Jace L. Valcore – University of Houston Downtown
Jace L. Valcore, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston Downtown in Houston, Texas. Their research focuses on equity and equality in criminal justice and social policy, specifically in regards to the LGBTQ population. Their most recent publication, discussed here, appears in Criminal Justice Policy Review.
Inés Valdez – Ohio State University
Inés Valdez is a political theorist and an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University.
Robert G. Valletta – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Robert Valletta is a Vice President in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. His research is primarily in the field of labor economics, including topics such as long-term unemployment, job mobility and job security, income inequality and poverty, and the effects of public assistance programs and employer-provided health insurance on labor market outcomes.
Kathryn VanderMolen – University of Missouri
Kathryn VanderMolen is a Ph.D. candidate and Kinder dissertation fellow at the University of Missouri. Her research interests focus on questions of institutional design and representation in the American states. She will be joining the University of Tampa as an assistant professor of political science in Fall 2016.
Monica W. Varsanyi – CUNY
Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and a member of the Doctoral Faculty in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy and urban politics. Her edited volume, Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010.
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Lynn Vavreck – UCLA
Lynn Vavreck is Professor of Political Science and Communication Studies at UCLA. She has published four books on presidential campaigns including The Message Matters: The Economy And Presidential Campaigns and The Gamble: Choice And Chance In The 2012 Presidential Election, portions of which she and John Sides wrote and released in real time during the 2012 election. She is the originator of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project and a contributing columnist to The Upshot at The New York Times.
Renée Van Vechten – University of Redlands
Renée Bukovchik Van Vechten earned her doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She is an associate professor at the University of Redlands in southern California, where she specializes in teaching, researching, and writing about U.S. and California politics, with particular focus on legislative processes. Her text, California Politics: A Primer, is going into its fourth edition (CQ Press, 2016), and presages a more comprehensive, forthcoming textbook (The Logic of California Politics).
Arnold Vedlitz – Texas A&M University
Dr. Arnold Vedlitz is holder of the Bob Bullock Chair in Government and Public Policy and director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) in The Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University. His teaching and research focus on science and technology policy, minority politics, public policy, inter-group conflict, American political behavior, urban politics, and political psychology.
Andrea Vedolin – LSE Department of Finance
Andrea Vedolin is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on theoretical and empirical asset pricing.
Jesus Velasco – Tarleton State University
Jesus Velasco is the Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at Tarleton State University. He is the author of Neoconservatives in US Foreign Policy Under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices Behind the Throne. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press and The Wilson Center, 2010.
María B. Vélez – University of New Mexico
María B. Vélez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. Her work focuses on understanding how racial and economic inequalities pattern urban crime at the individual, neighborhood, and city levels. She also seeks to understand how larger political and economic contexts shape neighborhood dynamics relate to crime.
Rajesh Venugopal – LSE International Development
Rajesh Venugopal is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics. He tweets at @rajeshvenugopal.
Matías Vernengo – Bucknell University
Matías Vernengo is an Associate Professor at Bucknell University. He has co-authored one book, edited four books and published over fifty academic and popular articles, and contributes to the blogs Naked Keynesianism and Triple Crisis. He is also the co-editor of the Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE). His methodological view emphasizes the importance of the history of ideas for the development of economic theory, and is based on the surplus approach of the classical political economy authors and Marx, as reinterpreted by Sraffa, and the heterodox followers of Keynes, like Kalecki and Kaldor.
Elena Vesselinov – City University of New York
Elena Vesselinov is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research has focused on urban and spatial inequality, including gated communities, residential segregation, and mixed-income neighborhoods. She is also interested in comparative urbanization, environmental justice and sustainability.
Frank Vibert – LSE Government
Frank Vibert is senior visiting fellow at the LSE Government Department. He is the founder director of the European Policy Forum, and was senior advisor at the World Bank and senior fellow at the United Nations University WIDER Institute, Helsinki. His latest books are The New Regulatory Space: Reframing Democratic Governance(Edward Elgar 2014, forthcoming), Democracy and Dissent; The Challenge of International Rule Making (Edward Elgar, 2011), and The Rise of the Unelected: Democracy and the New Separation of Powers (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Chris Vickers – Auburn University
Chris Vickers is Assistant Professor of Economics at Auburn University, Alabama. He joined the department in 2013 after finishing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Dr. Vickers’ research interests are in economic history and applied microeconomics.
James Vickery – Federal Reserve Bank of New York
James Vickery is an Assistant Vice President in the Research and Statistics Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr Vickery’s research focuses on financial intermediation and banking; topics include capital adequacy, scale economies in banking, mortgage design, interbank markets, and bank organizational complexity.
Jennifer Nicoll Victor – George Mason University
Jennifer Victor is associate professor of Political Science and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is the coauthor of Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations in the United States and European Union (2013) and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Networks (2017). Her research on legislative politics, political parties and organized groups has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, and elsewhere.
Fernanda Vidal – Universersidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Fernanda Vidal is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Universersidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Matt Vidal – King’s College London
Matt Vidal is Senior Lecturer in Work and Organizations, King’s College London, School of Management & Business. He is author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on work, management and comparative political economy, along with two books: Organizing Prosperity (EPI) and editor (with Marco Hauptmeier) of Comparative Political Economy of Work (Palgrave). Matt is editor-in-chief of “Work in Progress,” a blog of the American Sociological Association on the economy, work and inequality.
