Our Faculty

Core Course Faculty

  • Andrew Dowdle, Ph.D. (Miami University), Professor, Political Science
  • Valerie H. Hunt, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor and Associate Director, Public Policy Ph.D. Program
  • Brinck Kerr, Ph.D. (Texas A & M University), Professor, Political Science and Director, Public Policy Ph.D. Program
  • Daniel Rainey, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Margaret Reid, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Professor and Department Chair, Political Science
  • William Schreckhise, Ph.D. (Washington State University), Associate Professor, Political Science
  • William Schwab, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Professor, Sociology
  • Geoboo Song, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Patrick Stewart, Ph.D. (Northern Illinois University), Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Anna Zajicek, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Professor and Department Chair, Sociology

Research and Methods

  • Kathleen Collins, Ph.D. (University of California-Santa Barbara), Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Lori Holyfield, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), Professor, Sociology
  • Kit Kacirek, Ed.D. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders
  • Felicia Lincoln, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Joshua Mitchell, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University), Assistant Professor, Political Science 
  • Todd Shields, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky), Dean, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Geoboo Song, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Ronna Turner, Ph. D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Associate Professor, Educational Research

Specializations

Agriculture Policy

  • Alvaro Durand-Morat, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Qiuqiong Huang, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis), Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Kent Kovacs, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis), Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Jeff Miller, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University), Professor, Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
  • Jennie Popp, Ph.D. (Colorado State University), Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Daniel Rainey, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Eric Wailes, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Community Development and Recreation Policy

  • Valerie H. Hunt, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor and Associate Director, Public Policy Ph.D. Program
  • Steve Langsner, Re.D. (Indiana University), Associate Professor, Recreation
  • Merry Moiseichik, Re.D. (Indiana University), Professor, Recreation
  • Margaret Reid, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Professor and Department Chair, Political Science
  • William Schwab, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Professor, Sociology

Education Policy

  • Christian Goering, Ph.D. (Kansas State University), Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Professions
  • David A. Jolliffe, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), Professor, English, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ketevan Mamiseishvili, Ph.D. (University of Missouri), Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Professor of Higher Education
  • Michael T. Miller, Ed.D. (University of Nebraska), Professor, Higher Education, Associate Dean for Academics
  • John Murry Jr., Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, Higher Education
  • Gary Ritter, Ph. D. (University of Pennsylvania), Professor, Education Reform 
  • Tom E.C. Smith, Ed.D. (Texas Tech University), Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ronna Turner, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Associate Professor, Educational Research

Family Policy

  • Kameri Christy, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), Professor, Social Work
  • Alishia Ferguson, Ph.D. (University of Texas), Associate Professor, Social Work
  • Lori Holyfield, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), Professor, Sociology
  • Yvette Murphy-Erby, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina), Professor and Associate Dean, of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Marcia Shobe, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), Director & Professor, Social Work
  • Anna Zajicek, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Professor and Department Chair, Sociology

Policy Studies on Aging

  • Ro Di Brezzo, Ph.D. (Texas Women's University), Professor, Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
  • Leah Jean Henry, Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), Associate Professor, Public Health
  • Tim Killian, Ph.D., (University of Missouri), Associate Professor, Human Environmental Science
  • Barbara Shadden, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), Professor, Rehabilitation Education and Research
  • Brent T. Williams, Ph.D., C.R.C. (University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign), Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Education and Research

Health Policy

  • Ro Di Brezzo, Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), Professor, Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
  • Leah Jean Henry, Ph.D. (Texas Woman's University), Associate Professor, Public Health
  • Kristen Jozkowski, Ph.D. (Indiana University), Associate Professor, Public Health
  • Thomas Kippenbrock, Ed.D. (Indiana University), Professor, Nursing
  • Susan Patton, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Interim Director and Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Barbara Shadden, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), Professor, Rehabilitation Education and Research

Policy Management

  • Andrew Dowdle, Ph.D. (Miami University), Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Najib Ghadbian, Ph.D. (CUNY), Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Joshua Mitchell, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University), Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Janine Parry, Ph.D. (Washington State University), Professor, Political Science
  • Margaret Reid, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Professor, Political Science
  • William Schreckhise, Ph.D. (Washington State University), Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Todd Shields, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky), Dean, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Geoboo Song, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), Assistant Professor, Political Science

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