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Full-Time Faculty

The faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs are leading researchers, practitioners, and teachers. Through their scholarship and professional experience, they are helping tackle the pressing issues of our time, and they are training the next generation of problem-solvers.

Here is an alphabetical list of faculty.  To see faculty grouped by research area click here.

Faculty Member Contact Info Interests
system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAmbassador Rajendra M. Abhyankar
Professor of Practice

India and International Relations

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameOsita Afoaku
Clinical Professor

Human rights, sustainable development, democratization and state reconstruction in Africa, U.S.-African/Third World relations, and UN Security Council reform

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRobert Agranoff
Professor Emeritus

Intergovernmental relations (U.S. and cross-national), economic and community development, management of public agencies, governance, intergovernmental management, federal arrangements

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameLisa Blomgren Amsler
Professor and Keller-Runden Chair in Public Service

Collaborative governance, comparative governance, dispute resolution, dispute system design, mediation, administrative law, labor and employment law

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameShahzeen Z. Attari
Assistant Professor

Human behavior and resource use, Environmental psychology, and Social dilemmas

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDavid B. Audretsch
Distinguished Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Director, SPEA Overseas Education Program

Economic policy, entrepreneurship, innovation, globalization, regional economic policy, industrial restructuring and government policy, small enterprises in Europe and the United States

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameClaudia N. Avellaneda
Associate Professor

Public Management and Governance in Developing Countries, Local Governments in Latin America,  Comparative Public Policy and Policymaking, Latin American Politics, International Development

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMatthew Baggetta
Assistant Professor

Civil society, voluntary associations, civic engagement, social capital

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRandall Baker
Professor Emeritus

Bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences, comparative study on different perspectives regarding the way problems are perceived and handled, historical perspectives in the analysis of contemporary environmental and policy problems

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameA. James Barnes

Environmental law, domestic and international environmental policy, ethics and the public official, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, law and public policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameCharles F. Bonser
Dean Emeritus, SPEA, Ameritech Professor Emeritus, SPEA, Professor Emeritus, Business

Economic development, public finance, management and leadership, the role of non-governmental organizations, public policy, transatlantic education and policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJennifer N. Brass
Assistant Professor

African politics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), energy and international development, comparative public administration, governance, civil society, political economy of development

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSanya Carley
Associate Professor

Energy Policy, Electricity Technology Innovation Policy, Applied Econometrics, and Policy Instruments

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameBeth Cate
Associate Professor

Data governance and regulation; intellectual property; Constitutional law and Supreme Court decisionmaking; religion in public life and governance.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAshley Clark
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Center for Survey Research

Survey methodology, human resource management including management of contingent employees, positive organizational scholarship

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMelissa A. L. Clark
Senior Lecturer and Director of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program

Limnology, lake and watershed management, aquatic and terrestrial habitats, implementing sustainability initiatives on campus and community.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDaniel Cole
Professor of Law and of Public and Environmental Affairs, Affiliated Faculty, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Economics, Property, and Polish Law

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameChristopher B. Craft
Janet Duey Professor in Rural Land Policy, Director, SPEA Ph.D. in Environmental Science Program

Wetland restoration and ecosystem development, wetlands and water quality, wetlands and climate change, including carbon sequestration and peat accretion

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameBrian L. DeLong
Lecturer, Indiana University Debate Coach

National and international security policies from an argumentation, rhetorical, and critical cultural perspective.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSameeksha Desai
Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies

Entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development policy; political economy and allocation of entrepreneurship in areas of political instability, conflict and disaster; postconflict reconstruction; social entrepreneurship

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDenvil R. Duncan
Assistant Professor

Public Economics, Labor Economics, and Economic Development

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMichael A. Edwards
Clinical Associate Professor

Service learning, hydrogen storage materials, recruitment, retention and graduation of under-represented students in the Science Technology Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSergio Fernandez
Associate Professor and Director, Ph.D. Programs in Public Affairs and Public Policy

Public management and organization theory, with a focus on privatization and contracting out, public sector leadership, and organizational change and innovation

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameBurnell C. Fischer
Clinical Professor , Co-director, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Forestry, particularly community and urban forest management practices and policies; natural resource governance and policy; silviculture and growth and development of Central Hardwood forest stands

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSeth Freedman
Assistant Professor

Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameBeth Gazley
Associate Professor and Teaching and Learning Faculty Chair

Public and nonprofit management, associations, intersectoral relations, collaboration, volunteerism

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDavid Good
Associate Professor and Director, Transportation Research Center

Quantitative policy modeling, productivity measurement in public and regulated industries, urban policy analysis

