Jamie Winders, professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, is best known for her interdisciplinary engagement with timely topics, from international migration to emerging technologies. She is editor-in-chief of the International Migration Review and associate editor of cultural geographies. Jamie is the director of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, which focuses on interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the design, regulation, and societal impacts of autonomous systems. In this capacity, she works with faculty and students across campus, as well as with external stakeholders in areas from government to industry to advocacy. Winders was a pioneer in the study of new immigrant destinations in a domestic and an international context, and her research on international migration sits at the intersection of academic engagement and policy discussions. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and joined the Syracuse University faculty in 2004. Her teaching and scholarship have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Russell Sage, among other sources.
Winders is serving the second year of her two-year term as faculty representative for the 2020-21 academic year. She participates, ex officio, on the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee, and reports to the board at its Executive Committee and full board meetings.