Teaching & Learning

Our mission and policies

The SPEA Teaching and Learning Faculty Group is open to all full-time and part-time instructors, and has as its mission to:

  1. Provide a forum for discussing important teaching-related issues that are applicable to all instructors
  2. Provide a means for jointly developing policies and advice for the Dean’s Office and faculty on effective teaching
  3. Develop teaching and learning resources for all SPEA full-time and part-time faculty.

We serve as a central venue within SPEA for discussing, exploring, and implementing effective and innovative teaching practices at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This group provides all faculty, regardless of rank, an institutional home for examining the strengths (and limitations) of teaching practices at SPEA, establishing classroom expectations for both SPEA faculty and students, learning about available existing resources for SPEA faculty or developing new resources, researching best practices at other schools at IU and nationally, and proposing to the faculty new policies and procedures.

  1. New faculty orientation and training
  2. Grading standards
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Assessment of learning
  5. The enhanced use of technology in the classroom
  6. Online learning

We may also come up with guidelines for bridging the gap between what students are learning inside and outside of the classroom. We will explore additional ways to recognize and reward faculty members who are doing exemplary work with our students and to make sure that all faculty members have the opportunity to learn from them. Another crucial goal of the group is to examine ways to address teaching needs in a climate of limited resources. Activities will include increasing collaborations between full- and part-time faculty, and investigating ways to train and assess graduate students and help them master new teaching skills.

Another objective is to examine how SPEA can ensure that our students develop the kinds of knowledge and skills that will prepare them for future success in their internships, jobs, or future studies. To accomplish this last goal, our faculty group will facilitate conversations with current students, alumni, graduate school admissions offices, and employers. The Office of Career Services and the Office of External Affairs, among others, will take part in these discussions.

SPEA-specific resources:

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Outside resources:

Full-Time Faculty Members and Part-Time Instructors

Lisa Blomgren Amsler
Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service

lbingham@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 333

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Comparative Governance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute System Design
  • Mediation
  • Administrative Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

Shahzeen Z. Attari
Assistant Professor

sattari@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1467
SPEA 347

  • Human behavior and resource use
  • Environmental psychology
  • Social dilemmas

David B. Audretsch
Director, Institute of Development Strategies

daudrets@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6766
SPEA 211

  • Economic Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Globalization
  • Regional Economic Policy
  • Industrial Restructuring and Government Policy
  • Small Enterprises in Europe and the United States

Matthew Baggetta
Assistant Professor

baggettm@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2783
SPEA 435

  • Civil Society
  • Voluntary Associations
  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Capital

Amy Bastin
Director, Undergraduate Student Services

ambastin@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Academic Advising

William "Bill" Beggs
Adjunct Instructor

wjbeggs@lawbr.com
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Health Care Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Business Entities
  • and Commercial and Civil Litigation

Tribble Bradley
Adjunct Instructor

bradleyt@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Information Technology Management
  • Software Architecture and Development

Gary Branham
Adjunct Instructor

glbranha@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Conflict Management
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Jennifer N. Brass
Assistant Professor

brassj@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1460
SPEA 457

  • African Politics
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Energy and International Development
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Governance
  • Civil Society
  • Political Economy of Development

Sanya Carley
Associate Professor

scarley@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0920
SPEA 353

  • Energy Policy and Economics
  • Electricity Markets
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Policy Instruments
  • Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation
  • Energy-based Economic Development

Beth Cate
Clinical Associate Professor

becate@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
SPEA 343

  • Data governance and regulation
  • Intellectual property
  • Constitutional law and Supreme Court decision making
  • Religion in public life and governance

David Cox
Adjunct Instructor

mayorcox@aol.com
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Environmental/International Law

Greg Crouch
Adjunct Instructor

gcrouch@indiana.edu
(812) 855-3230
SPEA 412

  • Development of Regulatory Based Radiological Health and Safety Programs for Institutional Settings
  • Communication of Relative Health Risks of Radiation Hazards in the Context of Other Environmental Hazards
  • Public Health Risks of Nuclear Technologies

Brian L. DeLong
Senior Lecturer

brdelong@indiana.edu
(812) 856-7585
SPEA 323

  • National and international security policies from an argumentation, rhetorical, and critical cultural perspective

