Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Meet the Faculty

Learn from a Faculty of Scholars and Experts

The faculty members of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program are scholars and experts in their fields. Much of the program’s faculty is drawn from Georgetown University’s various departments, providing interdisciplinary discourse as well as mentorship to help students focus on their academic and career goals. The faculty also includes adjunct professors who bring practical work experience and industry expertise into the classroom.


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Arnold J. Bradford
Photo of Arnold J. Bradford Professor Emeritus, Northern Virginia Community College PhD: University of Virginia, 1967 (English Literature) MA: Cornell University, 1962 (English Literature) BA: Williams College, 1961 (Chemistry) Publications include numerous articles and papers on pedagogy, literature, and instructional technology.
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-106 The Renaissance
BLHS-107 The Early Modern World
LSHV-395 Classic and Romantic: Styles and Values in Western Culture

William J. Buckley
Photo of William J. Buckley After studying philosophy and theology at Cardinal Glennon-Kenrick School of Theology in his hometown of St. Louis, William Joseph Buckley completed his MA (Theology) and PhD (Social Ethics) at the University of Chicago, where he was a University Fellow and ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-100 Introduction to Ethics
BLHV-274 Politics of Terrorism

Dan Cautis
Photo of Dan Cautis Dan Cautis was employed by Georgetown University between 2006 and 2015 as Associate Vice President at Georgetown University. Within UIS (University Information Services) as Director of IT Infrastructure Operations he was responsible for the university’s Data Centers, Computer Operations ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-230 Church and Science: A Historical Perspective
BLHV-464 Transhumanism/Tech Singularity

Mark Gray
Photo of Mark Gray Mark M. Gray is a Research Associate Professor at Georgetown University and the Director of CARA Catholic Polls at Georgetown's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Dr. Gray has a Ph.D. in Political Science and a ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-101 Introduction to the Social Sciences
BLHV-200 American Popular Culture
BLHV-201 Let Them Eat Culture: The History and Politics of Food

Paula S. Harrell
Photo of Paula S. Harrell Paula S. Harrell (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a China-Japan historian specializing in 19th-20th century history and contemporary economic development. In addition to research and university teaching (modern China and modern Japan), she worked for a decade as a management ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-393 China and the Internet
BLHS-415 China Rise to Econ Power

Gregory Havrilak
Photo of Gregory Havrilak Gregory C. Havrilak, Ph.D. Gregory Havrilak joined the faculty of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in 2008. Before coming to Washington, he was professor of philosophy at the City University and State University of New York, where ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-100 Introduction to Ethics
BLHV-261 Politics and World Religions
BLHV-352 1960's: Decade of Trnsfrmation
LSHV-354 Religion and Conflict
LSHV-493 Political Theology

Joseph E. Jensen
Photo of Joseph E. Jensen Dr. Jensen earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at The Catholic University of America in 2004. He has an M.A. in Theology from St. Mary's University and Seminary in Baltimore, MD (1990), and another in Library Science ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-103 Biblical Literature and the Ancient World
BLHV-263 Religions of India
BLHV-454 Religions of China

Hubert Kelley
Photo of Hubert Kelley Bert Kelley consults with GeorgetownAdvisory.com and has advised on legal and business matters for more than twenty years, practicing in both corporate and law firm settings. Since 1990, he has served as counsel for the Kabool Group of companies ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-352 Business Law

Michael Kessler
Photo of Michael Kessler Michael Kessler is Managing Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, Associate Professor of the Practice of Moral and Political Theory in the Department Government, and an Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-111 The New Millennium

Richard Klein
Richard Klein has extensive experience analyzing foreign cyber threats and has held several executive leadership positions in the Intelligence Community managing cyber analysis. He currently serves in a leadership position in CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence. Previously, as the ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-414 Cyber Ops and Global Pol.

Scott Krawczyk
Photo of Scott Krawczyk Scott Krawczyk is a retired Army officer of 30 years and former Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at West Point, where he taught courses in composition, literature, and cultural studies for a total of 13 years. He ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-108 Enlightenment, Revolution and Democracy

Richard C. Lederman
Photo of Richard C. Lederman Richard Lederman holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature from the Annenberg Research Institute, now the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Religion with minors in History and Classical ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-103 Biblical Literature and the Ancient World

Paul Lewis
Photo of Paul Lewis SPECIAL ENVOY PAUL LEWIS Issues: Guantanamo Bay, Detention and Detainees, National Security Policy, Ethics Investigations, Congressional Investigations, Department of Defense, Foreign Policy, Congress, Legislation, Criminal Justice System, Terrorism, Cyber, Politics, and History. Paul M. Lewis was the Department of Defense ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-100 Introduction to Ethics
BLHV-274 Politics of Terrorism

Denise Li
Photo of Denise Li Veteran Washington journalist Denise Li (G’86) joined the School of Continuing Studies as Associate Dean for the Master’s of Professional Studies in Journalism program in October 2009. Li returned to her alma mater after spending more than 22 ...
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Rebecca Linford
Photo of Rebecca Linford Rebecca Linford is an expert in early modern European history with emphases on England and Italy. She also studies women and crime.
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-105 Faith and Reason in the Middle Ages

Edward Marolda
Photo of Edward Marolda Dr. Marolda served for many years as the U.S. Navy's Senior Historian a the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. He earned an MA at Georgetown in European Diplomatic History and Ph.D at George ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-412 China and the United States: Friends or Foes?

