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.


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

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

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

Donald Cravins

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

Joshua Gordon; Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., University of Florida; B.A., Emory 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.

Julius Hobson; 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

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

Richard Skinner; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia; B.A., Hamilton College.

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.

Connie Veillette

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 College.

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

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.

Jamie Chandler

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.

Brett Di Resta; University of Michigan.

Jennifer Dube

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.

Sean Gagen

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.


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.

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.

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

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.