William Hederman
Senior Advisor, QCoeffecient
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Mark Jacobson
Assistant Dean, Washington Programs, Maxwell School
PhD, Ohio State University

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Nina Jankowicz
Global Fellow, Wilson Center
Author of How To Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict (Bloomsbury/IBTauris)
MA, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Jame Keagle

James Keagle
Director, Transforming National Security seminar series, National Defense University
PhD, Princeton University
National security, defense, Latin America

Melinda Kimble

Melinda Kimble
Senior Vice President, UN Foundation
MPA, Harvard University
Bioenergy, economics, energy sector

Mary Lovely

Mary E. Lovely
Professor, Economics
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar
Peterson Institute for International Economics Nonresident Senior Fellow
Ph.D., University of Michigan
International trade and investment, China's trade and sustainable development

McFate, Sean

Sean McFate
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Professor, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the National Defense University
Ph.D., London School of Economics (LSE)

McInnis, Kathleen

Kathleen McInnis
Specialist in International Security, Congressional Research Service
Nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and Forward Defense practice.
Ph.D., Department of War Studies, King’s College London. 

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

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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

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Kristen Patel
Professor, Policy Studies Program
Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs
B.A. Syracuse University, M.A. Duke University 
Intelligence

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Barbara Petzen
Director, Training Initiatives, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy
Director, Middle East Connections
Ed.M., University of Illinois

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David Pollock
Bernstein Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Studies
Director, Project Fikra
PhD, Harvard University

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Shawn Powers
Chief Strategy Officer, US Agency for Global Media
Ph.D., USC

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Sara Reckless
Transition Advisor, USAID Office of Transition Initiatives
MA, The Fletcher School 

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Michael Schneider
Professor, Washington Public Diplomacy Program
Former Director, Maxwell-in-Washington
PhD, American University
Statecraft, smart power, public diplomacy

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Tammy Schultz
Director, the National Security and Professor, Strategic Studies at the US Marine Corps War College
Ph.D., Georgetown University 

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Jamie Shea
Visiting Professor, the Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Member, Group of Strategic Advisors, NATO Special Operations Forces Command, SHAPE, Belgium
Ph.D., University of Surrey; Ph.D., National School of Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania.  

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Michael Shurkin
Director of Global Programs, 14 North Strategies
Founder and President of Shurbros Global Strategies
Ph.D., Yale University

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Arthur  Sidney
Vice President of Public Policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association
LL.M. in International Trade, American University, Washington College of Law

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Christopher Skaluba
Formerly Principal Director for Strategy and Force Development, Office of the Secretary of Defense
MAIR, Syracuse University
Strategic planning, U.S. defense policy for Europe, U.S. policy for Europe and NATO

Michael Williams

Michael J. Williams
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Executive Master of International Relations (EMIR) programs
Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education with Merit, 2011 University of London, United Kingdom Ph.D. in International Relations, 2006 London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom M.A. with Distinction in Contemporary European History, 2003 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany University of Bath, United Kingdom  

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Erol Yayboke
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
MPA, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin


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Mark Keightley

Mark Keightley
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., Florida State University

Chris Mihm

Chris Mihm
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

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Brian Ohl
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D. Candidate, Syracuse University, 2014-2021MPA, Cornell University, 2005