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Maxwell School Leadership, Faculty and Staff


Lamis Abdelaaty

Lamis Abdelaaty

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

311 Eggers Hall | 315.443.1744 | labdelaa@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations, human rights and humanitarian action, asylum and migration

Edwin Ackerman

Edwin Ackerman

Assistant Professor, Sociology Department

329 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4030 | efackerm@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political sociology, comparative-historical sociology, Latin-American studies, social theory

Merima Ali

Merima Ali

Part-time Instructor, Economics Department

511 Eggers Hall | maali100@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Development, micro-economic analysis of small-scale industries, state capacity, taxation policy

Angela Allen

Angela Allen

Administrative Assistant II, International Relations Undergraduate Program

225 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2306 | amalle03@syr.edu


Alan Allport

Alan Allport

Professor, History Department

517 Eggers Hall | 315.443.0361 | aallport@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Modern British and European history, war and society

Jon Alterman

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy (CSIS)

Director, Middle East Program (CSIS)

jbalterm@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Middle East, North Africa

Kristi Andersen

Kristi Andersen

Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

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

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence

andersen@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

American politics, political parties, public opinion, women and politics, immigration

Christopher Anderson

Director of Undergraduate Recruiting, Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences

301 Hall of Languages | 315.443.4322 | cnanders@syr.edu


Douglas V. Armstrong

Douglas V. Armstrong

Professor, Anthropology Department

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence

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

209A Maxwell Hall | 315.443.2405 | dvarmstr@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Global historical archaeology, archaeology of the African diaspora, the Atlantic world, ethnohistory, colonialism, ethnogenesis, culture contact and culture change, GIS, public policy and world heritage archaeology, collections management (Caribbean, American Northeast, California, Africa)

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Elizabeth Armstrong

Director, Office of Development

206 Eggers Hall | eearmstr@syr.edu


Fulton Armstrong

Fulton Armstrong

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Fellow, American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

703.864.9321 | farmstro@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations, intelligence, Latin America, U.S. policy processes 

Elizabeth Ashby

Elizabeth Ashby

Teaching Professor, Economics Department

110E Eggers Hall | eakerste@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public economics, labor economics

Margaret M. Austin

Margaret M. Austin

Associate Director, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9070 | mmaustin@syr.edu


The Hon. James E. Baker

The Hon. James E. Baker

Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Professor, Law, College of Law

300E Dineen Hall | 315.443.3421 | jebaker@syr.edu


Badi H. Baltagi

Badi H. Baltagi

Distinguished Professor, Economics Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

426 Eggers Hall | 315.443.1630 | bbaltagi@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Econometrics, health econometrics, wage curve, gravity models

William C. Banks

William C. Banks

Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor, Law

Professor Emeritus, Law

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

300G Dineen Hall | 315.443.3678 | wcbanks@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

National security law, domestic and international terrorism, emergency powers, covert war powers, problems of official corruption, civil/military relations, appropriations powers

Michael Barkun

Michael Barkun

Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

508 Eggers Hall | 315.443.9339 | mbarkun@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Millenarian and utopian movements, radical right, terrorism

Nell S. Bartkowiak

Nell S. Bartkowiak

Director, E.M.P.A. Online Program, Executive Education

219 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.8941 | nsbartko@syr.edu


Hossein Bashiriyeh

Hossein Bashiriyeh

Teaching Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

408 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3917 | hbashiri@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political sociology of the Middle East

Kenneth Baynes

Kenneth Baynes

Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Professor, Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences

krbaynes@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Social and political philosophy, German philosophy

J. E. Beagles

J. E. Beagles

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director, Transnational Non-Governmental Organization Initiative

324 Eggers Hall | 315.443.5847 | jebeagle@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Nonprofit management, network and nonprofit governance, international non-governmental organizations

Taylor Belge

Academic Support Coordinator, Economics Department

110 Eggers Hall | thbelge@syr.edu


Jacob Bendix

Jacob Bendix

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

144A Eggers Hall | 315.443.3819 | jbendix@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Biogeography, pyrogeography, geomorphology, human impacts on environmental systems, media coverage of the environment

Alexandra Bennett

Assistant Director, Palmer Career Center

202 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5453 | agbennet@syr.edu


David H. Bennett

David H. Bennett

Professor Emeritus, History Department

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

313B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.5872 | dhbennet@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political extremism in America, 20th-century American history, modern military history

James P. Bennett

James P. Bennett

Associate Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

405B Maxwell Hall | 315.443.1749 | jbennett@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations theory

Catherine Bertini

Catherine Bertini

Emeritus Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

cbertini@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International relations, foreign affairs, international organizations, United Nations, leadership, humanitarian relief, agricultural development, education of girls, hunger, food security

Mona Bhan

Mona Bhan

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Director, Extraction, Environment and Citizenship Working Group

Advisory Board Member, South Asia Center

327 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4198 | mobhan@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Border wars and counterinsurgency; militarism and humanitarianism; race, gender, and religion; environmentalism and climate change; occupation and human rights; space and place; water and infrastructure

Morgan Bicknell

Morgan Bicknell

Office Coordinator, Sociology Department

302 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.2346 | mebickne@syr.edu


Robert Bifulco

Robert Bifulco

Associate Dean, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

215B Eggers Hall | 315.443.3232 | rbifulco@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Education finance and policy, program evaluation

Kimberly Bliss

Kimberly Bliss

Assistant Director for Digital Communications, Communications and Media Relations Office

222 Maxwell Hall | 315.443.3691 | kjbliss@syr.edu


James-Christian Blockwood

James-Christian Blockwood

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Executive Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

202.495.3325 | jbblockw@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

National security, international relations, leadership and management, strategic planning and foresight

Susan R. Borker

Susan R. Borker

Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department

borker@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Quantitative methods, sex and gender, work and labor force issues, health care

Susan Branson

Susan Branson

Professor and Chair, History Department

512 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4144 | branson@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Early American women, early American society and culture, science and American society

Richard G. Braungart

Richard G. Braungart

Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department

rgbraung@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Political sociology, life course and generational politics, political psychology

Brian Brege

Brian Brege

Assistant Professor, History Department

518 Eggers Hall | 315.443.4303 | babrege@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Medieval and early modern Europe, history of globalization, the scientific revolution, diplomatic and imperial history

Stuart Bretschneider

Stuart Bretschneider

Maxwell Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

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

434 Crouse Hinds | 315.443.3712 | sibretsc@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

Quantitative methods, computers, information management

Walter Broadnax

Walter Broadnax

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

319 Eggers Hall

Areas of Expertise

Public policy and management

Candy Brooks

Candy Brooks

Academic Advisor, Political Science Department

100 Eggers Hall | 315.443.2238 | cbrook01@syr.edu


Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Co-Director, Mapping Global Insecurity

323 Eggers Hall | 315.443.7097 | ssbrown@syr.edu

Areas of Expertise

International macroeconomics and finance, international political economy