Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor
Immigrant and refugee policy; social networks; urban planning in diverse communities.
Ragui Assaad, Professor
International economic development; labor market analysis; politics and economics of the Middle East and North Africa; urban planning; poverty in developing countries; quantitative methods; women’s work in developing countries.
J. Brian Atwood, Professor (chair, Global Policy Area)
Former Administrator of USAID. International development; foreign assistance; the United Nations; UN peacekeeping operations; politics-policy leadership; post-conflict reconstruction; government reform.
Robert H. Bruininks, Professor
Higher education policy and leadership; transformational leadership of complex organizations; strategies to develop human capital and innovation; P-20 educational policy and collaboration; educational psychology
John M. Bryson, Professor (McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs)
Public leadership; policy entrepreneurship; strategic management of public and nonprofit organizations; project management; collaboration; government and nonprofit organization innovation and reform; design and management of public participation processes.
Jason Cao, Associate Professor
Land use and transportation interactions; transportation planning and policy; travel behavior analysis and demand modeling; neighborhood design and public health; mobility of transportation-disadvantaged people.
Yingling Fan, Assistant Professor
Land use/growth management, transportation planning and policy, time geography, urban health
Katherine Fennelly, Professor Emerita
Immigration and public policy; diversity and cross-cultural relations; health and public policy; leadership in the public sector.
Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Associate Professor
International development; occupational stress by gender; health services research.
Edward G. Goetz, Professor
Housing policy, markets; community economic development; politics of urban and regional planning, growth management strategies; urban planning; urban poverty; urban sprawl.
Maria Hanratty, Associate Professor
Health care; medical economics, economics of poverty; comparative social welfare institutions.
Stephen A. Hoenack, Professor
Higher education policy; K–12 innovation, reform, policy; economic behavior within organizations; economic development and education in developing countries; econometrics; government innovation, reform; organizational planning; women and gender equity.
Lawrence R. Jacobs, Professor (Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and chair, Politics and Governance area)
Presidential and legislative politics; elections and voting behavior; public opinion and polling; Social Security and health care policy; American political history; Midwestern swing states; third party politics.
Morris M. Kleiner, Professor (AFL–CIO Chair of Labor Policy)
Public policies on work and pay; role of labor unions in democratic societies; human resource policies and organizational performance.
Robert T. Kudrle, Professor (Orville and Jane Freeman Chair in International Trade and Investment Policy)
Competition policy; tax policy; policy problems of globalization; international economic policy cooperation.
Jennifer Kuzma, Associate Professor (chair, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy area)
Biotechnology policy; biochemistry/molecular biology; regulatory policy; risk analysis; renewable energy programs; nanotechnology policy.
Deborah Levison, Professor
Child labor and education in poor countries; gender issues; population studies; labor economics; child care.
Greg Lindsey, Professor
Environmental planning, policy, and land-use management at the state and local levels; activity patterns on urban greenways and the effects of greenways in urban communities; water infrastructure finance; annexation policy; and erosion and sediment control programs.
Samuel L. Myers, Professor (Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice)
Microeconomic policy analysis; racial inequality and public policy; analysis of discrimination; racial disparities in test scores; anti-racism programs; government procurement and contracting; credit and housing markets; child protective services; violence analysis; science and engineering workforce; academic labor markets; race-neutral remedies.
Kathryn S. Quick, Assistant Professor
Inclusive public management and leadership practices, collaborative governance, urban planning, local government, theories of practice, ethnographic methods
Anu Ramaswami, Professor (Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy)
Environmental modeling, environmental technologies, industrial ecology, sustainable infrastructure design, urban systems analysis, and integration of science and technology with policy and planning for real-world implementation in communities
James Ron, Associate Professor (Harold E. Stassen Chair of International Affars, Global Policy Area)
Jodi Sandfort, Associate Professor (on leave spring and fall semesters 2013)
Nonprofit management; welfare, workforce, and early childhood policy; social policy implementation.
Carissa Schively Slotterback, Associate Professor (chair, Regional Policy and Planning area)
Environmental and land-use planning; public participation; planning decision-making; plan implementation; sustainable development.
