Maddy Hamlin ’17 MPA/MA (Geog) is fellow at public housing nonprofit


Maddy Hamlin is the 2017 Polikoff-Gautreaux fellow with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest nonprofit (BPI). BPI advocates on behalf of public housing projects, and works to reform the Chicago public education and criminal justice systems. For more information about the BPI, click here. Maddy recently contributed an article about her work to CityLab, a webmagazine hosted by The Atlantic. To read her article, click here.

Rich Schein ’89 PhD (Geog) serving as Associate Dean at University of Kentucky


RichSchein.blogRichard H. Schein, is serving as Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, where he is also a professor of geography. Schein is an expert in the study of historical and cultural landscapes, which he explores through his research on race in the United States. Schein returned to Maxwell in April to present the Donald Meinig Lecture, an annual event hosted by the geography department. For a video of his lecture click here.

Susan Roberts ’86 MA (Geog)/’92 PhD (Geog) is now Associate Provost of Internationalization at the University of Kentucky

Susan Roberts is now the associate provost of internationalization at the University of Kentucky. Her responsibilities include leading and overseeing the University of Kentucky International Center. She will remain a professor of geography, a role she has held since 1991, in conjunction with the position. Her research has focused on political and economic geography. Prior to this position, she served as the chair of Geography, director of the international studies program, and as associate dean for internationalization.

Elvin Delgado ’12 PhD (Geog) appointed to the Washington State Energy Research Board

ElvinDelgadoElven Delgado has been appointed to the Washington State Resource Board by Governor Jay Inslee. The state board works with Washington’s clean technology and transportation industry associations and firms of all sizes to identify the research areas that will benefit their economic vitality. Delgado is a professor of geography and is the director of Central Washington University’s Institute for Integrated Energy Studies, the only energy program in the state of Washington that focuses on strategies to transition from old energy sources to new ones.

Jacob Shell ’09 MA Geog/ ’12 PhD Geog publishes new book on geography of transportation and revolt

Jacob Shell recently published his first book titled Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility. The book links physical geography with the politics of mobility and explores how subversive elements in society used animals across harsh terrains to secretly transport goods and messages. Shell shows how these subversive activities were curtailed by the shooting of pigeons and the ceasing of certain kinds of transportation infrastructure. Shell is currently an assistant professor at Temple University. His research employs critical theories of power and resistance to look at the evolving geographies of transportation and mobility systems.

Amanda Young ’09 BA (IR/Geog) takes administrative position with Peace Corps


Amanda Young ‘09 BA (IR/Geog) is a program support assistant in the office of overseas programming and training support within the Peace Corps. She recently completed two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa. To learn more about the Peace Corps, see this link.

90th Anniversary Event: “The Missing Working Class” 6/3 with Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University

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The Aging Studies Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University invites you to

“The Missing Working Class”

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Andrew Cherlin

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology Chair

Johns Hopkins University

This presentation will discuss the situation of young adults in the United States with high school degrees but not bachelor’s degrees.  They constitute a large group that has been greatly affected by the globalization and automation of production.  They are the heirs of the industrial working class, and they are being overlooked in our political discourse.  The presentation will talk about the sharp changes in partnering, marrying, and having children that have occurred to them over the past several decades.  Both labor market and cultural explanations for these changes will be explored, as well steps that could be taken to assist them.

Wednesday, June 3

Dr. Paul & Natalie Strasser Legacy Room

220 Eggers Hall

4 pm – 5 pm

Reception to Follow

Strasser Commons

Free parking available in the Q1 or Q3 lots, or try the pay lot at Irving Ave

Please be aware of construction detours

Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required

For additional information please contact Debra Gamble at (315) 443.1398 or

This event is being held in conjunction with the International Sociological Association conference, “Aging Families/Changing Families” hosted by the Aging Studies Institute.


a Aging Studies TransparentThe  Aging Studies Institute is a collaborative initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs and the David B. Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics.  Its mission is to coordinate and promote aging-related research, training, and outreach at Syracuse University. With 40 faculty affiliates from more than a dozen departments, ASI provides multi-disciplinary research and education that is relevant to almost every academic discipline on campus.

ASI is home to the Center for Aging Policy Studies (CAPS). The ASI initiative promotes, supports, and disseminates interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research centered in the demography and economics of aging.