Sloan Workshop Agenda

All programming will take place at the Sheraton’s convention space unless otherwise noted.

Day 1 – Sunday, September 15th

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Opening Reception and Welcome Address
Location: Upper Lobby

Welcome Address: Robert B. Murrett, Vice Adm. (Ret.), Deputy Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism, and Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University.


Day 2 – Monday,  September 16th)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
Location: Comstock

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Introductions, Workshop Plans and Goals
Location: Comstock AB

Laura Steinberg, Ph.D. Director, Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Special Assistant for Strategy, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation Syracuse University
Don Siegel, Ph.D. Foundation Professor of public policy and management, Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM 2018 ASU/SU Sloan Workshop Report: Results of 1st Sloan Workshop on Linking Engineering and Public Policy
Location: Comstock AB

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Welcoming Address – Dean David Van Slyke, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Location: Comstock AB

BREAK (15 Minutes)

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Panel Discussion: Innovations and Linkages between Public Policy and Engineering for Curriculum and Research – Part 1
Location: Comstock AB

Featured Panelists:
Kaye Husbands Fealing, Ph.D. and Chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy.
Ramayya Krishnan, Ph.D. Dean, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems.
Jerrell D Coggburn, Ph.D. and a professor of public administration in North Carolina State University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA).
Don Siegel, Ph.D. Foundation Professor of public policy and management, Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.
Ann-Margaret Esnard, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research at Georgia State University, and a Distinguished University Professor of Public Management and Policy.
Clinton J. Andrews, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Urban Planning & Policy Development, and Director, Center for Green Building.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch with Distinguished Speaker
Lunch Location: Comstock C
Speaker Location: Comstock AB


Sean O’Keefe is a professor at Syracuse University; Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Distinguished Senior Advisor (Non-Resident), Center for Strategic & International Studies; and NAPA (National Academy of Public Administration) Fellow.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Student Panel
Location: Comstock AB

Shelby Davis, Staff Engineer at C&S Companies
Brandon De Bruhl, Ph.D. Candidate, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Jason Sydoriak, Staff Associate Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Panel Discussion: Innovations and Linkages between Public Policy and Engineering for Curriculum and Research – Part 2
Location: Comstock AB

Featured Panelists:
Rachel Kleit, Ph.D. Associate Dean Faculty Affairs for the Ohio State University College of Engineering.
Robert Bifulco, Ph.D., Associate Dean Syracuse University Maxwell School, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs.
Maya Trotz, Ph.D., Professor at University of South Florida College of Engineering, and Faculty Fellow at Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions.
Edward W. De Barbieri, J.D., Director of the Community Development Clinic at the Albany Law School, and professor in community economic development law.

BREAK (15 Minutes)

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Breakout Session: Group Discussions to Develop Ideas for Linking Engineering and Public Policy Programs
Location: Comstock AB

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Tour of the Dome: Roof Reconstruction Project (leaves from Sheraton) with Pete Sala, Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer, Syracuse University
Location: Dome

6:15 PM – 9:00 PM Workshop Dinner
Location: Goldstein, on Syracuse University Campus


Day 3 – Tuesday, September 17th

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
Location: Comstock C

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks – Gurdip Singh, Associate Dean for Research at the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Location: Comstock AB

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Syracuse Surge: The Biggest Economic Growth Plan in City History. Jen Tifft, Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development
Location: Comstock AB

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Group Discussion
Location: Comstock AB

  • Barriers to partnerships between engineering and computer science and how to overcome them
  • Methods of encouraging linkages at other public policy and engineering schools

BREAK (15 Minutes)

11:30-Noon Open Discussion: Next Steps
Location: Comstock AB

Noon –1:00 PM Lunch
Location: Comstock C

*This is a working agenda and is subject to change.