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Bobby C. Alexander
Associate Professor of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Religious Studies, Columbia University
Research areas: Religion, social change
Program: Sociology

Rodney Andrews
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Michigan
Research areas: Economics of education, labor economics, public finance, applied microeconometrics
Program: Economics

Donald R. Arbuckle
Clinical Professor of Public Affairs
PhD Advisor for Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania
Research areas: Policy analysis, presidential decision-making, administrative rulemaking
Program: Public Affairs

Daniel G. Arce M.
Professor of Economics
Program Head of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research areas: Business ethics, collective action, conflict, terrorism, Latin American economies
Program: Economics

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Paul Battaglio
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
Managing Editor of Review of Public Personnel Administration

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, University of Georgia
Research areas: Comparative policy and administration, public human resource management, comparative political attitudes
Program: Public Affairs

Brian A. Bearry
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education:
Research areas: Intersection of republicanism and liberalism in American founding thought
Program: Political Science

Teodoro J. Benavides
Executive in Residence
Member of National Academy of Public Administration

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Education:
Research areas: City management, financial management and budgeting, leadership and community planning
Program: Public Affairs

Kurt J. Beron
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Director of Certificate in Economic and Demographic Data Analysis Program

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Research areas: Cross-disciplinary applications of quantitative methodology
Program: Economics

Brian J.L. Berry
Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor
Member of National Academy of Sciences

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Education: PhD, University of Washington
Research areas: Urban and regional development, spatial analysis, long-term macroeconomic/political relationships
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Public Policy & Political Economy

Denise Paquette Boots
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology, University of South Florida
Research areas: Homicide and violence
Program: Criminology

Patrick T. Brandt
Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Indiana University
Research areas: political conflict, political economy, political processes
Program: Political Science

Timothy M. Bray
Clinical Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research areas: Community, social bonds, community development, determinants of quality of life
Program: Criminology

Ronald Briggs
Professor Emeritus

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Education: PhD, Geography, Ohio State University
Research areas: Geographic information systems
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Thomas L. Brunell
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Research areas: Elections, representation
Program: Political Science

Jonas Bunte
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Minnesota
Research areas: Politics of debt, trade and investment
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

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Anthony M. Champagne
Professor of Political Science
Director of the Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Illinois
Research areas: Judicial politics, Congressional history
Program: Political Science

Bryan Chastain
Senior Lecturer of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education:
Research areas:
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Yongwan Chun
Assistant Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, Ohio State University
Research areas: Geographic information systems, spatial analysis and modeling, spatial statistics
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: Political economy of public support, survey research methodology, time series analysis
Program: Political Science

Nadine Connell
Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park
Research areas: Juvenile Delinquency, School Based Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation
Program: Criminology

Anthony Cummings
Assistant Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, Syracuse University
Research areas: Human-environment interactions, global environmental change, application of GIS and remote sensing to natural resource management
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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Denis J. Dean
Dean
Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Computer Applications in Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Research areas: Artificial intelligence for geospatial investigation, spatial optimization, spatial analysis and modeling
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Karen de Olivares
Director of Health Professions Advising Center
JAMP Faculty Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy

Education: Ph.D, University of Michigan
Research areas: Conflict and Gangs
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Monica Deza
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of California Berkeley
Research areas: Economics of crime, risky behaviors, labor economics, applied micro econometrics.
Program: Economics

Douglas Dow
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Research areas: Public law, legal theory and history, American politics
Program: Political Science

Lloyd J. Dumas
Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy

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Education: PhD, Economics, Columbia University
Research areas: Economics, engineering, sociology, history, public policy, military studies, peace science
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

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Euel W. Elliott
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: U.S. public policy, political institutions
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Political Science

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Simon M. Fass
Associate Professor of Public Policy

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Education: PhD, Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
Research areas: Program design, evaluation
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

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Doug Goodman
Associate Professor of Public Afairs
MPA Director

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Utah
Research areas: At-will employment, public human resource management reforms, public sector retirement benefits
Program: Public Affairs

Evgenia Gorina
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public finance, public economics, quantitative methodology and welfare policy analysis
Program: Public Affairs

