Fall 2023 New Faculty
The Marxe School is excited to welcome our new faculty this fall! Learn more about them and the classes they will teach.
Meet Gang He whose work focuses on energy systems, energy and climate policy, and energy transition. Dr. He’s work has direct policy impacts. He has testified for the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act before it became law and has advised New York State Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan. He has also been involved in the U.S.-China collaboration on energy and climate change.
Professor He will be teaching:
PAF 4199 Energy, Climate, and Society (Tuesdays (online) and Thursdays (in-person), 4:10-5:25 pm) This course offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the science behind climate change, the complex technological and policy considerations, and the necessary pathways to transition towards a carbon-neutral future.
PAF 9199, Energy and Climate Policy (Mondays, 6:05-9:00 pm, online) This course provides a systems approach to understanding the essential policy questions and analytic tools necessary to achieve the energy transition that is needed to address climate challenges.
Meet Edwin Grimsley whose research areas include race and racism, criminology, urban sociology, and inequality and policy.
Instructor, Edwin Grimsley will be teaching two courses:
PAF 9132 Governing New York City (Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:05-9:oo pm, hybrid) The course examines of the structure and dynamics of New York City government, with special emphasis on the development and delivery of city services.
PAF 9100 Introduction to Public Affairs (6:05-9:00 pm, in-person) This course provides a rigorous, scholarly, yet practical view of governmental institutions, policy making, administration, and contemporary public policy.
Meet Jason Spicer, whose research areas include economic development and planning.
Professor Spicer will teach two courses:
PAF 9190 Capstone (Mondays, 6:05-9:00 pm, hybrid) The Capstone course is an advanced seminar in which MPA students in their last semester before graduation produce a semester project drawing from the full course of study toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA). The project may involve policy research, intensive study of an organization, development of a rationale for new or changed service programs, or some combination of these.
PAF 9199 Social and Community Entrepreneurship (Tuesdays, 6:05-9:00 pm, in-person) This course examines how to meaningfully affect social change through innovative business models which put people and planet before profit.
Meet Aaron Zack, whose research areas include international security; political violence; terrorism; and internet propaganda and radicalization, among other areas.
Professor Zack will be teaching two courses:
PAF 1250 Citizenship and Public Affairs (online asynchronous) The course explores the historical, institutional, political, and social context of civic life in the United States.
PAF 9184 International Institutions and Global Governance (Mondays, 6:05-9:00 pm, in-person) This class examines the role of international institutions and norms and asks whether they can make the world a safer, more just place.