Robertson Hall


Interim Dean

Nolan McCartyNolan McCarty is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs. He was formerly the chair of the Department of Politics and the associate dean at the School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political game theory. He is the recipient of the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution and the John M. Olin Fellowship in Political Economy. He has co-authored three books: “Political Game Theory” (2006, Cambridge University Press with Adam Meirowitz), “Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches” (2006, MIT Press with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal), and “Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy” (with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal). In 2010, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

To schedule an appointment with the Interim Dean, contact Heather Evans at

Vice Dean

Miguel CentenoMiguel Centeno is a professor of sociology and public affairs and founder of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), a rigorous academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students. He also serves as faculty director of Princeton’s Presidential Scholars Program, which helps female and underrepresented minority students prepare for the nation’s top Ph.D. programs.

A well-known sociologist, Centeno studies a range of subjects related to globalization and trade and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books. His latest publication, “War & Society,” explores how war tears communities down, but can also create strong communal bonds. He is currently working on a book about the sociology of discipline.

Centeno served as chair of the Department of Sociology from 2012 to 2017 and was the founding director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, serving from 2003 to 2007. He was also the head of First College from 1997 to 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history, MBA, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University.

To schedule an appointment with the Vice-Dean, contact Pamela Garber at

Advisory Council

Susan Marquis MPA ’87, Ph.D. ’95, Chair
Pardee RAND Graduate School

Kim Belshé MPA’87
Executive Director
First 5 LA

Joshua Bolten ’76
President and CEO
Business Roundtable

Norman Champ III ’85
Kirkland & Ellis

Scott Frantz ’82
President & Chairman
Haebler Capital

Robert L. Gordon III MPA ’89
Be The Change, Inc.

Larry Handerhan, MPA ’12
Chief of Staff
D.C. Department of Human Services

Rochelle Haynes MPA ’06
Vice President, US Social Impact
Sesame Workshop

Cindy Y. Huang MPA ’02
Co-Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy
Center for Global Development

G. Mason Morfit ’97
President and CIO
ValueAct Capital

Minh-Thu Pham MPA ’03
Executive Director for Policy
United Nations Foundation

Jose Quinonez MPA ’98
Mission Asset Fund

Amy Richardson MPA ’93, Ph.D. ’97

Karen Sonneborn ’95
Co-founder and CEO

Fatema Sumar MPA ’06
Vice President
Oxfam America

Betsy Williams ’98
Founder and International Advisory Board Chair
President’s Young Professional Program

Peter Yu ’83
Managing Partner
Cartesian Capital Group

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