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John Antel

John Antel, PhD

Professor, Department of Economics

307C McElhinney
713 743 2933


Expertise: Applied Statistics, Data Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Labor and Health Economics


Gail Buttorff, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs

501H E. Cullen
713 743 6228


Expertise: Middle East Politics, Women and Public Policy in the MENA, Formal Theory, Female Labor Force Participation, Quantitative Methods


Daniel Engster, PhD

Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs
Director, Civitas Program

337A McElhinney
713 743 7367


Expertise: Political Philosophy, Ethics, Family Policy, Early Education, Care Work


Jim Granato, PhD

Executive Director, Hobby School of Public Policy
Professor, Political Science

306 McElhinney
713 743 3887


ExpertisePolicy Analysis, Macroeconomic Policy, Science Policy, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling

Johanna Luttrell

Johanna Luttrell, PhD

Post-Doctoral Visiting Scholar, Political Philosophy

337 McElhinney Hall & 510 Agnes Arnold Hall
713 743 3970

Expertise: Social and Political Philosophy, Global Poverty, the Capabilities Approach, Human Rights, Urban Development under Globalization, Global Feminism


Pablo M. Pinto, PhD

Associate Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs
Director, Center for Public Policy

307A McElhinney
713 743 2540


ExpertisePolitical Economy, Globalization of Production, Fiscal Policy and Taxation, Political Representation, Quantitative Methods



Alan Witt, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, Hobby School of Public Affairs
Professor, Psychology (College of Liberals Arts and Social Sciences)
Professor, Management (Bauer College of Business)

127 Heyne
713 743 73253

Research Papers

Expertise: Strategy-Culture Alignment, Personality, Leadership, Customer Service, Work-Family Balance, Counterproductive Work Behavior, Organizational Politics, Job Performance, Occupational Health and Safety, Diversity, Teams, Information Security, and Situational Awareness/Emergency Management


Sunny Wong, PhD

Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs

307D McElhinney
713 743 7350


Expertise: Monetary Policy, Learning Dynamics, Business-Cycle Theory, Foreign Direct Investment, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)