Dean Maria CancianMaria Cancian

Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy

Maria Cancian is Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.  Her research considers the relationship between public policies and family wellbeing. Ongoing projects analyze the interactions of the incarceration, child welfare and child support systems, as well as the implications of multiple partner fertility for family organization and policy.

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Leslie EvertzDean Evertz

Associate Dean for 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.

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Gerry GingrichGerry Gingrich

EMPL Director

Dr. Gingrich serves as the 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.

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Michael BaileyMike Bailey

MS-DSPP Faculty Director

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.

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Lynn RossDr. 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.

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Lauren MullinsLauren Mullins

Senior Director of Communications

Lauren Mullins is communications advisor and strategist with a passion for storytelling. A creative thinker and expert at translating ideas into action, Lauren cultivates and engages student, alumni, faculty, and thought leader communities across a myriad of internal and external channels. She is a graduate of Loyola in Baltimore and holds a master’s degree in Global Strategic Communications from Georgetown.

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Barbara SchoneDr. Schone

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.

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Dean SirjueDean Sirjue

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.

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Lisa Klein VogelLisa Klein Vogel

Chief of Staff

Dr. Lisa Klein Vogel serves as the Chief of Staff for the McCourt School. She previously worked as a Researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty and Mathematica Policy Research, and most recently, she served as the Project Director for the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). Dr. Vogel holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on engagement in public programs and supports for low-income families.

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Franck WiebeDr. 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 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.

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