Faculty Experts

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Public Policy
 

James Acker

James Acker
School of Criminal Justice
Distinguished Teaching Professor


Expert in the following: The death penalty; history of capital punishment in the United States and New York

Campus phone: (518) 442-5317
Campus email: acker@albany.edu


Victor Asal

Victor Asal
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Associate Professor
Department: Political Science


Expert in the following:
Campus phone: (518) 591-8729
Campus email: vasal@albany.edu


Carl Bon Tempo

Carl Bon Tempo
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: 20th century U.S. history; 20th century politics and public policy in the U.S.; history of refugees and immigrants in the U.S.; history of the U.S. and human rights; history of American foreign policy
Campus phone: (518) 442-5368
Campus email: cbontempo@albany.edu


Gene Bunnell

Gene Bunnell
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Geography and Planning


Expert in the following: Urban, city, district, and regional planning; anthropology; economics; public health
Campus phone: (518) 442-4469
Campus email: gbunnell@albany.edu


Sharon Dawes

Sharon Dawes
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Associate Professor Emerita
Department: Public Administration and Policy
Department: Founding Director and Senior Fellow
Department: Center for Technology in Government


Expert in the following: Government information systems strategy and management; policy analysis; information management and policy
Campus phone: (518) 442-5932
Campus email: sdawes@ctg.albany.edu


Edward Hannan

Edward Hannan
School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Department: Public Administration and Policy
Department: Associate Dean for Research
Department: School of Public Health


Expert in the following: Health services research; evidence-based medicine; outcomes research; cardiac surgery; angioplasty, trauma systems; carotid endarterectomy; volume-outcome relationships in health care; medical decision-making; risk-adjustment; medical errors; patient safety
Campus phone: (518) 402-0297
Campus email: elh03@health.state.ny.us


Timothy Hoff

Timothy Hoff
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Health care quality; health reform; health care workforce; patient safety
Campus phone: (518) 402-6512
Campus email: thoff@albany.edu


Michael Jerison

Michael Jerison
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Economics


Expert in the following: Economics nobel prize winners; cost benefit analysis and economic impact statements for government funded projects; tax systems and tax reform, flat tax, consumption tax, corporate income tax; price index and measurement of economic welfare; immigration policy; economic theory
Campus phone: (518) 442-4287
Campus email: m.jerison@albany.edu


Richard Lachmann

Richard Lachmann
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Sociology
Department: Chair


Expert in the following: Sociology of culture; popular culture; political sociology; war and terrorism; fiscal crises; U.S. decline; military spending
Campus phone: (518) 442-4661
Campus email: r.lachmann@albany.edu


Michael Malbin

Michael Malbin
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Professor
Department: Political Science


Expert in the following: U.S. politics and elections, campaign finance, and the U.S. Congress.
Campus phone: (518) 969-8890, ext. 15
Campus email: m.malbin@albany.edu


Erika Martin

Erika Martin
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Assistant Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy
Department: Fellow
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government


Expert in the following: health, public health, public policy, HIV/AIDS, resource allocation
Campus phone: (518) 442-5243
Campus email: emartin@albany.edu


David McCaffrey

David McCaffrey
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Securities regulation; financial market regulation; organizational management; corporate governance.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5282
Campus email: d.mccaffrey@albany.edu


Philip McCallion

Philip McCallion
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Department: Director


Expert in the following: Developmental disabilities; Alzheimer's disease; long term care; nursing home diversion; health promotion; civic engagement; aging-prepared communities.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5347
Campus email: mcclion@albany.edu


Louise-Anne McNutt
School of Public Health
Associate Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Infectious disease epidemiology; epidemics; HIV/AIDS in developing countries; transmission of bloodborne pathogens (HIV, hepatitis); sexually transmitted diseases; intimate partner violence.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0403
Campus email: lam08@health.state.ny.us


Jean Moore

Jean Moore
School of Public Health
Director
Department: Center for Health Workforce Studies


Expert in the following: New York State healthcare workforce; U.S. healthcare workforce shortages; nursing shortages; minority health workforce disparities; healthcare workforce solutions.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0250
Campus email: jmm04@health.state.ny.us


Shadi Saleh

Shadi Saleh
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Prescription drugs; hospital sector; health care financing; health care outcomes; pay-for-performance; substance abuse
Campus phone: (518) 402-0333
Campus email: ssaleh@albany.edu


Sandor Schuman

Sandor Schuman
Department: Center for Policy Research


Expert in the following: Collaboration; group facilitation; consensus building; conflict management; interpersonal communication; group dynamics; team building; running meetings; organizational storytelling
Campus phone: (518) 442-5889
Campus email: sschuman@albany.edu


Jeffrey Straussman

Jeffrey Straussman
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Dean
Department: Office of the Dean, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy


Expert in the following: Public expenditure management; political economy of transition; public management
Campus phone: (518) 442-5244
Campus email: jstraussman@albany.edu


Wei-Chyung Wang

Wei-Chyung Wang
University at Albany
Department: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center


Expert in the following: Climate modeling and data analysis; global warming; impact of climatic changes on social and economic activities and their policy implications.
Campus phone: (518) 437-8708
Campus email: wang@climate.cestm.albany.edu


Theodore Wright Jr.

Theodore Wright Jr.
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Professor Emeritus
Department: Political Science


Expert in the following: Politics; policies; foreign policies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh; minorities, especially Muslims in India; attitudes towards events in the Middle East; Islam as a religion; comparative ethnicity; Dutch in colonial Albany, N.Y.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5255
Campus email: wright15@juno.com


Joseph Zimmerman

Joseph Zimmerman
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Professor
Department: Political Science


Expert in the following: Electoral systems; federalism; the impact of elections on minorities and women
Campus phone: (518) 442-5378
Campus email: zimmer@albany.edu