Professor; and Director, Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social EnterpriseAreas of Research: Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Public Administration, Public Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Third-party (Collaborative) Governance
ProfessorAreas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Energy Policy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Industrial Organization, International Development, Microeconomics, Regional Development, Science and Technology Policy
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
Associate ProfessorAreas 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
Visiting Professor of Public PolicyDavid 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.
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Conflict Studies, Democratization, Gender, Latin America, Historical Memory, Human Rights, Qualitative Methods, State-Society Relations, Transitional Justice
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate ProgramsAreas of Research: Ethnicity and Nationalism, International Relations, International Relations Theory, International Security, and South Asia
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Research Associate Professor, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)Areas of Research: Terrorism, International Security, Turkey-U.S. Relations, Middle Eastern Politics, American Security Policy, Conflict Zones Security Policy, Syrian Refugees, Transnational Crime, Narco-terrorism, Corruption, WMD trafficking, Human Trafficking, Antiquities Smuggling, Human Smuggling, Drug Trafficking
Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government; Professor of Public Policy; Director, Center for Regional AnalysisAreas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, Economic and Fiscal Impacts
Assistant Professor, Director of the Law and Policy Learning CommunityAlly Coll is an assistant professor of legal studies and the director of the Jurisprudence Learning Community at the Schar School of Policy and Government.
ProfessorAreas of Research: Environmental Policy, Environmental Protection, Executive Branch Organization and Management, Federalism/State and Local Government, Leadership, Organizations, Public Administration, Public Budgeting, Public Law, Transportation Security, and United States
ProfessorAreas 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
Associate Professor; Director of Online LearningAreas of Research: Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, American Politics, Canadian Politics, Survey Research, and Quantitative Research Methods
Professor of Public PolicyRobert 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.
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Director, Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)
Director, PhD Program in Public PolicyAreas of Research: Comparative, Institutional, and Transition Economics; Economic Development; Economic Policy; Employment Policy; Entrepreneurship; Firm and Industry Dynamics; Labor Economics; Microeconomics; Organizations; Political Economy; Quantitative Methods; Small Business Programs, Growth, and Innovation
Instructional Associate ProfessorInstructional 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.
Distinguished Visiting ProfessorClaudia 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.
Founding Director, Race, Politics, and Poilcy CenterAreas of Research: African American Political Behavior, Political Parties, Social Policy, The Presidency, U.S. Politics & Legal Studies, Voting Rights Policy
Professor of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
Professor; Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership PolicyResearch 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
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).
Instructional Associate ProfessorGordon 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.
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Associate Professor; Director, Middle East and Islamic StudiesBassam Haddad is director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Distinguished Visiting Professor; Founder, Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International SecurityGeneral 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.
Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: International Security, Wartime learning and adaptation, Conventional deterrence, Taiwanese defense reform
Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Russian Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Middle East, Security Policy, Revolution, War on Terror
Co-Director, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP); Distinguished Visiting ProfessorAmbassador Kauzlarich is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Associate Professor; Director, Master of Public Administration ProgramAreas of Research: Nonprofit Financial Management, the Role of Nonprofits in Civil Society, Nonprofit Arts Management, Cultural Policy, and Interorganizational Partnerships
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
Associate Professor; Director, Biodefense Graduate ProgramsAreas of Research: Biodefense, Foreign Policy, Global Health Security, International Relations, International Security, Middle East, Security Policy, South Asia, Terrorism
Professor of Public Policy
Co-Director, Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)Areas of Research: Economic Growth, International Economic Development, Human Capital, Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade and Global Labor Markets.
Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Science and Technology Policy, Climate Change Adaptation, Energy and Climate Policy
Professor, International Security Program Manager, Director for the Center of Security Policy StudiesEllen 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.
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
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Federalism/State and Local Government, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Quantitative Methods, Regulatory Policy, Private Regulation, Corporate Governance, Public Finance
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Europe, Federalism/State and Local Government, Qualitative Methods, Social Welfare Policy, Comparative Welfare States, European Union, Governance
Distinguished Service Professor of Law and International TradeAreas of Research: Foreign Policy, International Trade Law, National Security Law, Public Law, Security Policy, State Economic Development, Trade Policy, World Trade Organization
Professor of Government and PoliticsAreas of Research: Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Relations, Middle East, Political Islam, Information Technology and Social Change, Emerging Powers and World Order
Assistant ProfessorPhilip 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.
Associate Professor; Director, Political Science Doctoral and Master's ProgramsAreas of Research: American Government and Politics, Elections, Foreign Policy, Media Politics, Public Opinion, Racial Politics, Statistical Methods, U.S. Foreign Policy
Distinguished Visiting ProfessorDistinguished 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.
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Central Asia, Comparative Politics, Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Migration, International Relations, Political Violence, Qualitative Methods
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Assistant ProfessorLucas Núñez is an assistant irofessor 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.
University Professor of Neuroscience, Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Science Policy; Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Life Sciences; Team Science; Crisis Management in Science Agency Administration
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Professor of Practice in Affiliation with the Schar School of Policy and GovernmentA 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.
Professor of Public PolicyDavid 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.
Professor of Public Policy; Director, Global Commerce and Policy ProgramAreas 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
Assistant ProfessorAreas 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
Professor of Public PolicyAreas of Research: China, Complex Systems, Economic History, International Economic Development, International Economic Policy, International Relations, Institutions, Political Economy, South Asia U.S. Global Engagement
Dean, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Elections, Federalism/State and Local Government, Public Law, U.S. Politics and Institutions, Presidency, Religion and Politics, Separation of Powers (U.S.)
ProfessorAreas 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
Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, Data and Technology Research Initiatives, Center for Regional AnalysisAreas of Research: Gender, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Science and Technology Policy, Transportation Policy, Social Media, “Big Data,” Information Technology
Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy, University Professor; Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption CenterAreas of Research: Corruption, Human Trafficking, Illicit Trade, International Security, Soviet Successor States, Terrorism, Transnational Crime
Distinguished University ProfessorAreas of Research: Global Political Economy, Cultural Economics, Global Governance and Development, Socio-Economic Impact of Information Technologies, Global Diplomacy and Deliberations
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs; Founder and Director, Gender and Policy CenterAreas of Research: Gender, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Bioethics, and Ethics in Public Policy
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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
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Energy Policy, Federalism/State and Local Government, Public Administration, Public Management, Regulatory Policy, Third-Party Governance, Contracting-Out, Rules and Governance Institutions
Professor; Director, Organization Development and Knowledge Management ProgramAreas 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
ProfessorAreas of Research: Europe, International Development, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Public Administration, Nonprofit/Government Relations in Russia, Global Civil Society, Cultural Policy
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Professor, Associate Dean Schar School Program FacultiesAreas 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
University ProfessorAreas of Research: Anthropology of Public Policy, Influence Elites, Corruption, Central and Eastern Europe, Foreign Aid, Governance, Privatization of Policy, Social Networks
Assistant ProfessorFengxiu 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.
Assistant ProfessorKetian 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.
Associate ProfessorEdmund 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.