Xavier Medina Vidal – University of Arkansas
Xavier Medina Vidal is Diane D. Blair Professor of Latino Studies at the University of Arkansas. He studies Hispanic/Latino political thought and behavior, Mexican politics, race and ethnic politics, and state politics and policymaking.
Carlos J. Vilalta – Centre for Economic Research and Education (CIDE) – Mexico City
Carlos J. Vilalta is a Research Professor at the Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE). He studies the spatial and temporal elements of crime and fear of crime prevention policies and prison populations. He is also a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Ferdi De Ville – Ghent University
Ferdi De Ville is Lecturer in Politics at Ghent University.His research interests include international trade, and European social, environmental and consumer protection.
Richard L. Vining, Jr. – University of Georgia
Richard L. Vining, Jr., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the interaction of American courts with other institutions including the media.
Neil Visalvanich – Durham University
Neil Visalvanich is a Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Neil focuses on studying politics in America, and is particularly interested in the politics of campaigns and elections, as well as the influence of racial and ethnic diversity on political institutions, mass political behavior, and public opinion.
David Voas – University College London
David Voas is Professor and Head of the Department of Social Science at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. His research focuses on religious change, and on beliefs, values and attitudes more generally, in developed societies. He is on the leadership group of the European Values Study and is co-director of British Religion in Numbers.
Craig Volden – University of Virginia
Craig Volden is a professor of public policy and politics, with appointments in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. He studies legislative politics and the interaction among political institutions, with a focus on what policy choices arise from legislative-executive relations and from American federalism.
Richard Volpe – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Richard J. Volpe, III is an assistant professor in the Agribusiness Department of California Polytechnic State University.
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Thomas Volscho – CUNY-Staten Island
Thomas Volscho is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. His future research includes conducting surveys, field experiments and interviews with physicians and reproductive healthcare recipients to study contemporary sterilization abuse.
Beth Miller Vonnahme – University of Missouri, Kansas City
Beth Miller Vonnahme is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research interests fall within the general categories of public opinion and political behavior. Specifically, she is interested in the importance of psychological processes relating to the formation and persistence of political choices.
Gijs de Vries – LSE
Gijs de Vries is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is a former EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator and a former member of the Dutch government.
Ariadne Vromen – University of Sydney
Ariadne Vromen is Professor of Political Sociology in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She has long-term research interests in young people’s political engagement, and a new book on online campaigning advocacy organisations. The Civic Network was a research collaboration with Michael Xenos of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brian Loader of the University of York.
Vuk Vuksanovic – LSE International Relations
Vuk Vuksanovic used to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and as a political risk consultant in Belgrade. He is currently a PhD researcher in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He writes widely on modern foreign and security policy issues. You can follow him on Twitter: @v_vuksanovic.
Paul Wachtel – New York University
Paul Wachtel is a Professor of Economics and the Academic Director of the B.S. in Business and Political Economy Program, at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in monetary policy, banking and central banking, and global macroeconomics. His primary areas of research include monetary policy, central banking, and financial sector reform in economies in transition.
Alex Waddan – University of Leicester
Alex Waddan is a senior lecturer at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He is the author of The Politics of Policy Change (with Daniel Béland), and The Politics of Social Welfare.
Paul Waddell – University of California, Berkeley
Paul Waddell is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Department Chair at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches and conducts research on modeling and planning in the domains of land use, housing, economic geography, transportation, and the environment. He has led the development of the UrbanSim model of urban development and the Open Platform for Urban Simulation, now used by Metropolitan Planning Organizations and other local and regional agencies for operational planning purposes in a variety of U.S. metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Houston, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle, as well as internationally in a growing list of cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa. His current research focuses on the assessment of the impacts of land use regulations and transportation investments on outcomes such as spatial patterns of real estate development and prices, travel behavior, emissions, and resource consumption. He is also working on ways to engage public participation in making complex policy choices.
Sean Waite – McGill University
Sean Waite is a PhD candidate in sociology and graduate trainee at the Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill University. For information on his research, please click here.
Samuel Walker – University of Toronto
Samuel Walker is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto specializing in urban environmental geography. His dissertation research examines the politics of urban sustainability and vacant land reuse in Cleveland, Ohio. You can read more about his work here.
Sherri L. Wallace – University of Louisville
Sherri L. Wallace is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She is co-author with Hanes Walton, Jr. and Robert C. Smith on the forthcoming 2017, American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom (New York, NY: Routledge). Her research interests include college textbook diversity, race and politics, and community economic development.
Sophia J. Wallace – Rutgers University
Sophia J. Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. Her research interests include Latino Politics, racial and ethnic politics, legislative behavior, representation, and immigration politics & policy.
Robert Walter-Joseph – University of Waterloo
Robert Walter-Joseph is a graduate of the Master’s of Planning program at the University of Waterloo and a research assistant with Professor Markus Moos.
Jing Wang – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Jing Wang is an assistant professor of public administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her research interests include urban politics and policy, public budgeting and finance, and local government management. Her research has been published in State and Local Government Review, Public Performance & Management Review, and Asian Survey.
Qingfang Wang – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Qingfang Wang is an associate professor of geography and public policy in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research has focused on the study of racial and ethnic division of labor in U.S. cities, immigrant and ethnic entrepreneurship, and transnational migration of the highly-skilled labor force. Her website can be found here http://clas-pages.uncc.edu/qwang/
Yang Wang- Lafayette College
Yang Wang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Lafayette College. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, health economics, and applied econometrics.
