Faculty

Janina Brutt-GrifflerJanina Brutt-Griffler
Chair, Professor | Educational Leadership and Policy
bruttg@buffalo.edu
716-645-4066

Research interests include the understanding of language use in society, educational policy, and higher education.


Isaac EhrlichIsaac Ehrlich
Chair, SUNY Distinguished Professor | Economics
mgtehrl@buffalo.edu
716-645-8694

Research interests include human capital and income distribution, economic growth and development, economics of health and value of life savings, social security and population aging, economics of information and uncertainty, economics of crime and justice, law and economics.


William BarbaWilliam Barba
Clinical Professor | Educational Leadership and Policy
barba@buffalo.edu
716-645-1088

Research interests include the history of American higher education, higher education in the U.S., and academic unionization.


Corey BowerCorey Bower
Assistant Professor | Educational Leadership and Policy
cbower@buffalo.edu
716-645-1085

Research interests include social policy, social context of education, education policy, and urban poverty. His current research examines how urban poverty affects children and families and explores ways in which social and educational policies can mitigate these effects and narrow achievement gaps.


Nathan Daun-BarnettNathan Daun-Barnett
Associate Professor | Higher Education
nbarnett@buffalo.edu
716-645-1096

Research interests include college access and choice in U.S. higher education and public policy in higher education. Courses include Financing Higher Education, Program Evaluation and Assessment, Organization and Governance in Higher Education, and College Choice and Access in U. S.


Jeremy FinnJeremy Finn
SUNY Distinguished Professor | Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
finn@buffalo.edu
716-645-1126

Research interests include school organization and class size, student engagement, disengagement, and dropping out, students at risk, using quantitative methods to study policy issues. Courses include Statistical Methods, Multivariate Statistical Techniques, Applied Regression Analysis, Topics: Doctoral Seminar, Education and Psych Research.


Seong Won HanSeong Won Han
Assistant Professor | Educational Culture, Policy and Society
seongwon@buffalo.edu
716-645-1080

Research interests include international and comparative education, gender inequality in STEM, educational policy, and teacher quality. Courses include Comparative and Global Studies in Education, Education and Social Stratification, and Foundations of Education.


Stephen JacobsonStephen L. Jacobson
UB Distinguished Professor | Educational Administration
eoakiml@buffalo.edu
716-645-1101

Research interests include effective principal leadership in challenging, high needs schools, the reform of school leadership preparation and practice, and teacher compensation and labor market behavior. Courses include American Education for International Students, Reforming Teacher Compensation, and School & District Capacity Building.


D. Bruce JohnstoneD. Bruce Johnstone
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus | Higher and Comparative Education
dbj@buffalo.edu
716-645-1078

Research interests include economics and finance of higher education, governance and leadership in higher education, federal and state policies for higher education, student finance and loans, international comparative higher education finance and governance, the productivity of learning, college-level learning in high school.


Melinda LemkeMelinda Lemke
Assistant Professor | Educational Leadership and Policy
malemke@buffalo.edu
716-645-1090

Research interests include youth commercial exploitation, how educational policy and actors address underserved student populations and violence, and gaps between policy and implementation in practice. Her current teaching interests include the new economy and educational reform, policy and discourse analyses, the politics of researcher positionality, and utilizing interdisciplinary and interprofessional partnerships to address educational problems.


Mingliang LiMingliang Li
Associate Professor | Economics
mli3@buffalo.edu
716-645-8684

Research interests include Econometrics, the Economics of Education, Labor Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. Courses include Microeconomic Theory, Economic Fluctuation & Forecasting, and Economics of Education.


Zhiqiang LiuZhiqiang Liu
Director | Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor | Economics
zqliu@buffalo.edu
716-645-8688

Research interests include Applied Microeconomics, Economic Growth and Development, Economics of Crime, and the Chinese Economy. Courses include Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Economics and Game Theory, Development Economies, and Financial Economics.


Joanne Song McLaughlinJoanne Song McLaughlin
Assistant Professor | Economics
jsmclaug@buffalo.edu
716-645-8685

Research interests include labor economics, law and economics, public economics, development economics, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics.


Thomas RammingThomas M. Ramming
Clinical Associate Professor | Educational Administration
trammin@buffalo.edu
716-645-1099

Research interests include leadership in schools. Courses include Collective Bargaining, Clinical Seminar Interns, Leading and Effective School District, and School Business Administration.


Neel RaoNeel Rao
Assistant Professor | Economics
neelrao@buffalo.edu
716-645-8674

Research interests include Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Organizational Economics. Courses include Microeconomic Theory, Tools for Economic Analysis, and Behavioral Economics.


Nagesh RevankarNagesh Revankar
Director | Graduate Studies
Professor | Economics
ecorevan@buffalo.edu
716-645-8676

Research interests include econometrics/panel models, microeconomics, modeling, micro-exogeneity–macro-endogeneity, and analysis of error component models in the presence of externalities.


Yong YinYong Yin
Assistant Professor | Economics
yyin@buffalo.edu
716-645-8672

Research interests include Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, and Health Economics. Courses include Health Economics and Computational Econometrics.


Hye Mi YouHye Mi You
Assistant Professor | Economics
hyemiyou@buffalo.edu
716-645-8689

Research interests include Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, and Labor Economics. Courses include Macroeconomic Theory and Monetary Theory.