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Mentoring Reception at Annual Conference

MPSA invites individuals from the following groups registered for this year's conference to meet faculty mentors for a small group mentoring reception on Friday, April 5, 2019 (6:30 - 7:30pm) at the Palmer House Hilton:

  • Graduate Students
  • Junior Faculty
  • Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)
  • Contingent Faculty
  • PhD in Non-Academic Position

Each mentor will connect with groups of no more than four attendees to discuss current research and professional aspirations. Your contact information and questions will be shared with your mentor and fellow participants in your small groups.
Note: Mentors are available on a first-come first-served basis. Mentor names will be removed from the list of available mentors when they have reached their maximum response. 

Updated 3/13/19

Rana Abo Amra
Political Affairs Office, League of Arab States

Abo Amra works in the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS), as a Political Affairs Officer in the Cabinet of the Secretary General (July 2017 until present). Previously she was in charge of the Arab-Latin Cooperation, Americas Department in the International Relations Division in LAS from 2005 until 2017. During this period, she participated in and prepared for the four Arab South American Summits (ASPA). Abo Amra graduated from Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University and is now enrolled in a PhD program (2011-2019) in the same university, studying the role of the electoral process in consolidating democracy. She published a book on failed states in Arabic in 2014, and published Arabic studies and articles in reputable academic periodicals and in Al-Ahram in Egypt in the field of political science.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Institutions, International Relations, Middle East Affairs

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, PhD in Non-Academic Position

Has experience mentoring: International Students

Can provide mentoring on: Advocacy and Lobbying, Service Responsibilities, Work - Life Balance


Natasha Altema McNeely This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Assistant Professor at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Dr. Natasha Altema McNeely is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She earned her PhD from the University of Iowa in 2013. Her areas of expertise in American Politics are race and ethnicity politics, state and local politics, urban politics, political institutions, public opinion, gender and politics, political behavior, voting, campaigns & elections. Her most recent publications will appear in the National Political Science Review and Social Science Quarterly.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Institutions

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: African American Latino/a Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Nikolay Anguelov This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

 

Dr. Anguelov is an assistant professor in the department of Public Policy. He has a Ph.D. in Policy Studies, concentration Regional Economic Development and an MPA as well as a MS in Applied Economics and Statistics from Clemson University. Dr. Anguelov completed his undergraduate studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology where he earned a double B.S. in International Trade and Advertising Communications and Marketing. 

 

As a political economist, he focuses on the intersection of economics and politics, both in the US and internationally. His research links economic development, globalization, sustainability and public finance. He is the author of 4 academic books: "From Criminalizing to Decriminalizing Marijuana: The Politics of Social Control" (2018, Lexington Books), "The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society" (2015, CRC Press), "Economic Sanctions Vs. Soft Power: Lessons from North Korea, Myanmar and the Middle East" (2015, Palgrave Macmillan) and "Policy and Political Theory in Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments" (2014, Palgrave Macmillan). His peer-reviewed works are published in Review of Policy Research, the Journal of Social Service Research, Economic Affairs, Palgrave Communications and the Global Economy Journal. His trade publications appear in Foreign Affairs, Nature Energy, Juriste International and Naked Capitalism.  

 

Teaching and Research Interests: International Relations, Public Administration, Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: International Students

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching


Danielle Atkins - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida


Danielle Atkins received her Ph.D. (2013) and M.P.A. (2009) at the University of Georgia. She studies health policy and focuses on issues related to maternal and child health, reproductive health, substance abuse and risky behaviors. She also studies representative bureaucracy and education policy. She is currently working on several projects focusing on contraceptive parity policy, the effect of teacher representation on student health and education outcomes, and how increased access to emergency contraception affects women's reproductive health-related decisions. Atkins' research has appeared in Health Services Research, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review and Journal of Public Health Policy.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic


Elizabeth Bennion - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   
Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend

 

I publish "traditional" political behavior research, plus the scholarship of teaching and learning and the scholarship of engagement. My research focuses on civic and political engagement, including voting behavior. I conduct randomized field experiments comparing different approaches to register and mobilize voters -- with a focus on mobilizing college students to vote. I am co-editor of two Teaching Civic Engagement books published by the APSA. I publish in a wide variety of outlets including peer-reviewed academic journals, edited volumes, online open source journals, professional newsletters, and local/national newspapers and magazines. I also direct a civic engagement program, moderate candidate debates across the region, and host a weekly public affairs television program on the local PBS affiliate.  
 