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJohn D. Graham

Government reform, energy and the environment, and the future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameKirsten Grønbjerg
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor, Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Nonprofit and public sector relationships. Current work examines the scope and community dimensions of the Indiana nonprofit sector. Other major areas of research focus on the American welfare system, nonprofit funding relations, and nonprofit data sources.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDaniel J. Grundmann

Strategic Human Resource Management including Compensation and Benefits, Employment Law, Employee Relations and Collective Bargaining, Performance Appraisal, Human Resources Planning and Workforce Diversity

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameHendrik Haitjema
Professor Emeritus

Groundwater flow modeling, including regional groundwater flow systems, conjunctive surface water and groundwater flow modeling, three-dimensional groundwater flow, and saltwater intrusion problems. Emphasis on application of analytic functions to modeling groundwater flow, specifically the analytic element method

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameLee H. Hamilton
Director, The Center on Congress, Professor of Practice, SPEA

Congress, national and homeland security, civic education and participation, American economic and foreign policy, domestic politics.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameBradley T. Heim
Associate Professor

Behavioral impact of tax policies on labor supply, consumption, income and earnings, employment mode, health insurance purchases, charitable giving, and retirement savings; analysis of labor, business, and household income dynamics.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/namePaul Helmke
Professor of Practice, SPEA, Director, Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center

Mayoral leadership; gun control; urban issues; law and public policy; civic education and participation; nonprofit leadership.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDiane S. Henshel
Associate Professor

Sublethal health effects of environmental pollutants, especially pollutant effects on the developing organism, including the effects of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and related congeners on the developing nervous system of birds exposed in the wild and under controlled laboratory conditions

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAdam W. Herbert
Professor Emeritus

Public policy analysis, effective administration of public sector enterprises, the politics and policy dimensions of public education. Most current interests include the politics of higher education and the policy, political, and administrative challenges of enhancing public education from pre-K through higher education, with particular emphasis on issues that impact low income and minority communities.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMonika Herzig
Senior Lecturer

Touring Jazz Pianist, Jazz History, Concert Promotion, Music Industry, Jazz Education, Music Entrepreneurship

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRonald Hites
Distinguished Professor

Applying organic analytical chemistry techniques to the analysis of trace levels of toxic pollutants, such as polybrominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls and pesticides, with a focus on understanding the behavior of these compounds in the atmosphere and in the Great Lakes

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameCheryl K. Hughes

Human resource management/training and development

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameChaman Jain
Senior Lecturer

Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting and Reporting. Financial Management in Non Profit Organizations. Governmental Budgeting and Finance. Financial (Corporate) Management.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameCraig Johnson
Associate Professor

Capital markets and financial intermediation, financial management, public budgeting and finance, financing e-government, financing economic development, environmental and infrastructure finance

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameWilliam W. Jones
Clinical Professor Emeritus

Lake and watershed management, especially diagnosing lake and watershed water quality problems; preparing management plans to address problems identified; stream ecology.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameHaeil Jung
Assistant Professor

Applied Econometrics and Program Evaluation Methods, Social Policy for Disadvantaged Individuals and Families

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJohn R. Karaagac

International Relations and International Policy; American Public Administration, Foreign Policy, Politics and the Political Process, the Presidency; International Political Economy; Political Theory and Public Policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAleksey Kolpakov
Visiting Lecturer

Collaborative management and governance, human resource management in the public sector, public service motivation, program evaluation, conflict resolution and conflict prevention

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRobert Kravchuk
Professor and Director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and Online MPA

Public Finance, Macro-budgeting, Public Debt Markets, U.S. Defense Department Procurement Management and the Political Economy of Reform in Formerly Socialist Countries

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameKerry Krutilla
Associate Professor

Theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis, environmental and energy policy analysis, environmental and energy program evaluation; natural resource management in developing countries.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMarc L. Lame
Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science Program

Implementation of integrated pest management programs in schools and daycare facilities’

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameLeslie Lenkowsky
Professor of Practice in Public Affairs and Philanthropy

Nonprofits and public policy, civil society in comparative perspective, institutional grant-makers, volunteering and civic engagement, and education and social welfare policy, social entrepreneurship

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameFrank C. Lewis
Lecturer, Arts Administration

Modern Art, Contemporary Theory and Criticism, and Photography

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAlvin (Al) Lyons
Lecturer, Public and Non-Profit Management

Philanthropic studies; nonprofit management, fund development, strategic planning, and board development; social entrepreneurship; programs for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on hospitals

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJoyce Y. Man
Associate Professor

Public finance, urban and regional economics, international trade, economic development, public budgeting and financial management

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJohn Marton
Assistant Scientist

Wetland biogeochemistry, ecological restoration, wetlands and water quality

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAntonette McCaster

Accounting, Project Management, Audit, Information Systems, Financial Reporting, Budgeting

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameEugene B. McGregor Jr.
Professor Emeritus

