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Co-Director Grant Davis Reeher is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University‘s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He directs the Campbell Institute of Public Affairs, and SU Abroad’s Politics and Media in Britain Program. He is also the host of the Campbell Conversations Friday at noon on the stations of NPR affiliate WRVO-FM.

Grant is a frequent contributor to The Post-Standard‘s Opinion section, and is currently at work on two books: one about legislators at different levels, and another on citizen participation and political representation.

His recent publications include “First Person Political: Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service“.

He can be reached at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu.

Co-Director Tina Nabatchi is an assistant professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her research interests include public management, public policy, and law, particularly in relation to conflict resolution, deliberative democracy and sustainable development.

Tina has published numerous book chapters and several articles in journals such as Public Administration Review, National Civic Review, The International Journal of Conflict Management, and The International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior.

She is currently engaged in research with the Department of Justice and the United States Postal Service.

Tina can be contacted at tnabatch@maxwell.syr.edu.

Project Manager Greg Munno helped begin CNYSpeaks as The Post-Standard’s Civic Engagement Editor. He worked at the paper for 14 years, where he covered, or edited reporters who covered, every major government body in Central New York, as well as state and federal government as it pertains to Upstate.

Now an independent project manager, editor and writer, Munno’s current professional and research interests focus on engaging citizens as a way to discuss and address the critical issues facing Upstate New York. Greg received his Executive Master’s of Public Administration from the Maxwell School in December, along with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution. Read more at gregmunno.com or contact Greg at  gregmunno@msn.com or 315.730.4621.

Project Administrator Bethany Walawender is the Associate Director of Administration and Finance at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Walawender holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Maxwell. She’s instrumental in managing CNYSpeaks’ finances and ensuring our complience with university standards.

Graduate Assistant Jessica Prue has quickly become a key member of the CNYSpeaks team. She coordinates logistics; participates as a facilitator and in training other facilitators; helps manage CNYSpeaks’ social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and here on CNYSpeaks.com; and performs a host of other functions.

Before moving to Syracuse, Jessica managed the website http://www.lawforchange.org for Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation in Washington, DC, and oversaw blog contributions from attorneys.

Jessica has quickly become a fan of Syracuse, enjoying its many festivals and beautiful autumn weather.

She is at the Maxwell School earning her Master’s of Public Administration.


Project Administrator Bethany Walawender is the Associate Director of Administration and Finance at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Walawender holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Maxwell. She’s instrumental in managing CNYSpeaks’ finances and ensuring our complience with university standards.
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