Daniel A. Griffith
Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Analysis
Ph.D Advisor for Geospatial Information Sciences
Editor - Geographical Analysis

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Education: PhD, Geography, University of Toronto
Research areas: Spatial statistics; quantitative urban, economic, and agricultural geography
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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Royce Hanson
Professor Emeritus
Member of National Academy of Public Administration

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Research areas: Urban policy and politics
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Edward J. Harpham
Associate Provost
Professor of Political Science
Director of Collegium V Honors Program

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Education: PhD, Government, Cornell University
Research areas: Political Theory, American Politics, Texas Politics.
Program: Political Science

James Harrington
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Affairs, University of Missouri
Research areas: Accountability Reforms, Performance Management, Performance Data Usage, Policy Evaluation, and Education Governance
Program: Public Affairs

Ernan E. Haruvy
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Texas at Austin
Research areas: Asset markets, auctions, virtual worlds, bargaining
Program: Economics

Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of the UTD Office of International Education and of the Center for US-Mexican Studies

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Education: PhD, Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: U.S.- Mexico relations, Mexican politics, demographic transition in Latin American countries
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Donald A. Hicks
Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy
Special Assistant to President David Daniel

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Education: PhD, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Research areas: Technology innovation, processes of emerging technologies and industries
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Karl K. Ho
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
EPPS Director of Academic Computing

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of North Texas
Research areas: Comparative politics, democratization and peace process, elections and politics in East Asia
Programs: Political Science, Public Policy & Political Economy

Jennifer S. Holmes
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
Program Head of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Minnesota
Research areas: Political violence, terrorism, political development
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Political Science

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Iliyan Iliev
Lecturer of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas: Congress, Contributions and Lobbying, Legislative Rhetoric, Methodology
Program: Political Science

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Bruce A. Jacobs
Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, University of Southern California
Research areas: Decision-making processes of active street offenders
Program: Criminology

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Linda Camp Keith
Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of North Texas
Research areas: International Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Public Law: Comparative (Cross-National) and U.S.
Program: Political Science

Luba Ketsler
Senior Lecturer of Economics

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Education: Masters of Science, Economics, City University of New York - Hunter College
Research areas: Health economics
Program: Economics

L. Douglas Kiel
Professor of Public Affairs and Administration

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Research areas: Public management, leadership, organizational change
Program: Public Affairs

Dohyeong Kim
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, Geospatial Information Sciences
PhD Advisor for Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research areas: Interdisciplinary public policy and planning aspects with emphasis on health and environmental policy analysis.
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Geospatial Information Sciences

Tomislav V. Kovandzic
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
Research areas: Gun control, deterrence, incapacitation, crime control, structural correlates of violence
Program: Criminology

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Carol Cirulli Lanham
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Public Policy and Political Economy, UT Dallas
Research areas: Drug and alcohol addiction and recovery
Program: Sociology

David Lary
Associate Professor of Physics and Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England
Research areas: Big Data, Machine Learning, Remote Sensing, High Performance Computing, Applied Physics, Environmental Health
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Murray J. Leaf
Professor of Anthropology and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Social Anthropology, University of Chicago
Research areas: Legal philosophy, South Asia, socio-economic development, fundamental sociocultural theory
Program: Public Policy & Political Economy

Asli Leblebicioglu
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Boston College
Research areas: International Macroeconomics, Growth and Development
Program: Economics

Young-joo Lee
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
Research areas: Nonprofit organizations, governance, volunteerism, gender equity, human resources management
Program: Public Affairs

Sherry Xin Li
Associate Professor of Economics
Director of the Negotiations Center

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Michigan
Research areas: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics
Program: Economics

Dong Li
Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Econometrics, health economics, financial economics
Program: Economics

Robert C. Lowry
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Economy and Government, Harvard University
Research areas: Political institutions, political and civic organizations, fiscal policy, political economy of higher education
Program: Political Science

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James W. Marquart
Professor of Criminology
Vice Provost

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Prison organizations, capital punishment, criminal justice policy
Program: Criminology

Sarah Maxwell
Associate Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Policy, George Mason University
Research areas: Social Policy, Public Management, Nonprofits, Social Movements, Human Services, and Crime Policy
Program: Public Affairs

