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H. Brinton Milward
Director & Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Fund Chair
Email: milward@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 317
Brint Milward is the Director of the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He holds the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Fund Chair in Collaborative Governance. He was Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, which is co-chaired by...
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Min Woo Ahn
PhD Student
Email: minwooahn@email.arizona.edu

Min Woo Ahn's research interests revolve around the vulnerabilities of democracies and collaborative governance, including local, central (or federal) and quasi-governments, and community groups.


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Warren Alter
Adjunct Instructor
Email: warrenalter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520 465-4015

Warren Alter, a 39-year retired veteran of the Pima County Sheriff's Department teaches Criminal Justice-Corrections Related courses.  Currently teaching PA445 in the Fall, and PA540 in Spring.


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Laura Bakkensen
Assistant Professor
Email: laurabakkensen@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Laura A. Bakkensen utilizes applied microeconomic and econometric techniques to study the economics of natural disasters, identifying current hazard risks and evidence of adaptation to damages and fatalities across the globe. She also evaluates individual and...
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Elizabeth Baldwin
Assistant Professor
Email: elizabethb@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 318A

Elizabeth Baldwin researches energy and water policy implementation in the U.S. and internationally. She is broadly interested the role that non-state actors play in implementing natural resource policies, the way that laws and legal rules structure stakeholder involvement, and the degree to...
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Carl Bauer
Courtesy Faculty
Email: cjbauer@email.arizona.edu

Carl Bauer is Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Bauer teaches and does research about comparative and international water law and policy, taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines law, geography, and political economy....
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Emily Bell
PhD Candidate
Email: emonken@email.arizona.edu

Emily Bell is a 5th year PhD candidate in Public Policy and Management. Her research focuses on ways to systematically conceptualize belief systems of decision makers, how beliefs influence formation of cooperative ties in water governance, and the implications this has for adoption of water...
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Alejandro Beltran
PhD Student
Email: alejandrobeltran@email.arizona.edu
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Albert Bergesen
Courtesy Professor
Email: albert@email.arizona.edu

Professor and Head, School of Sociology and, by courtesy, Professor of Government and Public Policy, and Professor of Sociology in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Eller School of Management, at the...
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Paul Bezerra
PhD
Email: bezerra@email.arizona.edu

Paul's research asks: under what conditions will bilateral aid donors experience greater strategic aid effectiveness? To answer this question, I develop a framework for understanding when bilateral donors – in the...
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Anne Boustead
Assistant Professor
Email: boustead@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3574
Office: Social Sciences 439B

Annie Boustead researches legal and policy issues related to electronic surveillance, privacy, policing, and drug policy.  She is particularly interested in empirically studying law enforcement surveillance, and evaluating the...
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Andrew Braden
PhD Student
Email: dbraden9@email.arizona.edu

Andrew Braden is a first year PhD student with preliminary research interests in governmental contracting, specifically as it relates to the US Department of Defense.


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Alex Braithwaite
Associate Professor & Director of Ph.D. Program
Email: abraith@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 314B

Alex Braithwaite's research and teaching focus upon the causes and contagion of violent and nonviolent conflict, including terrorism, protests, riots, civil war, and international wars. His research demonstrates that incidents of violent political conflict cluster in space and time, that...
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Jessica Maves Braithwaite
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Email: jbraith@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 337

Jessica Braithwaite's research addresses how repressive activities and institutional characteristics of governments influence (and are influenced by) violent and nonviolent strategies of domestic opposition groups. She also examines the origins of rebellion as a co-creator of the Foundations of...
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Ronald Breiger
Email: breiger@email.arizona.edu

Ronald Breiger works in the areas of social networks, stratification, math models, theory, and measurement issues in cultural and institutional analysis. He is fascinated by the prospects for encouraging closer intellectual relations between the sociology of culture, cultural studies, social...
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Tingjia Chen
PhD Student
Email: tingjiachen@email.arizona.edu

My research area is in public policy and management, especially policy diffusion theory with regard to ...
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Xiran Chen
PhD Student
Email: chenxiran@email.arizona.edu
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Jie MIng Chong
PhD Student
Email: chongjieming@email.arizona.edu
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Tiffany Chu
PhD Candidate
Email: tiffanychu@email.arizona.edu
Tiffany S. Chu is a PhD candidate of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on how and when regimes systematically disadvantage certain groups in society, with a particular concentration on refugees and their link to...
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Kirssa Cline Ryckman
Assistant Director- ISS Program
Email: klcline@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520 261 5528
Office: Social Science 328A1

Kirssa Cline Ryckman is the Assistant Director of the International Security Studies program. She teaches courses for the ISS program and at the undergraduate level on armed conflict and human security. Her research focuses on political conflict, including protest, terrorism, and civil war, and...
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Matthew Cobb
PhD Student
Email: cobbmr@email.arizona.edu
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Stephen Cornell
Email: scornell@email.arizona.edu

Stephen Cornell is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He also holds courtesy appointments in the School of Government and Public Policy, the James E. Rogers College of Law, and American Indian Studies. His work...
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Joseph Cox
PhD Student
Email: josephmcox7@email.arizona.edu
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Justin Curtis
PhD Student
Email: justin89@email.arizona.edu

I am broadly interested in authoritarian politics, especially the interactive effects of repression and cooptation in regime durability. I have a regional focus on the Muslim world, which has led me to a study of political Islam in the context of authoritarian, hybrid, and democratizing states....
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Jennifer Cyr
Assistant Professor
Email: jmcyr@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 328A2
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Diane Darling
Graduate Programs Manager
Email: dianedarling@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1795
FAX: 520-621-1000
Office: Social Sciences 315
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Jon Dorschner
Email: jpdorschner@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-204-1538

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jon P. Dorschner earned a PhD. in South Asian studies from the University of Arizona.  He currently teaches South Asian Studies and International Relations at his alma mater, and publishes articles and books on South Asian subjects.

From 1983 until 2011, he...
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Suzanne Dovi
Associate Professor
Email: sdovi@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 325

Suzanne Dovi is an Associate Professor of the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include democratic theory, representation (especially the representation of historically disadvantaged groups), feminist theory and human rights. She is most...
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Jennifer Earl
Professor
Email: jenniferearl@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3296
Office: Social Science 421
Jennifer Earl is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. She taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) before joining Arizona. She is Director Emerita of the Center for Information Technology and Society and Director Emerita of the Technology and Society PhD...
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Cheryl Ellenwood
PhD Student
Email: cheryle@email.arizona.edu
Office: Room 134, Social Sciences Building

Cheryl is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the School of Government and Public Policy. Her major subfield is Public Policy and Management. Her research interests lie in philanthropy, non-profit management, and the relationships between funding entities and American Indian communities. She has a...
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