Students have the opportunity to take classes from core STIA faculty and are required to choose one as their Faculty Advisor.
STIA is not based on an academic discipline but rather a mindset. As a result, the distinguished STIA faculty are some of the most academically diverse in the School of Foreign Service. Each has an active, accomplished research program as evidenced by their hundreds of published articles, chapters and books.
But beyond formal academics, the STIA faculty also bring a wide range of real world experience to their teaching and advising. They have served as climate negotiators and White House advisors and received patents for their telecommunications technologies. They have founded NGOs to improve healthcare and technology access for the poor and helped lead the largest agricultural water research center in the world. They are Fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. One operated the Mars Rover and another negotiated nuclear weapons agreements.
Meet the STIA Core Faculty.
In addition to our regular faculty, STIA students also have access to a range of affiliated Georgetown faculty who appreciate the STIA mindset, especially welcome STIA students to their classes, and can serve as advisors on Honors theses and in other capacities.
Meet the STIA Affiliated Faculty.
Science and technology change rapidly and practitioners bring practical perspectives, knowledge and networks that regular academics cannot. STIA students benefit from the body of dedicated Adjunct Faculty we draw from our Washington, D.C. location. All STIA Adjuncts are active professionals in their fields of expertise, and many have dedicated years to the program. Examples include one of the most senior polar scientists in the U.S. government, an executive at a prominent cyber-security company, a medical doctor working at the front lines of Ebola and MERS, an international ocean policy expert from National Geographic, and members of the intelligence community.
Meet the STIA Adjunct Faculty.