Our Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of the School of Public and International Affairs are comprised of the members from our three programs as well as SPIA administrative faculty and staff.

SPIA Administrative Faculty and Staff

 
Anne KhademianDirectorEmail: akhademi@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8119
 
Krystal WrightAdministrative Assistant to the DirectorEmail: krystal@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-2291
 
Leslie DayFiscal TechnicianEmail: lday@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5176
 
Beth OffenbackerAssociate Director for Social Media and EngagementEmail: boffen@vt.eduPhone: (703) 623-4811
 
Matthew JezierskiWeb AdministratorEmail: mattwj6@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-1490
 
Susan SterettSPIA Director of ResearchMI DirectorEmail: ssterett@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8110
 
Jessica HanffMI+SPIA Research ManagerEmail: jesshanff@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8105
 
Bill AndersonProfessor of PracticeEmail: grant46@vt.eduPhone: (540) 885-2484
 
Paul CarverSPIA Professor of PracticeEmail: paulgc@vt.eduPhone: no phone
 
Elisabeth ChavesSPIA Visiting Assistant ProfessorEmail: echaves@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-1801
 
Andrea MorrisAdjunct Faculty of SPIAEmail: aymorris@arlingtonva.usPhone: (703) 418-1189
 
Randy MurchSPIA Professor of PracticeEmail: rmurch@vt.eduPhone: (703) 518-2719
 
Minnis RidenourSPIA Affiliated FacultySenior Fellow for Resource DevelopmentEmail: ridem@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-0823

CPAP Faculty and Staff

 

Karen Hult

ProfessorProgram ChairEmail: khult@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5351
 

Patrick Roberts

Associate ProfessorProgram Director, NCREmail: robertsp@vt.eduPhone: (202) 599-0562
 

Laura French

Office ManagerEmail: lhf@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5133
 

Irene Jung

Program CoordinatorEmail: ijung@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8123
 

Brian J. Cook

ProfessorEmail: brml27@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-3438
 

Suzette Denslow

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: sd@virginia.govPhone: (804) 225-4803
 

Matt Dull

Associate ProfessorEmail: mdull@vt.eduPhone: (202) 821-3807
 

Adam Eckerd

Assistant ProfessorEmail: aeckerd @vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8116
 

Jason Fichtner

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: jjfichtner@gmail.comPhone: (703) 993-4930
 

Jonah Fogel

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: jfogel@vt.eduPhone: (804) 527-4246
 

Susan Gates

Visiting ProfessorEmail: gates.sw@gmail.comPhone: (703) 706-8123
 

John Harrald

Visiting ProfessorEmail: jharrald@gwu.eduPhone: (202) 994-7153
 

Tom Hickok

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: tomtennis3@yahoo.comPhone: 703-601-4729, x 153
 

Theresa Jefferson

Visiting Associate ProfessorEmail: tjeff@vt.eduPhone: (571) 858-3081
 

Laura Jensen

Associate ProfessorEmail: jensen7@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7302
 

Sara Jordan

Assistant ProfessorEmail: srjordan@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7306
 

Bruce Lawlor

Professor of PracticeEmail: bruce.lawlor @vt.eduPhone: (703) 518-8310
 

Bill Leighty

Professor of PracticeEmail: bill@billleighty.orgPhone: (540) 231-5153
 

Robin Lemaire

Assistant ProfessorEmail: rlemaire @vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-0664
 

William Murray

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: no emailPhone: no phone #
 

Joe Rees

Associate ProfessorCoordinator, CPAP RichmondEmail: reesj@vt.eduPhone: (540) 250-5632
 

Susan Sterett

Visiting ProfessorEmail: Susan Sterett Phone: no phone #
 

Bob Stripling

Professor of PracticeEmail: chars08@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5133
 

John Dickey

Professor EmeritusEmail: jdickey@vt.eduPhone: (540) 552-6878
 

Larkin Dudley

Professor EmeritusEmail: dudleyl@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5197
 

Jim Wolf

Professor EmeritusEmail: jfwolf@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8116

GIA Faculty and Staff

 

Tim Luke

University Distinguished Professor and ChairEmail: twluke@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-6633
 

Gerard Toal

ProfessorProgram Director, NCREmail: toalg@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8113
 

Myriam Lechuga

GIA/UAP Administrative AssistantEmail: mlechuga@vt.eduPhone: 703-706-8111
 

Karen Nicholson

Administrative AssistantEmail: karenn@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-6572
 

Ariel Ahram

Assistant ProfessorEmail: ahram@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8115
 

Giselle Datz

Associate ProfessorEmail: gdatz@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8112
 

Wilma Dunaway

ProfessorEmail: wdunaway @vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5177
 

Michael Lind

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: no emailPhone: (703) 706-8111
 

Ilja Luciak

Affiliated ProfessorEmail: iluciak@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5246
 

Patricia Nickel

Assistant ProfessorEmail: nickel@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-3549
 

David Orden

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: orden@vt.eduPhone: (571) 858-3060
 

Joel Peters

ProfessorEmail: peters25@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8133
 

Georgeta Pourchot

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: georgeta@vt.eduPhone: (703) 721-0595
 

Joyce Rothschild

ProfessorEmail: joycer@vt.eduPhone: (540) 951-0214
 

Ioannis Stivachtis

Affiliated Associate ProfessorEmail: ystivach@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5816
 

Edward Weisband

Affiliated Professor, Edward S. Diggs Endowed Chair ProfessorshipEmail: weisband@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5298

UAP Faculty and Staff


 

Diane Zahm

Associate ProfessorCo-Chair, BlacksburgEmail: dzahm@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7503
 

Kris Wernstedt

Associate ProfessorCo-Chair, NCREmail: krisw@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8132

 

Yang Zhang

Assistant Professor Coordiantor, MURPEmail: Email: yz@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-1128
 

Staff

Administrative AssistantEmail: uapvt@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5485
 

Myriam Lechuga

GIA/UAP Administrative AssistantEmail: mlechuga@vt.edu Phone: (703) 706-8111
 

John Browder

ProfessorEmail: browder@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-6217
 

Ralph Buehler

Associate ProfessorEmail: ralphbu@vt.edu Phone: (703) 706-8104
 

Anamaria Bukvic

Visiting Assistant ProfessorEmail: ana.bukvic@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7032
 

Maggie Cowell

Assistant ProfessorEmail: mmcowell@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8101
 

Ralph Hall

Assistant ProfessorEmail: rphall@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7332
 

Steve Hankey

Assistant ProfessorEmail: hankey@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7508
 

Sonia Hirt

Associate ProfessorCAUS Assoc. Dean for Academic AffairsEmail: shirt@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7509
 

Terry Holzheimer

Professor of PracticeIn Memoriam
 

Paul Knox

University Distinguished ProfessorSr. Fellow for International Advancementknox@vt.edu540-231-1695
 

Ted Koebel

ProfessorEmail: tkoebel@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-0412
 

Shelley Mastran

Professor of PracticeEmail: shellmast@verizon.netPhone: (703) 706-8108
 

Kathryn McCarty

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: ksmccarty@verizon.net Phone: (703) 706-8111
 

Shalini Misra

Assistant ProfessorEmail: shalini@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8122
 

Elizabeth Morton

Professor of PracticeEmail: morton05@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8129
 

John Provo

Adjunct ProfessorEmail: jprovo@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-4004
 

Tom Sanchez

ProfessorEmail: sanchezt@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-5425
 

Joe Schilling

Professor of PracticeEmail: jms33@vt.eduPhone: (703) 706-8102

 

Max Stephenson

ProfessorEmail: mstephen@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7340

 

Jocelyn Widmer

Assistant ProfessorEmail: widmerj @vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-8248

 

Jim Bohland

Professor EmeritusEmail: jayjon@vt.eduPhone: no phone
 

John Randolph

Professor EmeritusEmail: energy@vt.eduPhone: (540) 231-7714