The Sanford School of Public Policy is administered by a Dean, who receives advice and support from senior faculty, staff and a Board of Visitors.

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Judith Kelley

Dean, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science

Video: 20 Questions with Judith Kelley

Judith Kelley
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Corinne M. Krupp

Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

Video: 20 Questions with Cory Krupp

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Manoj Mohanan

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty in the Sanford School of Public Policy

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Jay A. Pearson

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Associate Research Professor of Global Health

Academic Program Directors

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Nathan Boucher

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Video: 20 Questions with Nathan Boucher

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Anna Gassman-PInes

Director of the Sanford Public Policy PhD program; Professor of Public Policy, Psychology and Neuroscience

Video: 20 Questions with Anna Gassman-Pines

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Asher Hildebrand

Director, Master of Public Affairs Program; Associate Professor of the Practice

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Corinne M. Krupp

Director of Graduate Studies in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP); Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

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Kenneth Rogerson

Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy; Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

Video: 20 Questions with Ken Rogerson

Staff Leadership

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David Arrington

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

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Joshua Bond

Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

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Nadia Chamberlin

Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development

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Jason DeRousie

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs & Student Affairs

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Kirsten Khire

Associate Dean of Communications and Marketing

Board of Visitors

The board provides advice and support regarding curriculum, programs, development, external relations and other matters. Board members also serve as mentors to students, sponsor interns, host events for students, assist in development and support programs to provide fellowships for graduate interns.

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Lori Wood Cashman PPS '94, P '27, P '27 (Chair)

Managing Partner, Visible Ventures, Boston, MA
Member Since 2017

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James L. Johnson, Jr. (J.J.) PPS ‘88 (Vice Chair)

Chief Communications Officer/EVP, Public Affairs & Policy, Fidelity Investments, Washington DC

Member Since 2021

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Geralyn Smitherman Ritter AB '90, P '22 (Chair, Nominations & Membership Committee)

Head of External Affairs and Corporate Governance, Organon & Co., Inc. (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.), Jersey City, NJ
Member Since 2020

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J. Adam Abram P '07, P '13 (Chair Emeritus)

Chairman & CEO, James River Group, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Member Since 2000

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Vanessa Agudelo PPS '19

J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Member Since 2022

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Virginia Stone Badanes AB '03

Senior Director, Democracy Forward, Microsoft, Washington, DC
Member Since 2022

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George C. Biddle P '24

Chairman, World Connect, New York, NY
Member Since 2020

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Mara Burros-Sandler P ’21, P ’23, P ‘25

Founder, Be Forward Productions, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Allyson Tucker Cowin PPS '84

Greenwich, CT
Member Since 2018

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Husein Aftab Cumber AB '97

Chief Strategy Officer, Florida East Coast Industries, LLC, Jacksonville, FL
Member Since 2022

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Eric R. Dinallo MPP ’87, P ‘24

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Caitlin Durkovich AB '94

Deputy Homeland Security Advisor for Resilience and Response, National Security Council, Washington, DC

Member Since 2022

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Carl Ghattas AB '90

Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
Member Since 2022

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Tami Goven PPS ‘97

London, United Kingdom

Member Since 2021

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Melissa M. Johns PPS '95

Adviser, World Bank, Washington, DC
Member Since 2018

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Sekou H. Kaalund MPP ’99

Executive Vice President and Head of Branch and Small Business Banking, U.S. Bank, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Tiffany McConnell King PPS '00

Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, VA

Member Since 2022

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Kathryn C. Lieb (Kathy) AB ’69 P '03 (Emerita)

Valley Forge, PA
Member Since 2004

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Terri L. Mascherin PPS '81, P '16

Partner, Jenner & Block L.L.P., Chicago, IL
Member Since 2021

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Heather Goldberg Mendelow PPS '95

New York, NY
Member Since 2023

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David Randolph Peeler (Randy) PPS'87, P'21

Managing Director, Berkshire Partners, Boston, MA
Member Since 2018

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Derek Rhodes PPS '15

Founder and Executive Director, Durham Success Summit, Durham, NC

Member Since 2021

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Tonya Robinson PPS '92

Vice Chair and General Counsel, KPMG LLP (US), Bethesda, MD

Member Since 2022

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Charles A. Sanders, MD (Chair Emeritus)

Chair & CEO (retired), Glaxo Inc., Durham, NC
Member Since 1997

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Chad Sarchio A.B. '92, P ’25

Associate Chief Counsel for International & Intelligence Law, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, DC

Member Since 2021

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Douglas G. Scrivner AB ’73 (Emeritus)

General Counsel & Secretary (Retired), Accenture, Los Altos, CA
Member Since 1991

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Sierra D. Smucker A.M. '15, PhD '18

Policy Research, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Member Since 2022

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Elizabeth Hope Star

Founder and President, HopeStar Foundation, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2018

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Woods Staton P'05, P'24

Executive Chairman of the Board, Arcos Dorados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member Since 2023

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Michael R. Steed P '06, P '14

Founder & Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group, Washington, DC
Member Since 2003

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Jackson Tufts M.P.P. '19

Senior Policy Advisor, Noblis, Washington, DC
Member Since 2022

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Samuel D. Walker PPS '80

Executive in Residence,  Colorado Attorney General's Office, Denver, CO
Member Since 2023

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Ira L. Wolfson AB '94

Senior Managing Director, Evercore, New York, NY
Member Since 2018

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David John Zezza PPS ‘83

Managing Partner, Pacific Advantage Capital, London, United Kingdom

Member Since 2021