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.
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.
Rebecca Bonco is the Associate Director of the School of Foreign Service Career Center. She coaches the MSFS students to navigate the job market.
Assistant Director of Communications and Events
Maddie Fisher is responsible for coordinating social media, website, and events for the MSFS program.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Deputy Director and 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
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.
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.