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Mitchell P. Smith

Mitchell P. Smith is Professor of International and Area Studies and EU Center Director. His work focuses on comparative political economy, with a particular emphasis on European integration.

After receiving his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, Smith spent two years as an economic analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. He earned his M.P.A. Degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he studied international political economy, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University's Department of Politics. Smith has taught at Swarthmore College and Middlebury College. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in European Union Affairs and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, Belgium. He also has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Smith's work has appeared in West European Politics, The Journal of Legislative Studies, Politics & Society, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, German Politics, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and other journals. He is co-editor of Legitimacy and the European Union: The Contested Polity (Routledge, 1999), and author of States of Liberalization (SUNY Press, 2005), which examines the impact of the European Union's single market on the role of the public sector in West European countries. His new book, Environmental and Health Regulation in the U.S. and the EU: Protecting Public and Planet (Palgrave Macmilan, 2012), is a comparative study of environmental and health regulation in the European Union and the U.S. In addition, Smith is editor of the newly released volume, Europe and National Economic Transformation: The EU After the Lisbon Decade (Palgrave series in European Union Politics, 2012).

Scott Mauldin

Scott Mauldin is the Graduate Assistant of the EU Center. He graduated with a B.A. in International and Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma in May 2012. He worked since then as Assistant Director and then Interim Director of the University of Oklahoma Language Learning Center before joining the OU's M.A. program in International Studies in January 2014.

His research interests focus on the EU and institutionalization of Transatlantic relations, and personal academic interests include general history, modernization, statebuilding, and development.