Welcome New Faculty Members!
Our faculty members are engaged in some of the most exciting and influential research projects in their field, and their public contributions are routinely cited in the press and published in the leading academic journals. Please join us in welcoming our new full-time faculty members.
Chaeyoung Chang; Lecturer, Ph.D. Indiana University
Chae Young Chung is interested in building a bridge between public management and policy analysis, which have been regarded as separate fields of inquiry. In his dissertation, he explored how state's Physical Education policy and its implementation affects school children's excessive weight gain, considering school manage¬ment such as principal's concern about academic achievement and school facilities, using Hierarchical Linear Model. He is also inter¬ested in childhood obesity and is investigating the effect of diverse obesogenic environments and the effect of anti-obesity programs on childhood obesity.
Alexis F. Perrotta; Substitute Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Columbia University
Alexis Perrotta's research is focused on the intersection of ur¬ban transportation policy, planning and welfare. Using qualitative methods, her doctoral research provides a novel exploration of equity and access as it relates to public transportation planning. Dr. Perrotta has over 10 years of professional experience in afford¬able housing development, homelessness advocacy, and city- and state-level policy analysis in the fields of congestion pricing, trans¬portation finance, housing, and property taxes. She is a founding board member of Housing Plus Solutions, a nonprofit organization providing residential alternatives to incarceration for women in New York City.
Byron E. Price; Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Visiting Professor of Equality and Justice, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
A leading scholar in the field of prison privatization, he is the author of the book, Merchandizing Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization and the coedited 3-volume set, Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry published by Praeger Publishers. His areas of research are prison privatization, prisoner reentry, school-to-prison pipeline, race, politics and social justice.
Marco De Sena; Lecturer, MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
After graduating from Baruch College with a BS, Marco was awarded placement in the prestigious New York City Urban Fellows, a national fellowship program for recent graduates, where he worked for the Chancellor's Office in the Department of Education. Later, Marco worked as a writer and policy analyst in think-tanks and advocacy groups in London and Washington, DC. He has also worked on numerous political campaigns, including as a speech writer and policy analyst for the Giuliani Presidential Campaign, and for congressional and statewide races.
Recent Faculty Awards
“New Yorkers Who Make a Difference Award”from the United Neighborhood Houses of New York; Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, James A. Krauskopf
“Best Article Award” from the Journal of Public Affairs Education; Visiting Professor Iris Geva-May
“The Jesse Burkhead Award” from the Public Finance Publications; Associate Professor Daniel Williams (with Joseph Onochie)
“Distinguished Service Award” from the NY Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR); Distinguished Lecturer Micheline Blum
“Distinguished Book Award” from the American Sociological Association; Professor Robert C. Smith
“Guggenheim Fellowship Award” by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Professor Robert C. Smith
The Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship; Professor Robert C. Smith, Associate Professor Ryan Alan Smith
“Louis Brownlow Memorial Award” by the American Society for Public Administration; Professor Douglas Muzzio (with Gregg Van Ryzin)
“Outstanding Paper Award” from the International Institute of Forecasters; Professor Daniel Williams
“Louis Wirth Best Article Award” from the ASA International Migration Section; Professor Robert C. Smith