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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
Program: Sociology

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
Program: Economics

Donald R. Arbuckle
Clinical Professor of Public Affairs
PhD Advisor for Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania
Research areas: Policy analysis, presidential decision-making, administrative rulemaking
Program: Public Affairs

Daniel G. Arce M.
Professor of Economics
Program Head of Economics

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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
Editor-in-Chief of Review of Public Personnel Administration

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, University of Georgia
Research areas: Comparative policy and administration, public human resource management, comparative political attitudes
Program: Public Affairs

Brian A. Bearry
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education:
Research areas: Intersection of republicanism and liberalism in American founding thought
Program: Political Science

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

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Education:
Research areas: City management, financial management and budgeting, leadership and community planning
Program: Public Affairs

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
Program: Economics

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

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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
Program: Political Science

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
Program: Criminology

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
Director 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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Education:
Research areas:
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
Program: Political Science

Galia Cohen
Senior Lecturer and JAL Associate Director

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

Nadine Connell
Assistant Professor of Criminology

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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

Monica Deza
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of California Berkeley
Research areas: Economics of crime, risky behaviors, labor economics, applied micro econometrics.
Program: Economics

Paul Diehl
Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science
Associate Provost
President, International Studies Association (2015-2016)

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
Program: Political Science

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

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Simon M. Fass
Associate Professor of Public Policy

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

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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
Program: Economics

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: At-will employment, public human resource management reforms, public sector retirement benefits
Program: Public Affairs

Evgenia Gorina
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public finance, public economics, quantitative methodology and welfare policy analysis
Program: Public Affairs

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
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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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 of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Affairs, University of Missouri
Research areas: Accountability Reforms, Performance Management, Performance Data Usage, Policy Evaluation, and Education Governance
Program: Public Affairs

Ernan E. Haruvy
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Texas at Austin
Research areas: Asset markets, auctions, virtual worlds, bargaining
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
Special Assistant to President David Daniel

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

Karl K. Ho
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
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

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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Iliyan Iliev
Lecturer of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: Congress, Contributions and Lobbying, Legislative Rhetoric, Methodology
Program: 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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Linda Camp Keith
Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of North Texas
Research areas: International Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Public Law: Comparative (Cross-National) and U.S.
Program: Political Science

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: Public management, leadership, organizational change
Program: Public Affairs

Dohyeong Kim
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, Geospatial Information Sciences
PhD Advisor for Public Policy and Political Economy
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

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
Program: Criminology

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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

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
Program: Economics

Young-joo Lee
Associate Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
Research areas: Nonprofit organizations, governance, volunteerism, gender equity, human resources management
Program: Public Affairs

Dong Li
Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Econometrics, health economics, financial economics
Program: Economics

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

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
Program: Political Science

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Sarah Maxwell
Associate Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Policy, George Mason University
Research areas: Social Policy, Public Management, Nonprofits, Social Movements, Human Services, and Crime Policy
Program: Public Affairs

John McCaskill
Clinical Professor of Public Administration
Pi Alpha Alpha Advisor

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Education: PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas:
Program: Public Affairs

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

Robert G. Morris
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Research areas: Non-conventional criminality, inmate behavior, social response to crime
Program: Criminology

James C. Murdoch
Professor of Economics and Public Policy

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Wyoming
Research areas: Environmental economics, public economics, defense economics
Program: Economics

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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
Program: Criminology

Nicole Leeper Piquero
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

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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
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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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

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
Research areas: Workforce policy
Program: Public Affairs

Idean Salehyan
Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Research areas: Political Science, International Relations, International Conflict, International Security, Civil War
Program: Political Science

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

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

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
Associate Program Head 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
Professor of Economics
PhD Advisor for Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Ohio State University
Research areas: Econometrics, international finance
Program: Economics

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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
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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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
Program Head 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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John L. Worrall
Professor of Criminology
Graduate Director 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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