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Glen Hahn Cope is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
As Provost she reports to the Chancellor and is responsible for the academic affairs, student affairs, and research activities of the university. These include the Office of Research Administration, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Colleges, Schools, Centers, and other academic units.
Glen Hahn Cope holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from The Ohio State University; an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and an A.B. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Her teaching and research interests include public and nonprofit budgeting and finance, and leadership and management of public and nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, especially under conditions of fiscal stress. She has published extensively in professional journals and edited books, and frequently presents papers at professional meetings on topics in these areas. She has taught at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels including courses on: the profession of public administration; public and cost-benefit analysis; public administration and mangement; innovation in government; and policy research projects on state government finance and management, urban growth, and economic development.
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Associate Professor, Academic Director,
International Studies and Programs, and
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Prof. Glassman is a specialist in Chinese and Japanese politics and U.S. relations with East Asia. He is especially interested in Chinese education. His current research interests include state and local government programs to enhance international competitiveness, and the future of U.S.-China relations. He is also continuing his study of public policy in the People's Republic of China and has published articles in Contemporary China, Asia Quarterly, and Comparative Education.
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Barbara Graham, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Washington University
Dr. Barbara Graham is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UMSL. Within the field of American politics, she specializes in the area of law, courts and politics. She teaches undergraduate courses on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, civil liberties, gender and the law, judicial process and law, politics and society. She also teaches graduate level courses in the area of public law. Her current research interests focus on the politics of representation, judicial diversity and judicial selection at the state level, the relationship between social identity, law and politics, and the role of courts as instruments of social change.
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Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
and Research Fellow in the Center for International Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Prof. Gros specializes in African politics, with an emphasis on Francophone Africa. He is particularly interested in the processes of democratization and economic development. In addition, Prof. Gros specializes in public policy administration, with an emphasis on health policy in the United States and the Third World.
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Professor and Research Fellow in the Center for International Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Dr. Iyob specializes in the study of nationalism, conflict resolution, postcolonial citizenship and remittance economies of the regions straddling the African Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa. Her publications on Eritrea and the Sudan have received international recognition as well as her research on governance, democratization, gendered citizenship and the international relations of the states of the Horn of Africa. Currently, she is engaged in developing more nuanced understanding of identity politics and Africa-centered policy issues and continues to work towards facilitating dialogue on bridging the gap between academics and practitioners. Her publications and teaching reflect a wide range of research interest and include: International Relations in the Horn: Non-Conformity and Defiance. In Quadernidi Relazioni Internazionali, No. 10, May 2009, Comparative Perspectives: Territorial and Boundary Disputes in the Horn of Africa, Pacific Settlements of Border Disputes: Lessons from the Bakassi Affair and the Greentree Agreement,(2008); ornamento dell impero: Rappresetnatzione della donna nel Africa Oreintale, Afriche e Orienti: rivists di studi ai confine tra Africa mediterraneo e medio oreinte, (2007); Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace (with Gilbert Khadiagla), 2006, The Special Case of the Horn of Africa, (co-authored with Edmond J. Keller, in Keller and Rothchild (eds.) Africa-US Relations: Strategic Encounters (2006); From Mald; Africa to Mald Europa: The Ties That Bind, in Andall and Duncan, Italian Colonialism: Legacy and Memory, (2005); Shifting Terrain: Dissidence vs. Terrorism in Eritrea, Special Report on Terrorism in the Horn of Africa, United States Institute of Peace (2004; ) and The Ethiopian-Eritean Conflict: Diasporic vs. Hegemonic States in the Horn of Africa, 1991-1999, Journal of Modern African Studies (2000). Dr. Iyob areas of specialization is in Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, African History. She teaches courses on African Politics, Politics of the Middle East, Diaspora Politics, Women in Developing Countries, Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Representation, Religion and Politics, and Politics Through Film and Literature.
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Ph.D., Georgetown University
He is the author of three books (The Metropolitan Chase: Politics and Policies in Urban America, Fragmented by Design: Why St. Louis Has So Many Governments and Conducting Political Research) as well as dozens of scholarly articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He been a consultant to more than seventy governmental and non-profit organizations and has held office in many professional and community organizations. His current research focuses on metropolitan governance, urban public policy, state government, and public opinion.
