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.


— G —Gene Gerzhoy: Professorial Lecturer

Gene GerzhoyDr. Gene Gerzhoy is a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, where his dissertation focused on explaining the outcomes of U.S. nonproliferation negotiations. His research addresses questions related to nuclear proliferation, alliance politics, coercive diplomacy, and U.S. grand strategy. He has published on these topics in the journal International Security, and his commentary has appeared in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog and in The National Interest. He has held doctoral fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT, and he received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Tobias Greiff

Tobias Greiff: Professorial Lecturer
Tobias Greiff is a conflict analyst specializing in intergroup/interethnic conflicts in the Balkans. His research is focused on the emergence of new violent actors in post-war settings, the political use of cultural matrixes (symbols, discourses, rituals) to mobilize, legitimize and justify violence, and intergroup positioning processes that challenge local moral orders and pose threats to the security and stability of nation states. He teaches conflict resolution at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution; and holds affiliations with the Center for Political Practice and Order, the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution, and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he worked as a visiting researcher at the Department of Government at Georgetown University, the Department for International Relations and International Organizations at the University of Groningen, and the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsability, and Reconciliation at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. Next to his academic engagements he serves as the director of f-r-e-e (friendship-respect-education-engagement), an international non-profit organization working in peace and community building in post-conflict environments. 


Camille Gaskin-Reyes

Camille Gaskin-Reyes: Professorial Lecturer
Camille Gaskin-Reyes is an urban and regional planner with extensive experience in development practice in Latin America. She joined the Elliott School after a long career at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she held a number of senior management positions, ranging from the IDB's representative in Panama to manager in charge of development effectiveness and fiduciary management. She has worked on most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the areas of project appraisal and financing; policy development and country programming; quality of entry and of supervision of projects; risk management and the monitoring and evaluation of programs. Dr. Gaskin-Reyes completed her Ph.D at the University of Bonn in Germany, and also completed a Master's degree in non-renewable energy and alternative building methods at the Cologne Polytechnic.


Mark Gaspar: Lecturer
Mark Gaspar is the director of maritime systems with Lockheed Martin's Washington operations. He has more 34 years of experience in aerospace and defense, both domestic and international, from the factory to the head office, and everything in between. His experience involves assignments spanning production, engineering, contracting, marketing and strategic planning for naval, airborne and land-based homeland and international security systems. Mark's work has involved the design and implementation of electronics for naval surface combatants and homeland security systems in 18 countries. Mark currently has responsibility for strategic planning, customer relations and legislative affairs support for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship program and U.S. Coast Guard Recapitalization programs.


John Glenn: Professorial Lecturer
John K. Glenn is Policy Director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He joined the USGLC after serving as Director of Foreign Policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where he led Transatlantic Trends, an annual survey of foreign policy attitudes in the United States and Europe, and oversaw GMF's foreign policy grantmaking and programming. His background also includes academic expertise as executive director of the Council for European Studies and project manager at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He has written numerous books, articles, and policy briefs on international relations, democratization and democracy promotion, public opinion, global develoment, and transatlantic relations, and has appeared in the media as a commentator on foreign policy. Dr. Glenn holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College.

photo: Nicole Goldin

Nicole Goldin: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Nicole Goldin is a global development, youth, emerging economies and international trends policy, strategy, research, communications and impact expert. She heads a boutique consultancy, NRG Advisory, and is a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A dynamic communicator, Dr. Goldin is a sought-after public speaker and facilitator. Her commentaries and analyses have been published in CNN, The Huffington Post, the Guardian, U.S. News, in journals and other fora. She served in senior advisory positions in the Obama Administration at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development and received multiple commendations for her work. Her experience includes working within and across public, corporate, finance, philanthropic and non-profit sectors with organizations including International Youth Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Hilton Worldwide, Gerson Lehrman Group, Chemonics and IFES. She had traveled and worked in over 70 countries across all seven continents. Dr. Goldin holds a PhD in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), an Msc in development studies from the London School of Economics an MA in international affairs from the American University and a BA in east Asian studies from Union College. 

photo: Audra Grant

Audra Grant: Professorial Lecturer
Audra Grant is a political scientist with over a decade of experience analyzing and conducting research on North African issues. Her areas of focus include democratization and political transitions, youth politicization in North Africa, dynamics of political Islam; terrorism and insurgency in North and West Africa; counter-terrorism strategies, as well as public opinion on key issues. In addition to participating in conferences and lecturing, Dr. Grant has authored articles and book chapters on trafficking networks in Africa; political reform in Algeria and Morocco; peace and reconciliation processes in Algeria and Morocco; attitudes identifying support for democratization among Arab Israelis and West Bank and Gaza Palestinians; and gender as a determinant of support for political Islam and Middle East foreign policies.

Dr. Grant is adjunct faculty at RAND, and a former analyst at the U.S. State Department where she focused on North Africa and Middle East issues. She was also a professor at al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco (2006–07), where she taught courses on U.S.-Maghreb Relations, U.S.-Policy in the Middle East and Ethnicity in the U.S. She has taught previous courses at GW on International Relations and conducts trainings for the policy community on East and West African politics. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Grant received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Melanie Greenberg: Professorial Lecturer
Melanie Greenberg, an expert on international conflict resolution, is currently an independent consultant. Until recently she was the President and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, a foundation making grants in the areas of peacebuilding and nuclear nonproliferation. She was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, focusing on issues of justice in post-conflict peace building, from 2003 until 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Greenberg was director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She served as the associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, and deputy director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.

