Faculty & Staff

The Humphrey School is fueled by talented faculty and staff who are deeply committed to public affairs.
Human Rights Researcher
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
civic engagement and public participation; demography; housing policy and planning; immigration and refugee services and policy; race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning
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
Professor Emeritus
foreign assistance; government reform; international development; politics-policy leadership; post-conflict reconstruction; the United Nations; UN peacekeeping operations
Manager of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
612-625-2099
Coordinator of Community Partnerships
612-624-8300
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
612-624-3800
Assistant Admissions Director
612-625-5596
Keisha Blackman
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-9623
Portrait of Laura Bloomberg
Dean
612-625-0608
cross-sector and inter-organizational leadership; education administration; program evaluation; youth and social justice policy development
Professor Emeritus
612-625-0128
environmental planning; geographic information systems (GIS); land use planning
Teaching Specialist
612-801-8887
Teaching Specialist
Portrait of John Bryson
McKnight Presidential Professor
612-625-5888
collaborative governance; integrative leadership; nonprofit and NGO management; policy and program implementation; public management; strategic planning
Associate Director of Career Services
612-625-3585
Portrait of 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
CSPG Event and Program Assistant
Events Coordinator
Portrait of Professor Peter Calow
Professor
612-625-6644
cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; energy and environment; environmental policy; science and technology; sustainable development
Professor Jason Cao
Associate Professor
612-625-5671
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
Director of the Election Academy
612-625-9116
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Associate Admissions Director
612-626-7229
Associate Program Director
612-625-2530
Kate Cimino
Program Manager
612-625-8330
Director of Admissions
612-626-9749
TEL Director
612-625-1668
Andrea Cournoyer
Communications Director
612-625-9436
Professor Barbara Crosby
Associate Professor, Non Tenure-Track
612-626-7223
civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; democracy; gender; integrative leadership; public management
Mary Curtin
Diplomat-in-Residence
612-624-1065
democracy; human rights; international relations; US foreign policy and national security
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Assistant Professor
612-624-9522
Portrait of Linda Dick
IT Director
612-625-0630
Teaching Specialist
Professor Audrey Dorelien
Assistant Professor
612-626-7403
demography; international development; public health
Teaching Specialist
612-626-0561
Frank Douma
Director SLPP
612-626-9946
infrastructure finance; rural development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Program/Project Specialist
612-624-6582
Marc Erikson
Director of Finance
612-626-8699
Professor Emeritus
Professor Christina Ewig
Professor
612-625-1884
democracy; elections and voting behavior; gender; health care policy; international development; presidential and legislative politics; social welfare policy
Portrait of Professor Yingling Fan
Associate Professor
612-626-2930
income inequality and poverty; land use planning; public health; sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Finance Professional 2
612-625-6082
Portrait of Debra Fitzpatrick
Research Project Specialist 2
612-625-7176
gender; public policies on work and pay; work and life issues
Gwen Freed
Director of Development
612-625-9588
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-8003
Portrait of Professor Greta Friedemann-Sánchez
Associate Professor
612-625-4747
child and family policy; gender; human rights; international development
Teaching Specialist
Simone Gbolo
Community Relations/Outreach Specialist 1
612-625-6944
MPA and Capstone Director
612-626-1337
Human Resources Generalist 1
612-626-7693
Ed Goetz
Professor
612-624-8737
housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty; race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning
Sherry Gray
Lecturer/Coordinator
612-626-5674
disability policy and advocacy; humanitarianism; international development; international relations; US foreign policy
Assistant to Associate Dean
612-626-1329
Teaching Specialist
Researcher 5
612-625-4534
Director of Career Services
Assistant Dean
612-625-4198
Teaching Specialist
Maria Hanratty
Associate Professor
612-625-6500
child and family policy; income inequality and poverty; labor economics; policy analysis; social welfare policy
Instructional Technology Assistant
Affiliate Faculty Member
Facilities and Events Director
612-626-1090
Aide to the Dean
612-625-3522
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-3032
Larry Jacobs
Walter F. Mondale Chair for Political Studies
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
Portrait of Stephanie Jacobs
PNLC Deputy Director
612-301-7143
Professor Emeritus
Post-Doctoral Associate
Robert John
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.
