STIA Affiliated Faculty


Shweta Bansal

Shweta Bansal is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department and an interdisciplinary mathematical biologist whose research group develops data-driven mathematical models for the prevention and containment of human and animal infectious diseases using tools from network science, statistical physics, computer science and statistics. Here full bio can be found here.

 

 

Uwe Brandes
Uwe Brandes is Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of the Urban & Regional Planning Program at the School of Continuing Studies whose work spans urban design, planning and research in cities around the world with a concentration on master planned development, new urban infrastructure and local environmental strategies. His full bio can be found here.

 

Eric Burger
Eric Burger is Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and the Director of the NSF Security and Software Engineering Research Center.  Research areas beyond S2ERC topics include global implications of extra-national and non-state identity programs, international legal norms and cyber threat intelligence sharing, and information warfare. His full bio can be found here.

 

Katherine Chandler
Katherine Chandler is an Assistant Professor of Culture and Politics in the School of Foreign Service whose work focuses on science and technology studies, media theory, geography, political theory and art practice to look at issues such as the current use of drones in military strategy. Her full bio can be found here.

 

 

Mario Daniels
Mario Daniels is a historian and the DAAD Visiting Professor at the BMW Center of German and European Studies. His work focuses on the history of science and technology in the U.S., Germany and in transatlantic relations. Currently he works on the history of economic espionage since World War I as well as on the history of the U.S. export control regime. His full bio can be found
here.

 

Dagomar Degroot
Dr. Degroot is a professor of environmental history at Georgetown University who bridges the humanities and sciences to investigate how people confront changes in the natural world and explores issues such as the relationships between social adaption and climate change and the environment and war. His full bio can be found here.

 

 

Heidi Elmendorf
Dr. Elmendorf is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Students and Studies in the Biology Department, Director of Science Outreach for Georgetown College and working to understand the intestinal pathogen Giardia lamblia, a significant cause of diarrheal disease in humans and animals around the world. Her full bio can be found here.

 

 

Hollie Gilman
Hollie Gilman is a postdoctoral scholar at Colombia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a Technology and Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a Non-Resident Fellow at Georgetown University where she works on social innovation. Her full bio can be found here. She co-teaches STIA 345: Social Innovation @ Scale along with Sonal Shah.

 

 

nazil-goharianNazli Goharian
Nazli Goharian is Clinical Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University where she explores issues such as information retrieval and text mining. Her full bio can be found here.

 

 

 

Elżbieta M. Goździak
Elżbieta M. Goździak is a Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service and a scholar and practitioner in global health and migration. Her full bio can be found here.  She teaches STIA 354: War, Trauma, and Recovery & STIA 356: Global Health and Humanitarianism.

 

 

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Thane Gustafson

Thane Gustafson is a Professor and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of Government. Professor Gustafson works on domestic politics and policymaking of the former Soviet Union. His full bio can be found here.

 

 

toshihiro_higuchiToshihiro Higuchi

Toshihiro Higuchi is an Associate Professor in the Georgetown University Department of History and he is an official historian for the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). His full bio can here.

 

 

Irene Jillson
Irene Jillson is an Assistant Professor in Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies and a scholar and practitioner in global health ethics, global health systems and the politics and global health research. Her full bio can be found here.  She teaches STIA 372: Global Health Ethics.

 

 

Shareen Joshi
Shareen Joshi is an Assistant Professor in School of Foreign Service’s Global Human Development program where she works on the economics of poverty alleviation and demographic change in the developing world. Her full bio can be found here.

 

 

Rebecca Katz
Dr. Rebecca Katz is a specialist in global health science and security at the Georgetown University Medical Center and an Associate Professor in International Health at Georgetown University. Her team was recruited to Georgetown from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. They focus on systems and policies to facilitate prevention, detection and response to biological threats and pandemics in low resourced countries. Her full bio can be found here. She teaches STIA 394: Global Health Diplomacy.

 

John Monahan
John Monahan was Special Advisor for Global Health Partnerships at the US Department of State before becoming the Senior Advisor for Global Health to Georgetown University President John J DeGioia; Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. His full bio can be found here.

 

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Leslie Ries
Leslie Ries is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department and combines results from laboratory experiments and big data from citizen scientists to explore the ecology and biogeography of butterfly communities and support their conservation throughout the world. Her full bio can be found here.

 

 

Sonal Shah
Sonal Shah was Deputy Assistant to the President and founding Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation before becoming the founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown. Her full bio can be found here. She co- teaches STIA 345: Social Innovation @ Scale along with Hollie Gilman.

 

 

Joel SimmonsJoel Simmons

Joel Simmons’ research focuses on the political economy of development, with emphases in economic growth, social policy, global economic integration, corruption, the political economy of gender, and the ways political parties and party systems influence development outcomes. His full bio can be found here.

 

 

Elizabeth Stanley
Elizabeth Stanley is an Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program where she works on military effectiveness and innovation, the neuroscience of mindfulness in military preparedness, and international security. Her full bio can be found here.

 

Elizabeth (Betsi) Hervey Stephen
Betsi Stephen is the former Director of the Science, Technology and International Affairs program and a demographer working on the Korean peninsula and migration in Europe. Her full bio can be found here.

 

 

 

M. ZayaniMohamed Zayani
Mohamed Zayani is a Professor of Critical Theory at Georgetown University and Director of the Media and Politics Program. His work lies at the intersection of communication studies, media sociology, critical theory and political science, with a particular focus on the Middle East. His full bio can be found here.