People

Director:

Dr. Erick Rengifo
Associate Professor of Economics
Director, Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS)
PhD, Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Areas of Interest: Financial Economics, Microfinance, and Econometrics
Rose Hill, Dealy E-513
rengifomina@fordham.edu
718-817-4061
Website

Board Members:

Susan Block-Lieb
Professor of Law
Area of Interest: Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, International Organizations
University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude, 1982
University of Michigan, BA, with honors, 1979
sblocklieb@law.fordham.edu
202-531-7999

Edmon Blount
Executive Director: Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution
Areas of Interest: Macroprudential regulation, econometrics, international banking and cross-border finance.
Advanced Professional Certificate (post-MBA), NYU
ewblount@csfme.org
212-636-6782

Dr. John Entelis
Professor of Political Science
Director of Middle East Studies
Area of Interest: political science, international relations, Middle Eastern affairs, and North African studies
Rose Hill, Faber Hall Rm 678
entelis@fordham.edu
718-817-3953

Dr. Norma Fuentes
Director of Migration, Gender and Development Research Unit
Professor at CUNY
PhD, Columbia University

Emily Hibbets
Student
Current Work

Dr. Melissa Labonte
Associate Professor of Political Science, Assoc Dean GSAS 
PhD, Brown University
Areas of Interest: international nongovernmental organizations, international organizations and international law, multilateral peace operations, post-conflict peacebuilding, conflict resolution, human rights, humanitarian crises, and the politics of humanitarian intervention

Dr. Darryl McLeod
Associate Professor of Economics
Department Chair
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Interest: Development Economics
Rose Hill, Dealy E-527
mcleod@fordham.edu
718-817-4063
website

Utteeyo Dasgupta
Assistant Professor of Economics at Wagner College
PhD in Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson
Areas of Interest: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Development Economics
utteeyo.dasgupta@wagner.edu
718-390-3265
website

Dr. Sophie Mitra
Managing of Director, Social Justice and Policy Research Unit (CIPS)
Associate Professor of Economics
PhD, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (France)
Areas of Interest: Applied Microeconomics, Development
Rose Hill, Dealy E-524
mitra@fordham.edu
718-817-5337

Dr. Kurt Jetta
Director of Economics of Consumer Marketing
CEO TABS group
PhD Fordham University
kurtjetta@tabsgroup.com
561-270-7902  Website

Alfredo Cuecuecha Mendoza
President of El Colegio de Tlaxcala, AC,
PhD Boston University
Area of Interest: Economic Development, Labor Economics and Economics of Migration

Diego Oyharbide
MS, Economics and International Political Economy and Development (IPED), Fordham University

Diego Rumiany
MA, International Political Economy and Development (IPED)
His paper, "The Logic of Reducing the Global Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa," was chosen for publication by the Development Gateway Foundation.
Staff member of the United Nations and a citizen of Argentina.

Father Patrick Ryan
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society Fordham University

Marciana Popescu
Associate Professor 914-367-3437
popescu@fordham.edu
BSW, MA, University of Bucharest; MSW, Tulane University; PhD, University of Bucherest
Social policy, Macropractice, Family violence, Program evaluation/evaluation research

Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg
Associate Professor of Economics
Director, International Political Economy and Development (IPED)
PhD, Columbia University
Areas of Interest: International Economic Policy, Development
Rose Hill, Dealy E-519
schwalbenber@fordham.edu
718-817-4059

Pinar Zubaroglu
Associate Researcher
Directing the Job Training Connection project (creating youth employment in Haiti)