Professor Kimball teaches courses in American government, political behavior, parties and elections, interest groups, and research methodology. His research interests include voting behavior, election administration, public opinion, and interest group lobbying. He has participated as an expert in several court cases on election administration, voting rights, and redistricting. He is the co-author of three books: Helping America Vote, Lobbying and Policy Change, and Why Americans Split Their Tickets. He is co-editor of Controversies in Voting Behavior.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Yuguo Liao’s primary research interests include organizational theory and behavior, local governance and government performance improvement. Liao is interested in the role of public administration in designing mechanisms, creating structures, and building capacities to facilitate productive and accountable public management. His research focuses on studying public administrators’ policy behavior, particularly, the dynamics of how public administrators strike a balance among potentially competing demands, including the public interest, the influence from other government agencies or other levels of government, the media pressure, professional standards and situational factors. He has done researches addressing the significance of city managers in forging an engaging style of public management and the incentives for city managers to respond to public references in local budgetary processes. Liao is currently conducting research exploring the determinants of city managers’ tenure by emphasizing the environmental and personal impact. He is also doing research investigating the determinants of recognition for government innovations.
Liao has taught several core courses at the Rutgers-Newark MPA program, including intro to public administration, administrative ethics, government transparency, research design and analytical methods. At UMSL, Liao offers courses in public budgeting and public personnel management.
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Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
Ph.D. candidate, Saint Louis University
Anita Manion is Associate Teaching Professor in Political Science, as well as the advisor for undergraduate students in the BA Political Science and BS Public Policy Administration programs. She teaches courses in American politics, public policy, and leadership. Along with her teaching experience, Anita brings broad experience in higher education leadership and administration. Her research interests include the impact of policy on issues of economic inequality. She is currently analyzing the public funding of higher education through merit-based and need-based aid in the state of Missouri—specifically the impacts on access and completion rates
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Richard T. Middleton, IV, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia
JD, St. Louis University
Professor Middleton's research focuses on the intersection of race and ethnicity in the evolution of political power, law, political representation, and public policy. He teaches courses in the fields of public law, racial politics, and public administration. Dr. Middleton's research has appeared in numerous journals, among them including Political Research Quarterly, Social Identities, Rutgers Race and the Law Review, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review and Seton Hall Legislative Journal. He is the author of the book, Cities, Mayors, and Race Relations (Rowman and Littlefield:University Press of America). He has a forthcoming book that focuses on the framing of racial identity and nation building in the Dominican Republic through mediums of social science education (University of Alabama Press)(with Sheridan Wigginton). Dr. Middleton is also completing a book-length manuscript that focuses on constitutional birthright citizenship from a comparative perspective. Professor Middleton is a licensed attorney and his primary area of practice is immigration law. He is admitted to the practice of law in the state of Missouri and also to the bar for the Federal District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. Dr. Middleton has volunteered for the Immigration Law Project of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri as well Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants.
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Ph.D., Indiana University
Joyce Marie Mushaben is a Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics and former Director of the Institute for Women's & Gender Studies (2002-2005). Fluent in German, her teaching centers on comparative public policy, the European Union, women's leadership, citizenship, immigration, mega-cities and sustainability issues. Her research covers new social movements, youth protest, German unification and identities, gender, ethnicity and welfare issues, EU migration and integration studies.
Her books/monographs include Identity without a Hinterland? Continuity and Change in National Consciousness in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989 (1993); From Post-War to Post-Wall Generations: Changing Attitudes towards the National Question and NATO in the Federal Republic of Germany (1998); The Changing Faces of Citizenship: Integration and Mobilization among Ethnic Minorities in Germany (2008); and, Gendering the European Union: New Responses to Old Democratic Deficits (co-edited with Gabriele Abels, 2012). Her latest book focuses on Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic (forthcoming 2016). Her articles have appeared in World Politics, Polity, West European Politics, German Politics, German Politics & Society, the Journal of Peace Research, Democratization, Politics & Religion, Citizenship Studies, Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, German Law Review and Femina Politica. A past president of the German Studies Association (USA), she has also served on the Executive Boards of the International Association for the Study of German Politics and the German Studies Association, as well as on selection committees for Fulbright, the German Academic Exchange Service and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is a current Editorial Board member for German Politics & Society, German Politics and Femina Politica.
