Administration


Dr. Marianne WanamakerDr. Marianne Wanamaker

Executive Director, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; Associate Professor, Department of Economics

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Fields of Interest: Labor Economics and Workforce Development, Education, American Economic History, and Demography

Phone: 865-974-0931 • Email: bakercenter@utk.edu


Dr. Katie A. CahillDr. Katie A. Cahill

Associate Director, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; Director, Leadership and Governance Policy Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (adjuct)

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Fields of Interest: Public Health, Health Policy, Underserved Communities, Leadership and Democracy

Phone: 865-974-8681 • Email: kcahill3@utk.edu


Program Directors


Dr. Charles B. SimsDr. Charles B. Sims

Director, Energy & Environmental Policy Program; Associate Professor, Department of Economics

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Fields of Interest: Management of Renewable Resources, Coupled Human and Natural Systems, Risk and Uncertainty, Invasive Species, Native Pests, Public Land Management, Optimal Control Theory, Dynamic Programming, Real Options, and Computable General Equilibrium

Phone: 865-974-3825 • Email: cbsims@utk.edu


Dr. Krista E. WiegandDr. Krista E. Wiegand

Director, Global Security Program; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

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Fields of Interest: Territorial and Maritime Disputes, Conflict Resolution/Management, War and Militarized Interstate Disputes, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Bargaining Strategies

Phone: 865-974-0969 • Email: kwiegand@utk.edu


Dr. William LyonsDr. William "Bill" Lyons

Director, Public Policy Partnerships; Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Science

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Fields of Interest: American Politics (Political Behavior; Campaigns and Elections; State and Local Government); Public Administration; Research Methods (Survey Research; Data Analysis)

Phone: 865-974-0931 • Email: wlyons@utk.edu


Dr. Jonathan RingDr. Jonathan Ring

Director, Student Programs; Faculty Fellow, Global Security Program; Lecturer, Department of Political Science

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Fields of Interest: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy, Conflict Processes, Transnational Activism, Human Rights, Global Governance, and Norm Diffusion

Phone: 865-974-8574 • Email: jring7@utk.edu


Joint-Faculty and Researchers


Dr. Benjamin LeardDr. Benjamin Leard

Research Associate, Energy & Environment Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Fields of Interest: Environmental and Energy Economics, Environmental and Natural Resource Management

Phone: 865-974-1549 • Email: bleard@utk.edu


Dr. Matthew N. MurrayDr. Matthew Murray

Executive Director, Emeritus; Senior Research Fellow

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Fields of Interest: Public Finance, Public Policy, Economic Development

Phone: 865-974-6098 • Email: mmurray1@utk.edu


Dr. Jilleah WelchDr. Jilleah Welch

Research Associate

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Fields of Interest: Public Finance, Economics of Education, Environmental Economics

Phone: 865-974-8481 • Email: jgwelch@utk.edu


Post-Doctoral Research Fellows


Dr. Sojeong LeeDr. Sojeong Lee

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Global Security Program; Managing Editor, International Studies Quarterly

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Fields of Interest: International Conflict, International Security, Natural Resources, Water Conflict, Environmental Issues and Policy, as well as Asian Security and Politics in Northeast Asia

Phone: 865-974-0931 • Email: slee138@utk.edu


Dr. Timothy RobersonDr. Timothy Roberson

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Energy & Environment Program

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Fields of Interest: Energy and Environmental Economics; Public Policy

Phone: 865-974-0942 • Email: trober49@utk.edu


Staff


Katherine FulcherKatherine Fulcher

Research Assistant (temporary)

Phone: 865-974-0931 • Email: katvfulc@utk.edu


Hannah KnochHannah Knoch

Communications Coordinator (temporary)

Phone: 865-974-0158 • Email: hknoch@utk.edu


Wendy RastWendy Rast

Grants Manager (temporary)

Phone: 865-974-5653 • Email: wrast@utk.edu


Susan RobertsSusan Roberts

Office Manager (temporary)

Phone: 865-974-0931 • Email: srobe102@utk.edu


Elizabeth WoodyElizabeth Woody

Events Coordinator

Phone: 865-974-3786 • Email: ewoody2@utk.edu