Bob Ward – LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Bob Ward is policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science.
Courtney Ward – Dalhousie University
Courtney Ward is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, health economics and labour economics. Her research focuses on the implications of externality and selection effects in health production, and her work has particular emphasis on how these aspects interact with policy in intended or unintended ways.
Steven C. Ward – Western Connecticut State University
Steven C. Ward is professor of sociology at Western Connecticut State University, US. His most recent book is entitled Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education (Routledge). In addition to academic publications on education reform his writings have also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, Academe, Newsweek and The Conversation.
Montgomery Van Wart – California State University
Montgomery Van Wart is professor in the Department of Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. He has served as chair of his department and dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. He has authored nine books, includingDynamics of Leadership in Public Service, Leadership in Public Organizations, The Business of Leadership (with Karen Dill Bowerman), Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector (with Lisa A. Dicke), and, most recently, Leadership and Culture: Comparative Models of Top Civil Servant Training.
Megan K. Warnement – North Carolina State University
Megan K. Warnement is a doctoral candidate in public administration at North Carolina State University. Her primary area of research is the public policy process specifically related to disaster policy and the role of focusing events in relation to policy change and learning. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rania Wasfi – University of Montreal
Rania Wasfi is a post-doctoral research fellow at CRCHUM at the University of Montreal. Her research interest include planning for active transport, and the impacts of the built environment on behavior and health of adults and seniors.
David Wasserman is U.S. House Editor for the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan newsletter analyzing presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections. Since joining the report in 2007, David has been responsible for handicapping each of the 435 races for U.S. House. His main research interests include geographical voting trends and redistricting. In 2011, he authored “Better Know a District,” the Cook Political Report’s comprehensive guide to the decennial redistricting process.
Don Watkins – Ayn Rand Institute
Mr. Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author, along with Yaron Brook, of the national bestseller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government. He is a columnist at Forbes.com and his op-eds have appeared in such venues as The Guardian, USA Today, and Forbes magazine.
Tara Watson – Williams College
Tara Watson is Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Program in Public Health at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is also a Research Associate in the Health Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has published in the areas of health economics, urban economics, and economic demography, and is currently writing a University of Chicago Press book with journalist Kalee Thompson about the impacts of immigration enforcement policy in the United States.
Martin Watzinger is a postdoctoral researcher of economics at the University of Munich. His research interests lie at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and public policy. He is currently on leave visiting Harvard University.
Elaine Waxman – Feeding America
Elaine Waxman is Vice President of Research and Nutrition at Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. She has over 20 years of experience in public policy research and consulting and oversees numerous studies on food insecurity, client coping strategies, and charitable food assistance. Dr. Waxman received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
Damion Waymer – University of Cincinnati
Damion Waymer is a professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati where he also serves as the associate provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. His research projects address fundamental concerns about issues of power, race, class, and gender, specifically, and how these social constructions shape and influence the ways that various stakeholders receive, react, and respond to certain messages. He has published extensively in the areas of organizational discourse/rhetoric, public relations, issues management, and media diversity.
Christopher L. Weaver – University of Notre Dame
Christopher Weaver is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on political behavior, public opinion, and identity politics.
Chris Weber is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy and the University of Arizona. His research centers on political psychology and political behavior, with a focus on American political campaigns and ideology.
Jeremy Weber – University of Pittsburg
Jeremy Weber is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburg, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics. Prior to Pittsburg, he spent time at the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Johns Hopkins University. His research cuts across energy, agriculture, the environment, and well-being. Jeremy received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Joe Weber – University of Alabama
Joe Weber is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Alabama. He has written numerous articles on travel behavior, accessibility to employment, urban sprawl, and national parks.
Neil Weinberg – Michigan Legislative Service Bureau
Neil Weinberg has a MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Political Science and History from Eastern Michigan University. He currently works as a Research Analyst for the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau.
Adam Weinstein – Temple Beasley School of Law
Adam Weinstein is a third year law student and J.D. candidate at the Temple Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he focuses on developmental and international law. His interests include the relationship of US foreign policy to development and security within the Middle East. He tweets at @AdamNoahWho.
David Weinzimmer – University of California, Berkeley
David Weinzimmer is a graduate student in the joint degree program in city planning and transportation engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His past research has included performance metrics in transit, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and the impact of corporate shuttles on residential location choice.
Thomas G. Weiss – The CUNY Graduate Center
Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, and research professor at SOAS, University of London. Past president of the International Studies Association (2009-10) and past chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2006-9), he has written extensively about multilateral approaches to international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development. His latest authored books with relevance for this topic are: Governing the Globe? Addressing “Problems without Passports” (2014), Humanitarian Business(2013), Global Governance: Why? What? Whither? (2013), and What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (2012).
Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro – Brown University
Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University.
Makeela J. Wells – Mississippi State University
Makeela J. Wells is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University. Her research examines sentencing disparities for drug offenders, predictors of delinquency, and race.
Dane Wendell – Loyola University
Dane Wendell is a Ph.D. Candidate of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. He will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College starting fall 2015. He studies political cognition, neuropolitics, and the emotion of disgust.
