SDI: Faculty Mentors



One of the pillars of the SDI program is the possibility for non-GW doctoral students to work with research-active faculty members from various GW departments. Faculty mentors are expected to be present in DC for most of the two summer months, and be available for face-to-face meetings with their students. This presents an excellent opportunity for close guidance and quick and constructive feedback, as well as for establishing a lasting academic relationship.

Past SDI participants have had the opportunity to work with professors from the GW School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, and the departments of Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Geography, Sociology, and Anthropology. All fulltime GW faculty members are eligible to participate in the Summer Doctoral Institute program. For a listing of GW schools and college websites, please click here.

Please see below a list of GW faculty members who have served as mentors in the past three SDI cycles. As these professors are already familiar with the SDI, feel free to contact them directly with inquiries about possible collaboration. If you would like to work with a faculty member not in the list below, please contact GW-CIBER's office first so that we can inform them of the details of our program.

Past Mentors

Susan Aaronson
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs

Meghana Ayyagari
Associate Professor of International Business

Jennifer Brinkerhoff
Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs

Hein Bogaard
Assistant Professor of International Business

Wenjie Chen
Assistant Professor of International Business

Reid Click
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Subhasish Dasgupta
Chairperson and Associate Professor of Information Systems

Bruce Dickson
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Henry Farrell
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Llewelyn Hughes
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Sanjay Jain
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

Srividya Jandhyala
Assistant Professor of International Business

Homayoun Khamooshi
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences

Young Hoon Kwak
Associate Professor of Project Management

James Lebovic
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Rafel Lucea
Assistant Professor of International Business

Stephen Lubkemann
Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Cynthia McClintock
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Anupama Phene
Phillip Grub Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor of International Business

David Rain
Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs

Liesl Riddle
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Jorge Rivera
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy

Joost Santos
Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Dinah Shelton
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law

Jennifer Spencer
Coelho Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor of International Business &
International Affairs

Gregory Squires
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration

Mark Starik
Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy

Emmanuel Teitelbaum
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Jorge Walter
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy

Robert Weiner
Professor of International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration, and
International Affairs

Jiawen Yang
Professor of International Business and International Affairs