Faculty & Staff

The Humphrey School is fueled by talented faculty and staff who are deeply committed to public affairs.
John Adams
Professor Emeritus
housing finance and markets; housing policy; land use; local, state and regional economic development policy; urban planning; urban sprawl
Professor Allen Ryan
Associate Professor
race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning; civic engagement and public participation; demography; housing policy and planning; immigration and refugee services and policy
Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Affiliate Faculty Member
Steve Andreason
Affiliate Faculty Member
Professor Ragui Assaad
Professor
international economic development; labor market analysis; politics and economics of the Middle East and North Africa; poverty in developing countries; quantitative methods; urban planning; women's work in developing countries
Portrait of J. Brian Atwood
Professor Emeritus
foreign assistance; government reform; international development; politics-policy leadership; post-conflict reconstruction; the United Nations; UN peacekeeping operations
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Terri Barreiro
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Research Associate
Diana Beck
Director of Academic Programs
Becca Beets
Digital Communications Manager
Marc Bellemare
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Administrative Associate 1
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Lynn Blewett
Affiliate Faculty Member
Laura Bloomberg
Dean
cross-sector and inter-organizational leadership; education administration; program evaluation; youth and social justice policy development
Richard Bolan
Professor Emeritus
environmental planning; geographic information systems (GIS); land use planning
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Community Relations/Outreach Specialist 1
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Bryan Bradford
Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Karen Brown
Affiliate Faculty Member
Peter Hendee Brown
Adjunct Faculty Member
John Bryson
Professor
public management; policy and program implementation; strategic planning; nonprofit and NGO management; collaborative governance; integrative leadership
Fernando Burga
Assistant Professor
civic engagement and public participation; immigration and refugee services and policy; land use planning; race and diversity; race and ethnicity; sustainable development; urban and regional planning; urban design
Portrait of Professor Peter Calow
Professor
science and technology; sustainable development; economic policy; energy and environment; environmental policy; cost-benefit analysis
Professor Jason Cao
Professor
sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Professor Gabe Chan
Assistant Professor
climate change; energy and environment; science and technology; sustainable development
Doug Chapin
Affiliate Faculty Member
Assistant Professor Daniel Cheng
Assistant Professor
public management; nonprofit and NGO management; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; local government
Dana Chisnell
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Associate Program Director
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Residential Life Professional 2
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Kate Conners
Director of Academic and Information Technology
Janeane Cowan
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Associate Professor Emerita
civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; democracy; gender; integrative leadership; public management
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Mary Curtin
Diplomat-in-Residence
US foreign policy and national security; democracy; international relations; human rights
Andrea DAvila
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Affiliate Faculty Member
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Jack Dewaard headshot
Affiliate Faculty Member
Dennis Donovan Headshot
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Assistant Professor
demography; international development; public health
Portrait of Frank Douma
Research Fellow
rural development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning; infrastructure finance
Steph Eiden
Interim Assistant Director and MURP Advisor
Marc Erikson
Director of Finance and Operations
Nancy Eustis
Professor Emerita
Portrait of Professor Christina Ewig
Professor
presidential and legislative politics; social welfare policy; elections and voting behavior; gender; democracy; health care policy; international development
Yingling Fan
Professor
public health; sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning; land use planning; income inequality and poverty
Tanisha Fazal
Affiliate Faculty Member
Richard Feiock
Affiliated Faculty Member
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Professor Emerita
diversity and cross-cultural relations; health and public policy; immigration and public policy
Angela Fertig
Social Policy Research Scientist
social welfare policy; economic analysis; health care policy; housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty
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Community Engagement Director
public policies on work and pay; work and life issues; gender
Noble Frank
Communications Manager and Managing Editor
Sarah French
Program / Project Specialist
Barbara Frey
Affiliate Faculty Member
human rights
Greta Friedemann Sanchez
Associate Professor
gender; child and family policy; international development; human rights
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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HR and Administrative Coordinator
Simone Gbolo in front of green bushes.
Executive Director, PPIA
Kevin Gerdes
Director, MPA and Capstone Programs
Brian Gjerde
Conference Center Manager
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Professor
race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning; housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty
Stacey Grimes
Admin Consultant/Analyst 1
John Gunyou
Adjunct Faculty Member
Jen Guyer-Wood
Director of Career and Professional Development and MPA Advisor
Brent Hales
Affiliate Faculty Member
Maria Hanratty
Associate Professor
child and family policy; income inequality and poverty; labor economics; policy analysis; social welfare policy
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Associate Development Officer
Kelly Hansen
Conference Center Assistant
Brian Harrison
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Affiliate Faculty Member
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Administrative Consultant/Analyst 2
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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Henriet Hendricks
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Community Relations/Outreach Specialist 1
Jordann Hoff
Cohort Program Specialist
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Sherri Holmen
Director of Facilities and Events
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Director of Communications
Fayola Jacobs
Post-Doctoral Associate
Larry Jacobs
Professor
American political history; elections and voting behavior; health care policy; Midwestern swing states; presidential and legislative politics; public opinion and polling; Social Security; third party politics
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Director, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
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Professor Emeritus
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Senior Fellow
leadership; strategy; and management of public sector organizations; management of complex public sector projects; transportation policy and planning; transportation research; innovation; and technology.