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Civic Engagement

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market – Academic

Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance, Program Administration (e.g. Civic Engagement Center)


Matt Bosworth
Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Winona State University

 

My institution is primarily teaching-focused (4/4 load), but there are some research expectations as well. I've published a book and two articles, so I can speak to both of those processes. Most of my research has incorporated the courts and their relationships with other branches, primarily, but not exclusively, at the state level. Much is qualitative, but with a bit of quantitative description as well.  

 

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Institutions, Judicial, Public Administration

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Contingent Faculty

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Matthew H. Bowker  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Assistant Professor at Medaille College


I work at a small, teaching college that does not emphasize scholarship, but I pursue an active research program in my area of specialization: psychoanalytic social/political theory.   I'm the author of 11 books and about 35 articles and chapters in psychoanalytic political theory, pedagogical theory, and interdisciplinary studies. I founded and co-edit Routledge's book series, Psychoanalytic Political Theory, serve as Editor (N. America) of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies, and sit on numerous Editorial Boards and Advisory Panels. My approach to psychoanalytic theory may be described as “ideology-critique,” which is to say that I try to identify collective beliefs, assumptions, and fantasies that shape our social and political landscapes, and subjecting them to (typically immanent) critique. I have been teaching now for over sixteen years and have taught over 110 undergraduate courses in political theory, psychoanalysis, critical thinking, ethics, research methods, writing, and more.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Political Theory, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Dual-Academic Career Situations


Svet Derderyan
Instructor at Colorado University Boulder


My research focuses on the interplay between supranational, International, and grassroots (civil society) pressures on governments to implement good governance policies, such as anti-corruption, environmental policies, regional development etc. I also study International Organizations and how their evolving structure and decision-making impacts their authority relative to their members. Lastly, I work on the politics and economics of development and underdevelopment drawing comparisons between regional development strategies in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: International Students, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Teaching


Christopher Devine This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Dayton


I study American politics, with a focus on voting behavior, public opinion, political parties, and the presidency. I've published articles on these topics in journals including Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Political Psychology, and PS. Also, I've co-authored a book on vice presidential candidates, and a textbook on constitutional law. I am now in my eighth year as a full-time professor, having taught at a small liberal arts college (4/4 load) and now a mid-size MA-granting institution (3/3).

 

Teaching and Research Interests: American

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Elisabeth Gerber This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   
Professor at University of Michigan

I work at the intersection of political science and public policy, especially at the subnational level in the US. My current research focuses on regional and local politics and policy.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, Disabled Individuals, International Students, Latino/a, LGBT, Military Veteran, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


 

Shane Gleason
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

I study attorneys, and their success specifically gender and affiliation. I also do some work on state supreme court citation patterns. I'm at a school with a mix of teaching and research expectations.

Teaching and Research Interests: Judicial, Methods
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: International Students, Latino/a, LGBT, Military Veteran, Women
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance, First generation concerns


Matthew Hall This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Associate Professor at University of Notre Dame


Matthew Hall specializes in American political institutions with an emphasis on judicial behavior and policy implementation. His first book, The Nature of Supreme Court Power (Cambridge University Press, 2011), won the C. Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book on Law and Courts from the American Political Science Association. His second book, What Judges Want: Goals and Personality on the U.S. Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 2018), explores the influence of personality traits on the behavior of Supreme Court justices. He has also published numerous articles in leading political science journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, and the Journal of Law and Courts. His current research projects examine the influence of personality on elite decision making in both political and business organizations.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Judicial

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance 


 


Tanya Heikkila This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Professor and Associate Dean at University of Colorado Denver


Professor Tanya Heikkila’s research expertise is in comparative institutional analysis and the management of collaboration and conflict around common pool resources, with an emphasis on water resources. She has studied institutions for coordinating groundwater and surface water in the western United States, interstate water conflicts and cooperation, the organization of collaborative ecosystem restoration programs, as well as the political landscape of hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Dr. Heikkila is also the director of MPA concentration in Environmental Policy, Management, and Law at the School of Public Affairs and Co-Director of the Workshop on Policy Process Research.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Administration, Public Policy, Environmental policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: International Students, LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Work - Life Balance


Carole Huberman
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor at Barry University, School of Professional and Career Education


Research focuses on leadership roles of women in public administration, fraud in budgeting and fraud in nonprofit administration

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Administration

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic,Teaching


Dashnim Ismajli
Prof.Dr at AAB College, Political Science and Public Administration

International Relation, International Development, Public Policy, EU-Politics, Crisis and Conflicts, Peace Studies, Balkan Studies, International Organizations.

