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Our Faculty

 

At the heart of our program is a nationally recognized full-time core faculty in public policy, distinguished by their excellence in teaching as well as their research, publications and public service.

Core Public Policy Faculty

 

The interdisciplinary public policy program includes outstanding affiliate faculty from related social science departments on the UMBC campus.

Affiliate Faculty

ECONOMICS

Robert Carpenter
Ph.D., Washington University; macroeconomics, monetary economics, industrial organization, theory of the firm

Dennis Coates
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; public economics, public finance, sports economics

Lisa Dickson
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; labor economics, economics of education, econometrics

Scott Farrow
Ph.D., Washington State University; industrial organization, environmental economics and risk analysis

Thomas Gindling, Jr.
Ph.D., Cornell University; economic development (Economics advisor)

Douglas Lamdin
Ph.D., University of Maryland; corporate finance, managerial economics

David Mitch, Chair
Ph.D., University of Chicago; American and European economic history

Morgan Rose
Ph.D., Washington University; Applied microeconomics, corporate finance, corporate governance, industrial organization, financial institutions (mrose@umbc.edu)

Christelle Viauroux
Ph.D., University of Toulouse, France; theoretical and applied econometrics, structural applied microeconomics, structural applied game theory, microeconomics

Christine Yee
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley; health economics, public policy, applied econometrics, labor economics

Chungming Yuan
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; international economics and finance, financial economics, econometrics

EDUCATION

Christopher Rakes
Ph.D., University of Louisville; mathematics education, secondary education, mathematics misconceptions, teacher knowledge, research methodology, research quality

Eugene Shaffer
Ed.D., Temple University; international education, classroom interaction, school reform, school effectiveness, schools high-reliability, students placed at-risk

Michele Stites
Ed.D., George Washington University; early childhood mathematics, special education

EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES

Richard Bissell
Ph.D., University of Denver;Emergency Public Health, Disaster Epidemiology, Emergency Management, EMS Research (emergency services advisor)

J. Lee Jenkins, Chair
M.D., The George Washington University School of Medicine; Emergency Public Health and Disaster Health (jleejenkins@umbc.edu)

Bruce Walz
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Education and EMS

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

Matthew Baker
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; watershed ecology, riparian ecosystems, ecosystem/landscape ecology, watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry

Dawn Biehler
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison; historical geography of public health in US cities, environmental justice, urban and feminist political ecology, housing, human-animal interactions

Erle C. Ellis
Ph.D., Cornell University; global ecology, landscape ecology, biogeochemistry, land-use change and sustainable land management

Margaret B. Holland
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; human dimensions of environmental change, land tenure, environmental conservation and resource management, land use dynamics, rural livelihood strategies

David Lansing
Ph.D., Ohio State University; Rural livelihoods, political ecology, environmental governance, climate change policy

Alan Yeakley, Chair
Ph.D., University of Virginia; ecosystem ecology, watershed hydrology, with emphases on urban ecology and riparian ecosystems

HISTORY

Rebecca Boehling
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Holocaust, post-World War II Germany and German-American relations

Christy Ford Chapin
Ph.D., University of Virginia; political business, and economic history and capitalism studies

Marjoleine Kars, Chair
Ph.D., Duke University; U.S. colonial, Atlantic World, American women’s history

Meredith Oyen
Ph.D., Georgetown; Sino-American relations, the role of migrants, transnational networks, and nongovernmental organizations in bilateral relations in the twentieth century

Daniel Ritschel
Ph.D., Oxford; Great Britain, economic and social policy, historiography (policy history advisor)

LANGUAGE, LITERACY and CULTURE

Cedric Herring
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Workplace diversity, race and public policy, stratification and inequality, jobs and economic development

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Carolyn Forestiere, Chair
Ph.D., Emory University; comparative politics, Western Europe, institutions, research methodology

Laura Hussey
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; social welfare and morality policy; public opinion on policy issues; American public policy, politics, and administration

Arthur T. Johnson
Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo; public administration, personnel management

Tyson King-Meadows
Ph.D.; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Congress, African-American politics, electoral behavior

Roy T. Meyers
Ph.D., University of Michigan; American politics, budgeting, public administration and policy

Thomas Schaller
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; American politics, campaigns, elections, parties, media politics

PSYCHOLOGY

Kenneth I. Maton
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; how social support systems and community involvement help people (especially Baltimore youth) cope and overcome difficult life stresses

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Marina A. Adler
Ph.D., University of Maryland; social stratification and inequality; cross-national gender, work and family policy; sociology of women; research methods and statistics

J. Kevin Eckert, Chair
Ph.D., Northwestern University; environmental gerontology, medical anthropology,aging services management and delivery, residential care//long-term care quality, qualitative research

Loren Henderson
Ph.D., University of Illinois; diversity issues, stratification and inequality, health disparities, and race, class, gender and sexuality

Andrea Kalfoglou
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; bioethics, public health ethics, reproductive policy and ethics, genetics policy and ethics, research ethics, public engagement in science and policymaking

Robert L. Rubinstein
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College; cultural and medical anthropology, anthropology of aging, gerontology, gender, qualitative research methods

John G. Schumacher
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; medical sociology, physician-patient relationships, health care delivery in emergency departments and  assisted living facilities, social gerontology, research methods

Mary E. Stuart
Sc.D., Johns Hopkins University; international best practices in rehabilitation and the prevention and management of chronic disease, health care organization and delivery, decision support for policy and management