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

Advocacy in the Global Environment Faculty

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.

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

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.


The Honorable Jason Altmire; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A., Florida State University

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

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

Brendan Dunn; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; Ph.D., Notre Dame.

David Ettinger;  Ph.D., Columbia University.

Kevin Fandl; 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.

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

Joshua Gordon; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Charles Ingoglia; M.S.W., The Catholic University of America; B.A., The Catholic University of America

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 J. Kornacki; Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.A., Michigan State University; B.S., Marquette University.

Lea Ann McNee

Bandele McQueen; J.D., William & Mary School of Law; B.A., University of Virginia.

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

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

The Honorable Adrian Smith; B.A., University of Nebraska

James Spurlock; Ph.D., The George Washington University; 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.

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

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 Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University; B.B.A., Texas A&M University.

Nancy Bocskor; B.A., Otterbein College.

Mark Braden; J.D., Washington and Lee University.

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

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.

Brett Di Resta; University of Michigan.

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

David Ettinger; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Ron Faucheux; Ph.D., University of New Orleans.

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

Peter Fenn; M.A., University of Southern California.

Carrie Giddins Pergram; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; M.S., Columbia University; B.A., Skidmore College.

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

Jonathan Halls; M.Ed., University of Technology, Sydney; B.Ed., University of Technology, Sydney.

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.

Alan D. Kelly; M.A., Stanford University; B.A., University of Southern California.

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

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

Seth Lynn; M.P.A., Princeton University; B.S., United States Naval Academy

Jason Linde; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management; B.A., Syracuse University.

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

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

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

Daniel McGroarty; M.A., Boston College.

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

Lawrence J. Purpuro; J.D., Seton Hall University Law School.

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

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

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

Connie Veillette; Ph.D., The George Washington University; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A., Ohio University

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

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

Matthew Zablud; M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management

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.


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

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.

Mitch Derman; M.B.A., The George Washington University; B.S., University of Maryland.

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

Suzanne Holroyd; Ph.D., University of Southern California; M.A., The George Washington University; B.A., The University of Missouri-Columbia.

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

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

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

Tracy Schario; M.A., Ohio University; B.A., Ohio State University.

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

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