Teaching and Research Interests: Institutions, International Relations

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor), Contingent Faculty, PhD in Non-Academic Position,

Has experience mentoring: International Students

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advocacy and Lobbying, Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching


Faisal Javaid
Assistant Professor at Federal Urdu University karachi

Dr. Javaid is an Assistant Professor at Department of International Relations, Federal Urdu University, Karachi. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations and Post-Doctorate from Harriman Institute, Columbia University,  New York, USA. Dr. Javaid also hold a Law degree from University of Karachi. His research interests include  Central Asian foreign relations specially with US, Russia, China and Pakistan and also Pakistan's foreign Policy.

Teaching and Research Interests: Central Asian region's foreign relations with USA, Russia, China and Pakistan's foreign Policy Pakistan. Connectivity between Pakistan and Central Asian states through BRI

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: Graduate, Master and PhD students

Can provide mentoring on: Work - Life Balance


Timothy Johnson
Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor at University of Minnesota


Areas of Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Politics Empirical Legal Studies American Politics

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Judicial

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: African American, LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Cindy Kam - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.  
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at Vanderbilt University

I study a wide range of topics in political behavior, including political psychology, public opinion, and political participation.

Teaching and Research Interests: American

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, Disabled Individuals, International Students, Latino/a, LGBT, Military Veteran, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion


Maxat Kassen
Professor of Political Science at Eurasian Humanities Institute


His research focuses on studying digital politics, open government phenomena, international relations, political journalism and political conflict resolution.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: International Relations Public Administration, Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor), Contingent Faculty, PhD in Non-Academic Position,

Has experience mentoring: International Students

Can provide mentoring on: Advocacy and Lobbying, Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement Tenure and Promotion, Teaching

 


Jeong Hyun Kim  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   
Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University

political behavior, political institutions, and public opinion in comparative contexts.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: Asian Pacific American Women

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.  
Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

My interests are in political psychology. I study biology and politics (especially using twin studies), implicit cognition, and, most recently, sleep and politics.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Political psychology

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, International Students, Latino/a, LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing Teaching, Work - Life Balance

 


 Liron Lavi

Research Fellow at UCLA


My research focuses on elections, representation, and democracy in Israel and the U.S. from a temporal perspective. It employs computational, quantitative, and qualitative discourse analysis methods in "old" and "new" media to unravel the role of temporal structures of electoral discourses and political representation.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Methods, Political Theory, Political Communication, Computational Discourse Analysis, Democratic Theory

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: Women

Can provide mentoring on: Publishing, Work - Life Balance, Thesis writing


Carl LeVan This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   
Associate Professor at American University

I have mostly published on Africa, including two books on Nigeria, two co-edited books, and articles on power-sharing, civil society, democratization and authoritarianism. I have also published comparative studies on constitution-making and institutions. I worked in the US Congress, and then in Africa, before getting my PhD.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Institutions

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: International Students

Can provide mentoring on: Advocacy and Lobbying, Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing


Luz Mairym López-Rodríguez
Assistant Professor at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

She is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration of the University of Puerto Rico (UPRRP) and grant writing and organizational development consultant to non-profit organizations (NPOs). After completing a BA in finance and a MPA, both from the UPRRP, obtained a PhD in NPO management from Walden University. She worked for five years at the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, implementing policies that laid the groundwork for obtaining zero findings in audits performed by the PR Comptroller Office. Her research work includes topics such as public policy analysis, NPO accountability and funding challenge, and local governments.

