Category: General News, University News

Title: Introducing McCourt’s new full-time faculty members

2022 New Faculty Members


Professor Carole Roan Gresenz

Dr. Gresenz is jointly appointed in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the School of Health and serves as a senior advisor for strategic health initiatives in the Office of the President. Gresenz’s recent research examines progressive neurologic disorders and chronic diseases, as well as the usefulness of social media data for firearms research. She previously worked at the RAND Corporation and currently serves on the editorial boards of Health Services Research, Medical Care Research and Review, and Transforming Care.

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Assistant Teaching Professor Bradley Holst

Dr. Holst has taught ethics as an adjunct assistant professor in the McCourt School since 2007. As a full-time faculty member, Holst will continue teaching ethics as an action-oriented mode of inquiry that bolsters students’ quantitative skills. Holst’s interests include liberal political theory, different methods of valuing in policy analysis and righting historical wrongs. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Theory from Georgetown.

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Assistant Professor Rebecca Johnson

Dr. Johnson, a data scientist who has worked at both the federal and state levels, will begin teaching computational social science at McCourt this fall. She is an affiliate of McCourt’s Massive Data Institute and a 2022 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, whose research focuses on K-12 education. Johnson previously taught quantitative social science at Dartmouth College and is currently a visiting data scientist at The Lab @ DC.

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Assistant Teaching Professor Paul Treacy

Dr. Treacy (MPP’08) is returning to the Hilltop after spending three years at Rice University’s School of Social Sciences. He previously worked in private sector human resources, was a creative writer at Hallmark Cards, and helped write and implement rules to protect vulnerable workers in the U.S. Department of Labor. His research interests include labor and employment policy, particularly related to low-wage workers.

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