Affiliated Faculty
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Robert  Bifulco

Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Senior Research Associate for the Center For Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Dr. Bifulco's research interests include education policy, racial segregation and program evaluation. He is interested in how resources and institutions affect the access of disadvantaged individuals to educational opportunities.  He is also interested in methods of estimating the impacts educational programs.  He has conducted research on identifying low-performing schools, whole-school reform, and charter schools.  Current areas of interest include the effects of and interactions between school choice policies and racial segregation.

 

Kalena Cortes

Assistant Professor of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Master of Public Service and Administration (MSPA) Program.
Dr. Cortes' research interests focus on education economics and demography, specfically diversity in higher education, the effects of student financial aid on retention and graduation of minority and low-income students, and education outcomes of immigrant children.

 

Deborah Freund

Dr. Freund is a former President of Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California and a former Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Academic Affairs at Syracuse University.

Dr. Freund's expertise is in health care policy and economics of health care. Her current research interests include cost containment, HMO's, the Medicaid program, outcomes research, social program evaluation and survey research.

 

Vernon Greene

Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University

Dr. Green's interests are in social policy related to aging and gender, federalism and democratic theory, political and administrative implications of globalization, and political philosophy. He specializes in social research methods and political theory.

 

Jocelyn Johnston

Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs

Dr. Johnston's current research focuses on government contracting, intergovernmental programs and policy, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and public management.

 

Bernard Jump

Emeritus Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Senior Research Associate for the Center For Policy Research,The Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Dr. Jump's interest is in the field of public finance and public and non-profit financial management

 

Andrew London

Professor and Graduate Director of Sociology, Syracuse University

Dr. London's research interest is in the fields of demography, sociology of medicine, HIV/AIDS, mental health, health services and policy research and welfare reform. 

 

Leonard M. Lopoo

Director of the Center for Policy Research, Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Dr. Lopoo studies social welfare policies in the United States and their influence on families, particualrly low-income families.  His current research investigates the role that maternal employment plays in a variety of adolescent outcomes, including, but not limited to, their participation and performance in school, their involvement in extracurricular activities, and their fertility.

 

Anna Lukemeyer

Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Lukemeyer is interested in education policy and finance, particularly in terms of the impact of reform litigation.

 

Amy Lutz

Associate Professor, Sociology, Senior Research Associate for the Center For Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Dr. Lutz is interested in race and ethnicity, immigration, bilingualism, educational inequity and Latin American studies.

 

Jerry Miner

Emeritus Professor of Economics, and Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Dr. Miner's interests include school finance public sector efficiency, political economy, macroeconomic policy and forensic economics.  His current research looks at the efficiency of local schools and distribution of state aid to local schools.

 

Ross Rubenstein

Professor and Chair of Public Administration and International Affairs, Senior Research Associate for the Center For Policy Research,The Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Dr. Rubenstein's research interest includes public budgeting and finance, education policy and education finance.

 

John R. Ruggiero

Edmund B. O'Leary Professor of Economics, University of Dayton, School of Business Administration

Dr. Ruggiero's theoretical research expertise is in the area of performance analysis using nonparametric frontier estimation and regression based approaches.  Dr. Ruggiero has served as a consultant for the Ohio Department of Education. 

 

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University, Director, Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University

Her research interests span a broad range of issues in education policy and urban economics.  Current projects include an investigation of student mobility; the impact of neighborhood crime on student performance; the link between neighborhoods, schools and child obesity; and the impact of housing vouchers on residential location decisions and children’s educational outcomes.

 

Timothy M. Smeeding

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Director, Institute for Research on Poverty

Dr. Smeedings's research interests include economics of public policy,especially social policy and at-risk populations; national and cross-national comparisons of income and wealth inequality; poverty; social policy and social mobility.

 

Vincent Tinto

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, School of Education, Syracuse University

Dr. Tinto, has written extensively on higher education, particularly on student retention and the impact of learning communities on student growth and attainment. His book, "Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition" is considered the benchmark by which work on student retention is judged. He serves as a consultant to a wide range of federal and state agencies, independent research firms, foundations, and two and four-year institutions of higher education on a broad range of issues. The topics he addresses, in particular, are the study of student attainment in the United States and the retention and education of differing students in diverse higher educational settings.

 

Michael Wasylenko

Senior Associate Dean, Professor of Economics, Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Dean Wasylenko, has interests in economic development within U.S. cities and in developing countries, and in state and local public economics. Primary and secondary educational opportunities play an important role in economic development. Financing directing education benefits to underserved populations are an important focus of his research.

 

Financial Economist, in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC.

Dr. Weinstein's research interests include public economics, urban economics and economics of education.