Wallace named dean at Georgia State University

WallaceSally Wallace ’86 MA (Econ)/’88 PhD (Econ) has been named dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. For the past year, Wallace has been serving as interim dean for the school. She has been on Georgia State’s faculty since 1991 as a professor of economics and, for five years, as the economics department chair. Prior to her time at GSU Wallace was a financial economist with the Office of Tax analysis at the United States Treasury Department. For more information on her appointment, see this article.

Gooden named interim dean at Virginia Commonwealth University

GoodenSusan T. Gooden ’95 MA (PSc) and ’96 PhD (PSc) has been named interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Gooden has been at VCU since 2004 when she started as an associate professor. She has held many different leadership positions during her time at the school including director of graduate programs, director of the Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship, which she also founded, and executive director of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, which she held for eight years. Prior to her time at VCU Gooden was an assistant and associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech. She is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration as well as an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. For more information visit this website.

Kathryn Stam ’99 PhD (SSc) named woman of the year

StamKathryn Stam was named “Woman of the Year” by the Mohawk Valley Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. Stam is a professor of anthropology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests include cultural anthropology, information design and technology, information security and information professions, anthropology of work, communication, refugee studies, and Thai studies. For more information see this news story.

John Bacheller ’72 PhD (PSc) named Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Research Fellow

unnamedJohn Bacheller was recently named a Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Research Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute, State University of New York at Albany. The Rockefeller Institute is a public policy think tank that focuses on problems facing New York State. Bacheller has retired and writes a blog (policybynumbers.com) that focuses on New York issues, with a focus on upstate economies.

Mark Hibben ’07 MA (PSc)/’14 PhD (PSc) writes book critiquing IMF

mark-hibbenMark Hibben wrote What’s Wrong with the IMF and How to Fix It published by Polity Press. The book critiques IMF governance, surveillance, lending, and capacity development and offers solutions to increase program effectiveness. Hibben is assistant professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. His research interests include globalization and development, international political economy, human rights, and the politics of poverty and inequality.

Martin Rochester ’72 PhD (PSc) writes book about war in 21st century

RochesterJ. Martin Rochester wrote The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for an Unruly World published by Routledge. Rochester is Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has written 10 books on international and American politics, including Between Peril and Promise: The Politics of International LawUS Foreign Policy in the 21st Century and the textbook The Global Condition.

Olivette takes leadership position at Mount Saint Mary College

Olivette-Michael-696x789Michael Olivette ’83 MA (SPsy)/ ’84 PhD (SPsy) is vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College. Previously Olivette was assistant vice president for academic affairs and was interim VPAA since May of 2017. Olivette has also worked in the administrations of Syracuse University, the University of Scranton and Westchester Community College. For more information about Olivette’s appointment, see this press release.