Jeffrey Wenger – University of Georgia
Jeffrey B. Wenger is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy. He is currently on leave, and is the NIH/NIA Research Fellow in the Study of Aging for the 2013-2014 academic year at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. His research interests span a number of substantive areas: in particular, unemployment insurance, health insurance and pensions coverage. His theoretical work examines policy diffusion mechanisms and the role of deservingness in public policy analysis.
Wesley Wehde – University of Oklahoma
Wesley Wehde is a PhD. student in the Department of Political Science and a graduate research assistant at the Center for Risk and Crisis Management at the University of Oklahoma.
Jonathan Weiler – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jonathan Weiler is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is Co-President of the Club of Rome, Co-Chair of the UN Environment Programme’s International Resource Panel and Honorary Councillor of the World Future Council. He was previously a Member of the German Parliament and he has worked in academia, including as Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCLA, and also for the United Nations. He is the author of a number of books, including Earth Politics and Factor Five: Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Improvements in Resource Productivity (with colleagues).
Georg Wenzelburger – Freiburg University
Dr Georg Wenzelburger is assistant professor at the Chair of Comparative Politics at Freiburg University, Germany. He received his PhD from Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. His articles were published inter alia in the British Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, the Journal of Public Policy, the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of European Social Policy. His research interests include the politics of welfare state reform, fiscal policy and the politics of law and order.
Timothy Werner – University of Texas at Austin
Timothy Werner is an Assistant Professor of Business, Government & Society at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include corporate political activity, non-market strategy, campaign finance, and private politics. In addition to a book published by Cambridge University Press, his work has appeared in leading journals in economics, management, and political science.
William F. West – Texas A&M University
William F. West is professor, Sara H. Lindsey Chair, and acting head of the Department of Public Service and Administration in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. His research focuses primarily on issues of institutional accountability and control in the federal bureaucracy.
Andrew P. Wheeler – University of Texas at Dallas
Andrew P. Wheeler is an Assistant Professor of criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. His research focuses on the spatial analysis of crime at micro places and practical problems faced by crime analysts.
Mark Wheeler – London Metropolitan University
Mark Wheeler is Professor of Political Communications at London Metropolitan University. He has written and co-written four books including Politics and the Mass Media (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers,1997), European Television Industries (co-authored with Petros Iosifidis and Jeanette Steemers) (London: BFI, 2005), Hollywood: Politics and Society (London: BFI 2006) and Celebrity Politics (Cambridge: Polity Publishers, 2013). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and contributed chapters to many edited volumes.
Thomas Wheeler – Saferworld
Thomas Wheeler is Conflict and Security Advisor for Saferworld’s Policy Programme where he focuses on the role of rising powers in conflict-affected states, as well as the intersection between aid and conflict and the post-2015 Millenium Development Goals discussions. He previously worked on Saferworld’s China Programme, which examined China’s role in international arms transfers, China-Africa relations and Chinese economic cooperation with conflict-affected states. Thomas holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Mark D. White – College of Staten Island/CUNY
Mark D. White is chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY in New York City. His latest book, on which this post is based, is The Illusion of Well-Being: Economic Policy Based on Respect and Responsiveness (Palgrave, 2014). His website is http://www.profmdwhite.com/.
Steven White – Columbia University
Steven White is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and a 2013-2014 Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow at Columbia University. For the 2014-2015 academic year, he will be a post-doctoral research associate at the Taubman Center for Public Policy & American Institutions at Brown University.
Amber Wichowsky – Marquette University
Amber Wichowsky is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and Director of the Marquette Democracy Lab. Her research examines the politics of income inequality and its relationships to public policy, public opinion, and political engagement. Her ongoing projects look at how Americans make sense of income inequality, how residential income segregation conditions local civic engagement, and the effects of the foreclosure crisis on voting participation.
Ryan Vander Wielen – Temple University
Ryan Vander Wielen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Economics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of American Political Institutions, Quantitative Methodology, and Formal Modeling. Much of his work focuses on strategic legislative behavior, and his articles have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science, theBritish Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis, Public Choice, andPolitical Research Quarterly.
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Steven N. Wiggins – Texas A&M University and Charles River Associates
Steven N. Wiggins is a Senior Consultant at Charles River Associates. He is an expert in industrial organization, regulation, and antitrust. He is a professor of economics at Texas A&M University and has served as the George and Mary Jordan professor of economics and public policy and a university scholar in the Honors Program at Texas A&M. He has been a distinguished lecturer in Germany on American Economic Institutions. Dr. Wiggins is affiliated with the firm’s College Station, Texas, office.
Clyde Wilcox – Georgetown University
Clude Wilcox is a professor in the Government Department at Georgetown, where he has taught since 1987.He writes on a number of topics in American and Comparative politics, including religion and politics, gender politics, interest groups, public opinion and electoral behavior, campaign finance, and science fiction and politics.
Teena Wilhelm – University of Georgia
Teena Wilhelm is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. She studies political institutions in the American states, with particular emphasis on state courts.
Vicky M. Wilkins – American University
Vicky M. Wilkins is the Associate Dean in the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Her primary research interests include representative bureaucracy; bureaucratic discretion; gender and race issues; deservingness; political institutions and human resource management. Her research appears in the American Political Science Review, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Governance, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Administration & Society, and Legislative Studies Quarterly.
Tim Willems – Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Tim Willems is a post-doctoral research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and a member of the Centre for Macroeconomics. He holds degrees from Tilburg University and University College London and obtained his PhD in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute at the University of Amsterdam.
Daniel W. Williams – Baruch College, CUNY
Daniel W. Williams is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College at the City University of New York. His research focuses primarily on budgeting, performance measurement, and the history of public administration.
Gareth Williams – Cardiff University
Gareth Williams is an MPhil student at Cardiff University researching approaches to economic development in Detroit and South Wales. He is the Membership Secretary of the American Politics Group and tweets at @Americanist9.
Linda M. Williams – Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona State University
Linda M. Williams is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. She studies the bureaucratic incorporation of immigrants and local government response towards immigrants. She received her Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow with the Climate Change, Humans, and Nature in the Global Environment program at KU and received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2014 she received the Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division for her work Welcoming the Outsider: Variations in Local Construction of the Law Toward Immigrants.
Lucas Williams is a graduate student at the University of Houston. His interests include both institutional and behavioral approaches to the study of Congress and the state legislatures.
Mark Williams – University of Surrey
Mark Williams is a Lecturer in HRM and Employment Relations at the University of Surrey. Prior to this, he was a Fellow in the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group at the London School of Economics. His recent research has focused on the impact of profit-sharing and employee share-ownership on workplace performance across Europe; the changing structure of pay in Britain; the impact of workplace practices on subjective well-being in Britain.
Mike Williams – NYU
Mike Williams is Director of the International Relations Program at New York University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Senior Associate Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington DC. Previously, he was a Bosch Fellow in the German Ministry of Defense, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, and was a DAAD Fellow at the Bundeswehr Center for Military History and Social Science.
Shannon Williams – University of Tennessee
Shannon Williams is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology, at the University of Tennessee. His research interests include Political Economy & Globalization.
Mark Williamson – University of Waterloo
Mark Williamson is a student in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and a research assistant on Professor Markus Moos’ Generationed City research project.
Ryan D. Williamson – University of Georgia
Ryan Williamson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. His research interests center on American politics and electoral behavior. His more specific interests include congressional elections, separation of powers, and political methodology.
Dale Willits – Washington State University
Dale Willits is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department. His research interests explore issues related to policing (police organizational structure, policing outcomes, and policing data), the etiology of crime, juvenile delinquency, and the relationship between place and crime.
Betina Cutaia Wilkinson – Wake Forest University
Betina Cutaia Wilkinson is assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest University. Her latest book project Partners or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century (University of Virginia press, 2015) recently won the American Political Science Association REP Section’s Best Book Award on Inter-Race Relations in the United States.
Lieutenant Charles P. Wilson – Rhode Island College
Lieutenant Charles P. Wilson currently serves with the Rhode Island College, Providence, RI Campus Police Department as a patrol shift supervisor. With a professional career dating from 1971, his previous law enforcement experience has included service as a Detective/Patrolman with the Woodmere Village, Ohio Police Department, where he also served as its first African American Chief of Police from 1988 to mid-1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Justice Studies from the Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a three-term National Chairman of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc.
Shirley A. Wilson – Bryant University
Dr. Shirley A. Wilson, Ph.D. currently serves as a Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island where her specific area of instruction is in Organizational Behavior and Global Diversity. Her previous experiences have included service as the Coordinator for School/Community Relations with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights, Ohio Board of Education, and Personnel Analyst with the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. Her specific area of research is in the field of Mentoring, with emphasis on Black Female Professionals. She earned her Doctorate from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tiffany Wimberly – Sam Houston State University
Tiffany Wimberly is a junior majoring in political science at Sam Houston State University.
Clifford Winston – Brookings
Clifford Winston, the Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program, has been with Brookings since 1984. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in the analysis of industrial organization, regulation, and transportation.
John Winters – Oklahoma State University
John V Winters is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Legal Studies at Oklahoma State University and an IZA Research Fellow. He has conducted research on various urban, regional, labor, and education topics in the hopes of better understanding human behavior and the potential role of government policy for improving individual well-being.
Matthew S. Winters – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthew S. Winters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Amanda L. Wintersieck – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Amanda L. Wintersieck is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her research interests lie in political behavior and political communication. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of political campaigns on voters’ evaluations of candidate, on the role the media plays in citizen’s vote choice, and the conditions that advantage a candidate’s campaign.
David W. Wise
David Wise is a businessman residing in Annapolis, Maryland. A frequent commentator on public policy, he holds an MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Now an independent, he was three times elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, beginning in 1972.
Alan E. Wiseman – Vanderbilt University
Alan E. Wiseman is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and an Associate Professor of Law (by courtesy), as well as co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, at Vanderbilt. Professor Wiseman studies American political institutions, the new field of positive political economy, and legislative and regulatory politics. His current scholarship examines the impact of executive oversight of bureaucratic rulemaking and lawmaking in the United States and other developed democracies, and he is also writing a book on the causes and consequences of legislative effectiveness in the United States Congress.
Jon D. Wisman – American University
Jon D. Wisman is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington, DC. He has published articles and chapters in a wide variety of journals and books, and editedWorker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy. His most recent published work has addressed the potential for employer of the last resort programs and the role of inequality in generating economic crises and environmental devastation.
Matthew Wiswall – Arizona State University
Matthew Wiswall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Arizona State University.
