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POLITICAL SCIENCE and ECONOMICS
FACULTY and STAFF
Dr. Natalie D. Reaves
Dr. Natalie Reaves is originally from Brotmanville, NJ. She attended Rutgers University, University of North Carolina and Wayne State University receiving degrees in Economics. Her research examines the impact of government regulation on innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Robert Ferrari
Dr. Laura Shinn
Dr. Shinn received her B.S. in Economics (concentration in finance and accounting) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1988). She received her M.A. (2005) and PhD. in economics from Temple University (2011). Dr. Shinn has taught as Adjunct Professor of Business at Chestnut Hill College (2004-2009), Temple University (2004 - 2012) and Rutgers University MBA program (2011-2013). Undergraduate courses taught include health economics, advanced microeconomic theory, economic analysis of law, economics for education majors, introduction to business and senior seminar. Graduate course taught: managerial economics. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, health economics, economic education. She completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Health Equity Research & Promotion. Her current research includes end of life planning for End Stage Renal Care patients, racial disparities in the diffusion of a medical technology, and incentives in suicide intervention. Her recent presentations include: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, 2011. Poster presentation, "The Impact of Star Physicians on Diffusion of a Medical Technology: the Case of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery;" and International Health Economics Association (IHEA), 8th "Matching for Life: A Model of Suicide Intervention," with Lisa Delgado, Penn State. Upon graduating from U Penn, Dr. Shinn worked as a financial analyst for an independent power developer, overseeing analysis of more than $500 million in municipal bond and private equity investments in alternative energy projects. She became a management shareholder and pursued various business projects before returning to graduate school. Dr. Shinn has received several awards for teaching including The Crystal Award from The Fox School (2005) and the Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student (2005).
Christine L. Storrie
POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY
Dr. Danielle Gougon
Danielle Gougon is a professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and Economics at Rowan University. Dr. Gougon earned a doctoral degree in Political Science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and a Master’s in Feminist Theory and Gender Studies from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School University, New York. Dr. Gougon’s specializes in women in politics, feminist theory, reproductive politics, and interest groups. Her research focuses on feminist organizations’ responses to new challenges in reproductive politics in the contemporary U.S. setting.
Prior to joining Rowan, Dr. Gougon served as the Dean of Global Academic and First Year Programs at Douglass College, the women’s college at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and was responsible for developing curriculum for women’s leadership courses and programs. Dr. Gougon also directed the Global Village, a nationally recognized living-learning community that was awarded numerous financial gifts to support its work in developing globally minded women leaders. During her tenure, Dr. Gougon launched several new houses focused on human rights, women’s leadership, women in business, and Mid-East coexistence. Dr. Gougon has also designed and led service-learning trips and has taken students to Thailand to study sex trafficking, Cambodia to study genocide, Juarez, Mexico to study globalization, and South Africa to study apartheid.
Lawrence P. Markowitz is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Hollybush Institute at Rowan University. He specializes in the study of state failure, social movements, and post-Soviet politics. Markowitz is author of State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia (Cornell University Press, 2013) as well as articles in Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Demokratizatsiya, and Central Asian Survey. His current research explores anti-immigrant movements in Russia and local violence in Central Asia. Markowitz received his B.A. from State University of New York-Oneonta in 1992, his M.A. from American University in 1998, and his Ph.D from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. His research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Social Science Research Council, International Research and Exchanges Board, and National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.
Jason D. Rivera, M.P.A.
Jason David Rivera earned his B.A. in History at Rowan University, and later his M.P.A at Rutgers University - Camden. Currently, he is in the process of completing his Ph.D. in public affairs at Rutgers University – Camden with a specialization in community development. His research focuses on social vulnerability to natural and manmade disasters with an emphasis on ethnic minority and low-income experiences. Examples of his work can be found in the Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Applied Security Research: Protection and Response in Asset Protection, Terrorism, and Violence, The Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, the Journal of Critical Incident Analysis, Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences, the International Journal of Emergency Management and Through the Eye of the Storm: Social Justice in the United States. He is coauthor of Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape, with DeMond Miller (2008) and coeditor of How Ethnically Marginalized Americans Cope with Catastrophic Disasters: Studies in Suffering and Resiliency (2010), Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency: Exploring Global Opportunities and Challenges (2010), and Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters (2011), with DeMond Miller. Jason is also an American Political Science Association Minority Fellow.
Dr. Katrinka C. Somdahl-Sands
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF
POLITICAL SCIENCE ADJUNCT FACULTY
Katy Balin, Esq.
Jerome C. Harris
Morris Smith, Esq.
ECONOMICS ADJUNCT FACULTY
Carlo Dennis R. Candalla, M.A.
Joseph Chalmers, M.B.A.
Francine V. Knight
Mike Leonardo, M.B.A.
Samuel U. Maduakolam, M.A.
Robert Vaden, M.A.
Kathleen M. Zarnosky