Tanya Casas, Academic Director, MPP Faculty


  • Ph.D. in development sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2006 Major: state, economy and society; Minor: Latin American studies and social anthropology
  • M.S. in development sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1999 Major: state, economy and society; Minor: Latin American studies.
  • B.A. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995 Major: international relations; Minor: environmental studies.
  • Study Abroad (undergraduate), Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, 1994-95

Imad Benjelloun, Professor of Math and Physics, MPP Affiliated Faculty


  • Ph.D. (2003), Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences, University of Iowa

Course taught: Quantitative Statistics

Alicia Shenko, Professor Animal Biotechnology and Conservation, MPP Affiliated Faculty


  • Ph.D. in ecology and evolution, Rutgers University
  • M.S. in environmental science, specialization in conservation biology, Drexel University
  • B.S. in environmental science, Drexel University

Course taught: Wildlife Law and Policy

David Snyder, Professor of History, MPP Faculty


  • Ph.D. in history of U.S. foreign relations, Texas A&M University
  • M.A. in U.S. history, The American University
  • B.A. in history, Virginia Tech

Courses taught: Energy Policy, Intro to Policy, Critical Issues in European History

Craig Stutman, Assistant Professor of History and Policy Studies, MPP Faculty


  • Ph.D. in history, Temple University
  • B.A. in history, Penn State University

Courses taught: Social Justice and Social Policy, Community Development and Planning

Harry Baturin, Adjunct Professor, MPP Faculty


  • LL.M in taxation, Georgetown University
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. in political science, University of Pittsburgh

Courses taught: Writing and Communication for the Public Sector, Non-Profit Law, Governance and Policy

Stefanie Brand, Adjunct Professor, MPP Faculty


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A. in American studies, Barnard College

Course taught: Environmental Law and Policy

Kevin Davis, Adjunct Professor, MPP Faculty


  • Ph.D. in public administration, Rutgers University
  • MPA, Villanova University
  • B.A. in history, Villanova University

Courses taught: Policy Analysis and Political Economy

Eric Jensen, Adjunct Professor, MPP Faculty


  • ABD in social policy and administration, Rutgers University
  • MPA in public administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.A. in political science, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Course taught: Community Based Research Methods

Nancy Kohn, Adjunct Professor, MPP Faculty


  • M.A. in health education, Columbia University Teachers' College
  • B.A. in political science, Temple University

Courses taught: Food Security, Food Sovereignty

Dennis Livrone, Adjunct Professor, MPP Faculty


  • M.Epc. (Master of Environmental Pollution Control), The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. in Earth science education, The Pennsylvania State University

Course taught: Contemporary Urban and Regional Planning