Interaction of public policy, organizational structure, and management practice. Special interest in the relationship between education and economic development and in the impacts of information technology on the structure and management of public and nonprofit enterprise

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMichael McGuire
Executive Associate Dean, Professor

Intergovernmental and interorganizational collaboration and networks, federalism and intergovernmental relations, public management

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameVicky J. Meretsky

Landscape-level conservation, conservation under climate change, ecology and management of rare species, integrating ecosystem research and endangered species management within adaptive management

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJayma M. Meyer
Visiting Scholar

  • Title IX
  • Antitrust
  • Amateur Sports Law

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJohn L. Mikesell
Chancellor's Professor

Governmental finance, especially questions of policy and administration of sales and property taxation; state lotteries; public budgeting; public finance in countries of the former Soviet Union

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameTheodore K. Miller
Professor Emeritus

Statistical analysis

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSarah Mincey
Academic Specialist

Natural resource management and policy, social-ecological systems, urban and community forestry, applied ecology, collective action, institutional analysis

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRoger Morris

Managing Information Technology and Database Management Systems

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAndrea R. Need
Lecturer and Deputy Director, Master of Public Affairs Program

Environmental law, conservation easements, invasive species, environmental impact of shipping on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAshlyn Aiko Nelson
Associate Professor

Housing finance, education finance, education policy, the mortgage crisis

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJill Nicholson-Crotty
Associate Professor

Public and nonprofit management and the role of the sectors in the policy process.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSean Nicholson-Crotty
Associate Professor, Governance and Management Faculty Chair

Public Management, Federalism and IGR, and Comparative State Policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameFrank L. Nierzwicki Jr.
Visiting Lecturer

Civil engagement at the state and local level; urban studies at the federal, state and local levels; community development and planning at the local level.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMark Norrell
Lecturer, Healthcare Administration

Healthcare strategic planning and business development; financial management, operations and human resources management for healthcare provider organizations

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameKimberly A. Novick
Assistant Professor

Forest ecology, ecosystem carbon and water cycling, biometeorology

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameNancy Obermeyer
Visiting Lecturer

Institutional, management, and societal aspects of implementing geographic information systems; public participation GIS, spatial data privacy, and ethics for GIS professionals

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/namePatrick O’Meara
Professor and Vice President Emeritus

Comparative politics and development; Southern African politics; ethics and politics

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameClinton V. Oster Jr.
Professor Emeritus

Aviation safety, air traffic management, energy policy, airline economics and competition policy, aviation infrastructure, environmental and natural resource policy, government regulation, and business-government relations

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDavid F. Parkhurst
Professor Emeritus

Physiological plant ecology, including transfers of carbon dioxide and water between leaves and atmosphere and among the cells within leaves, both in relation to leaf structure. Mathematics and statistics applied to environmental issues; examples include analysis of concentrations of indicator bacteria at swimming beaches, and correct interpretation of statistical hypothesis tests in decision making

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRoger B. Parks
Professor Emeritus

Organization and governance structures of metropolitan areas and their effects on effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and responsiveness of public service delivery; community policing; police reform

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJames Perry
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and Editor-in-Chief, Public Administration Review

Public service motivation, government and civil service reform, public management, public human resource management, national and community service, performance-related pay, public organizational behavior

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameFlynn Picardal
Associate Professor

Environmental microbiology, bioremediation, and biogeochemistry with a focus on the microbial reduction of iron oxides and nitrate, microbial iron oxidation, biotransformation of metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons, anaerobic carbon metabolism in coal beds, and combined microbial:geochemical interactions

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMaureen A. Pirog
Rudy Professor of Policy Analysis

Poverty and income maintenance with emphasis on child support enforcement, welfare reform, adolescent parenting, and methods of policy evaluation.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameOrville Powell
Clinical Associate Professor

Local government and the United States Constitution

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDaniel Preston
Clinical Assistant Professor, Deputy Director for Global Initiatives

International Affairs, Poverty Alleviation, Corporate and Public Sector Strategy, Country Competitiveness, Financial Markets, Economic Development, Education, Good Governance and Policy Analysis

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameThomas M. Rabovsky
Assistant Professor

Public Administration and Public Policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJonathan D. Raff
Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Applying interdisciplinary approaches to understand how thermal and photochemical reactions on surfaces affect the fate of pollutants in the environment and impact global climate

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDeepak Rajagopal
Visiting Assistant Professor

Economics of energy and environmental policies, economics of life cycle analysis, economics of bioenergy systems, and impact of climate change on agriculture

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJ.C. Randolph
Professor Emeritus

Forest ecology. Ecological aspects of global environmental change, with particular interests in forestry and agriculture. Environmental consequences of energy production, distribution, and use. Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing in environmental and natural resources management. Physiological ecology of woody plants and of small mammals.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDavid Reingold

