Tower Center Staff & Experts


NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
James HollifieldDirector & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU 3300 University Blvd 222 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-2825
Joshua RovnerJohn G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security & Director of Studies at the Tower Center for Political Studies
3300 University Blvd 316A Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-3734
Diana NewtonTower Scholars Program Director316 Carr Collins
(214) 768-4087
Ray RafidiAdministrative and Student Affairs Director3300 University Blvd 233 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-3665
Chelsea  BrownAcademic Affairs Director3300 University Blvd 206 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-4936
Luisa del RosalProgram Director3300 University Blvd 234 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-1900
Jieun PyunCommunications Director3300 University Blvd 229 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-4716


Senior Fellows

NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Frederick ChangBobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security, SMU
Kathleen CooperDirector of International Politics and Economics, Tower Center, SMU 3300 University Blvd 316C Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-2543
Lee CullumJournalist
(214) 521-3667
Delores EtterDirector of Caruth Institute for Engineering Education & Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Engineering Education, SMU
3145 Dyer St, Suite 251
(214) 768-4262
Dennis S. IppolitoEugene McElvaney Professor of Political Science, SMU
Carr Collins 221
(214) 768-3198
Jeffrey EngelAssociate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU
Robert Jordanformer Ambassador to Saudi Arabia & Diplomat-in-Residence, Tower Center, SMUCarr Collins
(214) 768-3954
Diana NewtonDirector of the Tower Scholars Program, Tower Center, SMU316 Carr Collins
(214) 768-4087
Joseph NortonDistinguished Faculty Fellow in Financial Institutions & Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-2777
Lynne  NovackAssociate Director of Program in National Security, Tower Center, SMUCarr Collins
(214) 252-9979
Daniel OrlovskyProfessor & George A. Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, SMU
(214) 768-3746
Thomas OsangAssociate Professor of Economics, SMUUmphrey Lee 301K
(214) 768-4398
Dennis  Simon Director of U.S. Economy and Politics & Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science, SMU 210 Carr Collins
(214) 768-2527
Harold StanleyAssociate Provost & Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy, SMUPerkins Suite 208
(214) 768-2529
Patrick WalshUSN (Ret.), former Commander of the Pacific Fleet203 Carr Collins
(214) 768-3912



NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Caroline BrettellRuth Collins Altshuler Professor, Department of Anthropology
451 Heroy Hall
(214) 768-4254
Elizabeth  ColtonChief Executive Officer, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
(214) 750-1271
Sionaidh Douglas-ScottProfessor of European and Human Rights Law, University of Oxford
Shubha GhoshVilas Research Fellow & Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Miryam HazanWashington Director, Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT)
Jeffrey KahnAssociate Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-2792
Sheri KunovichAssociate Professor of Sociology, SMU Hyer Hall 306E
(214) 768-1285
Lai Yee LeongFellow, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies
Steven  LindquistAssociate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies and the Global & Regional Studies
(214) 768-2105
Alejandro Nieto
(214) 775-5812
Pia M. OrreniusAssistant Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
(214) 922-5747
Emile  SahliyehProfessor & Director of International Studies, University of North Texas
(940) 565-2314
Hiroki TakeuchiAssistant Professor of political science, SMU
(214) 768-2521
Alexander TanAssociate Head of School, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 (03) 364 2987 ext 7536
William  TsutsuiDean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU
Stephen WegrenProfessor of Political Science & Director of International and Area Studies, SMU
(214) 768-2523
Matthew WilsonAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMU
(214) 768-4054
Anny WongFellow, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies
Mark WynneVice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas



NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Sabri AtesAssociate Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall Room 65
(214) 768-2968
Nathan BalkeProfessor of Economics, SMUUmphrey Lee 301A
(214) 768-2693
Brad CarterAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 208
(214) 768-2522
Mark ChanceyAssociate Professor of Religious Studies, SMU
(214) 768-1460
Marc ChristiansenDean of the Lyle School of Engineering, SMUJerry Junkins #308
(214) 768-3113
Harold ClarkeAshbel Smith Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
(972) 883-4891
Karisa ClowardAssistant Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 201
(214) 768-2300
Pam CorleyAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 207
(214) 768-2406
Carrie Liu CurrierAssociate Professor of Political Science & Director of Asian Studies, Texas Christian University2007G Scharbauer Hall, TCU
(817) 257-6853
Hemang DesaiDepartment Chair & Robert B. Cullum Professor of Accounting, SMUC-386
(214) 768-3185
Johan ElverskogProfessor & Chair of Religious Studies, SMU
(214) 768-4127
Liljana  ElverskogArabic Lecturer, SMU
Rick HalperinDirector of Embrey Human Rights Program, SMUClements 109
(214) 768-3284
Kenneth HamiltonAssociate Professor & Director of Ethnic Studies, SMUClements 315
(214) 768-3598
Erin HochmanAssistant Professor of Modern Germany and European History, SMUDallas Hall 58-B
(214) 768-3971
Robert HuntProfessor & Director of Global Theological Education, SMU
(214) 768-1374
Calvin JillsonProfessor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 214
(214) 768-4321
Rita KirkProfessor & Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMUMcFarlin Auditorium 100
(214) 768-2123
Thomas J. KnockAssociate Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall 59
(214) 768-2972
Joseph F. KobylkaAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 209
(214) 768-2525
Mike LusztigProfessor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 204
(214) 768-3530
Luigi ManzettiAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins
(214) 768-4366
Isaac MbitiAssistant Professor of Economics, SMU3300 Dyer St, Suite 301
(214) 768-3520
Azfar MoinAssistant Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall Room 64
(214) 768-2980
Dayna OscherwitzAssociate Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, SMU
(214) 768-4355
Nia ParsonAssistant Professor of Anthropology, SMUHeroy Hall 414
(214) 768-2932
Harvey RosenblumExecutive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Santanu RoyProfessor and Director of Graduate Studies, SMU
Idean SalehyanAssociate Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas

(940) 565-2317
Ling ShiaoAssistant Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall Room 63
(214) 768-3683
Carolyn Smith-MorrisAssociate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, SMUHeroy Hall 416
(214) 768-2878
Marianne StewartProfessor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas800 W. Campbell Rd.
(972) 883-2011
Michael StrauszAssistant Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian UniversityTCU Box 297021
(817) 257-6403
Herve TchumkamAssistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, SMU
Sandy ThatcherAssociate, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies
Narcisse TikyAssistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut at Storrs
Jenia  TurnerProfessor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-4036
Shlomo WeberRobert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics, SMU
(214) 768-3577
Yuval WeberAssociate, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies
Bud WeinsteinAssociate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU
(214) 768-2993
Peter  WinshipJames Cleo Thompson Sr. Trustee Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-2575