Collegiate Personnel Support
The following academic professionals are supporting the Lexington Universal Circuit by fostering an environment for research writing. Their ongoing advice has allowed us to expand our writer base, increase readership, and build a journal that mirrors professionalism. Please note that the writings, opinions, and ideas on the Lexington Universal Circuit do not reflect those of the faculty and staff listed. All contents on this site are solely the responsibilities of the editors-in-chief and the respective authors.
Dr. Luke Waltzer
Luke Waltzer is the Project Manager for Digital Learning at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, where he oversees Blogs@Baruch and edits Cac.ophony.org, a weblog on communication-intensive instruction. He has a Ph.D. in American History from the CUNY Graduate Center. His current research interests include the history of American adolescence in the Twentieth Century and also the role of educational technology in general education.
Dr. Brian Murphy
Brian Phillips Murphy was born in Paterson, New Jersey and graduated from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa. with a B.A. in history. He is an Assistant Professor within the Department of History at Bernard M. Baruch College, teaching early American and economic political history. Brian Murphy earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia, where in 2008 he completed his dissertation, “Empire State Building: The Formation of States and Parties in New York, 1783-1850.” Professor Murphy has held fellowships at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in the political economy of the early American republic.
Dr. E.S. Savas
E.S. Savas is the Presidential Professor within the School of Public Affairs at Bernard M. Baruch College. The professor has B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Piraeus (Greece). He is the author of fifteen books and over 130 articles; his books have been published in 23 foreign editions. He is an internationally known pioneer in and authority on privatization. He served as First Deputy City Administrator of New York and as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, appointed by President Ronald Reagan. He also served as a councilman in his suburban town. He was a professor of public management at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and taught in the Department of Management, School of Business, Baruch College, where he also served for eight years as chairman
Dr. Gene Park
Gene Park is an expert in Political Economy and East Asia, and is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Political Science at Bernard M. Baruch College. His current research focuses on the politics of fiscal policy in Japan. His research has been published in Governance,Asian Survey, and edited books. Before arriving at Baruch College, Gene Park was Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center and a Visiting Scholar at Japan’s Ministry of Finance. He is also the recipient of a Fulbright IIE fellowship for study in Japan. Gene completed his doctorate in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley in 2007.
Dr. Corey Mead
Corey Mead is Assistant Professor within the Department of English at Bernard M. Baruch College, specializing in literacy studies and creative writing. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.), his research focuses on the politics and history of literacy and education. His current project investigates the military’s longstanding influence on American literacy, and the ways in which this influence is now being made manifest through the military’s use of videogames as recruiting and training tools. Corey teaches a variety of undergraduate writing courses at Baruch. Visit webpage of Corey Mead Email: email@example.com
Prof. Frank Donnelly
Frank Donnelly is the Geospatial Data Librarian at the Newman Library, Baruch College CUNY. He earned his M.A. in Geography from the University of Toronto and his M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. He is the library’s subject specialist in geography, geographic information systems (GIS), and demography with an emphasis on US Census data. His current research focuses on the utility of open source GIS software for thematic mapping, research, and GIS education
Dr. Nancy Aries
Nancy Aries, Ph.D., is Interim University Dean for Undergraduate Education. She is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and also holds an appointment in the Department of Community Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She was the recipient of an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship and spent the 2008-09 academic year at Tufts University working under the mentorship of the President and Provost. Prior to assuming the position as Undergraduate Dean, she was the Executive Director of Academic Programs at Baruch College. Dr. Aries’ areas of concentration are health policy and management. The common theme binding her research is the ways collaborative relations foster more effective health care delivery. Her recent studies have considered the competing nature of workforce and patient diversity on the provision of hospital based services, the role of SHIPs in the implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act, and the economic impact of biomedical research. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and Health Care Management Review. Dr. Aries earned her A.B. at the University of Michigan with a concentration in Urban Studies and Ph.D. in Social Policy at the Florence Heller School at Brandeis University.