Adjunct Senior Professorial Lecturer
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Rob has worked since 2000 at the Department of State both as a Foreign Service Economic Officer, and as a civil service analyst in the INR bureau. During this time, he worked on consular, economic, and energy issues, as well providing all-source intelligence analysis on transnational crime and drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism finance, authoring or co-authoring over 100 published products on these issues. He has worked extensively on policy and analytic products with the Department of Treasury, DHS, Department of Energy, and numerous agencies of the U.S. intelligence community, as well as conducting briefings at the Foreign Service Institute, Europol, the RAND Corporation, and U.S. embassies abroad.
Rob received a B.A. in Political Science from The American University's School of Public Affairs, and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Before joining the State Department, he pursued a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Memphis, and had prior work experience in commercial real estate, and personal financial planning. From 1991-1994 he taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at Holy Cross Polytechnic University in Kielce, Poland, and worked before that as a domestic policy analyst at the Tennessee State Planning Office.