Kaara T. Martinez
Photo of Kaara T. Martinez University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Master of Studies, Distinction, International Human Rights Law, February 2010 Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC Juris Doctor, Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, May 2006 Florida International University, Miami, FL Bachelor of Arts, Spanish ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHV-244 International Human Rights Law
BLHV-247 Mass Atrocities

Michael O. McMahon
Photo of Michael O. McMahon I am an adjunct lecturer in Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies, in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program. By day, I am Director of Cyber Strategy and Analysis at Innovative Analytics & Training, a professional research and services firm with its headquarters in Washington, DC. I am a 24-year veteran of the US Defense Department and the national Intelligence Community, a career that included a three-year tour with the National Intelligence Council. I also served seven years as an officer in the United States Navy (Reserve), completing assignments overseas as well as with the Joint Staff in Washington. In addition to my Federal career, I also worked briefly for the Northrop Grumman Corporation as consultant to U.S. Strategic Command. As a defense department civilian and military officer, I have completed overseas assignments supporting UN humanitarian relief efforts in Somalia; diplomatic support with the US ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-246 Development of U.S. National Security Policy
BLHV-240 International Relations for the 21st Century

Charles McNelis
Photo of Charles McNelis Charles McNelis is an Assistant Professor in the Classics Department. He is an expert in Latin Poetry, Hellenistic Poetry, Roman Social History and Latin Paleography.
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-102 Greeks and Romans
BLHS-104 Medieval Thought and Culture
LSHV-601 DLS Foundational Introductory Colloquium: Liberal Studies as Perspective and Method

Margaret A. Morrison
Photo of Margaret A. Morrison An avid painter and native of Atlanta, Ga., Nan has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1978. She is a member of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios and Arlington Artists Alliance. She has received wide spread recognition for ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-106 The Renaissance

Gilda Mossadegh
Photo of Gilda Mossadegh Gilda Mossadegh is the Director of J.D. Programs in the Office of J.D. Academic Services at Georgetown Law. Gilda received her J.D. from The Ohio State University, M.Ed. in Counseling in Student Affairs from UCLA, and ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHV-278 Pre-Law: An Introduction to Investing in a Legal Education

Charles Neimeyer
Photo of Charles Neimeyer Charles Neimeyer (PhD in American history from Georgetown) has extensive military, business, teaching, and academic leadership experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is an award-winning published author with broad managerial experience in a variety of military, academic, and ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-110 War and Peace

Nan Ellen Nelson
Photo of Nan Ellen Nelson Nan Ellen Nelson served as a White House appointee to the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organizational Development with a focus on Leadership, and ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHV-424 Purpose and Personal Mission
BLHV-425 Character, Conscience and Courage

Craig O'Connor
Craig O'Connor has served as an Adjunct Professor of International Business, and Project Finance, since the spring semester of 1997. Professor O’Connor has worked as a full-time professional for the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHV-465 Global Econ in 21st Cent
STRT-261 International Business

J Paasch
Photo of J Paasch JT Paasch (PhD, Oxford University) teaches philosophy at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University's B.A. in Liberal Studies program. His specialty is medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophical theology.
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This instructor has taught:
BLHV-254 Basic Logic/Crit Thinking

Henriette Rahusen
Photo of Henriette Rahusen Henriette Rahusen (formerly Henriette de Bruyn Kops) obtained her PhD in early modern history, with a focus on international commerce, at Georgetown University in 2005. She is researcher / writer in the Department of Northern Baroque Paintings at the National Gallery ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-107 The Early Modern World

Angela Rasmussen
Photo of Angela Rasmussen Angela Rasmussen is a doctoral candidate in biblical studies at the Catholic University of America where she also received her M.A. (biblical studies). At CUA she has taught Intro Old Testament, Intro New Testament, Letters of Paul, Women in ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-103 Biblical Literature and the Ancient World
BLHV-264 Women in the Bible

Paul Russo
Photo of Paul Russo Ambassador Paul A. Russo’s public service and private sector experience spans over thirty years, having served in numerous senior positions in business, government and national politics. He was the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHV-461 The Modern U.S. Presidency - Fifty Years of Political Evolution

Alexander Sens
Photo of Alexander Sens Alexander Sens's research focus on late Classical and early Hellenistic Greek literature. In particular, he is interested in the way that poets in these periods engage with the broader literary tradition as a way of creating meaning. He is ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-102 Greeks and Romans
CLSG-101 Intermediate Greek

Christopher Shinn
Photo of Christopher Shinn Christopher A. Shinn earned his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000. He also received an M.T.S. in Religious Studies at Harvard University in 1991 and an M.A. in English Language ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-120 Writing in an Interdisciplinary Environment
BLHV-497 Thesis Proposal Workshop
ENGL-090 Methods of Lit/Cultural Studie
ENGL-234 Science Fiction & Fantasy

Kathryn Temple
Photo of Kathryn Temple Education: PhD and MA, University of Virginia; JD, Emory University School of Law; BA, Georgia State University Teaching and Research Interests: 18th century British literature and culture, particularly the literature of women; cultural legal studies; history of intellectual property; feminist ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-120 Writing in an Interdisciplinary Environment

Andrew T. Wackerfuss
Photo of Andrew T. Wackerfuss Dr. Andrew Wackerfuss is a historian with the United States Air Force, where he conducts research on such topics as military airlift, the Vietnam War, and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Dr. Wackerfuss received his PhD ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-109 The Nineteenth Century

Jonathon Wiggins
Photo of Jonathon Wiggins Jonathon Wiggins attended St. Meinrad College and graduated from Purdue University with degrees in psychology and social studies education. He taught psychology at the secondary level at Portage Adult High School as well as served as psychiatric technician at a ...
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This instructor has taught:
BLHS-101 Introduction to the Social Sciences

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