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.

Program Director

Research interests

  • Development and democracy in Latin America

Core Faculty

Research interests

  • Political economy of development and local governance in South Asia

Research interests

  • Environment
  • Development

Research interests

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

Research interests

  • Humanitarian interventions
  • Sustainable development
  • Global health

Research interests

  • International development

Research interests

  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation

Research interests

  • Political economy and cultural politics of transformation in Southeast Asian cities

Research interests

  • Food system change
  • Political instability
  • Food insecurity

Research interests

  • Global development and effectiveness

Research interests

  • Latin American politics
  • Democratization
  • Migration

Research interests

  • Bureaucracies of international aid projects
  • Haiti

Research interests

  • International development

Research interests

  • Race, class, gender, and identity in the African diaspora

Research interests

  • Food
  • Conflict

Research interests

  • Demography
  • Africa
  • HIV
  • family planning

Research interests

  • Gender and development
  • Population

Research interests

  • Global health
  • Micropolitics of development

Affiliated Faculty