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Administration, Public Policy, Funding in nonprofit organizations

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American Latino/a, LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Teaching


Frank T. Manheim
Affiliate Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar at George Mason University

I am a former federal research scientist who moved to a policy research institution on retirement. My objective was to track the origin of major U.S. policy dysfunctions I was exposed to in my professional career. In the course of this research I uncovered a collateral dysfunction in U.S. research universities that emerged in the 1960s: the "publish or perish" syndrome. It has incentivized talented faculty to focus their energies on peer-reviewed publication in specialized fields rather than contributing to the solution of real-world problems in society. As costs and pressures on higher education have increased, there is now still modest but growing recognition of the need for the social sciences in particular to get away from their semi-isolation from larger society.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, InstitutionsPublic Policy, Higher education reform; environmental regulation; comparison U.S. and European environmental policy; history of U.S. science policy; history of executive agency policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Students interested in career making a difference in society rather than a standard academic career; identifying insitutions that seek to expanding their outreach to or otherwise serve society

Has experience mentoring: African AmericanStudents interested in charting independent paths for their careers

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion


Maria Ortuoste
Associate Professor at California State University East Bay

My research covers Asia-Pacific security, regional organizations and state-building in Southeast Asia, and trauma/memory/film in Cambodia and Indonesia.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, International Relations, Active learning

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: Asian Pacific American, International, Military Veteran, Women,

Can provide mentoring on: Teaching


Yu Ouyang
Assistant Professor at Purdue University Northwest

I am an Assistant Professor at Purdue University Northwest. My core substantive area is the U.S. presidency, specializing in the unilateral presidency and presidential appointment. My recent publications include works on gubernatorial executive orders, presidential leadership and landmark executive orders, and measuring loyalty and competence in presidential appointment. In addition to my primary research areas, I also currently participate in a number of other projects as the research team’s quantitative methodologist. Finally, being at a teaching-oriented institution, I have also published works relating to pedagogy and student engagement.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Institutions, Methods, Public Administration

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, International Students, Military Veteran, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Nayma Qayum
Assistant Professor at Manhattanville College

My research interests are in the study of informal institutions, women and politics, and development. I work with mixed methods and experimental designs. I have held research positions with development organizations, and a significant portion of my scholarship is based on development programming. I am also engaged with public outreach, including blogging, managing media outlets, and writing for mainstream media.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Institutions, Methods

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: International Students, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Public/Media Engagement, Service Responsibilities, Teaching


Allison Quatrini  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   
Assistant Professor at Eckerd College

Allison Quatrini's research focuses on authoritarian structures and ethnic minority group's responses to those structures in the People's Republic of China. Specifically, she examines Tibetan, Uyghur, and Mongolian holiday celebrations, arguing that while they are methods of subtle coercion for the Chinese party-state, they also serve as forms of subtle resistance for ethnic minorities. In addition, Allison is also interested in interpretive methods and the practice of field-work. Her work is currently under review at Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic


Lynn Ramsey
Head of Teaching and Learning at Letterkenny Institute of Technology

I am the Head of Teaching and Learning in Letterkenny Institute of Technology and a member of the board of the Irish Higher Education Authority. I have held academic management and academic positions for over 26 years in Higher Education institutions in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. I have a PhD in law in EU international relations. More recently my research is focused on Higher Education policy, student engagement, professional development in teaching and learning and student success.

Teaching and Research Interests: Institutions, Public Policy, Higher Education
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured by not Full Professor)
Has experience mentoring: International Students, Women, Students, early career staff
Can provide mentoring on: Research Funding and Grants, Teaching, Work-Life Balance 


 

Valmiki Ramakrishna
Assistant Professor at Tumkur University


Valmiki Rama Krishna is presently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Studies and Research in Political Science, Tumkur University, Tumakuru since 2010. Has been registered for Ph.D in the same university, where I am working presently. Rural Development, Local Self Government, Women Empowerment, Social Exclusion and Inclusion etc. are the main research areas and also published on these areas. To my credit more than 100 research articles has been published in National, International journal, Edited books, Conference Proceedings and some of the articles published in Journals carry impact factor as well as some journals are indexed journals. More than 60 papers have been presented in National and International Conferences, Seminars and attended Workshops. Visited Shanghai, China; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for presenting Papers as well as chaired Technical Session at these conferences. I am a Member of Academic Bodies.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: International Relations, Public Administration, Public Policy, development administration, Poverty Eradication, Social Exclusion and Inclusion
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, PhD in Non-Academic Position
Has experience mentoring: Disabled Individuals, Women
Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants 


 




