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JéAnna Abbott, PhD, JD, MBA, MHM, MS, CHE, CMP

Spec's Charitable Foundation Professor in Social Responsibility, Conrad N. Hilton College
University of Houston

713 743 2413  

Expertise: Hospitality Law and Ethics, Conflict Management, Negotiations, Human Resources/Legal, Reconciliation After Trust Violations, Social Responsibility, Data Science/Analytics 


Don Adams, JD

Judge and former Senator

512 627 9358
839 596 1697 fax 

Expertise: Litigation and legislative process

Howard R Balanoff

Howard R Balanoff, PhD, AICP

Director, William P Hobby Center for Public Service
Professor, Department of Political Science
Texas State University

512 245 3453
512 331 7293 fax

Expertise: Public Policy, Organizational Theory & Behavior, International & Comparative Public Administration

Scott J Basinger

Scott J Basinger, PhD

Associate Professor of Methodology, Department of Political Science
University of Houston

713 743 3911
713 743 3927 fax

Expertise: Statistical and Experimental Methods, Mathematical Models and Game Theory, American Politics and Policy

David Branham

David Branham, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences
University of Houston-Downtown

713 221 8208

Expertise: Research Methodology, Public Policy, Public Opinion, State Politics, Representation

Francisco Cantu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston

713 743 8978 

Expertise: Latin American Politics, Comparative Politics, Methods  

jason casellas
Jason Casellas, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston

713 743 8714

Expertise: American politics, Latino politics, Legislative politics, State & Local politics

Monit Cheung

Monit Cheung, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Graduate College of Social Work
University of Houston

713 743 8107
713 743 8149 fax

Expertise: Child Welfare Policies, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Protection Service Workers Training, Clinical Practice with Immigrants


Jeffrey Church, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston 

713 743 3914

Expertise: Modern political thought, Rousseau, Kant, German idealism, Liberal and Democratic theory 


Jennifer H Clark, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Houston

713 743 3302
713 743 3827 fax

Expertise: American Politics, Legislative Institutions, Political Parties, State Politics, Representation and Quantitative Research Methods

Harold Clarke

Harold Clarke, PhD

Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas

972 883 4891

Expertise: Voting and Elections, The Political Economy of Party Support, Statistics, Time Series Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling, Public Opinion, Political Attitudes and Political Behavior

Sue Collins

Sue Collins, PhD

University of Notre Dame

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography

Jeronimo Cortina

Jeronimo Cortina, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston

713 743 3894
713 743 3927 fax

Expertise: Public Opinion, Immigration, American and Comparative Politics, Latino Politics and Quantitative Research Methods

Elena Farah, ABD

Elena Farah, PhD

Expertise: institutional fiscal sustainability, pension reform

Elizabeth Anderson Fletcher

Elizabeth Anderson Fletcher, PhD

Associate Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston

713 743 4740
713 743 4622 fax

Expertise: Service Operations Management


Donald J. Foss, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Houston

713 743 0819

Expertise: Developmental Psychology


Pete Gallego, JD

Attorney, former Congressman


Tim Gibson, BAAS, LP

ESD Director, Waller-Harris Emergency Services District
Waller-Harris ESD 200

936 372 8084

Expertise: Local government policy, Texas special districts, Emergency services districts, Public administration, public financial administration, public personnel administration, emergency services delivery, Emergency planning, local emergency management


Peter Grossman, PhD

Clarence Efroymson Chair, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Lacy School of Business,
Butler University

Expertise: Energy Economics and Policy, Economic History, Political Economy, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics

William P Hobby

William P Hobby

Radoslav Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs, Rice University
Scholar in Residence, University of Houston
Visiting Scholar, Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research, University of Michigan

713 521 0960
713 521 3950 fax

Expertise: State Government, Quantitative Research Methods

Guillermina Jasso

Guillermina Jasso, PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology
Silver Professor of Arts and Science
New York University

212 998 8368
212 995 4140 fax

Expertise: Basic Socio-Behavioral Theory, International Migration, Inequality and Stratification, Justice, Status, Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Analysis, Factorial Survey Methods for Empirical Analysis

Mark Jones

Mark Jones, PhD

Fellow, Department of Political Science
Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies
Rice University

713 348 2107
713 348 5273 fax

Expertise: Elections and Electoral Systems, Latin American Politics, Legislatures, Political Parties, Public Opinion


Zachary D. Kaufman, JD, PhD

Associate Professor, Law Center
University of Houston

Expertise: Criminal Law, International Law, and International and Transitional Justice


William Keech

William Keech, PhD

Research Professor, Emeritus of Political Science
Duke University

919 660 4354

Expertise: Political Economy, Electoral Systems, American Political Institutions

Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston

713 743 1663
713 743 3927 fax

Expertise: Democratization, Authoritarian and Leadership Stability, Natural Resource Politics, Political Economy, Political Violence


