BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs has announced a raft of faculty hirings and promotions for the 2022-23 school year.
“Our faculty are a strength of the school,” said Siân Mooney, the dean of the O’Neill School. “We’re always striving to welcome outstanding new faculty who will uphold the standards that have made us one of the premier schools in the country, and we believe our additions will achieve that goal. We’re also excited to celebrate the career success of many current faculty members who have earned richly deserved promotions.”
On the Bloomington campus, Jill Nicholson-Crotty and Kim Novick will be promoted from associate professors to professor, and Assistant ProfessorAllison Schnable will be promoted to associate professor. Ursula Kuhar will become senior lecturer. On the IUPUI campus, Jeremy Carter will receive promotion to professor, and Assistant Professor Marlene Walk will be promoted to associate professor.
The promotions will take effect July 1.
Additionally, Associate Professor Claudia Avellaneda has been named a Fischer Faculty Fellow. The program was established in 2018 thanks to a generous gift from Burnell and Barbara Fischer and allows O’Neill researchers to build momentum early in their academic careers by offering resources to pursue their research agendas and publishing opportunities.
Four new faculty members have also been hired:
Paolo Belardinelli, most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Economics, earned his Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. His research addresses behavioral public policy and administration.
Leonor Camarena comes to IU Bloomington from Rutgers University-Newark, where she was an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Her research addresses both established and emerging issues related to public management, nonprofit management, and local government and focuses broadly on representation, leadership, gender, and diversity in public and nonprofit organizations. She earned her Ph.D. in public administration and public policy from Arizona State University.
André Franco, previously a research scientist in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University, focuses on how modern global environmental changes are affecting soils from tropical crop fields and rainforests to temperate grasslands. His work has contributed to unraveling fundamental roles of microscopic soil animals, such as nematodes, and larger ones such as earthworms and termites, in influencing ecosystem responses to changing climate and land-use regimes. He earned his doctorate in soil science at the University of São Paulo in Piracicaba, Brazil.
Cydney McGuire is a Ph.D. candidate in health services research, policy, and administration with a focus on policy at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her dissertation examines contextual and structural determinants of health and how health inequities at the community-level shape disparities in political participation.
The new faculty members are expected to begin in August.
Ken Bikoff, Faculty Liaison and Public Relations Officer
Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs | Indiana University
About the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
The O’Neill School is a world leader in public and environmental affairs and is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2023 "Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs" by U.S. News & World Report, the O'Neill School is the top-ranked program in the country. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings, including top-ranked concentrations in environmental policy and management; nonprofit management; and public finance.