Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Allison Macfarlane

Allison Macfarlane

Director of the Master's Program of International Science and Technology Policy, Director of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, and Professor of Science Policy and International Affairs

(Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Professor of Science and Technology Policy. Nuclear waste disposal,nuclear energy, regulatory issues, and science and technology policy.

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Henry J. Farrell

Henry J. Farrell

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.

 (Ph.D., Georgetown University) European Union and European integration, e-commerce, politics and blogs.

Hugh Gusterson

Hugh Gusterson

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

(Ph.D., Stanford University)  Anthropology of science, public anthropology, international security, nuclear weapons.

Henry Hertzfeld

Henry Hertzfeld

Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, Director of the Space Policy Institute

(J.D., George Washington University, Ph.D., Temple University)

Economic and legal issues of space policy, commercial uses of space technologies, technology policy, innovation and technology transfer, microeconomic analysis, administrative law.

Nina Kelsey

Nina Kelsey

Professor of International Affairs and Public Policy

( Ph.D., UC Berkeley) Professor Kelsey’s research examines the role of interests in underpinning international environmental policy and negotiation. In particular, she focuses how changes to interests can occur over time, and how these changes shape policymaking. Her projects have looked at the role of feedback processes between policy and industry in explaining the differing outcomes of the international negotiations surrounding ozone and climate change, as well as the ongoing process of climate negotiations. Prior to joining the Elliott School, she was a postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society & the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (Berkeley); and with Resources for the Future (DC).

John Logsdon

John Logsdon

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

(Ph.D., New York University) Former Director of Center for International Science and Technology Policy, Space Policy Institute. Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs. Space policy, security, space technology and history

Scott Pace

Scott Pace

Professor of International Affairs and Space Policy

(Ph.D., RAND Graduate School) Currently on leave serving as Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. U.S. and international space policy issues, approaches to policy and program analysis, and international negotiations.

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Nicholas S. Vonortas

Nicholas S. Vonortas

Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Interim Director of the Master’s in International Science and Technology Policy Program.

(Ph.D., New York University) Economics of technological change, industrial organization, science and technology policymaking.Currently on Leave
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Affiliated Faculty

Philippe Bardet

Philippe Bardet

Associate Professor of Engineering and International Affairs

( Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) Professor Philippe Bardet’s research focuses on experimental fluid mechanics and nuclear thermal hydraulics. He specializes in developing new laser-based diagnostics for m
ultiphase and fluid-structure interaction flows.

Christopher Cahill

Christopher Cahill

Professor of Chemistry and International Affairs

(Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook). Hybrid materials, f-element chemistry, Nuclear fuel cycle, X-ray crystallography, and Luminescent materials.

Joseph J. Cordes

Joseph J. Cordes

Director, Ph.D. Program in Public Policy. Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs.

(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) Public finance, taxation, corporation financial policy. Now he is the director of Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University (GW-TSPPPA)

Emily Hammond

Emily Hammond

Professor of Law

 (JD, University of Georgia)  Courses taught include Administrative Law; Atomic Energy Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Oil & Gas Law; Risk, Public Policy & Law; Torts; Water Law.

Zoe Szajnfarber

Zoe Szajnfarber

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Systems Engineering at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

(Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researching innovation dynamics and technology management in space agencies.
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Part-Time Faculty

Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson

Adjunct Professor

(Ph.D. University of Southern California) Research interests: the formulation and implementation of U.S. space policies and programs, U.S. national security, space diplomacy, and international space cooperation and competition.

Kei Koizumi

Kei Koizumi

( MA, George Washington University) Research interests: science and technology policy, research evaluation, science of science policy.

Peter L. Hays

Peter L. Hays

Adjunct Professor

(Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) International science and technology policy, international security policy, international relations theory, military space doctrine and strategy.

Research Faculty

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Research Professor

(Ph.D. Thesis University of Vienna/ University Paris VII) is currently on leave to serve as Chair of the Executive Board at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). Research Interests: Molecular biology, technology management, space science and related policy-making.

Sharon Squassoni

Sharon Squassoni

Research Professor of the Practice

(MPM, University of Maryland, MNSS, National War College) Nuclear proliferation, nuclear security, and nuclear energy; U.S. national security, arms control and nuclear diplomacy.

Al Teich

Al Teich

Research Professor of Science, Technology & International Affairs

(Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology)  Visa and immigration policies, globalization impacts on U.S. science and technology; federal budgeting and priority-setting for research.

Staff

Samantha D'Introno

Samantha D'Introno

IISTP Research Program Assistant

Zlata Gogoleva

Zlata Gogoleva

IISTP Operations Manager