Our Faculty

Leveraging our deep relationships formed throughout the Washington region, the College of Professional Studies’ programs are taught by dedicated faculty and expert practitioners from the upper levels of government agencies, multinational corporations, and key think tanks and non-profits.

By learning directly from such highly influential leaders, the College’s students gain problem solving skills that can be immediately applied to their own careers. You can use this knowledge to forge a path toward becoming a leading decision maker yourself.  



At a Glance

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In the Federal Government

More than 100 of our faculty are current and former high-ranking Federal government officials, including: 

  • Approximately 30 congressional officials and staffers (including three former members of Congress) 
  • More than a dozen military leaders
  • More than a dozen Federal law enforcement officials
  • Federal agencies represented among the College’s faculty:



  • Agency for International Development
  • Agriculture
  • Air Force
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • Army
  • Capitol Police
  • Commerce
  • Defense
  • Education


  • Energy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Homeland Security
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service


  • Justice
  • Labor
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • National Counterterrorism Center
  • Navy
  • Office of Budget and Management
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • State
  • Transportation Security Administration


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In Politics & Law Enforcement

Our faculty members include more than a dozen current and former state and local political and law enforcement officials.


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In the Media

Our faculty includes current and former media officials from organizations such as: 

  • The Associated Press
  • BBC
  • The Washington Post


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In the Corporate Sector

Our faculty also includes more than a dozen additional current and former high-ranking corporate officials from organizations including: 


  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • Cargill
  • Circuit City Stories Inc.
  • Sprint Corporation
  • 1-800-FLOWERS
  • VOX Global
  • IBM
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Verizon
  • Citigroup
  • Nike
  • AT&T


  • Nasdaq
  • PRC
  • Hill and Knowlton
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • Edelman
  • Dentons
  • GolinHarris International
  • Burson-Marsteller
  • Dell Technologies
  • Raytheon
  • Microsoft
  • Emerson Electric
  • United
  • Bank of America


Faculty Highlight

Steven Chabinksy

Steven Chabinsky, Professor, Cyber Security and Information Management

Students in Mr. Chabinsky’s Cyber Security Law and Policy class know they are learning from one of the very best and most experienced experts in the field. A veteran of both the public and private sector, Mr. Chabinsky served as Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Cyber Division and Chief of the FBI’s Cyber Intelligence Section and now works as General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for the cybersecurity technology firm CrowdStrike. In fact, Mr Chabinsky has helped shape many of the most significant U.S. national cyber and infrastructure protection strategies—all while shaping the minds of GW students.

President Barack Obama Announced Intent to Appoint Program Faculty Steven Chabinsky to Key Administration Post