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
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Adjunct 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
Terri Barreiro
Adjunct Faculty Member
Diana Beck
Administrative Director, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
Becca Beets
Digital Communications Manager
612-625-3620
Merrie Benasutti
Coordinator of Community Partnerships
612-624-8300
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Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
612-624-8162
Keisha Blackman
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-9623
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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Adjunct Faculty Member
612-801-8887
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Bryan Bradford
Alumni Relations/Advanced Operations Officer
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-624-0255
Peter Hendee Brown
Adjunct Faculty Member
John Bryson
Professor
612-625-5888
collaborative governance; integrative leadership; nonprofit and NGO management; policy and program implementation; public management; strategic planning
Chris Buckley
Associate Director of Career Services
612-625-3585
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
cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; energy and environment; environmental policy; science and technology; sustainable development
Professor Jason Cao
Professor
612-625-5671
sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
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CSPG Program Specialist
Professor Gabe Chan
Assistant Professor
climate change; energy and environment; science and technology; sustainable development
Doug Chapin
Adjunct Faculty Member
612-625-9116
Head shot of Assistant Professor Daniel Cheng
Assistant Professor
public management; nonprofit and NGO management; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance; local government
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Associate Program Director
612-625-2530
Kate Cimino
Assistant Director
612-625-8330
Sherlonda Clarke
Director of Admissions
612-626-9749
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Kate Conners
Director of Information and Academic Technology
612-625-1668
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Portrait of Professor Barbara Crosby
Associate Professor Emerita
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
Jack Dewaard headshot
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-624-9522
Dennis Donovan Headshot
Adjunct Faculty Member
Portrait of Professor Audrey Dorelien
Assistant Professor
612-626-7403
demography; international development; public health
Dave Dorman
Adjunct Faculty Member
Portrait of Frank Douma
Research Fellow
612-626-9946
infrastructure finance; rural development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Marc Erikson
Director of Finance and Operations
612-626-8699
Nancy Eustis
Professor Emerita
Portrait of 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
Yingling Fan
Professor
612-626-2930
public health; sustainable development; transportation planning; urban and regional planning; land use planning; income inequality and poverty
Headshot of Katherine Fennelly
Professor Emerita
diversity and cross-cultural relations; health and public policy; immigration and public policy
Angela Fertig
Social Policy Research Scientist
health care policy
Portrait of Debra Fitzpatrick
Community Engagement Director
612-625-7176
gender; public policies on work and pay; work and life issues
Gwen Freed
Director of Development
612-625-9588
Sarah French
Program/Project Specialist, STEP
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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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-3032
Simone Gbolo
Executive Director, PPIA
612-625-6944
Kevin Gerdes
Director, MPA and Capstone Programs
612-626-1337
Dena Gergen Portrait
Human Resources Generalist
612-626-7693
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-0897
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Conference Center Manager
Portrait of 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, Global Policy Area
612-626-5674
humanitarianism; international development; international relations; US foreign policy; US foreign policy and national security
Portrait of Stacey Grimes
Assistant to Associate Dean
612-626-1329
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Student Administrative/Support Services
John Gunyou
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Researcher
612-625-4534
Jen Guyer-Wood
Director of Career Services
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Postdoctoral Researcher
612-626-2120
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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
Portrait of Thomas Hazlett
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Thad Hellman
Adjunct Faculty Member
Portrait of Jessica Hellmann
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-301-9194
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Teaching Specialist
Portrait of David Hollister
Affiliate Faculty Member
Sherri Holmen
Director of Facilities and Events
612-626-1090
Cherrene Horazuk
Aide to the Dean
612-625-3522
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Lecturer
612-625-8709
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Post-Doctoral Associate
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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Director, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
612-301-7143
Portrait of Jim Jernberg
Professor Emeritus
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Postdoctoral Associate
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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
Bonnie Keeler
Assistant Professor
612-625-8905
science and technology; water policy; energy and environment; environmental planning; cost-benefit analysis
Steve Kelley
Senior Fellow
612-626-6629
civic engagement and public participation; energy and environment; public budgeting; public service redesign; science and technology
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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-625-7362
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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
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
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Finance Professional 2
612-625-6082
Robert Kudrle
Professor
612-625-3338
cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; international economic relations; international relations; tax policy
Rachel Kutcher
Graduate Research Assistant
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Executive Director, Center for Integrative Leadership
612-626-1079
collaborative governance; health care policy; integrative leadership
Elizabeth LaMae
Admissions Operations Coordinator
Adeel Lari
Researcher
612-624-7746
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Adjunct Faculty Member
612-626-7403
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Teaching Specialist
Lyssa Leitner
Adjunct Faculty Member
transportation planning
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Program Coordinator
612-625-3607
Portrait of Deborah Levison
Professor
612-624-3540
education; economic development; demography; international development; labor economics; human rights
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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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
Geoff Maas
Adjunct Faculty Member
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PhD Program Adviser and Coordinator
612-624-5288
Portrait of Ann Markusen
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
Portrait of Mary Maronde
Technology Enhanced Learning Associate
612-626-3007
Lauren Martin
Affiliate Faculty Member
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Affiliate Faculty
612-624-5202
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Adjunct Faculty Member
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Assistant to the Associate Dean
612-625-2082
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Senior Communications Technician
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Software Developer / Database Administrator
612-625-1993
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-624-8988
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Innovation Manager, Future Services Institute
612-626-2678
Weston Merrick
Graduate Research Assistant
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Admissions Program Manager
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Visiting Scholar
Dan Milz
Visiting Assistant Professor
612-626-5047
environmental planning; civic engagement and public participation; collaborative governance
Joel Mixon
Director of Advising and Retention
612-626-9896
Javier Morillo
Adjunct Faculty Member
Portrait of Lee Munnich
Senior Fellow
612-625-7357
economic development; infrastructure finance; local government; transportation planning; urban and regional planning
Burke Murphy
Adjunct Faculty Member
economic development; international development; workforce development
Portrait of Samuel L. Myers, Junior
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
Portrait of Ajay Nagpure
Postdoctoral Associate
612-624-2465
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Developer, Urban and Regional Planning Area
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Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-0564
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Researcher 3
612-625-5200
Portrait of Carrie Oelberger
Assistant Professor
612-625-5947
international development; nonprofit and NGO management; philanthropy; professionalization; public-private dynamics; work and employment
Sook Jin Ong
Director, Future Services Institute
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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
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Program/Project Specialist
Portrait of Gayle Peters
Director of Human Resources
612-626-9326
Robin Phinney
Research Director
Elaine Pioske
Grants/Contracts Professional 3
612-625-0353
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Affiliate Faculty Member
Afua Quarshie
Associate Program Coordinator
612-625-0176
Whitney Quesenbery
Adjunct Faculty Member
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
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-4321
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Portrait of Art Rolnick
Senior Fellow
612-625-3003
economics of early childhood development
James Ron
Professor
612-626-7819
international human rights; opinion polls; NGOs; political violence
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Affiliate Faculty Member
612-624-2143
Stephen Rose
Research Scientist
612-626-4127
C. Ford Runge
Affiliate Faculty Member
612-625-9208
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
Trupti Sarode
Program Evaluation Associate
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STEP Coordinator
Matt Schmit
Adjunct Faculty Member
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
Amelia Shindelar
Human Rights Initiative Coordinator
612-624-8543
human rights
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
Meredith Smalley
Events Coordinator
612-301-2102
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Adjunct Faculty Member
Melanie Sommer Foy
Communications Manager
612-624-3566
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Finance Professional 1
612-626-7440
Portrait of Professor Joe Soss
Professor
612-626-9865
civic engagement and public participation; democracy; gender; income inequality and poverty; race and ethnicity; social welfare policy
Jessica Stanton
Associate Professor
human rights; international relations; political violence and conflict
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
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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Research Manager
Isadora Tabue
Innovation Manager for Equity and Inclusion
Judy Temple
Professor
612-625-6693
child and family policy; cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; education; program evaluation
Sandy Vargas
Senior Executive Leadership Fellow
612-308-4678
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
Tonisha White
Executive Assistant to the Dean
612-625-5370
David Wilsey
Director, MDP Program
612-625-7062
economic development; international development; rural development; science and technology; strategic planning; sustainable development
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Lecturer
612-625-5557
Portrait of Pepe Wonosikou
Associate Coordinator
612-625-8045
Kamaria Woyee
Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
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Research Scientist
Jerry Zhao
Associate Professor
612-625-7318
economic development; infrastructure finance; local government management; public budgeting; public financial management; sustainable development