Michael A. Bailey
Interim Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy
Michael A. Bailey became the dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy in July, 2017. He is also the Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government in the Department of Government and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Bailey teaches and conducts research on American politics and political economy. He is co-author with Forrest Maltzman of The Constrained Court: Law, Politics and the Decisions Justices Make from Princeton University Press. He is also author of a statistics textbook called Real Stats: Using Econometrics for Political Science and Public Policy, published by Oxford University Press.
Assistant Dean for 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.
EMPL Faculty Director
Dr. Gingrich serves as the Faculty Director of McCourt’s Executive Master in Policy Leadership. A member of McCourt’s adjunct faculty since 1994, Dr. Gingrich was a professor at the National Defense University for 25 years where she was a founding member of the College of Information and Cyberspace. She is an expert in strategic leadership and decision making, organizational innovation, and technological and behavioral change. She holds executive degrees in foreign policy from MIT and in information systems from the University of Minnesota; an MS and PhD in organizational and cognitive psychology from the University of Maryland; and a BS in business and finance from the University of North Carolina.
MS-DSPP Faculty Director
Dr. Mahdavi serves as the Academic Director of the MS-DSPP program. His research interests are comparative political economy, political methodology, and energy politics. Some of his projects include the political economy of gasoline prices; political consequences of oil-to-cash transfers; statistical network analysis of elites in authoritarian contexts; and transnational prosecutions of oil-related corruption. Dr. Mahdavi holds an M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA.
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.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and 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.
Senior Associate Dean
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 is the Senior Business Officer and oversees the administration of the McCourt School and works closely with faculty, staff, and students. He has an MBA from the Howard School of Business and has extensive experience in the Accounting field.
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 implementation. 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.