Having received a 1999 Trailblazer Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Creativity in 2007, Mushaben is a three-time Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a former Ford Foundation Fellow, German Marshall Fund grantee and DAAD recipient. She has held guest-scholar posts at the Academy for Social Sciences (GDR), the Center for Youth Research (GDR), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Research (Berlin). She was named the first Research Associate in the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University, has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at the Ohio State University, Berlin’s Humboldt University, the Missouri-London Program and at the Universities of Erfurt, Stuttgart and Tübingen (Germany) , inter alia. Affiliated with the American Institute for Contemporary German Politics (Washington D.C.) and a designated Fulbright Specialist, she is commonly known as "Dr. J."
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Professor Rochester is an international relations specialist who teaches and writes in the areas of international law, organization, and politics. His ten books include Waiting for the Millennium: The United Nations and the Future of World Order; Between Two Epochs; Between Peril and Promise: The Politics of International Law; US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Gulliver's Travails; and The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World. His textbook The Global Condition (coauthored with Fred Pearson) has been used in many countries (including Spanish and Chinese language editions) and at hundreds of American universities. In addition, he has published in such scholarly journals as the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and The Journal of Peace Research, and has served on the Governing Council of the International Studies Association. He is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at UM-St. Louis, and in 2001 was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri.
As Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, (UMSL), Todd Swanstrom specializes in urban politics and public policy. He has an MA from Washington University (1971) and a Ph.D. from Princeton (1981). Prior to joining UMSL Todd taught at Saint Louis University and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany (SUNY). He also worked as a neighborhood planner in Cleveland and as the Director of Strategic Planning for the City of Albany, NY. Todd’s book, The Crisis of Growth Politics: Cleveland, Kucinich, and the Challenge of Urban Populism (Temple University Press, 1985) won the Best Book Award from the Urban Section and Policy of APSA. His co-authored Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century, 2nd ed., (U. Press of Kansas, 3rd edition, 2014) won the Michael Harrington Award from the New Politics Section of APSA. In 2011 he published a co-edited volume, Justice and the American Metropolis (University of Minnesota Press), which develops the idea of “thick injustice.” He is presently doing research on neighborhood dynamics in weak market metros and the causes and effects of high levels of involuntary residential mobility. Todd uses the resources of his endowed professorship to support the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis.
Professor Thomas specializes in the field of international political economy. His main research interests are capital mobility, multinational corporations, and (controlling) competition for investment. His first book, Capital Beyond Borders: States and Firms in the Auto Industry, 1960-1994 (St. Martin's), was published in 1997, and his second, Competing for Capital: Europe and North America in a Global Era (Georgetown), was published in 2000. The latter book included the first-ever estimate of total state and local subsidies to business in the United States.
In 2007, he was the Canada-US Fulbright Scholar in North American Politics and Society at Carleton University, studying Canadian efforts to keep provinces from using subsidies to induce the relocation of investment.
His third book, Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2010. This book includes a new estimate for state and local investment incentives and subsidies.