Urban poverty, economic development, social welfare policy, low-income housing policy, civil society and government performance

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameTerri L. Renner
Senior Lecturer

Financial management, information systems, and entrepreneurship

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRafael Reuveny

International political economy with emphasis on globalization; rise and fall of major powers; political conflict and how it interacts with international trade, democracy, and the environment; sustainable development; Middle East political economy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameEdwardo L. Rhodes
Professor Emeritus

Public policy analysis, particularly public sector applications of management science in the evaluation and assessment of the efficiency or organization performance of public activities, including environmental and natural resource policy implementation

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameKenneth R. Richards

Domestic and international climate change policy, environmental policy implementation, carbon sequestration economics and law, energy law, U.S. Forest Service organizational design and management.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJustin Ross
Associate Professor

State and local public finance topics: property taxes; property assessment; local income taxes, zoning, local governance coordination, and tax amnesty programs

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameTodd V. Royer
Associate Professor

Aquatic biogeochemistry, water resources, nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers, water quality and nutrient standards

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameBarry M. Rubin
Professor and Policy Analysis and Public Finance Faculty Chair

Urban and regional economic development and impact analysis, state-level energy policy analysis and modeling, state-level impacts of global climate change, quantitative analysis of local government management and labor relations issues, statistics and quantitative methods, econometric modeling, and strategic planning and management.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMichael Rushton
Professor and Director of Arts Administration Programs, Indiana University Director of Strategic Planning

Cultural economics, policy and administration; nonprofit organizations; tax policy. Current research concerns cultural districts, and tax policy towards nonprofit organizations and charitable donations.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAmina Salamova
Assistant Scientist

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various environmental matrices: POPs biomonitoring in biota and humans; non-invasive biomonitoring; exposure pathways and health hazards; emerging POPs in the environment

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameYue (Jen) Shang
Assistant Professor

Philanthropic Psychology, Donor Behavior, Fund Development, Nonprofit Marketing

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJoseph Shaw
Associate Professor

Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Genomics, Comparative Physiology

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameRoy W. Shin
Professor Emeritus, Special Adviser, IU President on Global Partnerships

Environment and Competition Policy; Science and Technology Policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameSusan Siena

National and International Affairs

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameDaniel Simon
Associate Professor

Competition and Firm Strategy; Customer Satisfaction; and Policy Analysis

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameKosali Simon

Health economics and policy—investigates the impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations on health insurance, health and labor market outcomes

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameNan Stager
Senior Lecturer and Director, Undergraduate Programs

Mediation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, public input processes

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/namePhilip S. Stevens
Rudy Professor and Environmental Science Faculty Chair

Characterization of the chemical mechanisms in the atmosphere that influence regional air quality and global climate change

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAnh Tran
Assistant Professor

Institutions and behavior of bureaucrats, entrepreneurs and workers in developing countries

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMarta Venier
Assistant Scientist

Monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the environment (i.e. air, precipitation and biota) and human exposure to toxic chemicals.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameFrank J. Vilardo
Associate Professor Emeritus

Public and private health administration, focusing on injuries as a public health problem from a behavioral perspective. Drunk-driver countermeasures, transportation incidents involving radioactive materials, enforcement of local retail food inspection laws

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameHenry K. Wakhungu
Senior Lecturer

Development of growth simulation models for sustainable management of indigenous community forests, experimental designs in tropical forestry research, service-learning research, classroom action research on student active learning via group research projects in undergraduate introductory statistical techniques courses, and how pre-service teachers conceptualize mathematics (philosophically) indexed with their beliefs and conceptions about mathematics learning and teaching.

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameAdam S. Ward
Assistant Professor

Environmental science, watershed management, hydroscience, and engineering

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJeffrey R. White
Professor and Director, Integrated Program in the Environment

Environmental biogeochemistry, climate change, aquatic chemistry, limnology

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameMichael Wilkerson

Arts administration

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameCoady Wing
Assistant Professor

Health and Social Policy; Regulation of Labor Markets; Causal Inference, and Applied Econometrics

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameCharles R. Wise
Professor Emeritus

Public management and employment policies and practices

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameLois R. Wise
Professor Emeritus

Public management, comparative public administration, employment policies and practices, work motivation

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameJoanna Woronkowicz
Assistant Professor

Nonprofit management; Urban development; Cultural policy; Capital facilities investments; Applied econometrics; Survey methods

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameNikolaos Zirogiannis
Visiting Assistant Professor

Applied Econometrics, Time Series, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, and Environmental Policy

system-data-structure/profiles/thumb-image/nameC. Kurt Zorn
Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

State and local finance, transportation safety, economic development, gaming policy