Full Faculty Directory

A | B | C - D | E - F | G | H - J | K | L | M | N - O | P - R | S | T - U | V - Z

A

  • Photo of Alan J. Abramson

    Professor; and Director, Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise

    Areas of Research: Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Public Administration, Public Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Third-party (Collaborative) Governance
  • Photo of Katrin B. Anacker

    Professor of Public Policy

    Areas of Research: Race and Ethnicity, Urban Policy, Housing
  • Photo of Philip Auerswald

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Energy Policy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Industrial Organization, International Development, Microeconomics, Regional Development, Science and Technology Policy
  • Photo of Kevin Avruch

    Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Professor of Anthropology, University Affiliate (Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution)

    Areas of Research: Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nationalist and Ethnoreligious Social Movements, Politics and Society in Contemporary Israel

B

  • Photo of Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Biodefense, Ethics and Weapons Development, Former Soviet States, Health and Security, Illicit Trade, International Security, Knowledge Management, Qualitative Methods, Science and Technology Studies, Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Photo of Christopher D. Berk

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Research: Politics of punishment, Penal law, Law & society, Democratic theory
  • Bill Bolling smiling for a photo

    Visiting Professor

    Schar School of Policy and Government Visiting Professor, William (Bill) Bolling/
  • Photo of Schar School of Policy and Government Visiting Professor of Public Policy, David Brunori

    Visiting Professor of Public Policy

    David Brunori is a nationally known expert in state and local public finance and tax policy. He has been a leader in the state and local tax field for more than 30 years as a lawyer, writer, and teacher. He was elected a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration and is a fellow at the American College of Tax Counsel. He currently serves as Senior Fellow at the D.C. Policy Center.
  • Photo of James N. Burroughs

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Public Management, Public Administration Ethics, Administrative Law, Judicial Process, and Organization Theory
  • Photo of Jo-Marie Burt

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Conflict Studies, Democratization, Gender, Latin America, Historical Memory, Human Rights, Qualitative Methods, State-Society Relations, Transitional Justice
  • Photo of Ahsan I. Butt

    Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Areas of Research: Ethnicity and Nationalism, International Relations, International Relations Theory, International Security, and South Asia

C - D

  • Photo of Terry Clower

    Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government; Professor of Public Policy; Director, Center for Regional Analysis

    Areas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, Economic and Fiscal Impacts
  • Photo of Ally Coll

    Assistant Professor, Director of the Law and Policy Learning Community

    Ally Coll is an assistant professor of legal studies and the director of the Jurisprudence Learning Community at the Schar School of Policy and Government.
  • Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera wearing a beige blazer and smiling.

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Mexico-U.S. Relations, Latin American Politics, Organized Crime, Immigration, Border Security, Human Trafficking, Latin America, Comparative Politics, Gender, International Migration, International Security, Qualitative Methods, Democratization, Energy Policy, Security Policy
  • Photo of Delton T. Daigle

    Associate Professor; Director of Online Learning

    Areas of Research: Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, American Politics, Canadian Politics, Survey Research, and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Photo of Robert L. Deitz

    Professor of Public Policy

    Robert L. Deitz was Senior Councillor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 until February 2009. From September 1998 to September 2006 he was the General Counsel at the National Security Agency where he represented the NSA in all legal matters.
  • Photo of Desmond Dinan

    Professor of Public Policy and Ad personam Jean Monnet Professor

    Areas of Research: European Union Governance and Institutions, Global Governance
  • Photo of Colin Dueck

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Foreign Policy, International Relations, International Security, U.S. Politics and Institutions

E - F

  • Photo of John S. Earle

    Distinguished University Professor
    Director, Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)

    Areas of Research: Economic Policy; Employment Policy; Firm and Industry Dynamics; Labor Economics; Comparative, Institutional, and Transition Economics; Economic Development; Entrepreneurship; Microeconomics; Organizations; Political Economy; Quantitative Methods; Small Business Programs, Growth, and Innovation
  • Photo of Heba F. El-Shazli

    Instructional Associate Professor

    Instructional Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on International Relations Theory; Politics, Government and Society of the Middle East; Israeli-Palestinian Politics; and Islam and Politics.
  • Photo of Claudia Escobar Mejía

    Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Claudia Escobar is a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Due to threats and intimidation, the Guatemalan lawyer and former magistrate of the Court of Appeals relocated to the United States, where she works as the executive director of Be Just, an organization that promotes the rule of law by strengthening the institutions of the justice sector, supports anti-corruption initiatives, and respect for human rights.
  • Photo of Michael K. Fauntroy

    Associate Professor
    Founding Director, Race, Politics, and Poilcy Center

    Areas of Research: African American Political Behavior, Political Parties, Social Policy, The Presidency, U.S. Politics & Legal Studies, Voting Rights Policy

G

  • Meghan Garrity

    Assistant Professor

    Meghan Garrity is an Assistant Professor of International Security and Law at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
  • Photo of Justin Gest by Ron Aira

    Professor of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
  • Photo of Jonathan L. Gifford

    Professor; Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

    Research Interests: Civil Engineering, Development and Delivery, Federalism/State and Local Government, Fiscal Policy and Budgeting, Infrastructure Finance, Public-Private Partnerships, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Urban Policy
  • Photo of Jack A. Goldstone

    Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr., Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions, and Policy (SCIP)

    Jack A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of Schar’s Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP).
  • John Gordon IV

    Instructional Associate Professor

    Gordon teaches graduate-level courses on counterinsurgency and military operations and strategy in the Schar School of Policy and Government's international security master’s program.
  • Photo of Mason Square

    Visiting Instructional Professor

    Schar School of Policy and Government Visiting Instructional Professor, Bartle Gorman

H - J

  • Photo of Bassam S. Haddad

    Associate Professor

    Bassam Haddad is an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
  • Photo of David M. Hart

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Energy Policy, Innovation Policy, Manufacturing Policy, Science and Technology Policy, U.S. Politics
  • Photo of Michael V. Hayden

    Distinguished Visiting Professor; Founder, Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security

    General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate.
  • Photo of Anne Holton

    Professor of Public Policy and Education; Senior Fellow, EdPolicyForward

    Areas of Research: Education Policy, Social Welfare Policy, Urban Policy
  • Qian Hu

    Professor

    Qian Hu is a professor at Schar School of Policy and Government. She specializes in emergency management, organizational networks, network governance, social media, and big data.
  • Photo of Michael Hunzeker

    Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: International Security, Wartime learning and adaptation, Conventional deterrence, Taiwanese defense reform

K

  • Photo of Mark N. Katz

    Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Russian Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Middle East, Security Policy, Revolution, War on Terror
  • Photo of Richard Kauzlarich

    Co-Director, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP); Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Ambassador Kauzlarich is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
  • Photo of Mirae Kim

    Associate Professor; Director, Master of Public Administration Program

    Areas of Research: Nonprofit Financial Management, the Role of Nonprofits in Civil Society, Nonprofit Arts Management, Cultural Policy, and Interorganizational Partnerships
  • Photo of Younsung Kim

    Associate Professor, University Affiliate (College of Science)

    Areas of Research: Environmental Policy and Management, Climate and Renewable Energy Policy, Environmental Policymaking in Developing Countries, Collaborative Governance, Public and Private Partnerships for Sustainability
  • Photo of Gregory Koblentz

    Associate Professor; Director, Biodefense Graduate Programs

    Areas of Research: Biodefense, Foreign Policy, Global Health Security, International Relations, International Security, Middle East, Security Policy, South Asia, Terrorism
  • Photo of Naoru Koizumi

    Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Grants

    Areas of Research: Biostatistics, GIS and Spatial Statistics, Health Care Services and Policy, Chronic Diseases and Organ Transplants
  • Photo of Maurice Kugler
    Areas of Research: Economic Growth, International Economic Development, Human Capital, Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade and Global Labor Markets.