Mehmet Akif Demircioglu
Associate Instructor

mdemirci@umail.iu.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Public Sector Innovation
  • Attitudes of Public Sector Employees
  • Public Management Reforms
  • Social Media in the Public Sector
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organization Theory
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Quantitative Methods

Sameeksha Desai
Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies

desai@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 215

  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development policy
  • Political economy and allocation of entrepreneurship in areas of political instability, conflict, and disaster
  • Postconflict reconstruction
  • Social entrepreneurship

Dawne DiOrio
Adjunct Faculty

dkdiorio@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

Denvil R. Duncan
Associate Professor

duncande@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7493
SPEA 375F

  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Development

Michael A. Edwards
Clinical Associate Professor

miedward@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0105
SPEA 423

  • Service Learning
  • Hydrogen Storage Materials
  • Recruitment
  • Retention and Graduation of Under-represented Students in the Science Technology Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines

Jeffrey Ehman
Adjunct Instructor

jeffe@imagemattersllc.com
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • GIS
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Landscape Ecology

Chris England
Adjunct Instructor

chenglan@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4837
SPEA 314

  • Information Technology
  • IT Infrastructures
  • Project Management
  • Nonprofit/Public Sector Technology

Burnell C. Fischer
Clinical Professor Emeritus

bufische@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0441
513 N. Park Ave., Ostrom Workshop

  • Forestry, particularly community and urban forest management practices and policies
  • Natural resource governance and policy
  • Silviculture and growth and development of Central Hardwood forest stands
No photo available.

John Fox
Adjunct Instructor

johnfox@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Finance

Seth Freedman
Assistant Professor

freedmas@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5054
SPEA 355

  • Health Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics

Beth Gazley
Director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program and SPEA-Connect Online MPA Program

bgazley@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1464
SPEA 260D

  • Public and nonprofit management
  • Associations
  • Intersectoral relations
  • Collaboration
  • Volunteerism

Stephen Glaholt
Adjunct Instructor

sglaholt@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Limnology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Genomics

John D. Graham
Dean

grahamjd@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1432
SPEA 300

  • Government reform
  • Energy and the environment
  • The future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries
  • Presidential studies

Daniel J. Grundmann
Lecturer

dgrundma@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5254
SPEA 321

  • Strategic Human Resource Management including Compensation and Benefits
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Human Resources Planning and Workforce Diversity

Kirsten Grønbjerg
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

kgronbj@indiana.edu
(812) 855-3648
SPEA 300

  • Nonprofit and public sector relationships
  • Scope and community dimensions of the Indiana nonprofit sector
  • American welfare system, nonprofit funding relations, and nonprofit data sources

John Hamilton
Director of Marketing and Communications, SPEA

jomhamil@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

Richard Hansen
Adjunct Instructor

rihansen@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Crime and Delinquency
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Courtroom Advocacy

Bradley T. Heim
Professor

heimb@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9783
SPEA 375J

  • Behavioral impact of tax policies on labor supply
  • Consumption
  • Income and earnings
  • Employment mode
  • Health insurance purchases
  • Charitable giving and retirement savings
  • Analysis of labor, business, and household income dynamics

Paul Helmke
Director, Civic Leaders Center

phelmke@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2275
SPEA 447 and Briscoe A122

  • Mayoral leadership
  • Gun control
  • Urban issues
  • Law and public policy
  • Civic education and participation
  • Nonprofit leadership

Diane S. Henshel
Associate Professor

dhenshel@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 357

  • Ecological and human health effects of pollutants and chemicals
  • Holistic and cumulative ecosystem, human health, and ecosystem services risk/vulnerability assessment and modeling
  • Risk communication
  • Sustainability modeling
  • Cyber security risk assessment modeling

Monika Herzig
Senior Lecturer

mherzig@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4700
SPEA 433

  • Touring Jazz Pianist
  • Jazz History
  • Concert Promotion
  • Music Industry
  • Jazz Education
  • Music Entrepreneurship

Cheryl K. Hughes
Lecturer

ckhughes@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2844
SPEA 335

  • Human resource management/training and development

James Julovich
Adjunct Instructor

julovich@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Computers in Public Affairs and Business
  • Managing Information Technology

John R. Karaagac
Lecturer

jkaraaga@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 429

  • International Relations and International Policy
  • American Public Administration
  • Foreign Policy
  • Politics and the Political Process
  • The Presidency
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Theory and Public Policy