Heidi Smith
Dr. at Universidad Iberoamericana


Heidi Jane Smith is a professor, researcher and coordinator of Masters in Public Policy at the Universidad Iberoaermciana in Mexico City. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida International University, a Master’s in Public Policy from American University in Washington, DC and her BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). She has extensive experience working with local and regional governments in Latin America as a consultant (IDB, OAS, OECD) and serving in the U.S. government (State, IAF). She was a recipient of a Fulbright-García Robles fellowship in Mexico and has taught research methods, political economy and public policy at ITAM and Ibero in Mexico City and at George Mason University in Washington DC.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Institutions, Public Administration, Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: International Students, Latino/a Women

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic, Publishing


Robert SmithThis mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.    
Dean at University of Illinois Springfield

I have risen through the academic ranks from assistant, to associate, to full professor and have assumed ever increasing responsibilities in roles ranging from program director, chair and dean. My research interests are in the fields of public administration, administrative ethics, public finance and budgeting, organization theory and American politics.

Teaching and Research Interests: American Public Administration, Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: African American, International Students, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Shyam Sriram
Visiting Assistant Professor at College of Charleston

As a race and ethnic politics (REP) scholar and second-generation American, my primary motivation is understanding two perspectives: how Americans perceive immigrants and refugees, and how immigrants and refugees view American political institutions. I addressed both in my dissertation, which was a comparative, qualitative study of refugee resettlement policy implementation in Georgia and California.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Institutions, Public Policy, Migration and Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Politics (REP)

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, International Students, Latino/a, Military Veteran, Immigrants, New Americans

Can provide mentoring on: Advocacy and Lobbying, Graduate School Admission Publishing Teaching


Jeffrey Staton - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.   

Prof. at Emory University

I do research and teach in the fields of comparative politics and law and politics in the Department of Political Science at Emory University, where I am department chair. I am also the Judiciary Project Manager for Varieties of Democracy. My research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Organization, Comparative Politics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Law and Courts, International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Theoretical Politics, as well as Cambridge University Press.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Judicial

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: African American, Disabled Individuals, International Students, Latino/a, LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Susan Sterett This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.    
Professor and Director at University of Maryland Baltimore County

Of late, I have been working on legal mobilization in post-disaster assistance. I have also worked on advancement in the profession for women. I have edited a journal for three years, so I can work with people on the journal process.

Teaching and Research Interests: Judicial Public Policy

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor), Contingent Faculty

Has experience mentoring: African American, Disabled Individuals, LGBT, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic Research Funding and Grants, Tenure and Promotion


Linda Trautman
Associate Professor at Ohio University

My current research is an empirical investigation into the consequences of contemporary felony disenfranchisement upon state-level voter turnout in recent presidential elections. I analyze the degree and magnitude in which felony disenfranchisement depresses election turnout overall and in particular minority turnout. The study, therefore, seeks to estimate the racial impact of felony disenfranchisement upon African Americans during the most recent presidential elections. I am also working on research which analyzes the effects of group identity, racial attitudes and resentment upon presidential approval.

Teaching and Research Interests: American

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Advocacy and Lobbying, Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching


Kim Twist This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available.  

Assistant Professor at San Diego State University


I'm interested in the interactions between mainstream and extreme parties in Western Europe, particularly on the right. These include projects on explanations for and effects of the far right in government and the impact of the far right on public opinion.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Institutions, Methods

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students

Has experience mentoring: Women

Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance


Syed Uddin-Ahmed
History Department Chair at Wiley College


Professor S. Ahmed is the History Department Chair at Wiley College. I am interested in the Faculty opportunity. In the past, I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in History, Political Science, and Geography. My Degrees are: St. John's University-Modern World History (Doctorate), St. John's University-Modern World History (Masters), William Paterson University - Public Policy & International Affairs (Masters), William Paterson University-Geography & Urban Studies, William Paterson University-Political Science (Bachelors).

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, International Relations, Human Rights

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, International Students

Has experience mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, International Students

Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission,Work - Life Balance


Justin Wedeking
Professor at University of Kentucky


I study Supreme Court behavior, decision making, oral arguments, confirmation hearings, text analysis, and media coverage of the Court.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: Judicial

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty

Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Facutly, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion


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Professor and Dean at Penn State


I have published frequently on women in politics, both as voters and as candidates for office; on African American politics in urban areas; and on public opinion. Currently I have been doing research on political science and the Holocaust.

 

Teaching and Research Interests: American

Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)

Has experience mentoring: African American, Women

Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion