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Marilee Adams

Marilee Adams

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Adjunct Professor

Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is an author, executive coach, facilitator, and professional speaker. She is president and founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization and the originator of the QUESTION THINKING™ meth... [More]



Ilona Birenbaum

Ilona Birenbaum

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ms. Birenbaum is a leadership and organizational consultant/leadership coach with over 20 years of experience and a diverse organizational development background. She is an adjunct professor and coach with American University’s School of Public Affa... [More]

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William Chadick

William Chadick

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Adjunct Associate Professor



Jeri Darling

Jeri Darling

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Jeri Darling is President of Darling Global, LLC and has more than 25 years of experience working with diverse organizations in the areas of strategy, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. She is a seasoned consultant, facilitator, and execu... [More]



John Driessnack

John Driessnack

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Robert Durant

Robert Durant

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Professor

Professor Durant’s teaching and research focus is executive branch politics, public management, policy implementation, environmental policy, and administrative reform. He has received seven book awards, two best article awards, and the prestigious Ch... [More]

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Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Karen Ellis is the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIG/I) with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Her office is responsible for conducting investigations of criminal activity, ... [More]



Denise Fantone

Denise Fantone

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ms. Fantone began her federal government career at the Department of Justice in the charter class of the Presidential Management Intern (now Fellows) Program. Following her internship she joined the Office of Management and Budget’s Budget where she ... [More]



Catherine Fox

Catherine Fox

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Adjunct Instructor

Catherine Fox is Founder and Principal of an international consulting and coaching group, CJFox Associates, that supports organizations and their leaders in implementing change. She is a consultant to US government and United Nations agencies and ha... [More]



Edward Girovasi

Edward Girovasi

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ed Girovasi is a Senior Consultant with the Financial, Acquisition and Resource Management Group of LMI in McLean, VA. LMI is a not-for-profit strategic consulting firm dedicated to improving the management of government programs. He provides his gov... [More]



Bethany Hardy

Bethany Hardy

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Adjunct Instructor

Bethany Young Hardy has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic communications across sectors. She currently serves as vice president at C.Fox Communications, where she leverages her extensive experience in message development, political and heal... [More]



Angelo Ioffreda

Angelo Ioffreda

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Angelo Ioffreda is the chief engagement officer and founder of io spark communications, a strategic communication and management consultancy based in Arlington, VA, whose purpose is to help individuals, teams, and organization find their unique spark... [More]



Janet Ioli

Janet Ioli

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Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecture

Janet is an executive coach, leadership and organizational development consultant, and an engaging speaker and workshop leader. Her experience helping people become better leaders and navigate through change spans over twenty five years. During thi... [More]



Susan Jenkins

Susan Jenkins

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Susan Jenkins currently works as a social science analyst with the US Department of Health and Human Services. She oversees several large scale evaluation contracts and helps to build staff evaluation capacity. Her work also includes completing Priva... [More]



Patricia Jensen

Patricia Jensen

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Adjunct Instructor

Patricia K. (Patty) Jensen is Managing Principal of Clear Waters Consulting, LLC. She is a dynamic results-focused coach, consultant and business leader who partners with leaders to facilitate cultural change, create winning business strategies and b... [More]



Keith Jones

Keith Jones

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Adjunct Instructor



Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ken Jones is a healthcare executive for the US Army. He works full time as a professor at a military medical school where he teaches: statistics, information systems, marketing and strategy. He holds five advanced degrees, including a PhD in Business... [More]



Joseph Kaplan

Joseph Kaplan

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Adjunct Instructor

JOSEPH V. KAPLAN, a founding principal of Passman & Kaplan, P.C., received his BA from Penn State University in 1975, and his JD in 1978 from Gonzaga University. In 1979, Mr. Kaplan received his LL.M. from the George Washington University National La... [More]



Elaine Kaplan

Elaine Kaplan

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Adjunct Professor



Vicki Kelsey

Vicki Kelsey

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Adjunct Instructor



Linda Kimsey

Linda Kimsey

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Linda G. Kimsey is an Assistant Professor in the Preventive Medicine and Biometrics Department at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) where she serves as Acting Director of the Health Services Administration Division and ... [More]



Nancy Kingsbury

Nancy Kingsbury

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Adjunct Professor

In October 2000, Dr. Kingsbury assumed the newly created position of Managing Director for Applied Research and Methods at the Government Accountability Office (formerly General Accounting Office), where she is responsible for managing GAO’s advanced... [More]



Theodore Kniker

Theodore Kniker

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Mr. Kniker is the Executive Director of The Performance Institute, the leading, non-partisan think tank promoting government performance, accountability and transparency. He oversees the academic curriculum for the Institute’s training and conference... [More]



Christopher Koepke

Christopher Koepke

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Chris Koepke, Ph.D. is the Director of the Strategic Marketing Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He is responsible for all Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace communication campaigns, strategic planning, and marketing... [More]



