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LBJ School Welcomes Nine New Faces to Classroom for the Spring 2009 Semester

Catherine Weaver Joins Ranks of Permanent Faculty

AUSTIN, Texas-- Jan. 23, 2009-- The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes nine new faces to the classroom for the Spring 2009 semester, including Catherine (Kate) Weaver who is joining  the permanent faculty as an Assistant Professor and as a Fellow and Director of the Global Governance Program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Rounding out the line-up of new faces to the LBJ School are:

Dan Bartlett - Adjunct Professor -  Media in Politics and Policy

William A. Eaton - Visiting Professor - U.S. Diplomacy

Terri E. Givens - Associate Professor of Government -- The Politics of Immigration Policy: U.S. and Comparative Perspectives

Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. - Sid Richardson Research Professor - Advanced Management

 Diana  Newton - Adjunct Professor - Policymaking in an Age of Interdependence

Sheryl Sculley - Adjunct Professor - Issues in Urban Management

Margaret Thompson - Adjunct Professor - Policy Research Project in Health Policy

Dave Wanser - Adjunct Professor - State and National Behavioral Health Policy

 

Catherine Weaver

Assistant Professor - International Development

Catherine WeaverCatherine (Kate) Weaver received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. From 2001-2002, she was a Brookings Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and from 2002-2008 an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas. Weaver's research focuses on the organizational culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Her book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, was published by Princeton University Press in November 2008. In addition to several book chapters, her is also appearing in Global Governance, Journal of International Relations and Development, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, and New Political Economy. She is also the co-editor or co-author of three forthcoming books, The Politics of International Organizations: Bridging the Rationalist-Constructivist Divide (with Alex Thompson and Michael J. Tierney), International Political Economy and the Transatlantic Divide (with Nicola Phillips), and Theory and Practice of International Organizations (with Michael Lipson and Michael Mosser). Weaver is currently a co-editor at Review of International Political Economy, and serves on the editorial advisory boards for the journal Poverty and Public Policy, the New Millennium Books Series of Rowman & Littlefield Press, and the  Routledge/University of Warwick Studies in Globalisation book series.

In addition to being an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School,  Weaver is a Fellow and Director of the Global Governance Program for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the University of Texas.

Dan Bartlett

Adjunct Professor -  Media in Politics and Policy

Dan BartlettAs the former counselor to President George W. Bush, Dan Bartlett was responsible for all aspects of strategic communications planning, the formulation of policy, and the implementation of the administration’s agenda. During his six and one half years at the White House, Bartlett oversaw the White House Press Office and the Offices of Communications, Media Affairs, and Speechwriting. He played a key role in developing and executing the President’s domestic and foreign policy agenda, and traveled extensively with President Bush to more than forty countries, participating in high-level talks with heads of state, prime ministers, and government representatives. President Bush relied on Bartlett for his policy judgment, which enabled him to develop successful campaigns to reform public schools, pass major tax relief, and begin diversifying America’s sources of energy.

William A. Eaton

Visiting Professor - U.S. Diplomacy

William A. EatonWilliam A. Eaton, a Minister-Counselor in the career Senior Foreign Service, was confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 2005 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Panama and sworn in on September 6, 2005.  Before serving as U.S. Ambassador to Panama, Eaton was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, a position he held throughout Secretary of State Colin Powell’s tenure from 2001-2005.  As Assistant Secretary of State, he was responsible for delivering global support services to civilian U.S. Government employees in diplomatic missions at 260 locations around the world.  As one of the Department’s most senior management professionals, he has served overseas in Georgetown, Guyana, Moscow, Istanbul, Milan and Ankara.  In Washington, he has served in a wide variety of multi-disciplinary positions, including in the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary for Management and the Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Diplomatic Security.

Terri E. Givens

Associate Professor of Government -- The Politics of Immigration Policy: U.S. and Comparative Perspectives

Terri E. GivensTerri E. Givens is Vice Provost and Associate Professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her duties as Vice Provost include oversight of the University’s International Office (Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, English as a Second Language), and development of international initiatives; Undergraduate Curriculum; Faculty Council and Catalog Legislation; Academic Advising; and Undergraduate Awards.

 

 

Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.

Sid Richardson Research Professor - Advanced Management

Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.Prior to his appointment at the LBJ School, Lynn was the George H. W. Bush Chair and Professor of Public Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Previously, he served on the faculties of the Stanford Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, where he was the Sydney Stein, Jr. Professor of Public Management. He is a past president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Diana Newton

Adjunct Professor - Policymaking in an Age of Interdependence

Diana  NewtonDiana  Newton is Senior Fellow at the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University where she runs the Japan Studies Program. She has also been in the Associate Director for Programs at the Tower Center. Before working at SMU, Newton was an International Affairs Fellow and Hitachi International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where she served as the project director for the Economic Task Force on Japan. Before working at the Council, she served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy National Security Advisor at the National Security Council, and as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs at the State Department. She is a graduate of Yale University and Boston University School of Law.

Sheryl Sculley

Adjunct Professor - Issues in Urban Management

Sheryl SculleySheryl Sculley became San Antonio’s City Manager in November 2005 with 31 years in local government. As the City’s chief executive officer,  she manages a full-service municipal government corporation as directed by policies of the City Council. She oversees an annual operating and capital budget of more than $2 billion that served a community of more than 1.3 million residents and 430 square miles. Sculley supervises the activities of all City departments that included more than 12,000 employees. Before going to San Antonio, Sculley served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Phoenix for 16 years, assisting in the day-to-day management of 14,000 employees and a $2.6 billion annual operating budget. Sculley led the development of the City’s downtown. Prior to that, Sculley worked for the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan, for 15 yeas, including 5 years as City Manager.

Margaret Thompson

Adjunct Professor - Policy Research Project in Health Policy

Margaret ThompsonMargaret Thompson completed medical school and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Since that time, she has been engaged in the private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Austin, Texas. During her medical career, she has served on many committees and held numerous positions including President of the Austin OB-GYN Society, Chairman of the Medical Affiliate Board of Planned Parenthood, Chief of OB-GYN and Member of the Medical Ethics Committee of Seton Hospital, Executive Board Member of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Member of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Maternal Health.  She was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the development of the Renaissance Women’s Center, a women’s specialty hospital in Austin.  She was also instrumental in the passage of legislation in Texas banning gender discrimination in health care reimbursement.  

Dave Wanser

Adjunct Professor - State and National Behavioral Health Policy

Dave WanserDave Wanser, Ph.D. is a Visiting Fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Executive Director of the National Data Infrastructure Improvement Consortium. Until March 2007 he served as the Deputy Commissioner for Behavioral and Community Health at the Texas Department of State Health Services, the consolidated department for mental health, substance abuse and public health, during the first three years after its creation in 2004. Dr. Wanser’s responsibilities included administration of contracted services for a wide range of mental health, substance abuse, primary and preventive care and nutrition services. During this time he chaired the Governor’s Mental Health Transformation Workgroup.