Tower Center Staff & Experts

NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Jennifer CookPostdoctoral Fellow in Latino Public Policy
Luisa del RosalExecutive Director of the Tower Center3300 University Blvd 234 Carr Collins Hall
Olisa DellasManager of Student & Faculty Engagement3300 University Blvd 231 Carr Collins Hall
James HollifieldAcademic Director & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU 3300 University Blvd 222 Carr Collins Hall
Robert JordanDiplomat-in-ResidenceCarr Collins
Bora LaciProgram Manager and Director of Studies3300 University Blvd 229 Carr Collins Hall
Valerie ManiscalcoMarketing and Communications Specialist3300 University Blvd 229 Carr Collins Hall
Ray RafidiSenior Associate Director3300 University Blvd 233 Carr Collins Hall
Hiroki TakeuchiDirector of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia211 Carr Collins


Senior Fellows

NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Sabri AtesAssociate Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall Room 65
(214) 768-2968
Eric G. BingProfessor of Global Health, SMUHeroy Hall 421
(214) 768-2933
Caroline BrettellDistinguished Professor of Anthropology, SMU451 Heroy Hall
(214) 768-4254
Frederick ChangChair 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
(214) 768-3189
Harold ClarkeAshbel Smith Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
(972) 883-4891
Kathleen CooperSenior Fellow, SMU Tower Center
Lee CullumJournalist, Host on KERA
(214) 521-3667
Dennis S. IppolitoEugene McElvaney Professor of Political Science, SMU
Carr Collins 221
(214) 768-3198
Miryam HazanConsultant, Inter-American Development Bank
Jeffrey EngelAssociate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU Dallas Hall 318
(214) 768-3973
Neil FoleyThe Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History, Co-director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU
Dallas Hall 302
(214) 768-3753
Robert Jordanformer Ambassador to Saudi Arabia & Diplomat-in-Residence, Tower Center, SMUCarr Collins
Lai Yee LeongSenior Fellow, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International AffairsDallas Hall 58E
Craig McKinleyPresident and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association
Michael K. McLendonFormer Dean of the School of Education, Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor of Higher Education Policy and Leadership, Baylor University

Patrick MordenteDirector, George W. Bush Library and Museum
Diana NewtonSenior Fellow at the Tower Center, Lecturer in Public Policy and International Affairs, SMU
316 Carr Collins
(214) 768-4087
Joseph NortonJames L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions 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
Harold StanleyVice President for Executive Affairs & Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy, SMU
(214) 768-4320
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
Matthew WilsonAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMU
(214) 768-4054



NamePositionOffice & PhoneEmail
Alexander BettsLeopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford
Jesus Cañas Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Aileen Cardona-ArroyoAssistant Professor of Latino/a Studies, Pace Univeristy3300 University Blvd 208 Carr Collins Hall
Cullum ClarkDirector, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Economics, SMU

Nathan CortezAssociate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies, SMU

(214) 768-1002
Eva Szalkai CsakyDirector, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity
(214) 768-3351
Klaus DesmetRuth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor, Economics Professor, SMU

Sionaidh Douglas-ScottAnniversary Chair in Law, Co-Director at the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context, Queen Mary University of London
Jeffrey KahnGerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Professor of Law, SMU

(214) 768-2792
Joseph F. KobylkaAssociate Professor of Political Science, SMUCarr Collins 209
(214) 768-2525
Sheri KunovichAssociate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success
Hyer Hall 306E
(214) 768-1285
Steven  LindquistAssociate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies and the Global & Regional Studies

(214) 768-2105
Ken MillerAssociate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Tony Weldon PedersonBelo Distinguished Chair & Professor of Journalism, SMUP.O. Box 750113
(214) 768-3969
Jieun PyunSenior Program Manager, Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute

Alicia Reyes-BarrientezAssistant Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University-San Antonio316 Carr Collins Hall
Mark RoglánLinda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and
Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts

Nicolas Sternsdorff-CisternaAssistant Professor of Anthropology Heroy Hall 453
Marianne StewartProfessor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas800 W. Campbell Rd.
(972) 883-2011
Alexander TanAssociate Head of School, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 (03) 364 2987 ext 7536
Herve TchumkamAssociate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, SMU
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
Anny WongFellow, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs
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
Kenneth AndrienEdmund J. and Louis W. Kahn Chair in History, SMUDallas Hall 225
(214) 768-2195
Dominique BakerAssistant Professor of Education Policy, SMUAnnette Simmons 337
Nathan BalkeProfessor of Economics, SMUUmphrey Lee 301A
(214) 768-2693
Rachel Ball-PhillipsDirector, National Student Fellowships and President’s Scholars
Adjunct Lecturer, William P. Clements Department of History

Maryann CairnsAssistant Professor of Anthropology at SMU
Mark ChanceyAssociate Professor of Religious Studies, SMU
(214) 768-1460
Marc ChristensenDean of the Lyle School of Engineering, SMUEmbrey 105
(214) 768-3051
Karisa ClowardAssociate 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 and Chair of the Political Science Department, Texas Christian University2007G Scharbauer Hall, TCU
(817) 257-6853
Paul DiehlAshbel Smith Professor of Political Science, UTD
Johan ElverskogProfessor & Chair of Religious Studies, SMU
(214) 768-4127
Liljana  ElverskogSenior Arabic Lecturer, SMU
Gianna EnglertAssistant Professor, Political Science
Andrew R. GraybillCo-Director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies & Professor and Chair, Clements Department of History, SMU
Dallas Hall 337
(214) 7682709
Peter Hays GriesProfessor of Chinese Politics, University of Manchester
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
Karl HoAssociate Program Head, Social Data Analytics and Research, Clinical Associate Professor at University of Texas at Dallas

Erin HochmanAssociate Professor of Modern German and European History, SMU
Dallas Hall Room 64
(214) 768-3971
Jennifer HolmesInterim Dean, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy, UTD

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 & William F. May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMUMcFarlin Auditorium 100
(214) 768-2123
Brad KleinAssociate Director, Embrey Human Rights Program, SMU
Thomas J. KnockAssociate Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall 59
(214) 768-2972
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
Daniel NuckolsJohn T. Jones Chair of Economics, Austin College
Dayna OscherwitzAssociate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, SMU

(214) 768-4355
Andrew QuicksallJ. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Assistant Professor of Engineering, SMU
(214) 768-7650
Justin ReevesAssistant Professor of Political Science, SMU
Edward T. RincónPresident, Rincón & Associates LLC
(214) 750-3800
Santanu RoyProfessor and Chair, Department of Economics, SMU3300 Dyer Street | Dallas, TX
(214) 768-2714
Idean SalehyanAssociate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
(940) 565-2317
Ling ShiaoAssistant Professor of History, SMUDallas Hall Room 63
(214) 768-3683
Mark SkorickResearch Associate at the Tower Center
Carolyn Smith-MorrisAssociate Professor, Anthropology Department, SMU
Heroy Hall 415
(214) 768-2878
Mary SpectorAssociate Dean for Clinics, Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Professor of Law

(214) 768-2578
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
Sandy ThatcherAssociate, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs
Lembe TikyAssistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut at Storrs
Jenia  TurnerAmy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law

(214) 768-4036
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