Michael Tomz is Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Tomz has published in the fields of international relations, American politics, comparative politics, and statistical methods. He is the author of Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries and numerous articles in political science and economics journals. Tomz received the International Studies Association’s Karl Deutsch Award, given to a scholar who, within 10 years of earning a Ph.D., has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations. He has also won the Giovanni Sartori Award for the best book developing or applying qualitative methods; the Jack L. Walker Award for the best article on Political Organizations and Parties; the best paper award from the APSA section on Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior; the best paper award from the APSA section on Experimental Research; and the Okidata Best Research Software Award. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. In recognition of his teaching, Tomz has received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Cox Medal for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research at Stanford. He founded and continues to direct the Summer Research College program for undergraduates in Political Science. Tomz holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University; a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Hoover Institution, the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, and the International Monetary Fund.
A California native, Maile has spent her life enjoying what the "Golden State" has to offer in terms of a sunny living and an education. Through her B.A. degree studies in Sociology and Education at the University of California, Irvine, her involvement within various college campus co-curricular activities, as well as working in a K-12 educational setting post-college, Maile decided to pursue a M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of San Francisco in order to learn, understand, and act on how best to support and advocate for students. Maile's educational and work experiences have provided her with a solid grounding for how to be a servant leader for students, staff, and faculty, which led her to Stanford University in 2015. Maile worked at Stanford's Department of English as a Student Services Specialist for two years before making the leap to Stanford Global Studies' Program in International Relations. She looks forward to continuing to support undergraduates in their academic careers at Stanford. In spaces beyond work, Maile enjoys spending time with family and friends, venturing to yummy food destinations, attempting to bake, and traveling when time permits.