Eric P. Schwartz, Professor and Dean
International humanitarian affairs and human rights; conflict prevention and response; U.S. foreign policy; international migration; international organizations and peacekeeping
Joe Soss, Professor (Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service and chair, Social Policy and Policy Analysis area)
Welfare reform; organization and governance of social policy; public service; politics of inequality and poverty; role of race, class, and gender in public affairs.
Melissa Middleton Stone, Professor
Nonprofit management and governance; government-nonprofit relationships; cross-sectoral partnerships.
Deb Swackhamer, Professor
Air pollution policy; chemical risk management including calculating chemical exposure to human, fish and wildlife; great lakes environmental planning and management policy, including the study of estrogens in water and other toxic contaminants; water policy; risk assessment for human health and ecological systems.
Judy Temple, Associate Professor
Public economics; economics of education; early childhood education; cost-benefit analysis; policy evaluation.
Elizabeth Wilson, Associate Professor (McKnight Land-Grant Professor) (on leaveuntil fall semester 2013)
Energy and environmental policy; regulatory and legal analysis of emerging technologies; climate change; geologic carbon sequestration; public perception of emerging technologies.
Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao, Assistant Professor (interim chair, Public and Nonprofit Leadership area)
State and local public finance; nonprofit management; public management; performance; budgeting; GIS applications in public affairs.
Steve Andreasen, Lecturer
National security; foreign and defense policy; arms control; nuclear weapons; nuclear proliferation; missile defense; intelligence; crisis management.
Jeff Bielicki, Graduate Faculty
Behavioral decision-making, game theory, and economics; climate impacts, adaptation, and mitigation overlaps; complex systems, technology and coupled human-environment systems: sustainability science; dynamics of technological innovation, deployment, and change; energy, environmental, and engineering systems and policy
Laura Bloomberg, Lecturer and Associate Dean
Integrative leadership, program evaluation, youth and social justice policy development, educational administration.
Richard Bolan, Professor Emeritus
Planned social change; planning theory; social and environmental planning; planning in Central and Eastern Europe.
Harry C. Boyte, Senior Fellow
Civic engagement; theory and practice of democracy; citizen politics; citizen professionalism; international democracy promotion; national service initiatives.
Doug Chapin, Project for Excellence in Election Administration
Election law and administration, election legislation, the relationship betwen the election system and political campaigns, and the use of new technology to modernize elections.
Barbara C. Crosby, Associate Professor
Leadership and public policy; women in leadership; media and public policy; strategic planning; leadership in transnational contexts; leadership and cross-sector collaboration.
Dennis Donovan, Research Fellow
Theory and practice of democracy; civic engagement; citizen politics; culture change in K–12 settings; strategies for public engagement of K–12 and university students; democracy building in international settings.
Sherry Gray, Lecturer
International relations education and programs, East Asian foreign and security policy, East Asian domestic politics
Kaye Husbands Fealing, Professor
Science policy development and innovation strategies; global trade and economic policy, including NAFTA and the automotive industry.
Robbin Johnson, Research Fellow
Steve Kelley, Senior Fellow
Former Minnesota State Senator. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education policy; telecommunications and information technology policy.
Jay Kiedrowski, Senior Fellow
Former Minnesota Commissioner of Finance. Financial management; federal, state, and local budgeting and deficits; organizational development; leadership; public and nonprofit management; innovative reforms for public and nonprofit organization; state and local government.
Lee W. Munnich, Jr., Senior Fellow
Transportation policy; economic development; state and local finance; industry clusters; science and technology policy; planning; public finance; value pricing.
Chavanne Peercy, Lecturer
Joe Ritter, Associate Professor
Labor markets and macroeconomics; macroeconomic data; incentives in employment relationships.
Art Rolnick, Senior Fellow
Paul Stone, Lecturer
American political and institutional history; behavior in American public life; Minnesota political history.
Cindy Zerger, Research Fellow
Transportation planning; environmental planning; public engagement; communication and visualization