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Bobby C. Alexander
Associate Professor of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Religious Studies, Columbia University
Research areas: Religion, social change
Programs: Sociology, Social Data Analytics and Research

Rodney Andrews
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Michigan
Research areas: Economics of education, labor economics, public finance, applied microeconometrics
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Daniel G. Arce M.
Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics
UT System Regents' Outstanding Teacher
Economics Program Head

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research areas: Business ethics, collective action, conflict, terrorism, Latin American economies
Program: Economics

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Paul Battaglio
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
MPA Director
Managing Editor of Review of Public Personnel Administration

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, University of Georgia
Research areas: Public human resource management, organization theory and behavior, comparative public policy
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Teodoro J. Benavides
Executive in Residence
Member of National Academy of Public Administration

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Education: Public Affairs, Southern Methodist University
Research areas: City management, financial management and budgeting, leadership and community planning
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Kurt J. Beron
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Director of Certificate in Economic and Demographic Data Analysis Program

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Research areas: Cross-disciplinary applications of quantitative methodology
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Brian J.L. Berry
Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor
Member of National Academy of Sciences

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Education: PhD, University of Washington
Research areas: Urban and regional development, spatial analysis, long-term macroeconomic/political relationships
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Public Policy & Political Economy

Denise Paquette Boots
Associate Professor of Criminology
Program Head of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology, University of South Florida
Research areas: Homicide and violence
Program: Criminology

Patrick T. Brandt
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Indiana University
Research areas: political conflict, political economy, political processes
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

Timothy M. Bray
Clinical Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research areas: Community, social bonds, community development, determinants of quality of life
Programs: Criminology, Social Data Analytics and Research

Ronald Briggs
Professor Emeritus

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Education: PhD, Geography, Ohio State University
Research areas: Geographic information systems
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Thomas L. Brunell
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Research areas: Elections, representation
Program: Political Science

Jonas Bunte
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Minnesota
Research areas: Politics of debt, trade and investment
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

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Anthony M. Champagne
Professor of Political Science
Advisor Emeritus of the Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Illinois
Research areas: Judicial politics, Congressional history
Program: Political Science

Bryan Chastain
Senior Lecturer of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Yongwan Chun
Associate Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, Ohio State University
Research areas: Geographic information systems, spatial analysis and modeling, spatial statistics
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: Political economy of public support, survey research methodology, time series analysis
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

Galia Cohen
Senior Lecturer
Associate Director of the Justice Administration and Leadership (JAL) program

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Education: PhD, Public Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: Human resource management, leadership, organizational behavior
Programs: Public and Nonprofit Management, Sociology

Nadine Connell
Associate Professor of Criminology
Ph.D Advisor for Criminology
Director, Center for Crime and Justice Studies

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park
Research areas: Juvenile Delinquency, School Based Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation
Program: Criminology

Anthony Cummings
Assistant Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, Syracuse University
Research areas: Human-environment interactions, global environmental change, application of GIS and remote sensing to natural resource management
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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Denis J. Dean
Dean
Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Computer Applications in Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Research areas: Artificial intelligence for geospatial investigation, spatial optimization, spatial analysis and modeling
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Karen de Olivares
Director of Health Professions Advising Center
JAMP Faculty Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy

Education: Ph.D, University of Michigan
Research areas: Conflict and Gangs
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Paul Diehl
Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science
Associate Provost and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

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Education: Ph.D, Political Science, University of Michigan
Research areas: Enduring rivalries, UN peacekeeping, conflict management, international law
Program: Political Science

Vito D'Orazio
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Education: Ph.D., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
Research areas: Iinternational relations, quantitative methods, and software development
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

Douglas Dow
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Research areas: Public law, legal theory and history, American politics
Program: Political Science

Lloyd J. Dumas
Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy

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Education: PhD, Economics, Columbia University
Research areas: Economics, engineering, sociology, history, public policy, military studies, peace science
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

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Euel W. Elliott
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: U.S. public policy, political institutions
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Simon M. Fass
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Program Head of Social Data Analytics and Research

Education: PhD, Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
Research areas: Program design, evaluation
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Wayne Gearey
Clinical Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences
JLL Chief Data Scientist

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Education: PhD, Philosophy, Coventry University, UK
Research areas: Decision science, visualization, geospatial and location analytics, site selection, GIS technology, modeling and BI strategies
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Seth Giertz
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Research areas: Public Finance, Urban & Regional Economics, Labor Economics
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Doug Goodman
Professor of Public Affairs
Program Head of Public and Nonprofit Management