Dr. Christopher Witko is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of South Carolina. His teaching and research focuses on American politics and public policy.
Stephanie L. Witt – Boise State University
Stephanie L. Witt is a Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University. Her books include The Politics of Intergovernmental Relations 3rd edition (with Elizabeth Fredericksen and David Nice), Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude (with Dennis R. Judd), People Skills for Public Managers (with Suzanne McCorkle) and Human Resource Management The Public Service Perspective (with Elizabeth Fredericksen, W. David Patton, and Nicholas Lovrich).
Dana E. Wittmer – Colorado College
Dana E. Wittmer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado College. She studies American politics, with specific interests in gender and politics, human trafficking, public policy, and public opinion.
Christopher Wlezien is Hogg Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is coauthor of Degrees of Democracy (Cambridge University Press) and The Timeline of Presidential Elections, and currently is Associate Editor of Public Opinion Quarterly.
James Wo – University of California, Irvine
James Wo is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include the community context of crime, local institutions,civic engagement, and quantitative methodology. He is a member of the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC).
Jennifer Wolak – University of Colorado at Boulder
Jennifer Wolak is an associate professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests include public opinion, political psychology, and state politics.
Chuck is a long time writer on global urbanism and an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. His work focuses on the use of sustainable development techniques and innovative land use regulatory tools on behalf of both the private and public sectors. Chuck is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington and serves on the Board of Directors of Futurewiseand Great City, the Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute‘s Northwest District Council, and has served as Chair of both the American Planning Association‘s Planning and Law Division and the Washington State Bar Association’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section. Chuck is an avid traveller, photographer and writer, and contributes regularly on urban development topics for several publications, including: The Atlantic Cities, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Grist, seattlepi.com, and Crosscut.com. He blogs at myurbanist.com and his latest book is Urbanism Without Effort.
Scott E. Wolfe – University of South Carolina
Scott E. Wolfe is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina. His research has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Law & Human Behavior.
Jennifer Wong – Simon Fraser University
Jennifer Wong is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. Her work employs applied and quantitative methods to study issues of delinquency/crime prevention and intervention, focusing primarily on evaluation and policy analysis in the areas of crime prevention and crime control policy. Her recent publications include systematic reviews and meta-analyses on gang prevention programs and community-based prevention programs for youth.
Tom K Wong – University of San Diego
Tom K. Wong is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant illegality. As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity. He is the creator of the CIR 2013 Blog, which predicts support and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform among all 535 current members of Congress. He is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth. He tweets @twong002.
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Abby K. Wood – University of Southern California
Abby K. Wood is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Her research centers on efforts to improve public governance, specifically by using empirical methods to help answer questions of how laws incentivize behavior, how agency design affects agency performance, and how we can measure levels of public corruption so that we can know whether our efforts to reduce it actually work.
Matthew Wood – University of Southampton
Matthew Wood is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Peter B. Wood – Eastern Michigan University
Peter B. Wood is professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. His research includes the study of factors that motivate and maintain habitual offending, and issues associated with correctional policy and practice. His work has appeared in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Punishment and Society, The Prison Journal, Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior.
Neal D. Woods – University of South Carolina
Neal D. Woods is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on public policy and public administration.
John T. Woolley – University of California-Santa Barbara
John T. Woolley is Professor of Political Science at the University of California-Santa Barbara and co-director of a large web archive, the American Presidency Project (www.presidency.ucsb.edu). His work on the Federal Reserve and financial regulation extends from his 1984 book Monetary Politics (Cambridge) to a recent article on the Dodd-Frank reforms published in Politics and Society. Current projects involve analysis of presidential documents and the transcripts of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Jonathan Woon – University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Woon, a native of Foster City, Calif., joined Pitt’s faculty in 2007. In his research, he conducts experiments and applies mathematical models to political processes to examine how strategic and reputational incentives affect representation and legislative policymaking. His published work has contributed to understanding electoral accountability, how members of Congress introduce and position legislation, and how reputations of political parties evolve and affect congressional elections. Woon received his PhD in political economics from Stanford University.
Adam Wowak – University of Notre Dame
Adam Wowak is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in Indiana (US). Prior to entering academia, he worked in the investment banking industry. Adam’s research focuses on strategic leadership and corporate governance, with a particular emphasis on top executives and their effects on organisational outcomes.
Emily M. Wright – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Emily M. Wright is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research involves neighborhood context, victimization, exposure to violence, and female offenders. She has received funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice for research regarding exposure to violence and victimization among adolescents. She has published over 50 articles and book entries related to these topics.
Benjamin Woodson – University of Missouri – Kansas City
Benjamin Woodson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. His research interests involve the relationship between public opinion and judicial institutions. His most recent articles examine the effect that court decisions have on the legitimacy of courts and how those decisions affect public opinion on specific political issues.
Ben Worthy – Birkbeck College
Kevin H. Wozniak – University of Massachusetts Boston
Kevin H. Wozniak is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He studies the politics of punishment and criminal justice. He received his Ph.D. in justice, law, & society and American politics from American University in Washington, D.C. He was also a 2012-2013 Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association. During his fellowship, he worked as a legislative aid for Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), a member of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
Greg Wright is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Essex, with research interests in International Trade and Migration. His most recent research examines the labour market impact of offshoring and the rapid growth in services trade by U.K. firms.
