Social Data Analytics and Research Faculty

Bobby C. Alexander
Associate Professor of Sociology

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Education: PhD, Religious Studies, Columbia University
Research areas: Religion, social change
Programs: Sociology, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Patrick T. Brandt
Professor of Political Science

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Indiana University
Research areas: political conflict, political economy, political processes
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Social Data Analytics and Research

Education: PhD, Political Science, Duke University
Research areas: Political economy of public support, survey research methodology, time series analysis
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

Vito D'Orazio
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Education: Ph.D., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
Research areas: Iinternational relations, quantitative methods, and software development
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

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, Social Data Analytics and Research

Simon M. Fass
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Program Head of Social Data Analytics and Research

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

Seth Giertz
Associate Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Research areas: Public Finance, Urban & Regional Economics, Labor Economics
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Evgenia Gorina
Assistant Professor

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public retirement systems, municipal fiscal health, fiscal rules and institutions, migration and demographic change
Programs: Public and Nonprofit Management, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research

Donald A. Hicks
Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy

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

Karl K. Ho
Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
Associate Program Head of Social Data Analytics and Research
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, Social Data Analytics and Research

Dohyeong Kim
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, Geospatial Information Sciences
Director, Center for Geospatial Research in Global Health Policy

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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, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Social Data Analytics and Research

Asli Leblebicioglu
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Boston College
Research areas: International Macroeconomics, Growth and Development
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Dong Li
Professor of Economics

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Education: Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Econometrics, health economics, financial economics
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Political Science, Social Data Analytics and Research

Alex R. Piquero
Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: criminal careers, criminological theory, quantitative research methods
Programs: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Social Data Analytics and Research

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
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research

Meghna Sabharwal
Associate Professor of Public Affairs
PhD Advisor

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public human resource management, workforce diversity, comparative public human resources practices, high-skilled migration
Programs: Public and Nonprofit Management, Social Data Analytics and Research

Donggyu Sul
John Kain Professor of Economics
PhD Advisor for Economics

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Education: PhD, Economics, Ohio State University
Research areas: Econometrics, international finance
Programs: Economics, Social Data Analytics and Research

Michael R. Tiefelsdorf
Associate Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences

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Education:
Research areas: Local and global statistical and analytical spatial methodologies
Programs: Geospatial Information Sciences, Social Data Analytics and Research