Part-time and Adjunct Faculty
The Elliott School's part-time and adjunct faculty is comprised of superb scholars whose research makes important contributions to our understanding of the world. Being in the heart of Washington, DC enables us to draw on the tremendous intellectual firepower that abounds in the policy community, think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations.
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Peter Faber is an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the U.S. National
War College. He is also a colonel in the United States Air Force. He holds
five advanced degrees, including two from Yale University. His areas of specialization
include U.S. national security policy and planning; Western military history,
theory and strategy; European security issues, and global terrorism. He has
taught at seven schools, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has
written numerous articles and studies on the above topics and his speaking
activities have spanned 20 countries.
Alice Falk: Lecturer
Dr. Falk received her Ph.D. in English literature from Indiana University in
1992. She has worked as a freelance editor for several university and commercial
presses, including University of California Press, MIT Press, W. W. Norton,
and Simon and Schuster, and she has edited several government reports, including
the 9/11 Commission Report. Dr. Falk may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Felton is an associate international policy analyst at RAND. Since
joining RAND Ms. Felton has worked on projects dealing with Salafi Jihadist
debates and radical Islamist ideology, Islamism in Africa and the history
of the Lebanese Civil War. She has recently worked on a USG project following
Iraqi jihadist groups in the internet in order to determine insurgent views
of victory in Iraq. Her fields of research include Middle Eastern history,
politics and culture, and terrorism and religious extremism.
She is a graduate of Colorado State University (B.A.), the University of
Chicago (M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, M.A. Islamic History and PhD in
Islamic History). She was also a fellow at the Center for Arabic Studies
Abroad at the American University in Cairo. While at the University of Chicago
she taught Arabic language and Islamic Civilization courses. She is proficient
in Arabic, fluent in Spanish and has reading ability in French, Italian,
Turkish and Hebrew.
Alvin S. Felzenberg: Professorial Lecturer
Alvin S. Felzenberg was the principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission. He held senior positions in two presidential administrations and has been an adviser to the U.S. Departments of Defense and State. He also held several senior staff positions at the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 1980's, he was New Jersey's Assistant Secretary of State. He obtained his Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. He has been a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. In addition to teaching at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Felzenberg teaches at Yale University, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins University. He has appeared as a commentator on major public affairs television shows, including CNN's "Crossfire," C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," MSNBC's "Morning Joe," National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation," and many others. He contributes regularly to US News and World Report. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and National Review Online. His most recent books include The Leaders We Deserved and a Few We Didn't: Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game (Basic Books, 2008) and Governor Tom Kean: From the New Jersey Statehouse to the 9-11 Commission (Rutgers University Press, 2006).
George Fidas: Adjunct Professor of Practice
of International Affairs
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George C. Fidas is a visiting lecturer at the Elliott School of International
Affairs, where he teaches seminars on Intelligence and National Security, Transnational
Secuirty Issues, and the Mediterranean Region. He is also the Director for
Outreach in the Office of the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for
Analysis and Production, where his responsibilities include increasing the
nexus between the Intelligence Community and knowledge communities outside
the government. Prior to taking that position, he served as Intelligence Officer-in-Residence
at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
Prior to his tour at the Elliortt School, he served as Deputy and later Acting
National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues on the National
Intelligence Council. Earlier he held several analytical and managerial positions
at the Central Intelligence Agency and also served tours in the State Department's
Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs and on the faculty of the National
Defense University. He has written extensively about European and Global issues,
including Balkan politics, health and environmental security, and international
migration. He was the principal author of a National Intelligence Estimate
on the security implications of infectious diseases such as AIDS; a National
Intelligence Estimate on growing global migration and its implications for
the United States, and an Intelligence Community Assessment on the environmental
outlook for Central and Eastern Europe. He also has presented papers on such
transnational issues at various academic and think tank venues. Mr. Fidas received
his BA and MA in political science from the University of Rhode Island and
did additional graduate work in international affairs at the University of
Maryland. He was awarded the Commander's Medal by the National Defense University
and also has received several exceptional performance awards at the CIA and
the National Intelligence Council. He may be contacted at email@example.com
Charles G. Field: Professorial Lecturer
Charles Field is a Senior Research Fellow and lecturer at the School of Public
Policy, University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Field teaches basic and
advanced negotiation to graduate students in the School of Public Policy.