Professor Thomas has consulted for the International Institute for Sustainable Development. In November 2007, IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative published "Investment Incentives: Growing Use, Uncertain Benefits, Uneven Controls," downloadable at http://www.globalsubsidies.org/en/research/investment-incentives
In 2008, he worked with research teams from Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malawi for an IISD project on investment incentives and sustainable development. The reports can be found at http://www.tradeknowledgenetwork.net/research/subsidies.aspx
In November 2009, he represented IISD at a workshop on investment incentives organized by the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Professor Thomas has not neglected the state and local aspects of competition for investment. He has been active on the issue of tax increment financing (TIF) in Missouri since 1998. His most recent research on the topic is Susan Mason and Kenneth P. Thomas, "Tax Increment Financing in Missouri: An Analysis of Determinants, Competitive Dynamics, Equity, and Path Dependency," Economic Development Quarterly, May 2010. This is the first study to examine patterns of TIF adoption throughout the state.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Joint Appointment in School of Public Policy and Administration
M.P.A., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Adriano Udani is an Assistant Professor of Political Science with a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy and Administration. He specializes in the study of political attitudes toward immigrant groups and policy decisions that affect immigrant treatment in the United States. Along with David Kimball, Adriano is the principal investigator of a national study that explains why immigrant resentment influences perceptions of voter fraud in U.S. elections. He is conducting another national study that explores how citizens determine how much punishment or leniency immigrants deserve in the United States. Adriano also investigates how federal admissions of temporary immigrant labor influence state and local employment restrictions. At UMSL, Adriano teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the policy research methods; the politics of public policy; inequality; the politics of prejudice and social justice; and, public management.
Emeritus Faculty Profiles
Associate Professor Emeritus
His primary area of research and teaching is urban politics and public policy. He is the author of Representation and Urban Community, a study of neighborhood government in London, and has been engaged for the last several years in research on how local governments deal with budgetary stringency. During the summer of 1993, Glassberg served as one of the first NASPAA Fellows at the Department of Defense. He studied defense conversion and is continuing as a consultant to the Office of Economic Adjustment. He is Co-editor of the American Review of Public Administration.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Professor Kinney's research has examined political and policy implications of religious group involvement in the social safety net. In addition, her work has explored U.S.-based religiously motivated international development. Her publications include articles in Administration & Society, Journal of Urban Affairs, Policy Sciences, Development in Practice and Citizenship Studies.
Carol Kohfeld's fields are criminal justice policy, public policy analysis, and criminal justice policy. She is the co-author of Race and the Decline of Class in American Politics and Dynamic Modeling: An Introduction. The recipient of several National Science Foundations awards, her work has been published in Criminal Justice Review, Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice Law and Policy Quarterly, Political Geography, Political Methodology, Urban Affairs Review as well as several other scholarly journals.
Dennis Judd is one of the nation's top urban public policy specialists, the recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics Section. He is the co-author (with UMSL's Todd Swanstrom) of the leading textbook in urban politics: City Politics: Private Power and Public Policy. He is the co-author of The Democratic Facade and The Development of American Public Policy and the co-editor of Cities and Visitors: Regulating Cities, Markets, and City Space and The Tourist City. He served as editor of the Urban Affairs Review for seventeen years. Presently, he is professor of political science at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Lyman Tower Sargent
Lyman Tower Sargent is one of the world's foremost scholars on utopian studies. He was the founding editor of Utopian Studies, serving in that post for the journal's first fifteen years, and the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from both the Society for Utopian Studies and the Communal Studies Association. His books include British and American Utopian Literature, 1516 - 1985, Living in Utopia: Intentional Communities in New Zealand, New Left Thought, Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction, and Contemporary Political Ideologies. This last work has been the leading textbook in its field for the past thirty years and is now in its 14th edition.
Eduardo Silva specializes in Latin American politics and sustainable development policy. He is the author of Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America and The State and Capital in Chile. He has served as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.S. Department of State. He is currently the Lydian Chair Professor at Tulane University.
J. Fred Springer
Fred Springer has conducted research in comparative politics, policy analysis, and public administration. He is the co-author of four books: Administering Agricultural Development in Asia, Malaysia's Parliamentary System: Representative Politics and Policymaking in a Divided Society, Policy Research: Concepts, Methods, Applications, and Policy Research and Policy Decisions: Cases for Public Administrators. His work has appeared in many top journals including Administration in Society, Comparative Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Public Administration Review. He is currently Director of Research for EMT Associates, one of the nation's top policy evaluation firms.
Lana Stein specializes in urban politics and public administration. She is the author of St. Louis Politics: The Triumph of Tradition, Holding Bureaucrats Accountable: Politicians and Professionals in St. Louis, and co-author of City Schools and City Politics: Institutions and Leadership in Pittsburgh, Boston, and St. Louis. Her research has been published in leading journals including American Politics Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Publius, and Urban Affairs Review.