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SMU Tower Center Faculty & Staff


Name Position
Luisa del Rosal Executive Director
James Hollifield Academic Director and Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU
Robert Jordan  Diplomat-in-Residence
Bora Laci  Assistant Director of Programs and Director of Studies
Emma Lunceford
Program Coordinator
Diana Newton  Director of Tower Scholars Program, Lecturer in Public Policy and International Affairs 
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 and Director of Undergraduate Studies, SMU
Frederick Chang Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cyber Security, SMU
Cullum Clark   Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Economics, SMU 
Harold Clarke Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
Kathleen Cooper Senior Fellow, SMU Tower Center
Karisa Cloward  Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU 
Lee Cullum Journalist, Host on KERA
Jeffrey Engel Professor of History and Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU
Neil Foley The Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History and Associate Director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU
Robert Jordan Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Diplomat-in-Residence, SMU Tower Center
Joseph F. Kobylka  Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Political Science Department, SMU 
Maribeth Kuenzi Associate Professor and Director of the Albert W. Niemi Center for Economic Growth and Leadership Development, SMU
Lai Yee Leong Senior Fellow, SMU Tower Center
Diana Newton Director of Tower Scholars Program, Lecturer in Public Policy and International Affairs, SMU
Pia M. Orrenius Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Thomas Osang Associate Professor of Economics, SMU
Stefano Recchia John G. Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, SMU
Harold Stanley Vice President for Executive Affairs and 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
Matthew Wilson Associate Professor of Political Science, SMU

 

Fellows

Name Position
Caroline Brettell  Chair and Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor of Anthropology, SMU 
Andrew Graybill Professor of History and Director, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU
Miryam Hazan  Migration Specialist, Organization of American States 
Dennis S. Ippolito  Eugene McElvaney Professor of Political Science, SMU 
Calvin Jillson  Professor of Political Science, SMU 
Sheri Kunovich  Associate Professor and Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success, SMU
Danielle Casarez Lemi  Fellow, SMU Tower Center
Simon Mak Professor of Practice and Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, SMU
Craig McKinley  General U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and 26th Chief National Guard  
Pat Mordente Director, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Joseph Norton  James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law, SMU 
Daniel Orlovsky  Professor and George A. Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, SMU 
Jieun Pyun Senior Program Manager, Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute
Mark Roglán Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
Idean Salehyan  Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas 
Steven M. Shepro Lieutenant General U.S. Air Force, (Ret.) 21st Deputy Chairman of NATO
Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna  Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SMU
Marianne Stewart Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Herve Tchumkam  Associate Professor of French and World Languages and Literature for French, SMU
Pat Walsh  Admiral U.S. Navy (Ret.), former Commander of the Pacific Fleet
Stephen Wegren  Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies, SMU
Mark Wynne Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

 

Associates

Name Position
Rachel Ball-Phillips  Director, National Student Fellowships and President’s Scholars and Adjunct Lecturer at William P. Clements Department of History, SMU
Eric G. Bing
Professor of Global Health and Co-Director of Health and Society Programs, SMU
Maryann Cairns  Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SMU
Jesus Cañas  Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
Marc Christensen Dean of the Lyle School of Engineering, SMU
Jennifer Cook Associate, SMU Tower Center
Pam Corley  Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Law and Legal Reasoning Minor, SMU
Eva Szalkai Csaky  Executive Director of the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity in the Lyle School of Engineering, SMU 
Carrie Liu Currier Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, TCU
Manochehr Dorraj Professor, TCU
Klaus Desmet  Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor and Professor of Economics, SMU 
Gianna Englert  Assistant Professor of Political Science, SMU
Jason Galui  Professor of Practice, Executive Education, SMU
Shubha Ghosh  Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of the Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute, Syracuse University
Kenneth Hamilton  Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies, SMU
Karl Ho Associate Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Dallas
Erin Hochman  Associate Professor of Modern German and European History, SMU
Jennifer Holmes Dean of The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas
Robert Hunt Professor of Global Theological Education and Director of the Center for Evangelism, SMU
Christopher Jenks Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, SMU
Macabe Keliher  Assistant Professor, SMU 
Woo Kim  Assistant Professor, SMU 
Rita Kirk Professor and William F. May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMU
Thomas J. Knock  Department Chair and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, SMU
Mike Lusztig  Professor of Political Science, SMU
Luigi Manzetti  Professor of Political Science, SMU
Garrett Marquis Adjunct Professor, USC & former Deputy Assistant to the President, National Security Council
Kelly McKowen Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SMU
Lynne Novack  Senior Fellow, SMU Tower Center 
Daniel Nuckols John T. Jones Chair of Economics and Associate Professor of Economics, Austin College
Dayna Oscherwitz  Professor of French and Assistant Provost for General Education and Senior Internal Officer for World Languages and Literature for French, SMU
Edward T. Rincón President, Rincón & Associates LLC
Michael Strausz Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies, TCU
Brian W. Stump  Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences, SMU
Alexander Tan  Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Head of Department, University of Canterbury
Sandy Thatcher Associate, SMU Tower Center
Lembe Tiky Director of Academic Development, Global Affairs, University of Connecticut
Bud Weinstein Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU