Faculty

World-class scholars and renowned political management and communications practitioners

A distinguished faculty and cadre of seasoned adjunct professors direct from the political and communications arenas, along with dynamic visiting lecturers, work together to offer students both an innovative academic approach and hands-on experience. Our connections to the world of Washington, D.C. mean that our students learn not only in the classroom but also in the campaign offices, legislative suites, lobby shops, consultancies and news bureaus that shape the political realm both here and abroad.


The Hon. Mark Kennedy
Director, The Graduate School of Political Management

Professor, Political Management

Directory

Advocacy in the Global Environment Faculty

David K. Rehr;  Ph.D., George Mason University; M.A., George Mason University; B.A., Saint John's University.


Steven E. Billet; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Director, Legislative Affairs Master's Degree and PAC Management Graduate Certificate.

The Honorable Bob Carr; J.D., University of Wisconsin.

Michael Cornfield; Ph.D., Harvard University; B.A., Pomona College.

Mary E. Crannell; M.A., Colgate University; B.A., Eisenhower College of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mark Kennedy; M.B.A., University of Michigan; B.A., St. John's University; Director, Graduate School of Political Management.

Gary Nordlinger; J.D., The George Washington University National Law Center; M.A., Georgetown University; B.A., American University.

Lawrence J. Parnell; B.S., Boston University; M.B.A., University of New Haven; Director, Strategic Public Relations Master's Degree and Public Relations Graduate Certificate.

James D. Spellman; M.Phil., Oxford University, St. Catherine's College; B.A., The American University.

Evan Tracey; M.A., George Mason University; B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Susan Wiley; Ph.D., University of Maryland; B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Legislative Affairs Faculty

Steven E. Billet; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Director, Legislative Affairs Master's Degree and PAC Management Graduate Certificate.


John Angell

Douglass Bellis; J.D., Duke University Law School; B.A., Cornell University.

Bob Carr; J.D., University of Wisconsin.

James Carter; M.P.A., George Mason University; B.A., Truman State University.

Donald Cravins

Matthew Dallek; Ph.D., Columbia University; M.A. Columbia University; B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

Peter Davidson; J.D., University of Virginia; B.A., Carleton College.

Quardricos Driskell; M.P.S., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; M.T.S., Harvard University Divinity School; B.A., Morehouse College.

Joseph Eule; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A., Southern Connecticut State College.

Kevin Fandl; Ph.D., George Mason University; J.D., American University College of Law; M.A., American University; B.A., Lock Haven University.

Gene Fisher;  M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; M.A., U.S. Naval War College; B.S., Campbell University.

Martin Frost

Martin Gold

Stephen Grenier; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Naval War College; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management.

Julius W. Hobson, Jr.; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Howard University.

Colby Jenkins; M.A.,The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Dennis W. Johnson; Ph.D., Duke University.

John Leggieri; M.A., College of Saint Rose; B.A., State University of New York.

Lea Ann McNee

Brian Pomper; J.D., Cornell University; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David Schild; M.P.S., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., The George Washington University

Mark Strand; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S., Excelsior College of the University of New York.

Paul Taylor; M.A., University of Louisville; B.A., U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Ryan Walker; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management.

Jeffrey Weinberg; J.D., The George Washington University; B.A., Columbia College.

Rodney Whitlock; Ph.D., University of Georgia; Master's Appalachian State University; B.A., Roanoke College.

Susan Wiley; Ph.D., University of Maryland; B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Political Management Faculty

Lara Brown, Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., University of Arizona; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


F. Christopher Arterton; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., American University; B.A., Trinity College.

Josh Babb; M.P.S., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.B.A., Texas A&M University.

Anthony Bawidamann

Patrick Bell

Nancy Bocskor; B.A., Otterbein University.

P. Cory Brown

Selby Bush; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Cameron University.

David Cantor; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Kevin Carroll; M.P.P., Duke University; B.S., University of California, Berkley.

George Cecala

Jamie Chandler

Fiona Conroy; M.P.S., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., The George Washington University.

Michael Cornfield; Ph.D., Harvard University; B.A., Pomona College.

Mary E. Crannell; M.A., Colgate University; B.A., Eisenhower College of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Matthew Dallek; Ph.D., Columbia University; M.A. Columbia University; B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

Jennifer Dube

Matthew Dybwad

Brett Di Resta; University of Michigan.

Michael D. Edwards; M.A., The George Washington University; M.I.P.P., The Johns Hopkins University.

Lindsay Ellenbogen

William Feltus; B.A., Yale College; M.B.A., Harvard University.

Peter Fenn; M.A., University of Southern California; B.A., Macalester College.

Katie Gage

Sean Gagen

Edward A. Grefe; B.A., The Catholic University of America.

Jonathan Halls

Shaun P. Herness; Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., The George Washington University; M.A., The Catholic University of America; B.A., Georgetown University.

Julius W. Hobson, Jr.; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Howard University.

Roberto Izurieta; M.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management.

Rick Johnson; B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jonathan Kaplan; M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., Colby College.

Alex Kellner; M.P.S., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., The George Washington University.

Mark Kennedy; M.B.A., University of Michigan; B.A., St. John's University.

Matthew Kohut

Ian Koski

Gregory Lebel; M.A., University of Maryland; M.P.A., University of New Hampshire; Director, Semester in Washington Program.

Luis Raul Matos; M.A. Universidad Simón Bolívar; IESA-University of Georgia; B.S., University of Miami.

Daniel McGroarty; M.A., Boston College.

Wilhelm "Bill" Meierling; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Hampton-Sydney College.

Mark Meissner; M.A., American University; B.A., Indiana University.

Michael Meyers

Ann Morse; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A., The George Washington University.

Dritan Neshto

Gary Nordlinger; J.D., The George Washington University National Law Center; M.A., Georgetown University; B.A., American University.

Ford O'Connell; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law; M.P.P., Duke University; M.S.J., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Mississippi; B.A., Swarthmore College.

David Payne; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Concordia College.

John Randall; B.A., Hamilton College.

David K. Rehr; Ph.D., The George Mason University; M.A., George Mason University; B.A., Saint John's University.

Alan Rosenblatt

Jake Rubin; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Brandeis University.

Russ Schriefer; B.A., Manhattan College.

Christopher B. Shank; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Johns Hopkins University.

Jamie Smith

Evan Tracey; M.A., The George Mason University; B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Brian Tringali

Caren Turner

Maeve Ward

Suzanne Zurn; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Washburn University.

Strategic Public Relations Faculty

Lawrence J. Parnell; B.S., Boston University; M.B.A., University of New Haven; Director, Strategic Public Relations Master's Degree and Public Relations Graduate Certificate.


Elizabeth Allen

Forrest W. Anderson; M.B.A., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; B.S., University of New Mexico.

Myron Belkind; M.S., Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism; B.S., Ohio State University.

Ann Collier; M.B.A., The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; B.A., University of South Carolina.

Matthew P. Gonring; M.S., American University; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Yanique Griffin-Woodall; M.A., Seton Hall University; B.A., Hofstra University.

Megan Kindelan; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; B.A., University of Florida.

Marjorie Kline; M.P.A., Harvard University; B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Lesley Lopez; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A., The University of California, San Diego.

Mitchell Marovitz; Ph.D., Syracuse University; M.S., Syracuse University; B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wilhelm "Bill" Meierling; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Hampton-Sydney College.

Michelle Mermelstein; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., American University.

Janis Page; Ph.D., Missouri School of Journalism; M.A., National College of Education; B.A., University of California, Berkeley.

Bianca Prade

James D. Spellman; M.Phil., Oxford University, St. Catherine's College; B.A., The American University.

Erica Taylor

Karen Vahouny; M.B.A., George Mason University; B.S., University of Virginia.

Ben Zingman; Ph.D., Rutgers University; M.A., Rutgers University; B.A., Brooklyn College.