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
612-625-5670
race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning; civic engagement and public participation; demography; housing policy and planning; immigration and refugee services and policy
Steve Andreason
Affiliate Faculty Member
Professor Ragui Assaad
Professor
612-625-4856
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
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
612-625-0608
cross-sector and inter-organizational leadership; education administration; program evaluation; youth and social justice policy development
Richard Bolan
Professor Emeritus
612-625-0128
environmental planning; geographic information systems (GIS); land use planning
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Innovation Manager
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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
612-624-0255
John Bryson
Professor
612-625-5888
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
612-625-6644
science and technology; sustainable development; economic policy; energy and environment; environmental policy; cost-benefit analysis
Professor Jason Cao
Professor
612-625-5671
sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
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Program Specialist
612-625-5340
Professor Gabe Chan
Assistant Professor
science and technology; sustainable development; energy and environment; climate change
Doug Chapin
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-9116
Assistant Professor Daniel Cheng
Assistant Professor
612-624-9387
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
612-625-2530
Kate Cimino
Assistant Director
612-625-8330
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Communications and Outreach Manager, PPIA
Sherlonda Clarke
Director of Admissions
612-626-9749
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Kate Conners
Director of Academic and Information Technology
612-625-1668
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Research Manager
612-625-6257
Janeane Cowan
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Associate Professor Emerita
612-626-7223
public management; gender; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; democracy; integrative leadership
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Mary Curtin
Diplomat-in-Residence
612-624-1065
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
612-624-9522
Dennis Donovan Headshot
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Assistant Professor
612-626-7403
public health; demography; international development
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Research Fellow
612-626-9946
rural development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning; infrastructure finance
Meredith Smalley
Events Coordinator
612-301-2102
Jennifer Edwards
Adjunct Faculty Member
612-626-3637
Steph Eiden
Assistant Director and MURP Advisor
Marc Erikson
Director of Finance and Operations
612-626-8699
Nancy Eustis
Professor Emerita
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Professor
612-625-1884
presidential and legislative politics; social welfare policy; elections and voting behavior; gender; democracy; health care policy; international development
Yingling Fan
Professor
612-626-2930
public health; sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning; land use planning; income inequality and poverty
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Communications Manager
612-625-3032
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
612-625-7176
public policies on work and pay; work and life issues; gender
Camila Fonseca-Sarmiento
Research Associate
612-301-1362
Gwen Freed
Director of Development
612-625-9588
Sarah French
Academic Program / Project Specialist
612-626-8003
Barbara Frey
Affiliate Faculty Member
human rights
Greta Friedemann Sanchez
Associate Professor
612-625-4747
gender; child and family policy; international development; human rights
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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HR and Administrative Coordinator
612-625-3032
Simone Gbolo in front of green bushes.
Executive Director, PPIA
612-625-6944
Kevin Gerdes
Director, MPA and Capstone Programs
612-626-1337
Brian Gjerde
Conference Center Manager
612-625-1806
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Professor
612-624-8737
race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning; housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty
Stacey Grimes
Admin Consultant/Analyst 1
612-626-1329
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Program Specialist
612-624-6582
John Gunyou
Adjunct Faculty Member
Jen Guyer-Wood
Director of Career and Professional Development and MPA Advisor
Maria Hanratty
Associate Professor
612-625-6500
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
612-625-4126
Brian Harrison
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Affiliate Faculty Member
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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-301-9194
Peter Hendee Brown
Adjunct Faculty Member
Anna Henderson
Adjunct Faculty Member
612-625-6080
Henriet Hendricks
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Community Relations/Outreach Specialist 1
Sherri Holmen
Director of Facilities and Events
612-626-1090
Cherrene Horazuk
Aide to the Dean
612-625-3522
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Director of Communications
612-625-9436
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Assistant Professor
Larry Jacobs
Professor
612-625-3384
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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Professor Emeritus
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Senior Fellow
612-626-2581
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
612-625-0813
policy analysis; rural development; migration; evaluation; economic analysis; demography; labor economics; income inequality and poverty; impact evaluation
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Adjunct Faculty Member
612-624-5888
Liz Kaufman
Innovation Manager
612-624-6388
Bonnie Keeler
Assistant Professor
612-625-8905
science and technology; water policy; energy and environment; environmental planning; cost-benefit analysis
Jason Kerwin
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Senior Fellow
612-626-5026
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
612-625-2089