Portrait of Janna Johnson
Assistant Professor
612-625-0813
demography; economic analysis; impact evaluation; income inequality and poverty; labor economics; policy analysis; rural development
Steve Kelley
Researcher 7
612-626-6629
civic engagement and public participation; energy and environment; public budgeting; public service redesign; science and technology
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-7362
Portrait of Jay Kiedrowski
Senior Fellow
612-626-5026
health care policy; local government; nonprofit and NGO management; public budgeting; public management; public service redesign
Morris Kleiner
Professor of Public Affairs and AFL-CIO Chair
612-625-2089
public policies on work and pay; role of labor unions in democratic societies; human resource policies and organizational performance
Portrait of Professor Robert Kudrle
Orville and Jane Freeman Chair in International Trade and Investment Policy
612-625-3338
cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; international economic relations; international relations; tax policy
Vanessa Laird
Executive Director, Center for Integrative Leadership
612-626-1079
collaborative governance; health care policy; health privacy law; integrative leadership; international law and negotiation
Researcher 6
612-624-7746
Lecturer
612-626-7403
Program Coordinator
612-625-3607
Deborah Levison
Professor
612-624-3540
demography; economic development; education; human rights; international development; labor economics
Teaching Specialist
Greg Lindsey
Professor
612-625-3375
environmental planning; policy analysis; policy and program implementation; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Geoff Maas
Teaching Specialist
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
TEL Associate
612-626-3007
Conference Center Manager
612-625-1806
IT Associate (RISE Fellow)
Assistant to the Associate Dean
612-625-2082
Software Developer / Database Administrator
612-625-1993
Teaching Specialist
612-624-8988
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Innovation Manager
612-626-2678
Visiting Scholar
Senior Academic Advisor
612-626-9896
Media Event Support Coordinator
612-626-3509
Lee Munnich
Senior Fellow
612-625-7357
economic development; infrastructure finance; local government; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Portrait of Katherine Murphy
Senior Academic Advisor
612-624-5288
Roy Wilkins Chair
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
Post-Doctoral Associate
612-624-2465
Portrait of Guillermo Narvaez
Researcher 6
612-624-2465
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-0564
Major Gifts Officer
612-625-5947
Carrie Oelberger
Assistant Professor
612-625-5947
gender; international development; nonprofit and NGO management; philanthropy; work and life issues
Sook Jin Ong
Director, Future Services Institute
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
Gayle Peters
Director of Human Resources
612-626-9326
Research Project Specialist 1
Grants/Contracts Professional 3
612-625-0353
Affiliate Faculty Member
Afua Owusu-Baafi
Associate Program Coordinator
612-625-0176
Portrait of Professor Kathy Quick
Associate Professor
612-625-2025
civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; local government; policy and program implementation; public management; urban and regional planning
Portrait of Anu Ramaswami
Professor
303-523-8130
energy and environment; environmental planning; industrial ecology; public health; science and technology; sustainable development
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-4321
Professor Art Rolnick
Researcher 7
612-625-3003
economics of early childhood development
Associate Professor and Stassen Chair for International Affairs
612-626-7819
international human rights; opinion polls; NGOs; political violence
Stephen Rose
Research Scientist
612-626-4127
Portrait of Jodi Sandfort
Professor
612-625-3536
child and family policy; income inequality and poverty; nonprofit and NGO management; policy and program implementation; public service redesign; social welfare policy
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Research Project Specialist 1
Community Relations/Outreach Associate 3
STEP Coordinator
Portrait of Eric Schwartz
Professor
612-625-0669
democracy; human rights; humanitarianism; immigration and refugee services and policy; international relations; US foreign policy and national security
Portrait of Tammy Schwartz
Finance Professional 3
612-626-7693
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Admissions Associate
612-626-0267
Portrait of 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
Teaching Specialist
Communications Manager
612-624-3566
Principal Accounts Specialist
612-626-7440
Portrait of Professor Joe Soss
Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service
612-626-9865
civic engagement and public participation; democracy; gender; income inequality and poverty; race and ethnicity; social welfare policy
Professor Melissa Stone
Gross Family Professor of Nonprofit Management
612-624-3844
collaborative governance; nonprofit and NGO management; philanthropy; public management; strategic planning
Associate Professor, Non Tenure-Track
612-624-2800
American political and institutional history; behavior in American public life; Minnesota political history
Professor Deb Swackhamer
Professor
612-301-1576
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
Research Professional 2
Judy Temple
Professor
612-625-6693
child and family policy; cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; education; program evaluation
Administrative Consultant/Analyst 3
Employer Relations Coordinator
612-624-3800
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-6548
Tonisha White
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-5370
David Wilsey
Program Director, MDP Program
612-625-7062
economic development; international development; rural development; science and technology; strategic planning; sustainable development
Professor
612-626-4410
climate change; energy and environmental policy; geologic carbon sequestration; public perception of emerging technologies; regulatory and legal analysis of emerging technologies
Portrait of Pepe Wonosikou
Associate Coordinator
612-625-8045
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
Jerry Zhao
Associate Professor
612-625-7318
economic development; infrastructure finance; local government management; public budgeting; public financial management; sustainable development