Faculty List


Steve Radelet
Steven Radelet

Professor Radelet is the Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development and Director of the Global Human Development Program.  His work focuses on economic growth, poverty reduction, foreign aid, and debt, primarily in Africa and Asia. Dr. Radelet has extensive experience as a policy maker in the U.S. Government; as an adviser to developing country leaders; and as a researcher, teacher and writer. He previously served as Chief Economist for USAID, Senior Adviser for Development to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He currently serves as an economic adviser to the Presidents of Liberia and Malawi. He spent four years as an adviser to the Ministry of Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia, and two years as adviser in the Ministry of Finance in The Gambia. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa. From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Radelet was Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. From 1990 to 2000, he was on the faculty of Harvard University, where he was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) and a Lecturer on Economics and Public Policy. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.

Ann Van Dusen

Professor Van Dusen, Founding Director of the Master's in Global Human Development, is both a scholar and practitioner of development. She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and has taught a variety of courses at both Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Van Dusen has an impressive background as a development practitioner, serving in senior positions at USAID over 25 years as well as at leading NGOs including Save the Children and EnterpriseWorks. She holds a PhD in sociology from Johns Hopkins University and has published on women and family in the Middle East, global health, education, social indicators and development and foreign assistance.

Jock R. Anderson

Jock R. Anderson left his home farm near Monto, Queensland, Australia, to study agricultural science at the University of Queensland. He subsequently pursued a PhD in agricultural economics at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, where he stayed on as a staff member, including as a Professor of Agricultural Economics, and Dean of the Faculty of Economic Studies. He joined the World Bank in 1989 where he served in various roles including as Adviser, Strategy and Policy in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department. As a retiree since 2003 he works for various international organizations, including IFPRI, USAID and the World Bank, and recently led an evaluation of policy work at FAO.  He holds numerous professional awards and is widely published, with over 300 publications in his field of expertise.

Derek Byerlee

Derek Byerlee did his early studies in Australia before completing his PhD at Oregon State University and joining the Faculty of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University, focusing on West Africa. He then worked for many years at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico and South Asia, finishing as Director of Economics. He moved to the World Bank in 1994, serving as its Rural Strategy Adviser and Co-Director of the World Development Report 2008 Agriculture for Development. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and serves on a number of international boards and advisory bodies. He has published widely and is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Nazmul Chaudhury

Nazmul Chaudhury is Lead Economist at the World Bank. He has worked in various research and operational units of the World Bank in the areas of education, governance, health, poverty dynamics, social safety nets, water and sanitation. Dr. Chaudhury was a team member of the World Development Report Making Services Work for Poor People. He continues to have an active research and policy interest in the governance and accountability relationships in the delivery of public services. Dr. Chaudhury also has a strong research background in the economics of education related to issues such as school choice, conditional cash transfers, vocational training and youth school to work transitions. Before joining the World Bank, Dr. Chaudhury worked on environmental issues related to congestion and pollution, sustainable agriculture, and accounting for natural resource degradation in national income accounts at the World Resources Institute. Dr. Chaudhury has a doctorate in Economics and a doctorate in Environmental Policy, both from Michigan State University. He has published in numerous academic journals.

Raj M. Desai

Raj M. Desai is Associate Professor of International Development at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a specialist on problems of economic reform, foreign aid, and international development. In addition to being a co-author of A Better Investment Climate for Everyone (World Development Report 2005), he is co-editor of Can Russian Compete? and of Between State and Market: Mass Privatization in Transition Economies (1997). He is the recipient of fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and from the National Science Foundation. He has also served as occasional consultant to the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and other international organizations. From 1996 to 1999, he was as a private sector development specialist at the World Bank, where he worked on the privatization and restructuring of public enterprises in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and on the recovery of financial systems following economic crises in East Asia and Latin America. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Harvard University where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, and his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.

Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman is an anthropologist concerned with questions of development aid and political ecology. After earning his BA at Boston College, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He went on to study international education policy at Harvard University, and then completed a PhD in anthropology at Columbia University. His geographic interests are in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Latin America and the Caribbean. His research is based on ethnographic fieldwork in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Specifically, his current research examines the way in which "the project" has become a dominating locus of development aid and how administrative and bureaucratic procedures undermine environmental conservation efforts. He has completed research consulting work for the United Nations Environmental Programme in Haiti and grassroots organizations in the Dominican Republic. He teaches courses on anthropology, methods, development, and Latin American Studies, and has taught at George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and American University. He is a post-doctoral fellow at the University d'Etat d'Haiti in Port-au-Prince, where he supports the first doctoral program in anthropology in Haiti.

Gillette Hall

Gillette is Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Teaching in the Global Human Development Masters Program.  Her current research focuses on the differential outcomes of poverty reduction programs for minority or disadvantaged groups.   Originally from Oregon, she grew up in Mexico and Brazil, where she developed an early interest in the issues of poverty and inequality.  After completing her undergraduate studies at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, she served as volunteer teacher and community organizer in the rural village of Nepena, Peru, where she was given the mayor's award for public service.  Driven to better understand the causes and solutions to the complex problems of poor families, she returned to Peru as a Fulbright scholar, and completed a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies and Ph.D in Economics at the University of Cambridge, England.  Prior to coming to Georgetown, she worked as a senior staff member at the World Bank, conducting policy research, as well as implementation and evaluation of poverty reduction programs.  She has taught at the University of Oregon and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has won several teaching awards.  Her recent work includes the book Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development (Cambridge University Press, 2012).   She and her husband Andrew have three children, with whom they spend their favorite hours.   She also enjoys  running, swimming, hiking, pottery, and reading fiction.

Shareen Joshi

Shareen JoshiProfessor Joshi's research focuses on poverty alleviation and demographic change in the developing world. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of development policies using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods. Her recent papers explore the effects of maternal and child health programs on the well-being of families in Bangladesh, and the impact of self-help group participation on the lives of women in rural Rajasthan, India. She is also interested in patterns of marriage and household structure across the developing world. Professor Joshi holds a PhD in economics from Yale University.

Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane is an economist in the USAID Office of Economic Policy. She has worked as a development economist for nearly decade in USAID's Asia Near East Bureau and Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment. In recent years, she has worked extensively on the economic analysis of development projects with a particular focus on cost benefit analysis. She holds B.S. in Mathematics and International Relations from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, and an M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University.

Carlos Linares

Carlos Linares is an international development and environment specialist with over 35 years of experience. He has worked for international agencies such as the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Program, the Interamerican Development Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, private consulting firms, and major non-profit organizations. His experience as a practitioner includes 22 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, where he has designed, implemented and evaluated development and environment policies and programs. He currently serves as an Environmental Specialist in the Environmental Safeguards Unit of the Interamerican Development Bank overseeing housing and health sector operations in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Uruguay. Mr. Linares holds a Master’s Degree of Environmental Management from Yale University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, and is a graduate of MIT’s Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas.

Katherine Marshall

Katherine Marshall has worked for four decades in international development with a focus on issues facing the world’s poorest countries. She is currently a senior fellow at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Service, where she enjoys the gift of working with the next generation. Before coming to Georgetown, Marshall worked for 35 years at the World Bank. Among her many assignments, she was Country Director in the World Bank’s Africa region, first for the Sahel region, then Southern Africa. She serves on two international prize committees, the Opus Prize Foundation and the Niwano Peace Prize Foundation, and chairs the board of the World Bank Community Connections Fund. She was a core group member of a World Economic Forum initiative to advance understanding between the Islamic World and the West. She serves on several other boards including AVINA Americas, a foundation working across Latin America. She co-moderates the Fes Forum, part of the world renowned Fes Festival of Global Sacred Music. Marshall writes and speaks on wide ranging development and humanitarian topics. She contributes regularly to the religion page of the Huffington Post. Her two most recent books are Global Institutions of Religion: Ancient Movers, Modern Shakers, and The World Bank: From Reconstruction to Development to Equity. From 2003 – 2009, she served as a trustee of Princeton University – her alma mater -- where she earned an MA in History and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Harry A. Patrinos