He also teaches negotiation in the Office of Executive Programs, School of
Public Policy to government officials at the federal, state and local levels,
and to non-profit groups. He is also founder and president of CGF Resolution
Group LLC which provides professional training in the areas of negotiation
Dr. Field brings a rich background in teaching negotiation concepts and skills.
He undertook his negotiation training through the Harvard Program on Negotiation
where he participated both as a student and then as a teaching assistant with
Roger Fisher. He has extensive experience working in both the public and private
sectors in the housing and community development areas. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Fisher: Lecturer
Justin Fisher is currently a Senior Statistician at the U.S.
Government Accountability Office where he specializes in survey sampling. Prior to his current position, Justin was a staff member of several UN agencies, including UNCTAD, ESCAP, and UNESCO. He has experience collecting data on a range of topics including international investment, education and human rights. He holds degrees from GWU and University of Michigan.
Cathleen S. Fisher: Professorial Lecturer
Cathleen S. Fisher has been engaged in transatlantic and German-American relations for over 25 years. She currently serves as Executive Director of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the U.S. partner organization of a leading German research exchange organization. From 2002-2006, she was Deputy Director at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), The Johns Hopkins University, where she was centrally involved in management of all operations and managed the research program. Before joining AICGS, Fisher served for ten years as a Senior Associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where she focused on nuclear arms control, export controls, and transatlantic security issues. Fisher has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the National Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and has taught in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. She holds a Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University's School of Public Administration. Fisher has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn and has held fellowships at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, the Free University of Berlin, and the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt. She has written numerous articles and monographs and has spoken in the United States, Europe, and Asia on German-American and transatlantic relations, U.S. defense policy, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and European and German defense policy.
Anne Fitzpatrick: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Fitzpatrick works for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Corp. as Senior
Science Advisor to the US Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, DC, and
is a Research Associate at the GWU Center for International Science and Technology
Policy. Her specific research interests include international science and
technology innovation and globalization, nuclear nonproliferation, high performance
computing evolution and implementation, and science and technology in the
former Soviet Union.
Fitzpatrick gained a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia
Tech in 1998. She also holds a B.A. and M.A. from Virginia Tech, and a 1993
Russian Language Proficiency degree from the University of St. Petersburg,
Russia. Until 2005 she served as a Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National
Laboratory's Computer and Computational Sciences Division.
In 2006 she published her first edited book, Pioneers of Soviet Computing,
a history of computing in the former USSR, available at www.sovietcomputing.com.
She is a prominent scholar of the newly emerging Russian information technology
economy, and in the general areas of science, technology, and global security.
She is fluent in Russian. She may be contacted at: Anne.Fitzpatrick@in.doe.gov
Lowell Fleischer: Professorial Lecturer
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Diane A. Forbes Berthoud received her Ph.D. from Howard University with a specialization
in Organizational Communication and Social Psychology. She has served as
a consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership development, conflict
management, strategic planning and visioning, organizational cultural change,
team building, diversity management, and improved communication for a range
of organizations, such as the U.S. Capitol, where she served as an Ombudsperson
and consultant, and the Montgomery County government, where she worked with
a team of consultants charged with assessing and improving organizational
effectiveness and diversity management in the county. Other agencies where
she has served include the Environmental Protection Agency and HOSPICE. She
is a certified group consultant of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study
of Social Systems and the Washington-Baltimore Center for Group Relations,
and has been a group process consultant for many of their sponsored leadership
conferences for a over a decade. Dr. Forbes Berthoud has also taught at George
Mason University, Howard University, and is currently the chair of the Communication
Department at Trinity University, Washington, DC, where she teaches courses
in leadership, organizational and intercultural communication, and women's
studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional
Studies. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.