Robert Kravchuk
Professor

kravchuk@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2840
Masters Program Office, SPEA Suite 260

  • Public Finance
  • Macro-budgeting
  • Public Debt Markets
  • U.S. Defense Department Procurement Management
  • Political Economy of Reform in Formerly Socialist Countries

Shokhrukh Irkinovich Kurbanov
Associate Instructor

skurbano@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • State and Local Revenue Policy
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis

Marc L. Lame
Clinical Associate Professor

mlame@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5249
SPEA 341B

Melissa A. Laney
Senior Lecturer

mlaney@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6905
SPEA 445

  • Limnology
  • Lake and Watershed Management
  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitats
  • Implementing Sustainability Initiatives on Campus and Community

Phil Lehmkuhler
Adjunct lecturer

pglehmku@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Economic Development
  • Human Resources
  • Public Finance

Mark M. Levin
Clinical Associate Professor

levin2@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6989
SPEA 375B

  • Local government management
  • Economic development
  • Ethics

Frank C. Lewis
Lecturer

fralewis@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 356

  • Modern Art
  • Contemporary Theory and Criticism
  • Photography

Alvin Lyons
Lecturer

allyons@iupui.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 322

  • Philanthropic Studies
  • Nonprofit Management, Fund Development, Strategic Planning, and Board Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Programs for Nonprofit Organizations, with an Emphasis on Hospitals

Antonette McCaster
Lecturer

asommerv@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
SPEA 328

  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Audit
  • Information Systems
  • Financial Reporting
  • Budgeting

Danielle McClelland
Executive Director, Buskirk-Chumley Theater

danrmccl@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Arts and Social Justice
  • Performing Arts
  • Screenwriting
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Community Organizing
  • Community Engagement

Dick McGarvey
Adjunct Instructor

mcgarve@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Public Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Career Development
No photo available.

Michael D. McGinnis
Director of Marketing and Communications, SPEA

mcginnis@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5098
Woodburn Hall 366

Kellie McGiverin-Bohan
Ph.D. Student, Public Affairs

kmcgiver@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Nonprofit Tax Policy
  • Nonprofit Demography
  • Philanthropy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Michael McGuire
Executive Associate Dean

mcguirem@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5058
SPEA 300

  • Intergovernmental and Interorganizational Collaboration and Networks
  • Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Public Management

Vicky J. Meretsky
Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program

meretsky@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 260

  • Landscape-level conservation
  • Conservation under climate change
  • Ecology and management of rare species
  • Integrating ecosystem research and endangered species management within adaptive management

Jayma M. Meyer
Visiting Scholar

jaymeyer@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6594
SPEA 223

  • Title IX
  • Antitrust
  • Sports law

Roger Morris
Lecturer

morrisr@indiana.edu
(812) 855-8336
SPEA 428

  • Managing Information Technology and Database Management Systems

Andrea Need
Director, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

aneed@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0635
SPEA 260

  • Environmental Law
  • Conservation Easements
  • Invasive Species
  • Environmental Impact of Shipping on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

Ashlyn Aiko Nelson
Associate Professor

ashlyn@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 410D

  • Housing Finance
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy
  • The Mortgage Crisis

Frank L. Nierzwicki, Jr.
Clinical Assistant Professor

fnierzwi@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 375A

  • Civil engagement at the state and local level
  • Urban studies at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Community development and planning at the local level

Mark Norrell
Lecturer

norrellm@indiana.edu
(812) 856-1392
SPEA 456

  • Healthcare strategic planning and business development
  • Financial management, operations and human resources management for healthcare provider organizations

Kimberly A. Novick
Assistant Professor

knovick@indiana.edu
(812) 855-3010
MSBII 316

  • Forest Ecology
  • Ecosystem Carbon and Water Cycling
  • Biometeorology

Donald Petkus
Former Integrated Logistics Support Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command

petkus@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • National Security
  • Intelligence/Military Affairs
  • Professional Ethics
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Orville Powell
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus

opowell@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944

  • Local government and the United States Constitution

Sarah Powers
Adjunct Instructor

sarellis@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 371B

  • Limnology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Water Resources

Daniel Preston
Clinical Assistant Professor

prestond@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4925
SPEA 217

  • International Affairs
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Corporate and Public Sector Strategy
  • Country Competitiveness
  • Financial Markets
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Good Governance and Policy Analysis

Thomas M. Rabovsky
Assistant Professor

rabovsky@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5008
SPEA 451

  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

Natalia Rayzor
Adjunct Instructor

nrayzor@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Human Resources
  • Diversity

George Rehrey
Adjunct Instructor

grehrey@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

No photo available.

