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New Faculty join Department of Public Administration & International Affairs

Julia Carboni

Julia Carboni

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs is pleased to welcome three new faculty member this year, to further bolster our strengths specific to public management and social policy.

Julia Carboni, Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Julia joins Syracuse University from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where she taught courses on nonprofit management and governance and food assistance policy.  Her research is focused on collaborative governance arrangements designed to address large-scale social issues. Julia serves on national committees for several professional associations including the Academy of Management, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and American Society for Public Administration.  She also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Indy Food Council, a food policy council in Indianapolis, IN. Julia received a PhD in management from the University of Arizona.

This year, Julia will be teaching courses specific to our Non-Profit Management concentration, PAI 748: Non-Profit Management and PAI 767: Fund Development for Non-Profit Organizations.

Katherine Michelmore

Katherine Michelmore

Katherine Michelmore, Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Katherine comes to Syracuse from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan where she was a postdoctoral fellow. Her research interests focus on the interaction of public policies and family structure, family demography, and access to higher education. Katherine previously worked as a research assistant at the Urban Institute specializing in Social Security reform policy and forecasting changing demographic patterns in the U.S. Katherine holds a PhD in policy analysis and management from Cornell University.

Kathy will teach courses in our Policy Analysis Core Sequence, PAI 721:  Introduction to Statistics and PAI 722: Quantitative Analysis. 

Michah Rothbart

Michah Rothbart

Michah Rothbart, Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Michah comes to Syracuse from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service where he was a fellow at NYU’s Pre-Doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program (NYU-PIRT), a graduate assistant at the NYU Institute for Education Policy (IESP), and an adjunct lecturer of public administration. His research interests are in education policy and local public finance, particularly focusing on resource allocations in education funding. Michah previously served as the director of research and evaluation at the Office of Postsecondary Readiness in the N.Y.C. Department of Education and before that as an Oak Ridge Fellow in the U.S. Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration. He received a PhD in public administration and policy from New York University.

Michah will teach some key courses in the public finance area: PAI 734: Public Budgeting, PAI 731 Financial Management in State/Local Governments, and PAI 749: Financial Management of Non-Profit Organizations.

We are excited to welcome these three new scholars to our Maxwell PAIA home. Our students are already learning that they are indeed not only exceptional scholars but also excellent teachers committed to their learning! WELCOME!

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