Experts

Administration

Name Position
Jennifer Cook  Postdoctoral Fellow in Latino Public Policy
Luisa del Rosal Executive Director of the Tower Center
Olisa Dellas Manager of Student & Faculty Engagement
James Hollifield  Academic Director & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU
Robert Jordan  Diplomat-in-Residence
Bora Laci  Program Manager and Director of Studies
Valerie Maniscalco  Marketing and Communications Specialist
Ray Rafidi  Senior Associate Director
Stefano Recchia  John G. Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security
Hiroki Takeuchi  Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia

 

Senior Fellows

Name Position
Sabri Ates  Associate Professor of History, SMU
Eric G. Bing  Professor of Global Health, SMU
Caroline Brettell  Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, SMU
Frederick Chang Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Executive Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, & Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cyber Security, SMU
Harold Clarke Ashbel Smith Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
Kathleen Cooper Senior Fellow, SMU Tower Center
Lee Cullum Journalist, Host on KERA
Dennis S. Ippolito  Eugene McElvaney Professor of Political Science, SMU
Miryam Hazan Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
Jeffrey Engel Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU
Neil Foley The Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History, Co-director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU
Robert Jordan Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia & Diplomat-in-Residence, Tower Center, SMU
Lai Yee Leong Senior Fellow, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs
Craig McKinley President and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association
Michael K. McLendon Former Dean of the School of Education, Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor of Higher Education Policy and Leadership, Baylor University
Patrick Mordente Director, George W. Bush Library and Museum
Diana Newton Senior Fellow at the Tower Center, Lecturer in Public Policy and International Affairs, SMU
Joseph Norton James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law, SMU
Lynne Novack Senior Fellow, Tower Center, SMU
Daniel Orlovsky Professor & George A. Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, SMU
Pia M. Orrenius Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Thomas Osang Associate Professor of Economics, SMU
Harold Stanley Vice President for Executive Affairs & Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy, SMU
Hiroki Takeuchi Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, SMU
Patrick Walsh Admiral USN (Ret.), former Commander of the Pacific Fleet
Matthew Wilson Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU

 

Fellows

Name Position
Alexander Betts Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford
Jesus Cañas Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Aileen Cardona-Arroyo Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies, Pace University
Cullum Clark  Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Economics, SMU
Nathan Cortez Associate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies, SMU
Eva Szalkai Csaky Director, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity
Klaus Desmet Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor, Economics Professor, SMU
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott Anniversary Chair in Law, Co-Director at the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context, Queen Mary University of London
Joseph F. Kobylka  Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU
Sheri Kunovich  Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success
Steven Lindquist  Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies and the Global & Regional Studies
Ken Miller Associate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Tony Weldon Pederson Belo Distinguished Chair & Professor of Journalism, SMU
Jieun Pyun Senior Program Manager, Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute
Alicia Reyes-Barrientez Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Mark Roglán Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and
Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts
Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna  Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Marianne Stewart Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Alexander Tan Associate Head of School, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand
Herve Tchumkam  Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, SMU
William Tsutsui President and Professor of History, Hendrix College
Stephen Wegren  Professor of Political Science & Director of International and Area Studies, SMU
Anny Wong Fellow, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs
Mark Wynne Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

 

Associates

Name Position
Kenneth Andrien  Edmund J. and Louis W. Kahn Chair in History, SMU
Dominique Baker Assistant Professor of Education Policy, SMU
Nathan Balke  Professor of Economics, SMU
Rachel Ball-Phillips  Director, National Student Fellowships and President’s Scholars
Adjunct Lecturer, William P. Clements Department of History
SMU
Maryann Cairns  Assistant Professor of Anthropology at SMU
Marc Christensen Dean of the Lyle School of Engineering, SMU
Karisa Cloward  Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU
Pam Corley  Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU
Carrie Liu Currier Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Texas Christian University
Paul Diehl Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science, UTD
Johan Elverskog  Professor & Chair of Religious Studies, SMU
Liljana Elverskog  Senior Arabic Lecturer, SMU
Gianna Englert  Assistant Professor, Political Science
Andrew R. Graybill  Co-Director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies & Professor and Chair, Clements Department of History, SMU
Peter Hays Gries Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Manchester
Kenneth Hamilton  Associate Professor & Director of Ethnic Studies, SMU
Christopher H. Hanna Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, SMU
Karl Ho Associate Program Head, Social Data Analytics and Research, Clinical Associate Professor at University of Texas at Dallas
Erin Hochman  Associate Professor of Modern German and European History, SMU
Jennifer Holmes Interim Dean, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy, UTD
Robert Hunt Professor & Director of Global Theological Education, SMU
Christopher Jenks Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law, SMU
Calvin Jillson  Professor of Political Science, SMU
Rita Kirk Professor & William F. May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMU
Brad Klein  Associate Director, Embrey Human Rights Program, SMU
Thomas J. Knock  Associate Professor of History, SMU
Mike Lusztig  Professor of Political Science, SMU
Simon Mak Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Associate Director, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, SMU
Luigi Manzetti  Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU
Daniel Nuckols John T. Jones Chair of Economics, Austin College
Dayna Oscherwitz  Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, SMU
Andrew Quicksall J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Assistant Professor of Engineering, SMU
Justin Reeves  Assistant Professor of Political Science, SMU
Edward T. Rincón President, Rincón & Associates LLC
Santanu Roy  Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, SMU
Idean Salehyan Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Ling Shiao  Assistant Professor of History, SMU
Mark Skorick Research Associate at the Tower Center
Mary Spector Associate Dean for Clinics, Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Professor of Law
Michael Strausz Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian University
Brian W. Stump  Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences, SMU
Sandy Thatcher Associate, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs
Lembe Tiky Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut at Storrs
Bud Weinstein Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU
Peter Winship James Cleo Thompson Sr. Trustee Professor of Law, SMU