Terri L. Renner
Senior Lecturer

trenner@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 221

  • Financial management
  • Information systems
  • Entrepreneurship

Barry M. Rubin
Professor

rubin@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 329

  • Urban and regional economic development and impact analysis
  • State-level energy policy analysis and modeling
  • State-level impacts of global climate change
  • Quantitative analysis of local government management and labor relations issues
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
  • Econometric modeling
  • Strategic planning and management

John A. Rupp
Adjunct Instructor

rupp@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1323
Indiana Geological Survey S119

  • Subsurface Geology
  • Unconventional Reservoir Analysis
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Public Information Management
  • Program Development
  • Personnel and Project Management

Michael Rushton
Professor

mirushto@iu.edu
(812) 855-2947
Bryan Hall 210

  • Cultural economics, policy and administration
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Tax policy
  • Current research concerns cultural districts and tax policy towards nonprofit organizations and charitable donations
No photo available.

James Russell
Adjunct Instructor

jerussel@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Information Technology

Debra Schneck
Associate Instructor

dschneck@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Emergency Management
  • Network Analysis
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • Collaboration & Improvisation Theories

Glenda Schulz
Adjunct Instructor

schulz3@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9639
SPEA 200

  • Career Development

Joseph Shaw
Associate Professor

joeshaw@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 410

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Genomics
  • Comparative Physiology

Caroline Shaw
Adjunct Instructor, SPEA

caroshaw@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Health Facility Services

Susan Siena
Lecturer

sjsiena@indiana.edu
(812) 856-6775
SPEA 225

  • National and International Affairs

Kosali Simon
Herman B Wells Endowed Professor

simonkos@indiana.edu
(812) 856-3850
SPEA 443

  • Health economics and policy
  • The impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations
  • Health and labor market outcomes

Pamela Sklar
Adjunct Instructor

pamsklar@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Labor Relations
  • Human Resources Management

Peg Stice
Adjunct Instructor

pstice@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Fundraising
  • Mentoring
  • Diversity
  • International development

Anh Tran
Associate Professor

trananh@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
SPEA 410J

  • Institutions and behavior of bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, and workers in developing countries
No photo available.

Terry Usrey
Adjunct Instructor

usrey@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0912
SPEA 456

Greg Valenta

gjvalent@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Capital Budgeting and Project Evaluation
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Not-for-Profit Management

Vickie VanDeventer
Adjunct Instructor

vlvandev@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Infection Control
  • Emergency Management

Lester Wadzinski
Adjunct Instructor

lwadzins@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Wildland Fire Management

Henry K. Wakhungu
Senior Lecturer

hewakhun@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9820
SPEA 427

  • Development of growth simulation models for sustainable management of indigenous community forests
  • Experimental designs in tropical forestry research
  • Service-learning research
  • Classroom action research on student active learning via group research projects in undergraduate introductory statistical techniques courses
  • How pre-service teachers conceptualize mathematics (philosophically) indexed with their beliefs and conceptions about mathematics learning and teaching

Adam S. Ward
Assistant Professor

adamward@indiana.edu
812-856-4820
MSB-II 430

  • Environmental science
  • Watershed management
  • Hydroscience
  • Engineering

David Welch
Adjunct Instructor

dlwelch@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Administrative Law
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Public Law and the Legistative Process
No photo available.

James Whitlatch
Adjunct Instructor

jwhit@lawbr.com
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Health Care Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Business Entities
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation

Michael Wilkerson
Director of Arts Administration Programs, Indiana University

wilkers@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 260H

  • Arts administration

Shuang Zhao
Joint Ph.D. Candidate Public Policy Education, Indiana University SPEA

zhaosh@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA 412

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Equity
  • International Relations
  • Global Governance
  • China's Foreign Policy
  • Political Economy in the United States and China

Nikolaos Zirogiannis
Assistant Scientist

nzirogia@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8323
SPEA 375L

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy