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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Mark Mandeles

Mark Mandeles: Professorial Lecturer
Mark Mandeles formed THE J. DE BLOCH GROUP in 1993 to examine a wide range of national security and foreign policy issues for government agencies and private firms. He was invited to participate as a "red team" member in a series of Title X war games conducted for OSD/Net Assessment by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and has participated in military experiments and simulations to test operational concepts and technologies.

While assigned to US JFCOM's Joint Center for Operational Analysis, he led civilian-military teams examining information operations in Iraq for the Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and the establishment of the ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan, for the Commanding General, IJC. Prior to work at JCOA, he supported the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, a component of the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, in developing the Wolf Pack Project – a ground vehicle that integrated lethal and non-lethal suites with extensive communications capabilities &nadash; to meet urgent operational needs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in developing an acquisition strategy to create new military capabilities. In April 2004, the Director of Force Transformation asked him to help analyze the Service and JFCOM transformation roadmaps, thereby clarifying the link between OSD planning and programming activities. He represented DDRE on the Defense Science Board 2008 Summer Study on Capability Surprise, and OFT on the Defense Science Board 2005 Summer Study on Transformation, the 2005 Defense Business Board, and the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Dr. Mandeles has published books and articles on many national security and military topics. He is co-author of Gulf War Air Power Survey: Command and Control (US GPO, 1993), Managing "Command and Control" in the Persian Gulf War (Praeger, 1996), American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919­1941 (Naval Institute Press, 1999), and Innovation in Naval Aviation (Naval War College, 2011). He is author of The Development of the B-52 and Jet Propulsion (Air University Press, 1998), The Future of War: Organizations as Weapons (Potomac Books, 2005), and Military Transformation Past and Present: Historical Lessons for the 21st Century (Praeger, 2007).

Ashley Damron Manning

Ashley Damron Manning: Lecturer
Ashley Damron Manning is currently the director for global force posture policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she served previously as the Pakistan country director. Following her selection for the Department of Defense legislative fellows program, she worked in the office of U.S. Representative Michael McCaul and was a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Prior to the fellowship, she served in a number of positions with the U.S. Air Force managing security cooperation programs with countries in Northeast Asia and South Asia. Ms. Manning received an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science and Chinese from Villanova University.

Tim Maurer: Lecturer
Tim Maurer focuses on Internet policy and international affairs at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute including cybersecurity, human rights policy, and Internet governance. His research has been published by Harvard University, Foreign Policy, and Slate among others. In October 2013, he spoke at the United Nations about cybersecurity and has been an expert to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Maurer speaks frequently at national and international conferences and has been featured by print, radio, and television media including the Kojo Nnamdi show, PRI's The World, Greek Public Television, the LA Times, the Russian Kommersant, the German Die Zeit and other media outlets. He conducts his academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the Citizen Lab.

Prior to joining New America, Maurer was part of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he continues to be a (non-resident) adjunct fellow. He holds a Master in Public Policy concentrating on international and global affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School. His thesis was a research project on transnational organized crime conducted for the White House National Security Council winning the Harvard Kennedy School’s award for "Best Policy Analysis Exercise in International and Global Affairs". He received his B.A. in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Nick Martin

Nicholas Martin: Lecturer
Nick is an educator, technologist, and social entrepreneur with significant international peacebuilding and development expertise. He is currently the founder and president of TechChange, the Institute for Technology and Social Change. As President, Nick oversees all strategy and programming for the organization. The Techchange model has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Economist, Fast Company, and PBS Newshour. Nick is a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow (2013), an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow (2014), and an International Youth Foundation Global Fellow (2009). He was also the runner-up for the Society for International Development's prestigious Rice Award which honors an outstanding young innovator in the field of international development under the age of 32 (2014). He earned a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College, an MA from The United Nations University for Peace and has written and spoken extensively on the role of technology in peacebuilding, development and humanitarian work.
Twitter: @ncmart

Thomas E. McNamara: Lecturer
Ambassador McNamara was asked to return to the Department of State following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 to assume the duties of Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. His career has included service as Assistant Secretary of State, Special Negotiator for Panama, Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism, Special Assistant to the President for National Security, Ambassador to Colombia, NSC Director, and other senior positions. From 1998 to 2001 Ambassador McNamara was President and CEO of the Americas Society and of the Council of the Americas; two non-profit organizations dedicated to educating the American public on the politics, economics, and cultures of the Western Hemisphere and promoting close relations, democracy, economic integration, and the rule of law throughout the hemisphere. He has had extensive experience in political-military affairs, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, European and Soviet affairs. His postings overseas includes Colombia, Russia, Congo, and France. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in history and political science.

George E. Moose: Professorial Lecturer
Ambassador George Moose recently completed a 30 plus-year career in the foreign service. His most recent overseas assignment, from 1998 to 2001, was as a U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva. His diplomatic service has included assignments as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Alternate Representative to the United Nations Security Council, and Ambassador to both the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Benin. During the 2001-2002 academic year, he was Senior Fellow at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University. In April 2002, the U.S. Senate confirmed his promotion to the rank of Career Ambassador. He was appointed to the Board of the U.S. Institute of Peace in 2007. Ambassador Moose was born in New York City and grew up in Denver, Colorado. He received a B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College, Iowa, which also granted him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws in 1990.

Dan Morrow: Professorial Lecturer
Prof. Morrow received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1981. His career has focused on international development. From 1979 through 2001, he held various positions in the World Bank, including lead adviser on poverty reduction strategies, chief of country operations for the Andean countries, and economist on Indonesia. During 1997-98 he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, studying the politics of economic reform. His professional experience before joining the World Bank included positions in the US government and The Brookings Institution.

Arturo Munoz: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Arturo Munoz is currently a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he is involved in classified and unclassified research for sponsors from the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community on issues of counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, psychological operations and covert action. In addition, he works with Prescient Edge, a consulting firm specializing in training and education in intelligence for both the federal government and the private sector. Prior to these appointments Dr. Munoz had a three decade career in the CIA conducting intelligence analysis, intelligence collection and covert action.


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