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Utah
Research areas: Public Human resource management, organizational behavior, public management, sustainability
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Evgenia Gorina
Assistant Professor

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public retirement systems, municipal fiscal health, fiscal rules and institutions, migration and demographic change
Programs: Public and Nonprofit Management, Social Data Analytics and Research

Thomas Gray
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia
Research areas: Judicial Politics, State Politics, American Political Institutions
Program: Political Science

Daniel A. Griffith
Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Analysis
Ph.D Advisor for Geospatial Information Sciences
Editor - Geographical Analysis

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Education: PhD, Geography, University of Toronto
Research areas: Spatial statistics; quantitative urban, economic, and agricultural geography
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Royce Hanson
Professor Emeritus
Member of National Academy of Public Administration

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Research areas: Urban policy and politics
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Edward J. Harpham
Associate Provost
Professor of Political Science
Director of Collegium V Honors Program

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Education: PhD, Government, Cornell University
Research areas: Political Theory, American Politics, Texas Politics.
Program: Political Science

James Harrington
Assistant Professor

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Education: PhD, Public Affairs, University of Missouri
Research areas: Accountability reforms, performance management, program evaluation, policy analysis, and education governance
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Jonas Hedlund
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of Alicante, Spain
Research areas: Microeconomic Theory, Contract Theory and Game Theory
Program: Economics

Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of the UTD Office of International Education and of the Center for US-Mexican Studies

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Education: PhD, Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: U.S.- Mexico relations, Mexican politics, demographic transition in Latin American countries
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Donald A. Hicks
Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy

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Education: PhD, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Research areas: Technology innovation, processes of emerging technologies and industries
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Social Data Analytics and Research

Karl K. Ho
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
Associate Program Head of Social Data Analytics and Research
EPPS Director of Academic Computing

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of North Texas
Research areas: Comparative politics, democratization and peace process, elections and politics in East Asia
Programs: Political Science, Public Policy & Political Economy, Social Data Analytics and Research

Jennifer S. Holmes
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
Program Head of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Minnesota
Research areas: Political violence, terrorism, political development
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Political Science

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Bruce A. Jacobs
Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, University of Southern California
Research areas: Decision-making processes of active street offenders
Program: Criminology

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Casper Kamau
Lecturer of Political Science, International Political Economy

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Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: African Politics, Law and Courts Comparative, Constitutional Law, Political Economy of Africa, International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Human Rights.
Programs: Political Science, Public Policy & Political Economy

Luba Ketsler
Senior Lecturer of Economics

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Education: Masters of Science, Economics, City University of New York - Hunter College
Research areas: Health economics
Program: Economics

L. Douglas Kiel
Professor of Public Affairs and Administration

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Research areas: Biology and neuroscience of leadership, leading and managing complex systems, improving organizational performance
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Dohyeong Kim
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, Geospatial Information Sciences
Director, Center for Geospatial Research in Global Health Policy

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Education: PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research areas: Interdisciplinary public policy and planning aspects with emphasis on health and environmental policy analysis.
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research

Tomislav V. Kovandzic
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
Research areas: Gun control, deterrence, incapacitation, crime control, structural correlates of violence
Programs: Criminology, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Carol Cirulli Lanham
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Public Policy and Political Economy, The University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: Drug and alcohol awareness and prevention, adolescent recovery
Program: Sociology

Patrick Larue
Lecturer of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: International security, Terrorism, Governance, Comparative Courts
Program: Political Science

David Lary
Associate Professor of Physics and Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England
Research areas: Big Data, Machine Learning, Remote Sensing, High Performance Computing, Applied Physics, Environmental Health
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Murray J. Leaf
Professor of Anthropology and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Social Anthropology, University of Chicago
Research areas: Legal philosophy, South Asia, socio-economic development, fundamental sociocultural theory
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Asli Leblebicioglu
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Boston College
Research areas: International Macroeconomics, Growth and Development
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Young-joo Lee
Associate Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
Research areas: Nonprofit management, organizational behavior, volunteerism
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Dong Li
Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Econometrics, health economics, financial economics
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Sherry Xin Li
Associate Professor of Economics
Director of the Negotiations Center

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Michigan
Research areas: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics
Program: Economics

Evan Lowe
Lecturer of Political Science

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Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Texas
Research areas: Political Philosophy, Political Theory
Program: Political Science

