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Engaged Faculty

Maxwell faculty include 18 Fulbright Research Fellows, 10 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, 12 National Academy of Public Administration Fellows, eight American Council of Learned Societies Fellows, seven Guggenheim Fellows, two Carnegie Fellows and one MacArthur Fellow.

Faculty are driven by their research agendas but equally dedicated to teaching, the student experience and educational outcomes. Approximately one third are focused on domestic issues, one third on international issues and one third on issues that straddle both. 

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My experience of Maxwell's professors is that they're engaged and they really care about all their students. The door is always open for you to have a conversation about yourself, about your career, and about what Maxwell is doing for you.

The Maxwell faculty have been fabulous. One of my favorite things is I was in a China class, and I would hear my professor on NPR. I'm like, oh, that's awesome I'm going to go to class tonight with this woman who is currently giving her advice to the entire country on NPR.

The things that we're teaching in the classroom have real world relevance. Students can immediately see how the perspectives they're learning help them understand what's going on around them. That's a hallmark of what Maxwell typically looks for in faculty members who are as excited about going into the classroom as they are about sitting down to work on their own research.

The Maxwell faculty are experienced teachers, experienced researchers. And many of them are also practitioners who worked in the public sector, either in the United States or internationally and also sometimes in the private sector, as well. So they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the classroom.

Each person just wants to make sure that I'm doing what's best for me. The director of the program has been advising me for years. And she's really gotten to know who I am. So having people who are actually invested in my life and what I want to do in the future was just an incredible experience.