All MSFS faculty and staff will be working remotely during the Fall 2020 semester.
Professor Shambaugh was appointed to his position as director in July 2020. Dr. Shambaugh has been teaching MSFS students since he first joined Georgetown in 1994 as a jointly-appointed faculty member in the Government Department and the School of Foreign Service. Professor Shambaugh teaches courses in International Politics at MSFS.
Director of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Rebecca Caro works with faculty and students on course offerings, registration, degree requirements, and progress toward graduation for the program. The Director of Academic Affairs serves as academic advisor for students pursuing joint degrees with MSFS.
Director of Admissions
Ja’net DeFlorimonte is responsible for all matters pertaining to recruitment, admissions, scholarship, and advertising. She meets with prospective students, counsels applicants, and works with the Admissions Committee in making admissions decisions.
Julie Ye Zhu
Associate Director of Admissions
Julie works with the Leadership Team to plan recruitment activities, organize admissions events, and coordinate yield activities for admitted students. She also represents the MSFS program at recruitment events around the country.
Assistant Director of Finance and Administration
Tracey McGhee-Gant is responsible for the oversight and management of all program funds, human resources administration, and facilities and technology management.
Career Placement Services
Rebecca Bonco is the Associate Director of the School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center. She coaches the MSFS students to navigate the job market.
Communications and Events Coordinator
Maddie Fisher is responsible for coordinating social media, website, and events for the MSFS program.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Deputy Director and Concentration Co-Chair, Global Politics & Security, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs
Professor Bibbins Sedaca is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration co-Chair for Global Politics & Security. Prof. Bibbins Sedaca also serves as the MSFS program’s Deputy Director. At MSFS, Professor Bibbins Sedaca teaches courses in policy innovation, ethics and decision making, and religion and international affairs.
Concentration Co-Chair in Global Politics & Security, Professor of the Practice
Professor Miller is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Co-Chair for Global Politics & Security. At MSFS, Professor Miller teaches on international and national security and the gateway/foundation course for the GPS concentration.
Concentration Chair in International Development, Professor in the Practice of International Affairs
Professor Devarajan is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Chair in International Development. Prior to joining MSFS, he served as the World Bank’s Senior Director for Development Economics. Prof. Devarajan teaches courses on development policy, the economics of development, and climate change and development.
Concentration Chair, Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Adjunct Professor
Professor Sabonis-Helf is the chair for the forthcoming concentration in Science, Technology, and International Affairs in MSFS. In addition to her role at MSFS, she is a Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College and advises governments on climate change policies, post-Soviet energy and environmental issues, regional and international energy trade, and the politics of electricity.
Concentration Chair in Global Business and Finance, Professor of the Practice
Professor Wallis is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Chair for Global Business and Finance, MSFS. Prior to joining the MSFS leadership team, Professor Wallis engaged in a global business career working within the financial services industry.
Concentration Co-Chair in Global Politics & Security; Distinguished Fellow and Adjunct Professor
Dr. Helman is a career intelligence officer and comes to MSFS from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He teaches classes on national and international security and provides academic and professional advising for MSFS students.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Members
Prof. Shantayanan Devarajan, Chair, Leadership Team
Prof. Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Leadership Team
Rebecca Caro, Leadership Team
Prof. Anna Maria Mayda, Economics Faculty
Prof. Kathleen McNamara, International Relations Faculty
Prof. James Millward, History Faculty
Ishanee Chanda, MSFS ‘21
Emily Cook-Lundgren, MSFS ’13
Candace Spradley, MSFS ’13
Amanda Suárez, MSFS ‘21