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
Ray RafidiAdministrative and Student Affairs Director3300 University Blvd 233 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-3665
Bora LaciProgram Coordinator3300 University Blvd 229 Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-4716
Kathleen CooperDirector of International Politics and Economics3300 University Blvd 316C Carr Collins Hall
(214) 768-2543
Robert JordanDiplomat-in-ResidenceCarr Collins
(214) 768-3954
Victoria  Farrar-MyersSenior Fellow and Director of the Tower Scholars Program206 Carr Collins
(214) 768-4936
Dennis  Simon Director of U.S. Economy and Politics210 Carr Collins
(214) 768-2527
Hiroki TakeuchiDirector of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia211 Carr Collins
(214) 768-2521
Cindy S. ThompsonAcademic Coordinator, Tower Scholars ProgramCarr Collins Hall
(214) 768-3954
Aileen Cardona-ArroyoPostdoctoral Fellow in Latino Politics3300 University Blvd 208 Carr Collins Hall
Thomas CavannaPostdoctoral Fellow Carr Collins 213
(214) 768-2487


Senior Fellows

NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Frederick ChangBobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security, SMU
(214) 768-3189
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 Dallas Hall 318
(214) 768-3973
Victoria  Farrar-MyersSenior Fellow and Director of the Tower Scholars Program206 Carr Collins
(214) 768-4936
Robert Jordanformer Ambassador to Saudi Arabia & Diplomat-in-Residence, Tower Center, SMUCarr Collins
(214) 768-3954
Diana NewtonSenior Fellow, Tower Center, SMU316 Carr Collins
(214) 768-4087
Joseph NortonDistinguished Faculty Fellow in Financial Institutions & Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-2777
Lynne  NovackSenior Fellow, Tower Center, SMUCarr Collins
(214) 252-9979
Daniel OrlovskyProfessor & George A. Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, SMU
(214) 768-3746
Pia M. OrreniusVice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
(214) 922-5747
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
Hiroki TakeuchiAssociate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, SMU
(214) 768-2521
Patrick WalshAdmiral USN (Ret.), former Commander of the Pacific Fleet203 Carr Collins
(214) 768-3912



NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Alexander BettsAssociate Professor of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, University of Oxford
Eric G. BingProfessor of Global Health, SMUHeroy Hall 421
(214) 768-2933
Katherine Bliss Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
Caroline BrettellRuth Collins Altshuler Professor, Department of Anthropology
451 Heroy Hall
(214) 768-4254
Chelsea  BrownFellow, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, SMU
Elizabeth  ColtonFellow, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies
(214) 750-1271
Eva Szalkai CsakyDirector, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity
(214) 768-3351
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 HazanConsultant, Inter-American Development Bank
Jeffrey KahnProfessor 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
Michael K. McLendonDean of the School of Education, Baylor University
Alejandro NietoSenior VP of International Sales, Llamasoft
Emile  SahliyehProfessor & Director of International Studies, University of North Texas
(940) 565-2314
Alexander TanAssociate Head of School, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 (03) 364 2987 ext 7536
William  TsutsuiPresident and Professor of History, Hendrix College
(501) 450-1351
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
Tyler MooreAssistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, SMU
(214) 768-3716
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 Dallas2200 N. Pearl Street | Dallas, TX
(214) 922-5159



NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Paul AveyTower Center Associate531 Major Williams Hall
220 Stranger St.
Blacksburg, VA
Kenneth AndrienEdmund J. and Louis W. Kahn Chair in History, SMUDallas Hall 225
(214) 768-2195
Sabri AtesAssociate Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall Room 65
(214) 768-2968
Nathan BalkeProfessor of Economics, SMUUmphrey Lee 301A
(214) 768-2693
Anna BattaAssociate, John G. Tower Center for Political StudiesCarr Collins 212
John A. BoothRegents Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas
William BridgeAssociate Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-2817
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
Neil FoleyThe Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History, SMUDallas Hall 302
(214) 768-3753
Andrew R. GraybillDirector of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies & Professor and Chair, Clements Department of History, SMUDallas Hall 337
(214) 7682709
Peter Hays GriesHarold J. & Ruth Newman Chair & Director, Institute for US-China Issues, The University of Oklahoma
Rick HalperinDirector of Embrey Human Rights Program, SMUClements 109
(214) 768-3284
Kenneth HamiltonAssociate Professor & Director of Ethnic Studies, SMUClements 315
(214) 768-3598
Christopher H. HannaAlan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, SMU
(214) 768-4394
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
Christopher JenksDirector of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-4915
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
Simon MakProfessor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Associate Director, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, SMU
(214) 768-3326
Luigi ManzettiAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins
(214) 768-4366
Faith NibbsDirector of the Forced Migration Innovation Project and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology Heroy Hall 307
(214) 768-0039
Dayna OscherwitzAssociate Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, SMU
(214) 768-4355
Nia ParsonAssistant Professor of Anthropology, SMUHeroy Hall 414
(214) 768-2932
Tony Weldon PedersonBelo Distinguished Chair & Professor of Journalism, SMUP.O. Box 750113
(214) 768-3969
Andrew QuicksallJ. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Assistant Professor of Engineering, SMU
(214) 768-7650
Edward T. RincónPresident, Rincón & Associates LLC
(214) 750-3800
Harvey RosenblumAdjunct Professor, Cox School of Business, SMU
(214) 768-3613
Santanu RoyProfessor and Chair, Department of Economics, SMU3300 Dyer Street | Dallas, TX
(214) 768-2714
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
Mary SpectorCo-Director of Civil Clinic, Director Consumer Law Project and Associate Professor of Law, SMU
(214) 768-2578
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
Brian W. StumpAlbritton Professor of Earth Sciences, SMU
(214) 768-1223
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 WeberAssistant Professor, National Research University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia
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