Robert C. Lowry
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Economy and Government, Harvard University
Research areas: Political institutions, political and civic organizations, fiscal policy, political economy of higher education
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Jonathan Maskaly
Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: Ph.D., Criminology, University of South Florida
Research areas: Police, Communities & Crime, Police-Community Relationships, Quantitative Methods, Psychometrics
Program: Criminology

Sarah Maxwell
Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Curriculum Vitae

Education: PhD, Public Policy, George Mason University
Research areas: Social media, nonprofits, higher education, pathways to postsecondary education, youth development
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

John McCaskill
Clinical Professor of Public Affairs
Pi Alpha Alpha Advisor

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Education: PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: Organizational dynamics under conditions of resource scarcity, sustainability of networks across and within sectors in public activities
Program: Public and Nonprofit Management

Susan Williams McElroy
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics of Education, Stanford University
Research areas: Economics of education, economic inequality, labor economics, teenage pregnancy
Program: Economics

Banks Miller
Associate Professor of Political Science
PhD Advisor for Political Science

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Education: PhD, American Politics, Ohio State University
Research areas: Judicial behavior, specialized courts, state supreme courts, political methodology
Program: Political Science

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Clint W. Peinhardt
Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan
Research areas: Politics of trade and investment
Programs: Political Science, Public Policy & Political Economy

Alex R. Piquero
Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: criminal careers, criminological theory, quantitative research methods
Programs: Criminology, Social Data Analytics and Research

Nicole Leeper Piquero
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and
Program Review
Robert Holmes Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: white-collar crime, criminological theory, women and crime
Program: Criminology

Elmer Polk
Clinical Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Research areas: Community and institutional corrections, violent crime, juvenile systems, criminological theory
Program: Criminology

Ravi Prakash
Affiliated Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Computer Science

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Education: Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University
Research areas: Mobile Computing, Wireless Networking, Sensor Networking, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

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Fang Qiu
Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences
Program Head of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, University of South Carolina
Research areas: Digital image processing, neural network and fuzzy logic, spatial analysis/modeling, Internet mapping
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Lawrence J. Redlinger
Professor of Political Economy and Sociology
Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Analysis

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University
Research areas: Terrorism, espionage, strategic planning
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Sociology

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Meghna Sabharwal
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
PhD Advisor

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public human resource management, workforce diversity, comparative public human resources practices, high-skilled migration
Programs: Public and Nonprofit Management, Social Data Analytics and Research

Education: PhD, Economics, University of New York at Binghamton
Research areas: Public economics, defense economics, game theory, environmental issues, terrorism
Programs: Economics, Political Science

Richard K. Scotch
Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Political Economy
Program Head of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Harvard University
Research areas: Interaction of social policy and social change
Programs: Sociology, Public Policy & Political Economy

Zachary Simoni
Senior Lecturer of Sociology

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Education: Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research areas: Medical Sociology, Sociology of Mental Health, Public Health, Global Health, Research Methods, Deviance
Program: Sociology

Kevin J. Siqueira
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Iowa State University
Research areas: Public, environmental and defense economics
Program: Economics

Sheryl L. Skaggs
Professor of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State University
Research areas: Workplace inequality, organizations, occupations and professions, social inequality
Program: Sociology

Marianne C. Stewart
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: Electoral politics, political behavior, research methodology
Program: Political Science

Donggyu Sul
John Kain Professor of Economics
PhD Advisor for Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Ohio State University
Research areas: Econometrics, international finance
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Robert W. Taylor
Professor of Criminology and Public Affairs

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Education:
Research areas: Police responses to terrorism
Program: Criminology

Michael R. Tiefelsdorf
Associate Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education:
Research areas: Local and global statistical and analytical spatial methodologies
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research

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Irina Vakulenko
Senior Lecturer of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, Moscow State Pedagogical University
Research areas: Urban development
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Victor Valcarcel
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D. University of Kansas
Research areas: Monetary Economics, Applied Time Series, Business Cycles
Program: Economics

Lynne M. Vieraitis
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology, Florida State University
Research areas: Impact of criminal justice policy on crime rates, inequality and violence, identity theft
Program: Criminology

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Andrew Wheeler
Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY
Research areas: Spatial analysis of crime, discretionary police behavior, and evaluations of crime reduction programs
Program: Criminology

John L. Worrall
Professor of Criminology
Editor, Police Quarterly

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Washington State University
Research areas: Crime control policy, legal issues, prosecution, courts
Program: Criminology

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May Yuan
Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo
Research areas: GIS, Geographic Representation, Spatial Data Modeling, Mapping, Temporal GIS, and CyberGIS
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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