The faculty members listed below are a sample of the faculty members available to teach credit courses in College Prep.
I joined the US History PhD program in 2019.
My research focuses on the history of US public sector workers – especially teachers’ unions – race, and political economy in the second half of the twentieth century. Before coming to Georgetown, I taught in Detroit for nine years and organized with the Detroit Federation of Teachers, where I served as an elected member of the union’s executive board from 2017 to 2019. I earned BAs in History and Political Science from the University of Michigan, graduating in 2010.
Joseph Hartman is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on political theory, constitutional law and American government.
Joseph Hartman is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on political theory, constitutional law and American government. Prior to his time in the academy he spent more than a decade as a litigation attorney in private practice with a large law firm in Washington, D.C. He earned his Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown in 2015, holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (1999), and a B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia (1996). His academic and intellectual interests focus on contemporary issues relating to public and constitutional law and the relationship between political thought and theology in the Western tradition.
Laura Hartmann-Villalta is a white Latinx feminist scholar committed to connecting the academic excellence of the Georgetown University humanities with the DC community.
From August 2021 to July 2022, she was the Director of the Engaged & Public Humanities MA Program at Georgetown.
This commitment began with a history of service both inside and outside the ivory tower that has continued to this day: she was a 2019-2020 member of the SEIU Local 500 / Georgetown University Part-time Adjunct Union’s executive committee and also currently serves as Commissioner on DC’s Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee.
Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Hartmann-Villalta’s specialty is the Anglophone literature of the Spanish Civil War. She is currently revising a book manuscript entitled, She, Too, Went to Spain: Anglophone Women Writers, Photography, and the Spanish Civil War.Her research interests include visual culture studies (particularly modernist photography and art), women’s & gender studies, and human rights studies. Her second major research project focuses on women serving in the intelligence communities, particularly during the Cold War, where “male, pale, and Yale” was the unofficial motto for employee recruitment. In addition to her research, Dr. Hartmann-Villalta is invested in a mindfulness-based approach to teaching first-year writing, and she is currently exploring how to strengthen the connection to Georgetown’s Jesuit mission in her pedagogy.
Dr. Hartmann-Villalta began her higher education career in Madrid, Spain, where she conducted her coursework in Spanish (and can sympathize with all international students) and graduated with a BA in Spanish philology. She then earned degrees from Virginia Tech University (English literature MA); St. Louis University (Spanish literature MA); and Northeastern University (English literature PhD).
In her spare time, Dr. Hartmann-Villalta slowly studies Yiddish and leads a women-only young adult literature reading group. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Prof. Arie M. Kacowicz is the Chaim Weizmann Chair in International Relations and Full Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
A Faculty member of the Hebrew University since 1993, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown since 2003, Prof. Kacowicz is the author and editor of ten books, the last one being The Unintended Consequences of Peace: Peaceful Borders and Illicit Transnational Flows to be published by Cambridge University Press in the Summer of 2021 (in collaboration with Exequiel Lacovksy, Keren Sasson, and Daniel F. Wajner). His areas of interests include theories of international relations, peace studies, globalization and governance, international relations of Latin America, and peace negotiations in the context of the Middle East.
Matthew Kroenig is a Professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
A 2019 study in Perspectives on Politics ranked him as one of the top 25 most-cited political scientists of his generation.
Dr. Kroenig is the author or editor of seven books, including The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China (Oxford University Press, 2020), which was Amazon's #1 New Release in International Relations. The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters (Oxford University Press, 2018) was selected by the US Air Force for its professional reading list and was translated into Chinese and Korean. Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (Cornell University Press, 2010) was awarded the International Studies Association Best Book Award, Honorable Mention.
His articles have appeared in many publications, including: American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Strategic Studies, Politico, Security Studies, Strategic Studies Quarterly, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among others. He writes the bi-weekly "Its Debatable" column at Foreign Policy. Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including on PBS Newshour, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CBS, BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR All Things Considered, and C-SPAN.
Dr. Kroenig has served in several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community in the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, including in the Strategy, Middle East, and Nuclear and Missile Defense offices in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the CIA's Strategic Assessments Group. From 2017-2021, he was a Special Government Employee (SGE) and Senior Policy Adviser to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capability/Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy. In this role, he provided advice on matters relating to the formulation, drafting, coordination, and implementation of nuclear deterrence policy and strategy in support of the 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review. He was a major contributor to formulating tailored deterrence strategies for China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. In 2011, he developed strategic options for addressing Iran’s nuclear program. In 2005, he was the principal author of the first-ever, US-government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks. For this work, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is a featured character in The New York Times bestselling book, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign against Al Qaeda, by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker. He was as a national security adviser on the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney (2012) and Marco Rubio (2016). He has testified before Congress and regularly consults with the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Congress, the intelligence community, and allied governments.
Dr. Kroenig is also the Director of the Global Strategy Initiative and Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He has previously worked as the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Security at Harvard University, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife and children in Georgetown. Follow him on Twitter @matthewkroenig.
I am currently a third-year doctoral student studying Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and philosophical issues concerning Disability, Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Technology.
Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist of higher education and teaches "Introduction to Sociology" at the department of Sociology, Georgetown University.
Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist of higher education and teaches "Introduction to Sociology" at the department of Sociology, Georgetown University. He has taught Global Social Movements at the George Washington University, Washington DC. Gaurav has formerly served as a Visiting Scholar to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and as a Research Associate at the University of Southern California.
His current research in cultural sociology critically examines contemporary identity movements in India and among the diaspora. Along with several research papers and reviews, Gaurav has recently authored his first book, "The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics" (Oxford University Press, 2018). The book conceptualizes the conditions for the emergence of cultural politics and student resistance in Indian higher education.
Gaurav is also a published poet. His poetry won the national and international prizes sponsored by the Poetry Society of India. He is currently working on his memoir about his childhood in a village in a pre-globalized India.
Jonathan Ray is the Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.
He holds a B.A. from Tufts University in History and Religion, and a Ph.D. in Jewish History from The Jewish Theological Seminary. He served as the Hilda Blaustein Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University (2003-2005), and as the Maurice Amado visiting Assistant Professor of Sephardic Studies at UCLA (2005-6).