John McCaskill
Clinical Professor of Public Administration
Pi Alpha Alpha Advisor

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Education: PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas:
Program: Public Affairs

Susan Williams McElroy
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics of Education, Stanford University
Research areas: Economics of education, economic inequality, labor economics, teenage pregnancy
Program: Economics

Banks Miller
Assistant Professor of Political Science
PhD Advisor for Political Science

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Education: PhD, American Politics, Ohio State University
Research areas: Judicial behavior, specialized courts, state supreme courts, political methodology
Program: Political Science

Robert G. Morris
Associate Professor of Criminology
PhD Advisor for Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Research areas: Non-conventional criminality, inmate behavior, social response to crime
Program: Criminology

James C. Murdoch
Professor of Economics and Public Policy

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Education: PhD, Economics, University of Wyoming
Research areas: Environmental economics, public economics, defense economics
Program: Economics

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Clint W. Peinhardt
Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan
Research areas: Politics of trade and investment
Programs: Political Science, Public Policy & Political Economy

Alex R. Piquero
Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology
Co-Editor - Journal of Quantitative Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: criminal careers, criminological theory, quantitative research methods
Program: Criminology

Nicole Leeper Piquero
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: white-collar crime, criminological theory, women and crime
Program: Criminology

Elmer Polk
Clinical Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Research areas: Community and institutional corrections, violent crime, juvenile systems, criminological theory
Program: Criminology

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Fang Qiu
Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences
Program Head of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, University of South Carolina
Research areas: Digital image processing, neural network and fuzzy logic, spatial analysis/modeling, Internet mapping
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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Lawrence J. Redlinger
Professor of Political Economy and Sociology
Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Analysis

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University
Research areas: Terrorism, espionage, strategic planning
Programs: Public Policy & Political Economy, Sociology

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Meghna Sabharwal
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
Research areas: Workforce policy
Program: Public Affairs

Education: PhD, Economics, University of New York at Binghamton
Research areas: Public economics, defense economics, game theory, environmental issues, terrorism
Programs: Economics, Political Science

Richard K. Scotch
Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Political Economy

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Harvard University
Research areas: Interaction of social policy and social change
Programs: Sociology, Public Policy & Political Economy

Kevin J. Siqueira
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Iowa State University
Research areas: Public, environmental and defense economics
Program: Economics

Sheryl L. Skaggs
Associate Professor of Sociology
Program Head of Public Affairs and Sociology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State University
Research areas: Workplace inequality, organizations, occupations and professions, social inequality
Programs: Sociology, Public Affairs

Marianne C. Stewart
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: Electoral politics, political behavior, research methodology
Program: Political Science

Donggyu Sul
Professor of Economics
PhD Advisor for Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Ohio State University
Research areas: Econometrics, international finance
Program: Economics

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Robert W. Taylor
Professor of Criminology and Public Affairs

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Education:
Research areas: Police responses to terrorism
Program: Criminology

Gregory S. Thielemann
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director, Center for the Study of Texas Politics

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Rice University
Research areas: Texas politics, Southern politics, public policy
Program: Political Science

Michael R. Tiefelsdorf
Associate Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education:
Research areas: Local and global statistical and analytical spatial methodologies
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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Irina Vakulenko
Senior Lecturer of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, Moscow State Pedagogical University
Research areas: Urban development
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

Nicholas Vargas
Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Purdue University
Research areas: Race and Ethnicity, Network Diversity, Immigration and Sociology of Religion
Program: Sociology

Lynne M. Vieraitis
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology, Florida State University
Research areas: Impact of criminal justice policy on crime rates, inequality and violence, identity theft
Program: Criminology

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John L. Worrall
Professor of Criminology
Program Head of Criminology
Editor, Police Quarterly

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Washington State University
Research areas: Crime control policy, legal issues, prosecution, courts
Program: Criminology

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May Yuan
Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education: PhD, Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo
Research areas: GIS, Geographic Representation, Spatial Data Modeling, Mapping, Temporal GIS, and CyberGIS
Program: Geospatial Information Sciences

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