Faculty directory

SPEA faculty members at IUPUI

John D. Graham John D. Graham   |   Dean
Ph.D., Urban and Public Affairs, Carnegie-Mellon University
Government reform, energy and the environment, and the future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries   |   812-855-1432
Lilliard Richardson Lilliard Richardson   |   Executive Associate Dean
Ph.D., Government, University of Texas Austin
Traffic safety, electoral systems, health care reform, policy analysis, research methods   |   317-274-2016
Julia L. Carboni Julia L. Carboni   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona
Nonprofit management, collaborative governance, alternative service delivery arrangements, organizational networks   |   317-274-8705
Dena C. Carson

Dena C. Carson   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Youth violence, gangs, delinquent peer groups and victimization   |   317-274-8707

Jeremy Carter Jeremy Carter   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Policing, homeland security, intelligence, justice technologies, policy evaluation, counter-terrorism   |   317-274-4170
Cali Curley

Cali Curley   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Administration and Public Policy, Florida State University
Service delivery mechanisms, institutions, energy policy and sustainability   |  317-274-7532

Jerome Dumortier Jerome Dumortier   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Economics, Iowa State University
Agricultural economics, land-use change, resource economics, energy economics   |   317-274-1817
William Foley, Jr. William Foley, Jr.   |   Lecturer
Ph.D., American History, Indiana University, Bloomington
National security, homeland security, public safety and emergency management   |   317-274-1655
Crystal Garcia Crystal Garcia   |   Associate Professor
Ph.D., Social Ecology: Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine
Evaluation of community corrections programs and criminal justice technologies (e.g., school safety technology and digital photography as evidence), crime policy and juvenile justice   |   317-274-7006
Eric Grommon Eric Grommon   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Research methods; program, policy and operational evaluation; corrections; and community crime prevention   |   317-278-9481
Catherine Herrold Catherine Herrold   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Policy, Duke University
Philanthropy, civil society, democracy promotion, Middle East and North Africa   |   317-278-8983
Sara Johnson Sara Johnson   |   Director of Program Development, Executive Education and Clinical Assistant Professor
Doctoral studies in Leadership (on hold), Trinity Seminary
Health care management, organizational behavior, ethics, leadership, mentoring   |   317-274-2843
Sheila Suess Kennedy Sheila Suess Kennedy   |   Professor
Director, IU Center for Civic Literacy
J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
Civil liberties, civil rights, civic literacy, charitable choice/privatization and rule of law   |   317-274-2895
Sarah larson Sarah Larson   |   Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Policy, Indiana University
Public policy, public choice theory, state and local public finance, public administration, statistical methodology and the effects of polarization   |   317-274-8227
Laura Littlepage Laura Littlepage   |   Clinical Lecturer
M.P.A., Urban Public Policy, New York University
Evaluation, nonprofit organizations, voluntarism, impact of casino gaming in Indiana   |   317-261-3061
Suzann Lupton Suzann Lupton   |   Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Academic Affairs
J.D., Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
Health philanthropy and the connections between philanthropic institutions and the state   |   317-274-2717
E. Jane Luzar E. Jane Luzar   |   Founding Dean, IUPUI Honors College and Professor
Ph.D. Natural Resource Economics, Virginia Tech
Academic administration, natural resource policy   |   317-278-5082
Patrik Madaras

Patrik Madaras   |   Lecturer and Statistics Coordinator
Doctoral candidate, Indiana University, 2014
Statistics, quantitative methodologies, performance measurement systems and government operations   |   317-274-8024

Deanna Malatesta Deanna Malatesta   |   Associate Professor
Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Georgia
Public management, organization and institution analysis, telecommunications policy   |   317-274-0876
Cullen C. Merritt

Cullen C. Merritt   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Kansas
Public management, organizational theory and behavior, institutional theory, public value and publicness.   |   317-278-0200

Debra Mesch Debra Mesch   |   Professor
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington
Gender and philanthropy, nonprofit management, giving and volunteering and human resource management   |   317-274-8635
Douglas Noonan Douglas Noonan   |   Associate Professor
Director of Research, Indiana University Public Policy Institute
Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Chicago
Policy analysis, environmental policy and economics, urban economics, cultural policy   |   317-278-2448
Samuel Nunn Samuel Nunn   |   Professor
Ph.D., Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware
State criminal justice policies, crime and technology, terrorism and homeland security, policing, drug enforcement policy   |   317-274-8763
Jeffrey Paine Jeffrey Paine   |   Lecturer in Public Affairs and Director of Public Affairs Programs
Doctor of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield
Sustainability in the relationship between the public, nonprofit and private sectors in state and local settings   |   317-278-1068
Sunjoo Park Sunjoo Park   |   Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Urban Studies and Public Affairs, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Sustainable economic development, energy and environmental policy and public policy evaluation   |   317-274-8709
Seth Payton Seth Payton   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington
Public finance and budgeting, housing and urban policy, public service valuation   |   317-278-4898
Kenna Quinet Kenna Quinet   |   Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Serial and mass murder, medical murder, missing persons and unidentified dead, causes of crime, patterns and causes of death including homicide, suicide and accidents   |   317-274-3447
Bradley Ray Bradley Ray   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Sociology, North Carolina State University
Problem-solving courts, evaluating criminal justice and social intervention programs, recidivism, research methods, criminological theory   |   317-274-8701
Abdul-Akeem Sadiq Abdul-Akeem Sadiq   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Policy, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Emergency management, public safety management, homeland security, terrorism, research methods, environmental policy   |   317-278-1013
  Saba Siddiki   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Institutional analysis, policy process, environmental policy and sustainability
Thomas D. Stucky Thomas D. Stucky   |   Associate Professor; Director of Criminal Justice and Public Safety Programs
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Iowa
Criminology, criminal justice, social control, political sociology   |   317-274-3462
Jody Sundt

Jody Sundt   |   Associate Dean, Graduate and Executive Education
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Correctional policy, program implementation, public attitudes and research design   |   317-278-0426

Stephen Tillotson Stephen Tillotson   |   Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Candidate, SPEA Bloomington
Collateral consequences of incarceration, local jails, penal history and crime in the professions   |   317-274-4173
John von Arx John von Arx   |   Visiting Lecturer
Certificate, Public Management, Indiana University; B.A., Forensic Studies, Indiana University
Public management, justice and public safety, public policy and evaluation, government finance and operations   |   317-274-8706
Wen Wang Wen Wang   |   Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Public Administration, Syracuse University
Capital budgeting and finance, education policy and finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations   |   317-274-1078
Jim White Jim White   |   Clinical Lecturer, Public Safety Management
Master of Education, Butler University
Public safety management and leadership   |   317-278-8624

Professors Emeriti

Terry Baumer Terry Baumer   |   Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago, Sociology
Jails, community corrections, crime trends and fear of crime, bank robbery and retail theft, electronically-monitored home detention, drug and alcohol dependence
Wolfgang Bielefeld Wolfgang Bielefeld   |   Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota
Nonprofit management and philanthropic studies
Tom DeCoster Tom DeCoster   |   Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Strategic leadership, leading a multigenerational workforce, personal productivity and business management
John Krauss John Krauss   |   Professor Emeritus
J.D., Indiana University McKinney School of Law-Indianapolis
Law, public policy, intergovernmental relations, conflict resolution and mediation
John Ottensmann John Ottensmann   |   Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Urban spatial structure and special dimensions of urban policy, urban simulation models, computer applications in planning and geographic information systems (GIS)
William Plater

William M. Plater   |   Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Contemporary American fiction, the humanities and advanced technologies, administration of higher education and excellence in higher education