Janna Johnson
Assistant Professor
policy analysis; rural development; migration; evaluation; economic analysis; demography; labor economics; income inequality and poverty; impact evaluation
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Community Relations/Outreach Specialist 1
Bonnie Keeler
Assistant Professor
science and technology; water policy; energy and environment; environmental planning; cost-benefit analysis
Jason Kerwin
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Senior Fellow
health care policy; local government; nonprofit and NGO management; public budgeting; public management; public service redesign
Daniel King
Adjunct Faculty Member
Alexandra Klass
Affiliate Faculty Member
Mira Klein
Research Associate
Morris Kleiner
Professor
public policies on work and pay; role of labor unions in democratic societies; human resource policies and organizational performance
Amy Koch
Adjunct Faculty Member
Ronald Krebs
Affiliate Faculty Member
Robert Kudrle
Professor
tax policy; international economic relations
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Executive Director, Center for Integrative Leadership
collaborative governance; health care policy; integrative leadership
Elizabeth LaMae
Admissions Operations Coordinator
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Accessibility and Administrative Manager
Lyssa Leitner
Adjunct Faculty Member
transportation planning
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Professor
education; economic development; demography; international development; labor economics; human rights
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Executive Accounts Specialist
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Professor
environmental planning; policy analysis; policy and program implementation; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
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Research Project Specialist 2
Geoff Maas
Affiliate Faculty Member
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PhD Program Advisor and Coordinator
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Professor Emerita
arts, culture and economic development; economic impact of high technology, military spending; industrial and occupational planning; industrial organization; regional economic development; regional economics and planning
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Technology Enhanced Learning Associate
Lauren Martin
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Principal Accounts Specialist
Keith Mayes
Affiliate Faculty Member
Brian McClung
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Assistant to the Associate Dean
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Senior Communications Technician
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Software Developer / Database Administrator
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Innovation Manager, Future Services Institute
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Admissions Program Manager
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Visiting Scholar
Dan Milz
Visiting Assistant Professor
environmental planning; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance
Joel Mixon
Director of Advising and Retention
Javier Morillo
Adjunct Faculty Member
Lee Munnich
Senior Fellow (retired)
transportation planning; urban and regional planning; economic development; local government; infrastructure finance
Burke Murphy
Adjunct Faculty Member
economic development; international development; workforce development
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Portrait of Samuel L. Myers, Junior
Professor
academic labor markets; evaluation of anti-racism programs; field experiments measuring racialized perceptions; government procurement and contracting; income inequality in China and the economics of disability in China and the United States; microeconomic policy analysis; modeling of disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and emerging small business enterprise (ESBE) programs; race-neutral remedies; racial disparities in drowning and competitive swimming and in academic performance; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce
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Executive Administrative Specialist
Colleen O'Dell
Adjunct Faculty Member
Astrid Ochoa
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Assistant Professor
public-private dynamics; philanthropy; professionalization; work and employment; nonprofit and NGO management; international development
Sook Jin Ong
Director, Future Services Institute
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Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
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Research Fellow
campaign finance; contemporary and historical elections; historical elections; Minnesota and upper midwest politics; national politics; public opinion and polling; third party politics
Philip Pardey
Affiliate Faculty Member
Kathryn Pearson
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Director of Human Resources
Michelle Phelps
Affiliate Faculty Member
Elaine Pioske
Grants/Contracts Professional 3
Whitney Quesenbery
Adjunct Faculty Member
Associate Professor Kathy Quick
Associate Professor
public management; policy and program implementation; urban and regional planning; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; local government
Portrait of Anu Ramaswami
Professor
public health; science and technology; sustainable development; energy and environment; environmental planning; industrial ecology
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Allison Rojas
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Senior Fellow
economics of early childhood development
James Ron
Professor
international human rights; opinion polls; NGOs; political violence
Fred Rose
Affiliate Faculty Member
C. Ford Runge
Affiliate Faculty Member
Professor Jodi Sandfort
Professor
public service redesign; policy and program implementation; social welfare policy; nonprofit and NGO management; child and family policy; income inequality and poverty
Trupti Sarode
Program Evaluation Associate
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Professor
democracy; human rights; humanitarianism; immigration and refugee services and policy; international relations; US foreign policy and national security
Amelia Shindelar
Human Rights Initiative Coordinator
human rights
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Education Program Specialist 3
Carissa Slotterback
Associate Dean
civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; environmental planning; land use planning; sustainable development; urban and regional planning
Nicole Smerillo
Adjunct Faculty Member
Aaron Sojourner
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Finance Professional 1
Portrait of Professor Joe Soss
Professor
race and ethnicity; social welfare policy; gender; civic engagement and public participation; democracy; income inequality and poverty
Jessica Stanton
Associate Professor
political violence and conflict; international relations; human rights
Professor Melissa Stone
Professor
collaborative governance; nonprofit and NGO management; philanthropy; public management; strategic planning
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Bixuan Sun
Post-Doctoral Associate
Professor Deb Swackhamer
Professor Emerita
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; risk assessment for human health and ecological system; water policy
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Program Coordinator for CREATE
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Research Manager
Judy Temple
Professor
child and family policy; cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; education; program evaluation
Christopher Uggen
Affiliate Faculty Member
Sandy Vargas
Senior Executive Leadership Fellow
Jane Vega
Employer Relations Coordinator
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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Megan Voorhees
Affiliate Faculty Member
Tonisha White
Executive Assistant to the Dean
David Wilsey
Director, MDP Program
rural development; science and technology; sustainable development; strategic planning; economic development; international development
Bruce Wollenberg
Affiliated Faculty Member
Kamaria Woyee
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Shaker Zahra
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Research Scientist
Jerry Zhao
Professor
public financial management; public budgeting; sustainable development; economic development; local government management; infrastructure finance