- Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
M.P.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Guess has worked for more than 20 years providing technical assistance and training to strengthen and reform central and local government systems. From 2004-2007, he was Director of Research at the Open Society Institute's Local Government and Public Services Reform Initiative in Budapest, Hungary. In 2005-2006, he was also Acting Director of the Master's of Public Policy Program at Central European University. From 1993-2004, Dr. Guess was a senior public administration specialist at Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). He has served at both the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund and at the World Bank. Dr. Guess was an OAS Fellow to Costa Rica and a Fulbright Professor twice—once to Uruguay and later in the Central American Research Program to Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica. He is the author or co-author of six books, including The Politics of United States Foreign Aid.