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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Matthew Noyes: Lecturer
Matthew Noyes is a special advisor in the Office of the Director of the United States Secret Service. As the special advisor for cyber strategy and policy, he leads policy work related to the Secret Service's cyber programs across both its criminal investigative and protective missions. His background also includes experience as a cybersecurity consultant at Good Harbor Consulting and as an officer in the U.S. Army where he served in Germany and Iraq. He has also worked as a software developer and continues to engage in freelance and hobbyist programming projects focusing on computational decision making algorithms. His published research and writing on cyber policy have focused on policy considerations of military and criminal exploitation of cyberspace and he has presented on these cyber policy topics for both international and domestic audiences. Mr. Noyes has a master in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor of science from the University of Washington in computer science and applied computational mathematics.
Larry Niksch: Professorial Lecturer
Larry Niksch was born in Gary, Indiana. He received his B.A. degree from Butler University with a history major. At Butler, he became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He received a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D degree in history from Georgetown University.Dr. Niksch retired from the Congressional Research Service in February 2010 after more than 43 years as a Specialist in Asian Affairs. At CRS, he provided information and conducted research for Members of Congress and congressional committees on security and political issues related to U.S. relations with the countries of East Asia and the Western Pacific. During that time and afterwards, he has authored many private papers and articles on these issues and participated in numerous conferences in the United States, East Asia, and Europe. In 1986, he served as a U.S. presidential election observer in the Philippines during the Philippine presidential election of that year. With his retirement, Dr. Niksch has been named a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is involved in CSIS’s Asia programs. Dr. Niksch also is a fellow with the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS). He has taught East Asian History at George Washington University and taught a graduate course in East Asian Security during the 2014-2015 academic year.