Matthew Wright – American University
Matthew Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research interests include the causes and implications of political identity; immigration, assimilation, and citizenship policies; the politics of ethnic diversity; national identity and patriotism; religion and politics; political culture; social capital, civic engagement, and trust, and U.S. voting behavior.
Andrew Wroe – University of Kent
Andrew Wroe is a lecturer in American politics at the University of Kent. His current research interests focus on the trust in government, particularly the reasons for its decline and its effects on the wider polity. Recent work has focused on how low levels of political trust frame citizens’ perceptions of elected officials and may actually help engender political scandals.
Yonghong Wu – University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Yonghong Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His fields of specialization include state and local public finance, and science and technology policy. Dr. Wu’s research agenda is composed of two components: one component explores public finance issues in science and technology policy arena; the other addresses state and local tax policy-making.
Dimitrios Xefteris – University of Cyprus
Dimitrios Xefteris is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Cyprus. His research interests include Political Economics, Social Choice, Applied Game Theory, and Microeconomic Theory.
Michael A. Xenos – University of Wisconsin-Madison
is a Professor of Communication Science and also serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching interests are focused on the extent to which the internet and social media may help individuals learn about political issues, form opinions, and participate in politics.
Guo Xu is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the selection, recruitment and allocation of talent within private and public sector organizations. He can be found on Twitter @misologie.
Moqi Xu – LSE Finance
Dr Moqi Xu is an assistant professor at the Finance Department of the LSE. Her research focuses on CEO contracts, compensation, shareholder activism, and proxy voting.
Ping Xu – University of Rhode Island
Ping Xu is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island. Herresearch interests include political economy, inequality, globalization, the welfare state, and Chinese politics.
Susan Webb Yackee – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Susan Webb Yackee is a Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, and is the Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching interests include the U.S. public policymaking process, public management, regulation, administrative law, and interest group politics. Yackee has published articles in a number of journals, including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, British Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Di Yang – University of Maryland
Di Yang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interest includes transportation policy analysis using statistical models and large-scale travel demand models. His dissertation research focuses on applying grammar theory in modeling sequential behaviors in transportation.
JungHwan Yang – University of Wisconsin–Madison
JungHwan Yang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research interests include computational methods and political communication.
Song Yang – University of Arkansas
Song Yang is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include social network analysis, work and organizations, quantitative methods, social statistics, and mathematical sociology.
Wei Yang – University of Southern California
Wei Yang is a Lecturer in Spatial Sciences with the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California.
Pavel Yakovlev – Duquesne University
Pavel Yakovlev is an Associate Professor of Economics at Duquesne University, where he teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics, and public economics courses. Pavel is a recipient of the WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences.
Sara K. Yeo – University of Utah
Sara K. Yeo is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Broadly, her research interests include science and political communication, public opinion of emerging technologies, selective exposure, and biased information processing. Her work has been published in journals such as Risk Analysis, Energy Policy, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Materials Today.
Ryan Yeung – State University of New York
Ryan Yeung is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He received his doctorate in public administration and policy from Syracuse University. His research focuses on public finance and education policy issues.
Li Yin – University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Li Yin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research focuses on practical applications of spatial models, joining amenity and location theory with applied GIS and simulation methods to explore the complexity and dynamic processes of urban systems for environmental planning, urban design, and sustainable development.
Rachel Yon – University of Florida
Rachel Yon is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida in the Department of Political Science. Her concentrations are Public Policy, American Government, and Methodology with a focus on public policymaking and the juvenile justice system. Her most recent appointment is as an Instructor in the Department of Social Sciences and Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at USMA.
Scott Yonker – Cornell University
Scott Yonker is an assistant professor and the Lynn A. Calpeter Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and behavioral finance. Utilizing tools from psychology, sociology, and economics, Yonker investigates how identifiable differences in key market players impact the important decisions that they make.
Chance York – Kent State University
Chance York is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. Dr. York specializes in quantitative, social scientific research focusing on youth, media, and politics. His website iswww.chanceyork.com.
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Antoine Yoshinaka – American University
Antoine Yoshinaka is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Government at American University, Washington DC. His research examines how institutions and the preferences of political actors influence political outcomes. Some of his recent work on congressional redistricting, for instance, examines the various ways in which partisan mapmakers strategically allocate uncertainty across districts.
Sarah Young – Pellissippi State Community College
Sarah L. Young currently teaches as an instructor of political science at Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Wie Yusuf – Old Dominion University
Wie Yusuf is Associate Professor in the School of Public Service, Old Dominion University. Her research on SLR, climate change, adaptation and resilience are part of ODU’s Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative and support the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Planning Pilot Project.
Nickolas D. Zaller – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dr. Zaller is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health. He has more than a decade of experience working with criminal justice populations, both in Rhode Island and in Arkansas. Additionally, Dr. Zaller has a strong background in conducting research among substance using and marginalized populations through numerous federally funded research studies and projects. A particular focus of Dr. Zaller’s research is on the overlap between incarceration, behavioral health disorders and infectious diseases, including HIV.
Maurizio Zanardi – Lancaster University
Maurizio Zanardi is a Reader in Economics at Lancaster University Management School. Before joining the Department of Economics at the Lancaster University Management School, he held positions at the University of Glasgow (UK) and Tilburg University (Netherlands) and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He is also a member of the Managing Board of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG). His main research interests are in the areas of international trade and political economy.