David Leblang, PhD

Ambassador Henry Taylor Professor of Politics Department of Politics
Professor of Politics and Public Policy & Director of the Global Policy Center Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Randolph P. Compton Professor, Miller Center of Public Affairs
University of Virginia

Expertise: Immigration Policy, International Political Economy, and Political Economy of Financial Markets 

Patrick Leung

Patrick Leung, PhD

Professor, Graduate College of Social Work
University of Houston

713 743 8111
713 743 8149 fax

Expertise: Child Welfare, Asian Study, Mental Health, Immigrant Issues


Christine S Lipsmeyer, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Texas A&M University

979 845 2511
979 847 8924 fax

Expertise: Public Policy, Welfare Policy, Political Economy, Political Institutions, European Politics

Melody Lo

Melody Lo, PhD

Endowed Dean of the Neil Griffin College of Business
Arkansas State University

Expertise: Monetary Policy, Central Banking, Exchange Rate Policies, Trading Behavior in Currency Markets, (Firms' Choices on) Capital Structure, and Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)



Sarmistha Majumdar, PhD

Associate Professor, Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
Texas Southern University

713 313 7385

Expertise: Policy analysis and program evaluation, public administration, research methods, grant writing


Terry Mayes

Chief Technology Officer
Prototype, Fusion & Modeling

713 515 9588;

Expertise: Data mining, data visualization, simulation, information fusion

David McClendon

David McClendon, PhD

January Advisors

804 350 7211

Martin V Melosi

Martin V Melosi, PhD

Distinguished University Professor, Department of History
Director, Center for Public History
University of Houston

713 743 3090
713 743 3216 fax

Expertise: Urban Environmental History, History of Technology, City Services and Infrastructure, Energy History, Public History

Richard Murray

Richard Murray, PhD

Director, Center for Public Policy's Survey Research Institute
Lanier Chair in Public Policy, Political Science
University of Houston

713 743 3909
713 743 3927 fax

Expertise: Public Opinion, Political Parties, Elections, Political Marketing, Texas Politics, Congress/Legislature, Houston Politics


Philippe Nassif

Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International USA

281 222 0456

Expertise: International relations, Democratic politics, campaigns & elections, community organizing


Gautam Nayer, PhD

Associate Professor, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
Texas Southern University

713 313 4809

Expertise: Public Administration - E-Governance, Citizen Participation, New Public Management, Client-Oriented Services; Criminal Justice- Prisoner Reentry Programs, DWI Court Reentry; Health care- Native Americans perceptions of their doctors

Joseph A Pratt

Joseph A Pratt, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of History / Management
University of Houston

713 743 3088

Expertise: Energy History, Houston History, History of Regulation


Suzanne Pritzker, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate College of Social Work
University of Houston

713 743 8114

Expertise: Youth civic engagement (especially among poor and minority adolescents); service-learning; positive youth development; political advocacy; social welfare policy.


Jeff Reichman

Principal, January Advisors
Organizer, Sketch City

Expertise: data analysis, data visualization, data policy


Iñaki Sagarzazu, PhD

Senior Applied Data Scientist - Government, Civis Analytics


Expertise: Data science, Data visualizations, Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Political Communication, Public Opinion, Quantitative Research Methods, Text Analysis



Bill Sarpalius, MBA

CEO, Advantage Associates, Inc.
Former Texas State Senator and US Congressman

202 438 1900


Adam D. Scioli, D.O.

Board Certified Psychiatrist
Caron Treatment Center

Expertise: Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Particular areas of expertise include treatment of physicians and other safety-sensitive professionals who have substance use disorders.

Joan E Sieber

Joan E Sieber, PhD

Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology
California State University, East Bay

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE)

510 538 5424
510 881 2153 fax

Expertise: Ethics of Human Research, Empirical Research on Questions of Scientific Ethics, Culturally Sensitive Methods of Research and Intervention, Data Sharing Methodology, Whistle-blowing

Robert Stein

Robert Stein, PhD

Lena Gohlman Fox Professor, Department of Political Science
Rice University

713 348 4824
713 348 5273 fax

Expertise: Urban Politics, Public Policy

Lydia B Tiede

Lydia B Tiede, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science,
University of Houston

Expertise: American and comparative judicial politics, legal reform and judicial decision-making, criminal law policy

Miao Wang

Miao Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Marquette University

414 288 7310
414 288 5757 fax

Expertise: Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade, Economic Growth

Rick K Wilson

Rick K Wilson, PhD

Herbert S. Autrey Chair, Department of Political Science
Rice University

713 348 3352
713 348 5273 fax

Expertise: Social and Political Decision Making

Nancy Young

Nancy Beck Young

Chair and Professor, Department of History
University of Houston

713 743 3085

Expertise: Twentieth-Century American Political Development


Hong Zhuang

Associate Professor, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics 
Indiana University South Bend

Expertise: Foreign direct investment, economic development and growth, and applied econometrics