Robert Lapidus

Robert Lapidus

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Adjunct Instructor

Bob Lapidus has worked as a consultant in organization development and human resource management for the past 30 years. As a senior consultant to key managers and Chief Executive Officers, he has implemented a wide variety of interventions including... [More]



Patrick Malone

Patrick Malone

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Executive in Residence

Professor Malone is an Executive-in-Residence in the Department of Public Administration and Policy where he teaches courses in public sector leadership, executive problem solving, organizational analysis, action learning, leadership ethics, and publ... [More]

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Robert Marshak

Robert Marshak

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Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Dr. Marshak has taught organization dynamics and change leadership in SPA since 1977. His areas of expertise include: organizational change and development, organizational discourse, and organization theory and behavior. Dr. Marshak has served on the... [More]

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202-885-6207
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Matt Minahan

Matt Minahan

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Matt Minahan, Ed. D., is President of MM & Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in strategy, structure, leadership development, and communications. Matt's clients are in the private and public sectors, implementing enterprise-... [More]

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William Paxton

William Paxton

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

William Paxton is a leading expert on ethics and the law. He counsels government officials, corporations, and their leaders on a wide range of issues including bet-the-organization ethical dilemmas, crisis management, strategic counseling, and public... [More]



David Pekoske

David Pekoske

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

David Pekoske is Group President of the National Security Group of A-T Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining A-T Solutions in 2010, he was the Vice Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard. In this key leadership position within the Department of Homeland Secu... [More]

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Meredith Persily Lamel

Meredith Persily Lamel

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professor Meredith Persily Lamel joined the Key faculty after teaching in the Kogod School of Business. She has an extensive career in executive education, coaching and consulting. Most recently, she ran leadership and management training programs fo... [More]

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202-885-6388
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Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Andrew Rahaman

Andrew Rahaman

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Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecture

Dr. Rahaman has extensive international leadership experience that includes successfully leading teams in developing technical and managerial programs; sustaining innovation; developing partnerships across diverse cultures; developing executive coach... [More]



David Rosenbloom

David Rosenbloom

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Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Rosenbloom specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform, and personnel management. A major contributor to the field and a National Academy of Public Adminis... [More]

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Alioune Samb

Alioune Samb

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Executive in Residence

Pape Samb is President of Exeleadmen, a consulting firm that focuses on providing leaders and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and network to create economic value. With over 17 years of experience in program development, entrepreneurship, fun... [More]



Carl Shapiro

Carl Shapiro

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Carl Shapiro has been an economist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for over 25 years. Currently, Dr. Shapiro is the Science Impact Program Coordinator. The Science Impact Program is a focused effort to increase the use and value of natural sci... [More]



Neil Stroul

Neil Stroul

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Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecture

Professionally, Neil is first and foremost a leadership coach. Trained originally as a psychologist, Neil blends more than 25 years of experience in organizational consulting and the perspective of applied psychology to helping executives build thei... [More]



Gwendolyn Sykes

Gwendolyn Sykes

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Gwendolyn Sykes is the United States Secret Service Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the execution, development and stewardship of the Secret Service’s resources and currently manages a financial team that includes budget... [More]



Jane Tamagna

Jane Tamagna

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Adjunct Professor

Jane Tamagna is a business consultant with 20 years experience consulting for the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors.  She focuses her work on two outcomes:  Helping leaders solve chronic problems and helping leaders define and move in... [More]



Robert Tobias

Robert Tobias

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Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Robert Tobias teaches courses in public sector leadership in the Key Executive Leadership Programs. He also teaches facilitation and team development, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution, and managing labor management relations. Fi... [More]

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William Valdez

William Valdez

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Mr. Valdez is the Director of Workforce Management in EERE. Mr. Valdez's career with the Department of Energy spans over 20 years, providing him with extensive knowledge in the areas of R&D portfolio analysis, small business development, STEM workf... [More]



Scott Ward

Scott Ward

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Adjunct Instructor

Scott Ward is an adjunct professor of Public Communication. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of communications, including advocacy communications; new media; social marketing; communications training; risk and crisi... [More]



Reginald Wells

Reginald Wells

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Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecture

Reginald F. Wells was named Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Human Resources effective July 15, 2002 after serving short tenures as Deputy Associate Commissioner for Disability Program Policy and Senior Advi... [More]



Ruth Zaplin

Ruth Zaplin

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Executive in Residence

Dr. Ruth Zaplin is an Executive-in-Residence, School of Public Affairs, Department of Public Administration & Policy and Director of International Programs, Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. Dr. Zaplin served as a senior advis... [More]

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Donald Zauderer

Donald Zauderer

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Associate Professor Emeritus

Dr. Donald G. Zauderer is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration at American University, where he directed the Key Executive Program for emerging leaders in public service. Upon retiring from American, Dr. Zauderer served as Senior Advisor at Th... [More]