Dr. Patrinos is Lead Education Economist at the World Bank. He specializes in all areas of education, especially school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He managed education lending operations and analytical work programs in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, as well as a regional research project on the socioeconomic status of Latin America’s Indigenous Peoples, published as Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). He is one of the main authors of the report, Lifelong Learning in the Global Knowledge Economy (World Bank, 2003). Dr. Patrinos has many publications in the academic and policy literature, with more than 40 journal articles. He is co-author of the books: Policy Analysis of Child Labor: A Comparative Study (St. Martin’s, 1999), Decentralization of Education: Demand-Side Financing (World Bank, 1997), and Indigenous People and Poverty in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis with George Psacharopoulos (World Bank/Ashgate, 1994). He has also worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. He previously worked as an economist at the Economic Council of Canada. Mr. Patrinos received a doctorate from the University of Sussex.

George Psacharopoulos

George Psacharopoulos is a former elected member of the Hellenic Parliament and a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois. He is known world-wide for his major contributions to the development of the economics of education. After receiving his MA and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, Psacharopoulos taught at the Universities of Hawaii and Chicago and at the London School of Economics before moving to the World Bank, where he has been Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Human Capital and Operations Policy, Chief of the Human Resources Division and Chief of the Education Research Division, among others.

Sharon Stash

Sharon Stash received her Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Michigan, and her MSc. in Global Health and Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She served as Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Global Health Policy Center within the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), advising US global health policy and engagement efforts, particularly focused on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the role of the US government in global TB control. Previously, she provided technical and managerial leadership to major global health programs such as the USAID ­funded AIDS Support and Technical Resources (AIDSTAR­One). Earlier in her career, Dr. Stash helped shape the strategic direction of global health grant portfolios and management of publ-­private partnerships as a Program Officer for both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Packard Foundation. She has provided technical assistance to numerous foreign governments to develop national HIV/AIDS programs and ­prevention frameworks. She has published more than 30 policy papers and white papers for peer-researched journals, academic journals, conferences, and other publications.

Eduardo Velez Bustillo

Dr. Velez had a distinguished career at the World Bank, serving as the Education Sector Manager for East Asia and the Pacific, Education Sector Manager for Latin American and the Caribbean, Sector Coordinator (Human Development) for the China program, Sector Leader (Human and Social Development for Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela), and Human Development Cluster Leader for Uganda and Tanzania. He also served as Principal Education Specialist for Eastern and Southern Africa. Dr. Velez has also been a Visiting Professor at: Universidad Nacional, Bogotá; Brown University; University of Connecticut; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá; Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá; the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; and most recently at Peking University and Kobe University. Dr. Velez has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois. His areas of interest include Sociology of Social and Economic Development, Sociology of Education, and Analysis and Evaluation of Development Programs.

Holly Wise

Professor Wise leads the GHD/SFS Global Social Enterprise and Development Fellows Program with the McDonough School of Business. Her teaching areas include social enterprise, innovation and enterprise development. Current research and advisory activities focus on corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, leadership development, social enterprise case studies, and monitoring and evaluation of multi-stakeholder alliances. Professor Wise serves as a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2006-2011). She sits on the boards of FHI360, Grassroots Business Partners, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), LivingGoods, and GlobalGiving. Ms. Wise is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She spent a career in the foreign service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), achieving the diplomatic rank of Minister Counselor. She is the founder and first Secretariat Director of the Global Development Alliance, USAID’s business model that forges strategic alliances between public and private partners in addressing international development issues. In addition to overseas tours in Uganda, Kenya, Barbados, the Philippines and China, Ms. Wise served as USAID chair at the National Defense University where she taught political science, environmental courses, and published research on China. Professor Wise is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Connecticut College and holds advanced degrees from Yale University and the National Defense University.