Matt Zarit – University of Pittsburgh
Matt Zarit is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are in American politics and executive politics.
Gary Zarkin – RTI International
Dr. Gary Zarkin is vice president of the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division at RTI International. He has led or participated in several projects involving the economic analysis of drug treatment and prevention and studies of workplace substance abuse. Dr. Zarkin has published several papers on cost, cost-effectiveness, and the benefit-cost of substance abuse interventions. He has published extensively in economic, substance abuse, and health service journals, including the Archives of General Psychiatry (now known as JAMA Psychiatry), American Journal of Public Health, Evaluation and Program Planning, Health Economics,Health Services Research, JAMA, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and Medical Care.
Madeline Zavodny – Agnes Scott College
Madeline Zavodny is a Professor of Economics at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is also a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, and an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Her primary research interests are labor and health economics and economic demography. Much of Zavodny’s recent research has focused on economic issues related to immigration. She is a co-author of The Economics of Immigration (Routledge, 2015) and Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization (AEI Press, 2010).
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister –Vanderbilt University
Dr. Elizabeth J. Zechmeister is Professor of political science and Director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2003. Her research focuses on parties, representation, voting, public opinion, threat, disaster, corruption, among other topics. She is co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public (University of Chicago Press, 2009); co-author of Latin American Party Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and co-editor of The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts (University of Michigan Press, 2015).
Yael Zemack-Rugar – University of Central Florida
Yael Zemack-Rugar is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business. Her research is aimed at understanding how and why consumers persist at important long-term goals, and how to help them do so even in the face of short-term temptations. Dr. Zemack-Rugar explores sequences of choice in goal areas such as health, nutrition, savings, academics, fitness, and other goals central to consumer wellbeing. Her work has been published in elite journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, theJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. She seeks to create a deeper understanding of consumer motivation in ways that can increase both consumer welfare and company profits, creating a win-win.
Chris Zepeda-Millán – Loyola Marymount University
Chris Zepeda-Millán is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount. His research interests include issues related to Immigration, Social Movements, Labor, and Race & Ethnic Politics. His current research examines large-scale immigrant collective action in different geographic (on the West Coast, East Coast, and U.S. South) and demographic (among different racial and ethnic groups) settings.
Lei Zhang – University of Maryland
Lei Zhang is Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the National Transportation Center at the University of Maryland – College Park (UMD). Dr. Zhang has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on topics including large-scale transportation systems modeling and simulation, travel behavior, network dynamics, transportation economics and policy, and innovative mobility and sustainability solutions.
Tingting Zhang – University of Toronto
Tingting Zhang is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto.
Weiwei Zhang – Brown University
Weiwei Zhang is a PhD student in Sociology at Brown University. Her research interests include measurements of assessing out-migrations, racial/ethnic disparities in health, successful aging with a particular interest in healthy life expectancy and cognitive functioning at old ages.
Yan Zhang – Sam Houston State University
Yan Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. She specializes in quantitative research methods. Dr. Zhang has published in such journals as Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Violence Against Women.
Jihong “Solomon” Zhao – Sam Houston State University
Jihong Zhao is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Zhao has authored, co-authored, or edited three books on community policing and contemporary policing issues. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Kai Zhao – University of Connecticut
Kai Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut. He is a macroeconomist who specializes in examining the linkages between the health care market and the macroeconomy.
Junyan Zhu – Georgia State University
Junyan Zhu is a Ph.D student in political science at Georgia State University. She studies political communication, with a focus on American political behavior, campaigns, elections, and public opinion.
Ling Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. Her research interests include public management, health disparities, social equity in healthcare access, as well as implementation of public health policies at the state and local level.
Nicolas Ziebarth – University of Iowa
Nicolas Ziebarth is an Assistant Professor in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Northwestern University. Dr Ziebarth was a finalist for the Economic History Association’s Nevins Prize in 2012, received a Sokoloff Graduate Fellowship in 2011 and a Robert Eisner Memorial Fellowship, Northwestern University, in 2011.
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Josh Zingher – Binghamton University
Josh Zingher is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at Binghamton University. His research focuses on several aspects of American politics, including mass political behavior, minority and immigrant politics and Congressional elections.
Jean-Pierre Zigrand – LSE Systemic Risk Centre
Jean-Pierre Zigrand is co-Director of the Systemic Risk Centre and Associate Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics.
Paula Zoido-Oses – LSE European Institute
Paula Zoido-Oses is a PhD candidate in the European Institute in the London School of Economics. She is writing a thesis that explores Isaiah Berlin’s thought. She is particularly interested in political and moral philosophy, liberalism and value pluralism, continental philosophy and philosophy of history.
Luiz Zorzella – Amquant
Luiz Zorzella is an expert on new markets and a strategy consultant at Amquant. He is a former McKinsey consultant and former JP Morgan investment banker. He co-authored “Revenue Growth: Four Proven Strategies” (McGraw-Hill). Follow him on Twitter@lzorzella
Gabriel Zucman – LSE Economics
Gabriel Zucman is an assistant professor of economics at the London School of Economics.
Carl Zulauf – Ohio State University
Carl Zulauf is professor emeritus of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University. He is an award winning teaching at the university and national levels. He wrote an early article that laid out many of the foundation principles that underlie the Agriculture Risk Coverage program in the 2014 Farm Bill.