In her work on international conflict resolution, Ms. Greenberg has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus. She has taught advanced courses in international conflict resolution, multi-party conflict resolution and negotiation at Stanford Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, and she was lead editor and chapter author of the volume Words over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Ms. Greenberg is a frequent writer, lecturer, teacher and trainer in a broad range of areas related to international law, international security, and peacebuilding. She chairs the board of Women in International Security, serves on the International Advisory Council for the United States Institute of Peace, and serves on the board of the Institute for World Affairs. Ms. Greenberg holds an AB magna cum laude from Harvard, and a JD from Stanford Law School. She lives in Washington, DC.


Bruce Gregory: Lecturer

Bruce Gregory has been an adjunct professor at George Washington University since 2002, where he teaches courses on diplomacy and communication in the Global Communication MA Program.  He was director of the University’s Institute of Public Diplomacy from 2005-2008.  He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he taught a seminar on public diplomacy in the Master of Foreign Service Program from 2009-2012.  From 2008-2011, he was a visiting professor at the US Naval War College. Gregory served on the National Defense University’s faculty from 1998-2001 and taught courses on public diplomacy, media, and national security strategy at the National War College.  From 1985-1998, he was executive director of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  Prior to retiring from government service in 2002, he served as a coordinator on the Department of State’s Response to Terrorism Working Group on Public Diplomacy. He was co-drafter of three Defense Science Board reports on strategic communication (2001, 2004, 2008) and a co-drafter of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force Report on Public Diplomacy (2003).  He is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Public Diplomacy Council. His publications include numerous articles and book chapters; most are available online.  He also publishes a periodic literature review, Diplomacy’s Public Dimension: Books, Articles, and Websites, archived at GWU’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC). Gregory’s current research is on the roles of diplomats, embassies, and foreign ministries in whole of government diplomacy, and whether public diplomacy should be treated as a subset of diplomatic practice.  He explores these issues in “Mapping Boundaries in Diplomacy’s Public Dimension,” a forthcoming article in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, and in an IPDGC report on The Paradox of US Public Diplomacy: Its Rise and “Demise.”   He is writing a book on boundaries, beginnings, and patterns in US public diplomacy. 

Amy Guisinger: Lecturer
Amy Y. Guisinger teaches Advanced Quantitative Analysis in the Elliott School and has taught introduction and intermediate courses on macroeconomics, as well as, introduction to econometrics.  Her current research focuses on labor market dynamics within a macroeconomic context, and her other research interests include time series analysis and international finance. Her previous experience includes work as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and a research officer at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  She is currently working toward her PhD in Economics at George Washington University and has received her M.A. from George Washington University and her B.A. from Boston University.


Steven Griner: Lecturer
Steven Griner currently coordinates the Universal Civil Identity Program of the Americas and the e-Government Program of the Department for Effective Public Management of the Organization of American States.  He joined the Unit for the Promotion of Democracy of the Organization of American States in 1993 and has coordinated the OAS Special Program to Support Peace in Guatemala and the Inter-American Forum on Political Parties, among other responsibilities.  From 2006 to 2011, he served as the Chief of the Electoral Observation Section and has observed elections in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Central Asia.  Previous to joining the OAS, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and subsequently worked at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.  Steven has degrees in Modern Languages and Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Masters Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


Lori Helene Gronich: Professorial Lecturer
Lori Helene Gronich is a Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs at George Washington University, and a Visiting Research Scholar at Georgetown University. Her scholarship focuses on issues of international peace and security, American foreign policy, decision-making processes, and the dynamics of individual and group cognition. She previously served as the Director of the Office of Education and the Successor Generations at The Atlantic Council of the United States, and as a Program Officer with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Committee on International Peace and Security at the Social Science Research Council.

Dr. Gronich has been a consultant to the International Peace Academy, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of State, the Rand Corporation, and the Academy for Educational Development, and she has taught at Haverford College, Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Georgetown University, and the National War College. She has been a research fellow at Harvard University, Princeton University, The Brookings Institution, USC, and UCLA, and she has received numerous grants for her scholarship and innovative approaches to teaching.

Dr. Gronich is a recipient of the Best Faculty Paper Award from the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the American Political Science Association, and she has lectured widely in the US and internationally. She has served as a reviewer for several professional journals and presses, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University. She received her MA and PhD in political science from UCLA.


'Elizabeth GuranElizabeth Guran: Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Elizabeth Guran has nearly 30 years of professional experience in national security and international affairs with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She served in GAO's Far East Office and in its Washington, D.C. headquarters, leading projects for the U.S. Congress and publishing reports and preparing testimonies on a wide range of topics including international contingency operations in Afghanistan, the Balkans, and Iraq, U.S. foreign and security assistance, terrorist financing, alliance relationships in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific, international trade, and U.S. naval relationships. Dr. Guran holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College London; an M.Litt. in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; and a B.A. in Political Science and Speech from St. Olaf College. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. Dr. Guran was a Council on Foreign Relations/Hitachi International Affairs Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo, Japan (2002) and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in 2012 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to pursue additional research in Japan. Her research interests focus on maritime operations and naval relationships in East Asia.

photo: Lino Gutierrez

Lino Gutierrez: Lecturer
Lino Gutierrez is CEO of Gutierrez Global LLC, a consulting firm specializing on strategic advice for corporations interested in investing in Latin America and Europe. A retired Foreign Service Officer, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina (2003-2006) and U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua (1996-1999). From 1999 to 2002, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the State Department, including a stint as Acting Assistant Secretary from 2001-2002. From 2002-2003, Gutierrez occupied the George Kennan chair as International Affairs Advisor at the National War College. Other overseas postings included tours in the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Haiti, France and the Bahamas. Ambassador Gutierrez served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez on Cuba transition and Latin America from 2007-09. Gutierrez has been the recipient of the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, Superior Honor Award (twice) and Meritorious Honor Award (three times). He has also earned the U.S. Army's civilian award.

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