Dr. Charles Hanna

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
539 College Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,, PA 15282
Email: hanna@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-1780
Fax: 412-396-1739

Education for a Change

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The Policy Center prepares students for success in public-service organizations—government, nonprofit organizations and academia.

Our Faculty

Dr. Kent Moors with the Russian ambassador after briefing European diplomats at Windsor Castle, 2012Faculty of the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy come mainly from Duquesne University's Political Science and Sociology Departments, which collaborate in managing and teaching in the Center. Our faculty have a wide variety of research interests and impressive practical experience in social and public policy. Because of the range of their interests and expertise the faculty can and do oversee and contribute to students' research in many policy areas.

The faculty are excellent and committed teachers. Classes are small, offering plenty of opportunity for close instruction and active participation.


Clifford Bob, Ph.D., Political Science, MIT
globalization, nongovernmental organizations, ethnic conflict, human rights

 Norman Conti, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
policing, neighborhood development, social networks

 Pat Dunham, Ph.D., Political Science , Miami University (Ohio)
Congress, the Presidency, voting behavior

 Mark L. Haas, Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations, University of Virginia
foreign policy, international relations, international security

 Charles F. Hanna, Ph.D., Sociology, Kent State University
policy evaluation,  social deviance, crime and punishment

Douglas Harper, Ph.D., Sociology, Brandeis University
urban housing, homelessness, agricultural policy, visual sociology

Fr. John Sawicki congratulates Dr. Lew Irwin on his appointment as a U.S. Army brigadier general as Dr. Charlie Rubin looks on, 2012Lewis G. Irwin, Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University
policy-making, policy analysis, public finance, defense, foreign policy

Michael Irwin, Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
spatial processes, urban & community studies, demography, social ecology

Daniel Lieberfeld, Ph.D., International Relations, Tufts University
mediation, identity and culture in conflict, leadership in peacemaking

Sarah MacMillen, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Notre Dame
death and bereavement, social theory, religion, cultural sociology, political sociology

Moni McIntyre, Ph.D., Theology & Christian Ethics, St. Michael’s College (Toronto, Ontario)
health care ethics, feminist theology, ecological ethics, peacemaking

Kent F. Moors, Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University
global oil and energy policy, post-Soviet regional and Caspian oil, politics and finance, international finance and trade, developing market economics

Linda Morrison, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
advocacy, activism,  power relations, citizen engagement,  policy process

Ann Marie Popp, Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany
crime, criminal justice, social inequality, urban policy

Charles T. Rubin, Ph.D., Political Philosophy, Boston College
environmentalism, technology, ethics and public policy

Leslie Rubin, Ph.D., Political Philosophy, Boston College
equality and liberty, ethics, literature and politics, political philosophy

John Sawicki, Ph.D., C.S.Sp., Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
national security, counter-terrorism

Matthew Schneirov, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
popular culture, health and illness, contemporary social movements

Jennie Schulze, Ph.D., Political Science, George Washington University
international organizations, minority rights, minority integration, nationalism, kin-state politics, Baltic States, EU enlargement and post-communist transitions

G. Evan Stoddard, Ph.D., Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
public management, regional economic restructuring, economic development, urban poverty

Our Graduates

Dan Curtiss training Red Cross personnel on a ship in the MaldivesGraduates of the Policy Center are changing and improving conditions world-wide, in a wide variety of organizations and settings. They say that the knowledge and skills they learned in the Policy Center positioned them for the significant responsibilities they took when they finished their studies.

Read what graduates say about how the Policy Center prepared them for their future.
See some of the positions they secured.

Some are changing conditions abroad. Learn more.

Some are effecting change in the U.S. Learn more.

Some pursued a Ph.D., to influence another generation of change agents. Learn more.