Robert Duffy - Professor
Dr. Robert Duffy is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Policy and Administration Program. Duffy’s research has focused on a variety of environmental and energy issues, as well as the role of organized interests in federal elections. His most recent book, with the late Gary Bryner, is “Integrating Climate, Energy and Air Pollution Policy,” published by MIT Press.
Martín Carcasson – Professor
Dr. Carcasson is the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD). The CPD serves as an impartial resource for the community dedicated to enhancing local democracy in Northern Colorado through improved public communication, community problem solving, and collaborative decision-making.
Jessie Harney - Assistant Professor
Dr. Jessie Harney is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program. Her research interests are in justice system reform, with much of her work focusing on: 1) how to improve the mental health of frontline workers in these systems; 2) understanding how the well-being of frontline workers impacts service delivery to system-impacted populations; and 3) understanding how to improve the well-being of system-impacted individuals and families through specific, direct services or policies.
Alexis R. Kennedy - Assistant Professor
Dr. Alexis R. Kennedy's research focuses on public management topics including the interactions between public, private, and nonprofit organizations in the pursuit of public outcomes, community engaged research, and social equity. Her articles have appeared in Administration and Society, Review of Public Personnel Administration, and Journal of International Development. In addition to her academic work, Kennedy has worked as a practitioner in the energy industry in New Jersey and as a public finance consultant for nonprofit and public entities in Colorado.
Allison C. White - Assistant Professor
Dr. Allison C. White teaches in the International Policy and Management specialization. Her research focuses on policymaking in authoritarian regimes, particularly in the area of electoral policy. She is also interested in corruption in those regimes. Her research has appeared in Journal of Public Policy, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Ethnopolitics, Post-Soviet Affairs, among other outlets.