McCourt School Administrative Directory

Ed Montgomery Edward Montgomery
Dean Montgomery came to Georgetown in 2010 after serving as the Executive Director of the White House Council for Auto Communities and Workers under President Obama. Dean Montgomery also served in the Department of Labor during the Clinton Administration and as Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. He studies labor economics and has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


Mark Rom Mark Rom
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Rom began as Associate Dean in the summer of 2014. He works with all of the McCourt School’s academic programs and serves as a liaison for both students and faculty.  His research focuses on American politics and public policy, especially social welfare policy.  He received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas (magna cum laude) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992.


Dean Sirjue Dean Sirjue
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Mr. Sirjue came to Georgetown in 2011 after more than 20 years in finance and administration at Howard University. Beginning in 2002, Dean served a 4 year appointment as a member of the Prince George's County Board of Education, the second largest school district in the state of Maryland. He oversees the administration of the McCourt School and works closely with both staff and students. He has an MBA from the Howard School of Business and has extensive experience in the Accounting field.

Barbara Schone Barbara Schone
MPP Faculty Director

Dr. Schone serves as the Academic Director of MPP programs at the McCourt School. In addition, she teaches courses in the core curriculum and in health policy. Her research focuses primarily on the economics of the family, the employment-related health insurance market and the economics of obesity. Dr. Schone has been affiliated with Georgetown since 1998 and has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Franck Wiebe Franck Wiebe
MIDP Faculty Director
Dr. Wiebe serves as the Academic Director of the McCourt School's Master in International Development Policy program, and hosts the biweekly "Development Practitioners" series that provides access for students to development professionals engaged in frontline applied research and program implemention. Dr. Wiebe joined the University in 2012 after six years as Chief Economist at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed the economic analysis and monitoring and evaluation functions and contributed to the Presidential Policy Directive on Development in 2010. Dr. Wiebe has worked extensively in Bangladesh and Indonesia, and has graduate degrees from Northwestern and Harvard Universities and a Ph.D. in Development Economics from Stanford University.

Lynn Ross Lynn Ross
MPM Faculty Director

Dr. Ross serves as the Academic Director of the MPM programs. She teaches for both the McCourt School and Georgetown's Government Department. She worked for the federal government for almost 15 years, most recently at the Office of Management and Budget, before returning to academe. She holds an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University.

Erika Falk
Executive Director, Executive Education
Dr. Erika Falk joined the McCourt School in 2013 and heads our executive education efforts. She previously was director of programs and research for the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute and a program director at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Becoming a New Instructor, a book that guides teachers through planning and executing their first course. She earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.


Erika Falk

Leslie Evertz
Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Ms. Evertz returned to Georgetown in 2013 after working at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School for 2 years. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Academic & Student Services at GPPI. She has also worked in academic and student support services at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and New York University. She holds an MA in Higher Education Administration from New York University.