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Michael McCamman
PhD Student
Email: michaelmccamman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 202-258-5009
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Judith McDaniel
Email: mcjudith@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 328a-1

Judith McDaniel, PhD, JD  has been a teacher for many years.  She began her academic career as a professor of English Literature and during the following years has added other areas of expertise to her teaching, including a law degree.

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Sharon Megdal
Email: smegdal@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-9591
FAX: 520-792-8518
Sharon B. Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her work focuses on water resources management and policy, on which she writes and frequently speaks.  ...
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William Mishler
Professor
Email: mishler@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 314A

William Mishler is Professor of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and Co-Editor of The Journal of Politics. Since 1991, he also has served as Associate Director of the New Europe Barometer...
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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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Javier Osorio
Assistant Professor
Email: josorio1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-4607
FAX: 520-621-5051
Office: Social Sciences 125

Javier Osorio is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy. His research analyzes the micro-foundations and dynamics of political and criminal violence with particular focus in Latin America. To address this agenda, Dr. Osorio uses a broad range of quantitative methods...
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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 Candidate
Email: gwpfeiffer@email.arizona.edu

Georgia is a PhD candidate 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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November Prentiss
Email: npapaleo@email.arizona.edu
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Ashwini Rajashekar
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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 Assistant
Email: prhyner@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7600
FAX: (520) 621-5051
Office: Social Sciences 315
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Joshua Ridenour
PhD Candidate
Email: jridenour@email.arizona.edu

Joshua is a PhD candidate 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 New Mexico. She is an alumnus...
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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

 

My research focuses on comparative institutional analyses of water laws, policies, property rights, and compacts in the western US. I am particularly interested in the design and performance of polycentric systems of water governance and how well such systems of water governance adapt...
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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
Benjamin is a second-year PhD student majoring in public policy and research methodology. His research interests focus on the role that latent environmental beliefs play in individual policy support and political behavior. Specifically, his interests center on understanding the connection...
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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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