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