Meet the Faculty

American University has one of the largest concentrations of faculty focused on international development and development management. Faculty of the International Development Program, which encompasses the MS in Development Management and MA in International Affairs, are distinguished by their scholarly reputation, diversity, combination of theory and field experience, commitment to teaching, and maintenance of strong collegial relationships with the students in the program.

Administrative Director

Research interests

  • Environmental economics
  • Conservation policy

Core Faculty

Research interests

  • Political economy
  • Ethnicity, inequality, and development
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Research interests

  • Political economy of development
  • Local governance in South Asia

Research interests

  • Economic globalization and development
  • Environment and development
  • Worker rights vs. corporate rights

Research interests

  • Peacebuilding and peacekeeping
  • Development
  • Global governance
  • War-to-peace transitions

Research interests

  • Humanitarian interventions
  • Sustainable development
  • Global health

Research interests

  • Political economy
  • Cultural politics of transformation
  • Southeast Asia

Research interests

  • Development economics
  • Labor markets and migration
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental economics

Research interests

  • Global development and effectiveness

Research interests

  • Social enterprise
  • Nonprofit management

Research interests

  • Governance and citizen participation
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Action-research

Research interests

  • Bureaucracies of international aid projects
  • Politics of conservation
  • Haiti

Research interests

  • Governance and development
  • Social change and politics
  • Latin America

Research interests

  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Research interests

  • Gender, race, and identity in Africa
  • The African diaspora
  • African urbanism
  • Politics of representation

Research interests

  • Post-conflict democratization
  • Security-sector reform
  • Smart power and gastrodiplomacy

Research interests

  • International trade
  • Labor economics
  • Development economics

Research interests

  • Global health
  • Reproductive health and HIV
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sexual and gender minorities

Research interests

  • Gender and development
  • Population and migration
  • South and Southeast Asia

Research interests

  • Global health
  • HIV prevention
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Social networks in health

Affiliated Faculty