L

  • Photo of Todd M. La Porte

    Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Science and Technology Policy, Climate Change Adaptation, Energy and Climate Policy
  • Photo of Ellen Laipson

    Professor, International Security Program Manager, Director for the Center of Security Policy Studies

    Ellen Laipson is the director of the Master's in International Security degree program and the Center for Security Policy Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
  • Photo of Andrew Light

    University Professor; Director, Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy; University Affiliate (College of Science)

    Areas of Research: International Climate Change Policy, Environmental Ethics and Policy, Normative Dimensions of Emerging Technologies
  • Photo of Siona Robin Listokin-Smith

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Federalism/State and Local Government, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Quantitative Methods, Regulatory Policy, Private Regulation, Corporate Governance, Public Finance
  • Photo of Mariely Lopez-Santana

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Europe, Federalism/State and Local Government, Qualitative Methods, Social Welfare Policy, Comparative Welfare States, European Union, Governance

M

  • Photo of Catherine Maclean

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Economics, Development, and Public Finance; Social Policy.
  • Photo of Peter Mandaville

    Professor of Government and Politics

    Areas of Research: Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Relations, Middle East, Political Islam, Information Technology and Social Change, Emerging Powers and World Order
  • Photo of Ronald Marks

    Visiting Professor

    Ronald “Ron” Marks III is a 38-year veteran of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  • Photo of Philip Martin

    Assistant Professor

    Philip Martin is an assistant professor of international security in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where he teaches courses on conflict and peacebuilding, comparative politics, and Africa.
  • Photo of John May

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Population Policies, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Demographic Dividend, Mortality, Fertility, Migration, Urbanization, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Photo of Jeremy Mayer

    Associate Professor; Director, Political Science Doctoral and Master's Programs

    Areas of Research: American Government and Politics, Elections, Foreign Policy, Media Politics, Public Opinion, Racial Politics, Statistical Methods, U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Andrew McCabe

    Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Distinguished Visiting Professor Andrew McCabe has a lifetime of service within the Department of Justice, both in the field and as an executive. He brings that experience with him to the Schar School of Policy and Government.
  • Photo of Eric McGlinchey

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Central Asia, Comparative Politics, Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Migration, International Relations, Political Violence, Qualitative Methods
  • Photo of Robert J. McGrath

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Federalism/State and Local Government, Health Policy, Legislatures, Presidency and Executive Branch, Quantitative Methods
  • Van Metre Hall

    Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy

    Connie L. McNeely is a sociologist and professor of public policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she is also co-director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.

N - O

  • Photo of Lucas Núñez

    Assistant Professor

    Lucas Núñez is an assistant professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government, where he teaches courses on quantitative methodology. He holds a BA and graduate studies in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina) and a Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology.
  • Photo of Jim Olds

    University Professor of Neuroscience, Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Science Policy; Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Life Sciences; Team Science; Crisis Management in Science Agency Administration

P - R

  • Portrait of Steven Pearlstein

    Robinson Professor of Public Affairs

    Areas of Research: Economic Principles, Political Economy, Economic Policy, Morality of Modern Capitalism
  • Photo of Anh Pham

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Taxation, Public Economics, Development Economics
  • Photo of David Ramadan

    Professor of Practice in Affiliation with the Schar School of Policy and Government

    A seasoned executive and international consultant with more than 25 years of advocacy, business, and government relations experience, David Ramadan served two terms in the Virginia House of Delegates (2012-16). His finesse for cultivating relationships and working across the aisle has enabled him to advise political candidates for president, governor, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House. 
  • Photo of David Rehr

    Professor of Public Policy

    David Rehr is a professor and director of the Center for Business Civic Engagement (cbce.gmu.edu) and cofounder of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Initiative in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He teaches Advocacy, Nonprofit Leadership, and Understanding Special Interest Groups, and lectures on how technology can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the public sector.
  • Photo of Kenneth A. Reinert

    Professor of Public Policy; Director, Global Commerce and Policy Program

    Areas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, International Development, International Economics, Latin America, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Trade Policy, Applied Trade Policy Analysis, Globalization, Basic Goods Provision
  • Photo of Mason Square

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Research: U.S. Politics and Legal Studies, Social Policy, Regional Expertise – United States
  • J. Luis Rodriguez

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Research: Global South; Global Governance and International Order; International Security; International Law; Nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament; Humanitarian crises, interventions, and law; Cyber governance and emerging technologies
  • Photo of Hilton L. Root

    Professor of Public Policy

    Areas of Research: China, Complex Systems, Economic History, International Economic Development, International Economic Policy, International Relations, Institutions, Political Economy, South Asia U.S. Global Engagement
  • Photo of Mark J. Rozell

    Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Elections, Federalism/State and Local Government, Public Law, U.S. Politics, Presidency, Religion and Politics, Separation of Powers (U.S.)
  • Photo 0f Stephen Ruth

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Carceral Studies--Introducing Tablets and Imbedded Instruction in Jails and Prisons, Learning Technology Interventions in Postsecondary Education, Public Policy and Abrahamic Faith Traditions, Science and Technology, Social Policy

S

  • Photo of Matthew Scherer

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Democratization, Political Theory, United States, Religion, Secularism, Constitutionalism
  • Photo of Laurie Schintler

    Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, Data and Technology Research Initiatives, Center for Regional Analysis

    Areas of Research: Gender, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Science and Technology Policy, Transportation Policy, Social Media, “Big Data,” Information Technology
  • Photo of Alan R. Shark

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Technology Leadership in Government, Civic Media and Digital Service Delivery, IT Governance, Cyber Security Policy and Governance
  • Photo of Louise I. Shelley

    Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy, University Professor; Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center

    Areas of Research: Corruption, Human Trafficking, Illicit Trade, International Security, Soviet Successor States, Terrorism, Transnational Crime
  • J.P. Singh smiling for the camera

    Distinguished University Professor

    Areas of Research: Global Political Economy, Cultural Economics, Global Governance and Development, Socio-Economic Impact of Information Technologies, Global Diplomacy and Deliberations
  • Photo of Sita Nataraj Slavov

    Professor of Public Policy

    Areas of Research: Economic Policy, Microeconomics, Economics of Aging, Political Economy, Public Finance, Quantitative Methods
  • Photo of Bonnie Stabile

    Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs;  Founder and Director, Gender and Policy Center

    Areas of Research: Gender, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Bioethics, and Ethics in Public Policy

T - U

  • Faye S. Taxman

    University Professor, Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence!

    Areas of Research: Evidence-Based Practices, Criminal Justice Organizations, Fairness Issues in Risk Assessment, Health and Justice Policies, Corrections and Probation/Parole Implementation Science, Intervention Science, Motivational Interviewing in Justice Settings, Implementation-Effectiveness Studies
  • Photo of Jessica Terman

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Energy Policy, Federalism/State and Local Government, Public Administration, Public Management, Regulatory Policy, Third-Party Governance, Contracting-Out, Rules and Governance Institutions
  • Photo of Tojo Thatchenkery

    Professor; Director, Organization Development and Knowledge Management Program

    Areas of Research: Appreciative Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry and Innovation; Change Management and Organizational Development; Entrepreneurship; Gender; Industrial Organization; Leadership; Knowledge Management; Nonprofit Management; Organizations; Public Administration; Public Management; Race and Ethnicity; South Asia
  • Photo of Stefan Toepler

    Professor

    Areas of Research: Europe, International Development, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Public Administration, Nonprofit/Government Relations in Russia, Global Civil Society, Cultural Policy

V - Z

  • Photo of Jennifer N. Victor

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Campaign Finance, Elections, Interest Groups, Legislatures, Quantitative Methods, Social Network Analysis, U.S. Politics
  • Photo of Ming Wan

    Professor, Associate Dean Schar School Program Faculties

    Areas of Research: East Asia, Foreign Policy, International Development, Political Economy of East Asia, International Relations, International Relations Theory, Political Economy, Political Economy of Security, Sino-Japanese Relations
  • Photo of Janine R. Wedel

    Distinguished University Professor

    Areas of Research: Anthropology of Public Policy, Influence Elites, Corruption, Central and Eastern Europe, Foreign Aid, Governance, Privatization of Policy, Social Networks
  • Photo of Fengxiu Zhang

    Assistant Professor

    Fengxiu Zhang is an assistant professor in Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is also a core faculty member in the Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities at Mason.
  • Ketian Zhang standing outside and smiling while wearing a blue blazer and glasses

    Assistant Professor

    Ketian Vivian Zhang is an assistant professor of international security in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She studies rising powers, coercion, economic statecraft, and maritime disputes in international relations and social movements in comparative politics, with a regional focus on China and East Asia.
  • Photo of Edmund Zolnik

    Associate Professor

    Edmund J. Zolnik is an associate professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His major areas of expertise are community and regional development; safe and sustainable transportation; and multilevel modeling.