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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Beth Vann: Professorial Lecturer
Beth Vann is an independent consultant specializing in issues related to gender-based violence in complex emergencies. With a focus on multi-sectoral and inter-agency partnerships, her work includes technical advising, training, capacity building, writing, and research with NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments, and communities affected by armed conflict, disaster, and displacement. She is the author of guidelines, articles, research studies, training manuals, and other technical and policy materials offering analysis and practical guidance for national and international actors. Beth has over 30 years experience developing and managing public health and social services programs and has worked in 19 countries. She is based in the Washington DC area. She holds a master's degree in social work and a bachelor's in psychology. Most recently, Beth worked on projects with UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, CARE International, and the American Refugee Committee.
Email: bethvann@gwu.edu


Erich Vogt

Erich Vogt: Professorial Lecturer
Erich Vogt teaches Political Economy of Climate Change and Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Climate Change Finance, and International Environmental Politics at both the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and the School of the Environment as well as George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.

He also served as the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) senior multilateral policy advisor, the World Bank's team leader at the External Relations and United Nations Department, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation's United Nations' liaison office in Geneva.

Erich Vogt holds a Ph.D. (magna cum laude) and M.A. in Political Economy from the Free University of Berlin and Indiana University, respectively. But his real claim to fame is his (former) membership of Germany's National Swim team.
Email: evogt@gwu.edu

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