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  • Remote Contact Instructions

  • Dear Maxwell Community,

    We are here for you!  Whether you are learning, teaching or working remotely, or participating in campus activities from a safe social distance, we are committed to your success.  The information below is meant to serve as a helpful reference for navigating Maxwell-related communications in the Fall 2020 semester.

    If you have a suggestion for improving this information, please submit it via email to Please visit the University COVID-19 page for the latest news on campus-wide preparations and public health information.

  • Updates from Syracuse University

    Visit for COVID-19 related updates from the University.

  • Dean's Office

  • The Dean’s Office staff is available to assist you. If you need assistance with something that isn’t addressed on this page, please contact either Bethany Walawender, Mary Pat Cornish, or Andrew London and they will answer your questions or forward them to the correct person who will answer you.

    Mary Pat Cornish, Budget Director, at or 315.391.7883

    Bethany Walawender, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at or 315.283.3730

    Andrew London, Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, at or 315.345.1563

  • Information and Computing Technology (ICT)

    All questions regarding the use and functionality of Blackboard should be directed to 

    For Maxwell ICT service, please email Alternatively, please call 315.443.3847 and leave your name and telephone number.

    Inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible, and within the same day.

    The unit director is Stan Ziemba. You can reach him anytime by calling 315.443.9011.

  • Libraries

    Syracuse University Libraries buildings are closed to the public until August 24, when they will re-open to those with a valid SU I.D.  For Fall 2020 semester hours and related information, please visit the library website. The Social Sciences Librarian for the Maxwell School is Winn Wasson

  • Career Advising

    • Maxwell Graduate Students: The Palmer Career Center is available to support your needs. For general inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please email Lauren Meyer at She’ll be checking email daily, routing inquiries to the appropriate staff member, and scheduling appointments. Please visit the office website for more information.

  • Academic Programs/Academic Advising

    For questions about academic programs and academic advising, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to contact the professional staff and faculty advisors in their department or center. Email is generally preferred.

    Please anticipate that emails are checked regularly during normal business hours and will receive a response within one business day. Messages left on department telephones will be converted to email and forwarded to the appropriate faculty or staff member for follow up.

    If you do not receive a response within one business day, please contact the department chair or director. If you are still having trouble making contact, please contact the Dean’s Office.

  • Anthropology

  • Staff: JoAnn Rhoades at; Jackie Wells at or 315.443.4749

    Undergraduate Advising: Azra Hromadžić at

    Chair: Doug Armstrong at or 315.242.0138

  • Citizenship and Civic Engagement

  • Staff: Amy Schmidt at or 315.443.1602

    Chair: Anne Mosher at

  • Economics

  • Staff: Emily O’Brien at or 315.443.3843

    Chair: Stuart Rosenthal at

  • Executive Education

  • Staff: Susan Oot at or 315.952.7112

    Advising: Margaret Lane at

    Director: Steven Lux at or 315.317.2770

  • Geography

  • Chair (General Inquiries): Tom Perrault at or 315.443.2607

    Undergraduate Advising (Geography major/minor, Environment & Society minor): Peng Gao at

    Environment, Sustainability & Policy ILM: Shere Abbott at

  • History

  • Staff: Christina Cleason at or 315.443.2210

    Undergraduate Director: Junko Takeda at

    Chair: Norman Kutcher at or 315.443.2594

  • International Relations

  • International Relations is providing advising online. Please schedule an appointment through Orange Success as you ordinarily would. Detailed instructions for participating in an online session are available on the department website.

    Staff: or 315.443.2306

    Chair: Matt Cleary at

  • MAX Courses

  • Staff: Karima Akins-Rattigan at or 315.443.3061

    Chair: Mark Rupert at

  • Policy Studies

  • Chair: William Coplin at

  • Political Science

  • Staff/general inquiries: or 315.443.2416

    Advising: Candy Brooks at

    Chair: Brian Taylor at

  • Public Administration and International Affairs

  • Staff/general inquiries:

    Advising: Josh Kennedy at


  • Social Science

  • Staff: Tammy Salisbury at

    Chair: Renée de Nevers at or 315.443.7093

  • Sociology

  • Staff: Janet Coria at or 315.443.2347; or Tara Slater at  or 315.443.2346

    Chair: Prema Kurien at

  • Centers and Institutes

  • Aging Studies Institute

  • Staff: Katherine Hills at or 315.443.2703

  • Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI)

  • Director: Jamie Winders at or 315.443.5994

  • Campbell Public Affairs Institute

  • Staff: Kelley Coleman at or 315.443.9707

  • Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA)

  • Director: Peter Wilcoxen at or 315.443.0268

  • Center for Policy Research

  • Staff: Peg Austin at or 315.443.9070

  • Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

  • For general inquiries: or 315.443.2692

    Budget and purchasing: Alexandra Punch at

  • Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

  • Main Desk: or 315.443.4022

    Associate Director: Juanita Horan at or 315.443.4927 (Budget, Operations, Staff, Payroll, Grants Admin)

    Director: Margaret Hermann at

    For questions about any of Moynihan’s many regional centers or projects (including QDR and CQMI), you can find contact information on the Moynihan Institute website


  • Staff: Roxanne Tupper at or 315.443.2367

    Advising: Catherine Gerard at or 315.430.7555