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Beth Mitchneck
Email: bethm@email.arizona.edu

My research focuses on migration and displaced populations as well as on the geography of the former Soviet Union with an emphasis on personal social networks of migrants in Russia and Georgia. I am affiliated with the School of Government and Public Policy.  Over the course of the last 10 years...
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Sylvia Muñoz
Academic Advisor Senior, Criminal Justice Studies & Public Management and Policy, Last Names L-Z
Email: sylviar@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7601
FAX: 520-621-1000
Office: Social Science 322D

Hi! My name is Sylvia Muñoz and I am an Academic Advisor Senior in the School of Government and Public Policy. I am one of two academic advisors for students majoring in Public Management and Policy as well as Criminal Justice Studies. (Please note that I...
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Todd Neumann
Lecturer, Economics
Email: tcn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6224
Office: McClelland Hall (#108), Room 401
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Barbara Norrander
Professor
Email: norrande@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 326

Barbara Norrander has been a professor at the University of Arizona since 1990, with a Ph.D. from Ohio State University (1982).  Her teaching and research focus on American politics with specializations in elections, public opinion and political parties.  She is the author of The Imperfect...
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Betsy Palmer
Email: eapalmer@email.arizona.edu
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Jun Peng
Associate Professor
Email: junpeng@arizona.edu

Jun Peng is an Associate Professor in public administration.  He has been teaching at the University of Arizona since earning his Ph.D from the State University of New York at Albany.  His research interest primarily focuses on state and local government financial management in the U.S.,...
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V. Spike Peterson
Professor of International Relations
Email: spikep@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 314C

V. Spike Peterson is a Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and Public Policy, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies,...
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Georgia Pfeiffer
PhD Student
Email: gwpfeiffer@email.arizona.edu

Georgia is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management. Her research interests include renewable energy policy, diffusion of innovation, and network analysis.


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Leah Pieper
PhD Student
Email: lpieper@email.arizona.edu
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Mary Michelle Pitot
Adjunct Instructor
Email: mpitot@email.arizona.edu
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Michael Polakowski
Associate Professor
Email: mpolakow@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 329

My interests focus on justice and ethical decision-making in society.  In the later 70s and early 80s I was a law enforcement officer, in various capacities, in Wisconsin.  While working I completed my Bachelors degree at Lakeland College and proceeded to the University of Wisconsin Madison to...
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Jeannine Elisa Relly
Courtesy Faculty
Email: jrelly@email.arizona.edu

Jeannine Relly is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at The University of Arizona. She holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Government and Public Policy. Dr. Relly is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center...
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Patricia Rhyner
Administrative Secretary
Email: prhyner@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7600
FAX: (520) 621-5051
Office: Social Sciences 315
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Joshua Ridenour
PhD Student
Email: jridenour@email.arizona.edu

Joshua is a PhD student in American Politics, focusing on political psychology. His primary research interests center on the role that religion plays in influencing political behavior, with a particular emphasis on understanding how individuals draw their personal connections between religion...
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Michael Ryckman
Email: ryckman@email.arizona.edu
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Jan Rydzak
Ph. D. Student
Email: janrydzak@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 243-0832

Jan's research revolves around digital media, the use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) by both regimes and those who oppose them ('repression tech' vs. 'liberation tech'), control of information flows in the Internet, and social networks in wired societies, especially where...
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Lisa Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Email: lisasanchez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3985
FAX: 520-621-5051
Office: 318D

Dr. Lisa M. Sanchez is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She holds a masters degree in American Politics and Public Policy and a Doctorate in Political Science with distinction from the University of...
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Elizabeth Santander
Academic Advisor- Law
Email: santander@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7601
FAX: 520-621-1000
Office: Social Sciences 322C
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Edella Schlager
Professor
Email: schlager@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 339

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My research focuses on comparative institutional analyses of water laws, policies, property rights, and compacts in the western US. I am particularly interested in...
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Elizabeth Schmitt
PhD Student
Email: ejschmitt@email.arizona.edu

Elizabeth is a PhD student in American Politics at the School of Government and Public Policy. Her primary research interest is political decision making. She is particularly interested in the use of emotion when making decisions, as well as how various identities (LGBT, gender) contribute to...
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Paul Schuler
Assistant Professor
Email: pschuler@email.arizona.edu

I study authoritarian regimes and political institutions with a particular focus on East and Southeast Asia. My current book project addresses the historical evolution of authoritarian political institutions and their impact on contemporary politics. Additionally, I am also an expert on...
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Benjamin Seigel
PhD Student
Email: bseigel@email.arizona.edu
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Craig Smith
Associate Professor
Email: crsmith@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 314D

Craig R. Smith is an Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on public sector contracting and cross-sectoral collaboration. He is particularly interested in how governance arrangements and institutions can mitigate...
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Kijoon Soh
PhD Student
Email: kijoonsoh@email.arizona.edu
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Ariel Tinney
PhD Candidate
Email: arielt@email.arizona.edu

Ariel is a PhD student in Public Policy and Management, focusing on collaborative governance. Her primary research interests center on the role of initiating leadership as a driver of cross-boundary...
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Teresa Traaen
Adjunct Faculty
Email: tjtraaen@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 6025103989
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Mai Truong
PhD Student
Email: maitruong@email.arizona.edu
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Alma Urbina
Graduate Programs Administrative Assistant
Email: aurbina@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7604
FAX: 520-621-5051
Office: Social Sciences 315
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Allison Vaillancourt
Professor of Practice
Email: vaillana@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1684
Office: University Services Building #217

Allison Vaillancourt is a Professor of Practice in the School of Government and Public Policy and also serves as Vice President for Business Affairs & Human Resources at the University of Arizona.


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Steven Van De Laarschot
PhD Student
Email: vandelaarschot@email.arizona.edu

Steven is a PhD student in comparative politics.  His research interests focus on authoritarian regimes and institutions such as legislatures and political parties within those regimes.  


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