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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 Luck Graham, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Washington University
Prof. Graham's teaching and research specialization is in the area of judicial politics and behavior. She regularly teaches the following undergraduate courses: Judicial Politics & Policy, Law, Courts & Politics, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties and the Supreme Court. At the graduate level, Prof. Graham teaches the Proseminar in Public Law and Law, Courts & Public Policy. Her current research interests focuses on the politics of representation and judicial selection on the nation's courts, Supreme Court policymaking in the areas of civil liberties and civil rights and examining critical race theory from a political framework of analysis. Her work has appeared in The Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Judicature and The Michigan Journal of Race& Law. Prof. Graham is the coauthor of The Supreme Court, Race and Civil Rights: From Marshall to Rehnquist (1995). She is currently conducting research that investigates the role political and structural variables play in understanding minority representation on state and federal courts.
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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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Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Political Science Department
Ph.D., University of Buffalo
Farida Jalalzai's research analyzes the representation and behavior of women and minorities in politics and the role of gender in the political arena. Her work focuses on women national leaders (Women and Politics 2004; Politics & Gender 2008; International Political Science Review 2010, Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy 2010, German Politics ) gender and campaign coverage (Politics & Policy 2006), and the behavior of political widows compared to the husbands they replaced in Congress (Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy 2008). Her book Shattered, Cracked and Firmly Intact: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide (Oxford University Press 2013) offers a comprehensive analysis of women, gender, and national leadership positions. Currently, she is conducting several case studies of the behavior of women national leaders including presidents Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Cristina Fernández (Argentina) and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia). She also researches Muslim American political behavior and discrimination since 9/11 (Politics & Religion 2009; 2011) and is working on an edited collection, “Muslim Political Attitudes and Participation in Post 9/11 America- Findings and Future Directions.”
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Ph.D., Georgetown University
He is the author of 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, chapters, and technical reports. He has served as a consultant to more than fifty governmental and non-profit agencies and has held offices in many professional and community organizations. His research interests are primarily in the area of metropolitan governance, urban public policy, state government, and public opinion.
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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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 Foundations of Law, State Politics, Public Administration, and courses focusing on race and ethnic politics. Dr. Middleton's research has appeared in numerous journals, among them including Political Research Quarterly, Social Identities, Politics and Policy, and the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. He is the author of the book, Cities, Mayors, and Race Relations (University Press of America). Dr. Middleton is a licensed attorney, having been admitted to the practice of law in the state of Missouri and a member of the Missouri Bar. His area emphasis is immigration law. He is also admitted 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, during which time he assisted in drafting complaints to be filed in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, drafted motions to be filed with Executive Office of Immigration Review, conducted legal research on complex immigration matters, prepared immigration petitions for clients, and drafted continuing legal education materials on immigration law.
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Joyce Marie Mushaben (Ph. D., Political Science, Indiana University 1981) is a Professor of Comparative Politics, a Research Fellow in the Center for International Studies, and former Director of the Institute for Women's & Gender Studies (2002-2005). Fluent in German, her teaching centers on comparative public policy, European politics, women's leadership, citizenship, immigration and globalization. Her research covers new social movements, youth protest, German unification and identities, gender, ethnicity and welfare policies, and the European Union.
Her books/monographs include From Post-War to Post-Wall Generations: Changing Attitudes towards the National Question and NATO in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-1995 (Westview, 1998); Identity without a Hinterland? Continuity and Change in National Consciousness in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989 (AICGS/Johns Hopkins University, 1993); The Changing Faces of Citizenship: Social Integration and Political Mobilization among Ethnic Minorities in Germany (Berghahn Books, 2008); and a co-edited text with Gabriele Abels, Gendering the European Union: New Responses to Old Democratic Deficits (forthcoming 2009). Her articles have appeared in World Politics, Polity, West European Politics, German Politics, German Politics & Society, the Journal of Peace Research, Democratization, Citizenship Studies and Femina Politica,. She serves on the Executive Boards of the International Association for the Study of German Politics, and the German Studies Association, as well as on Editorial Boards for German Politics & Society, and the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies.
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 (1985 -1986, 2002, 2005); a former Ford Foundation Fellow (1989-1990), a guest scholar at the Academy for Social Sciences and the Central Institute for Youth Research (GDR). She was named the first Research Associate in the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University (1990-91), a Visiting Professor at the Ohio State University (1994-95), and Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Erfurt, Germany (1996). She is commonly known as "Dr. J."
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Dave Robertson's interests include national politics and policy, political history, political economy, environmental policy, and labor. His most recent book is The Original Compromise: What the Framers were Really Thinking (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is also the author of Federalism and the Making of America, The Constitution and America's Destiny, Capital, Labor, and State: The Battle of American Labor Markets from the Civil War to the New Deal, and (with Dennis R. Judd) The Development of American Public Policy: The Structure of Policy Restraint. He also edited Loss of Confidence: Politics and Policy in the 1970s and, with Cal Jillson, Perspectives on American Government: Readings in Political Development and Institutional Change. He has published articles on federalism and public policy, program design, lesson-drawing, the new institutionalism, James Madison, and labor market policies in the United States and Great Britain. His article, "Madison's Opponents and Constitutional Design," in the American Political Science Review won the 2006 Mary Parker Follett Award for the Best Article in Politics and History published in 2005 (the award is presented by the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association). His articles in Policy Studies Review also have won national awards. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Policy History and he edits CLIO, the newsletter of the Politics and History section of the American Political Science Association. Dave has received the Governor's, Chancellor's, and Emerson Electric Awards for Teaching Excellence. He is the political analyst for KSDK Television (NBC).
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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 nine 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; and US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Gulliver's Travails. 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, is due to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2010. This book includes a new estimate for state and local investment incentives and subsidies. https://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=358902
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.
Adriano Udani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy 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 Public Policy Administration Program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. His research agenda explores the extent to which policymakers reconstruct relationships between race, class, gender, and citizenship in order to sustain prescriptive ideas of incorporation into mainstream society. He specializes in the study of political attitudes toward immigrant groups and social policies on immigrant treatment in the United States. Currently, he is conducting two national studies on how U.S. citizens' negative attitudes toward immigrants structure their perceptions of voter fraud in elections; and, on the U.S. immigration policy knowledge of immigrant groups and U.S. citizens. Adriano received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Public Affairs from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University.
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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.