Faculty & Staff

Allison Macfarlane, Director, Institute for International Science & Technology Policy; Director, International Science & Technology Policy Program(Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Professor of Science and Technology Policy is currently on leave. Nuclear waste disposal,nuclear energy, regulatory issues, and science and technology policy.

 Additional Information P D F file icon

Chris Cahill
Christopher Cahill, (Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook) Professor of Chemistry and International Affairs and Interim Director of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy. Hybrid materials, f-element chemistry, Nuclear fuel cycle, X-ray crystallography, and Luminescent materials.
Henry J. Farrell, (Ph.D., Georgetown University) Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. European Union and European integration, e-commerce, politics and blogs.
David Alan Grier, (Ph.D., University of Washington) Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs. Technology development, Innovation, history of science, scientific institutions, international trade, and information and communication technology policy.
Hugh Gusterson, (Ph.D., Stanford University), Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs is currently on leave. Anthropology of science, public anthropology, international security, nuclear weapons.
Henry R. Hertzfeld, (J.D., George Washington University, Ph.D., Temple University) Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, Director of the Space Policy Institute. Economic and legal issues of space policy, commercial uses of space technologies, technology policy, innovation and technology transfer, microeconomic analysis, administrative law.
Nina Kelsey ( Ph.D., in Political Science, 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 M. Logsdon, (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, (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.
Nicholas S. Vonortas, (Ph.D., New York University) Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Interim Program Director of the Master's of International Science and Technology Policy. Economics of technological change, industrial organization, science and technology policymaking.
Additional Information P D F file icon


Affiliated Faculty

Philippe Bardet ( 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. 
Joseph J. Cordes, (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) Director, Ph.D. Program in Public Policy. Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs. 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 (JD, University of Georgia)  Professor of Law. Courses taught include Administrative Law; Atomic Energy Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Oil & Gas Law; Risk, Public Policy & Law; Torts; Water Law. 
Zoe Szanjnfarber, (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Systems Engineering at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Researching innovation dynamics and technology management in space agencies.
Additional Information P D F file icon


Part-Time Faculty

Dana Johnson Dana Johnson (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 Koziumi Kei Koizumi ( MA, George Washington University) Research interests: science and technology policy, research evaluation, science of science policy. 
Canay Ozden Schilling Canay Ozden Schilling (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Research Interests: anthropology, infrastructures of energy and markets. 
Peter Hays

Peter L. Hays (Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) Adjunct Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs. International science and technology policy, international security policy, international relations theory, military space doctrine and strategy.


Research Faculty

Pascale Ehrenfreund Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund (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. 

Al Teich, (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Research Professor of Science, Technology & International Affairs. Visa and immigration policies, globalization impacts on U.S. science and technology; federal budgeting and priority-setting for research.
sharon squassoni

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



Zlata Gogoleva - Finance and Operations Coordinator
Samantha D'Introno- IISTP Program Research Assistant