IUPUI has appointed Professor Thomas Stucky (pictured) executive associate dean and Suzann Lupton (pictured) assistant dean. Stucky has been with SPEA at IUPUI since 2004 and has served in a number of administrative roles with the school, most recently was director of faculty development. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Iowa. Stucky replaces Lilliard Richardson, who has completed his five-year term as EAD. Richardson will be taking a research leave in the Fairbanks School of Public Health and serving as a faculty fellow in the Center for Health Policy, before returning to the SPEA faculty as a full-time policy studies professor.

Lupton, who started with the SPEA public affairs faculty in 2010, is also a former attorney with Baker & Daniels. She will be responsible for a variety of areas, including public affairs education, diversity promotion and student services.