public policies on work and pay; role of labor unions in democratic societies; human resource policies and organizational performance
Amy Koch
Adjunct Faculty Member
Jean-Noel Kouame
Finance Professional 2
612-625-6082
Ronald Krebs
Affiliate Faculty Member
Robert Kudrle
Professor
612-625-3338
tax policy; international economic relations
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Executive Director, Center for Integrative Leadership
612-626-1079
collaborative governance; health care policy; health privacy law; international law and negotiation; integrative leadership
Elizabeth LaMae
Admissions Operations Coordinator
Adeel Lari
Researcher
612-624-7746
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Accessibility and Administrative Manager
612-626-9609
Lyssa Leitner
Adjunct Faculty Member
transportation planning
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Program Coordinator
612-625-3607
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Professor
612-624-3540
education; economic development; demography; international development; labor economics; human rights
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Executive Accounts Specialist
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Professor
612-625-3375
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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Research Fellow
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PhD Program Advisor and Coordinator
612-624-5288
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Professor Emerita
612-625-8092
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
612-626-3007
Lauren Martin
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Principal Accounts Specialist
Keith Mayes
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-624-5202
Brian McClung
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Senior Communications Technician
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Software Developer / Database Administrator
612-625-1993
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Admissions Program Manager
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Visiting Scholar
Joel Mixon
Director of Advising and Retention
612-626-9896
Javier Morillo
Adjunct Faculty Member
Lee Munnich
Senior Fellow (retired)
612-625-7357
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
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Professor
612-625-9821
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
612-626-0564
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Researcher 3
612-625-5200
Colleen O'Dell
Adjunct Faculty Member
Astrid Ochoa
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Assistant Professor
612-625-5947
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
612-362-0752
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
612-626-9326
Michelle Phelps
Affiliate Faculty Member
Robin Phinney
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Teaching Specialist
Elaine Pioske
Grants/Contracts Professional 3
612-625-0353
Afua Quarshie
Program Coordinator
612-625-0176
Whitney Quesenbery
Adjunct Faculty Member
Associate Professor Kathy Quick
Associate Professor
612-625-2025
public management; policy and program implementation; urban and regional planning; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; local government
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-4321
Allison Rojas
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Senior Fellow
612-625-3003
economics of early childhood development
James Ron
Professor
612-626-7819
international human rights; opinion polls; NGOs; political violence
Fred Rose
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-624-2143
C. Ford Runge
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-9208
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Software Developer
612-625-0630
Professor Jodi Sandfort
Professor
612-625-3536
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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STEP Coordinator
612-301-1576
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Professor
612-625-0669
democracy; human rights; humanitarianism; immigration and refugee services and policy; international relations; US foreign policy and national security
Amelia Shindelar
Human Rights Initiative Coordinator
612-624-8543
human rights
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Program Manager
612-625-5209
Carissa Slotterback
Associate Dean
612-625-0640
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
Melanie Sommer Foy
Communications Manager
612-624-3566
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Finance Professional 1
612-626-7440
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Professor
612-626-9865
race and ethnicity; social welfare policy; gender; civic engagement and public participation; democracy; income inequality and poverty
Professor Melissa Stone
Professor
612-624-3844
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
Judy Temple
Professor
612-625-6693
child and family policy; cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; education; program evaluation
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Administrative Associate 1
Christopher Uggen
Affiliate Faculty Member
Jane Vega
Employer Relations Coordinator
612-624-8162
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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-6548
Megan Voorhees
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Senior Fellow
612-626-0728
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Post-Doctoral Researcher
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Digital Communications Manager
612-625-3620
Tonisha White
Executive Assistant to the Dean
612-625-5370
David Wilsey
Director, MDP Program
612-625-7062
rural development; science and technology; sustainable development; strategic planning; economic development; international development
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Teaching Specialist
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Adjunct Faculty Member
612-625-5557
Bruce Wollenberg
Affiliated Faculty Member
Kamaria Woyee
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Shaker Zahra
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Research Associate
612-626-7223
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Research Scientist
Jerry Zhao
Professor
612-625-7318
public financial management; public budgeting; sustainable development; economic development; local government management; infrastructure finance