Summer Doctoral Institute Faculty Mentors

One of the pillars of the Summer Doctoral Institute (SDI) program at GW-CIBER 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 D.C. 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 full-time GW faculty members are eligible to participate in the SDI program. You can view a complete list of all GW school and college websites here.

Past SDI Mentors

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.

Susan Aaronson
Research Professor of International Affairs

Meghana Ayyagari
Professor of International Business

Heather Berry
Professor of International Business

Jennifer Brinkerhoff
Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs

Elizabeth Chacko
Professor of Geography

Reid Click
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Subhasish Dasgupta
Associate Professor of Information Systems

Bruce Dickson
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Henry Farrell
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

John Forrer
Associate Research Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy

Royce Francis
Associate Professor of Engineering

Sanjay Jain
Industry Professor of Decision Sciences

Stephen Kaplan
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

David Karpf
Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Homayoun Khamooshi
Associate Industry Professor of Decision Sciences

Young Hoon Kwak
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

James Lebovic
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Stephen Lubkemann
Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Cynthia McClintock
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Jasmine McGinnis Johnson
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration

Robert Orttung
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs

Anupama Phene
Phillip Grub Distinguished Scholar and Professor of International Business

David Rain
Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs

Pradeep Rau
Professor of Marketing

Liesl Riddle
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Jorge Rivera
Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy

Joost Santos
Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Dinah Shelton
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law

Jennifer Spencer
George Coelho Distinguished Scholar and Professor of International Business & International Affairs

Gregory Squires
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration

Emmanuel Teitelbaum
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Jorge Walter
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