Faculty & Staff
Scott Pace, (Ph.D., RAND Graduate School) Director of Space Policy Institute. U.S. and international space policy issues, approaches to policy and program analysis, and international negotiations.
Henry R. Hertzfeld, (Ph.D., Temple University; J.D., George Washington University) Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs. Economic and legal issues of space policy, commercial uses of space technologies, technology policy, innovation and technology transfer, microeconomic analysis, administrative law.
John M. Logsdon, (Ph.D., New York University) Former Director of Center for International Science and Technology Policy, Space Policy Institute. Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs. Space policy, security, space technology and history.
Pascale Ehrenfreund, (Ph.D. Thesis University of Vienna/ University Paris VII) Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs. Molecular Biology, Space Science and related policy making, technology management.
Zoe Szajnfarber, (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Systems Engineering at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Researching innovation dynamics and technology management in space agencies.
Part Time Faculty
Peter L. Hays, (Ph.D., Tufts University) Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs. Space and National Security.
Kevin Pomfret, (J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law) Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs. Geospatial Law and Policy.
Colleen N. Hartman, (Ph.D., Catholic University of America) Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs. Space and Earth Science and technology.
Joseph J. Cordes, (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) Director, Ph.D. Program in Public Policy. Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs. Public finance, taxation, corporation financial policy. Now he is the director of Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University (GW-TSPPPA).
Kris Lehnhardt, (M.D., University of Western Ontario) Emergency Physician at the George Washington University Hospital and Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Director of the "Introduction to Human Health in Space" graduate course.
Michael Keidar, (Ph.D, Tel Aviv University), Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Director of Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory and director of GW Institute for Nanotechnology. His research interest concerns with advanced spacecraft propulsion.
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GWU Faculty Honored at AIAA Awards Gala
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon Writes Feature Article in Quest
SPI Director Scott Pace Gives Ohio State Universite Lecture on 'Frontiers of Innovation in Human Space Flight'
SPI Director Scott Pace Discusses the Future of US Space Policy at CFR Live Meeting
SPI Visiting Scholar Speaks at JAXA Washington Office
SPI Director Scott Pace Writes Guest Blog for The Diplomat
George Washington University Team Competes in Quarter Finals of 2013 North American Space Law Moot Court Competition
SPI Alumna to Moderate NASA's First Spanish Language Google+ Hangout
C-SPAN, SpacePolicyOnline, The Space Review and Aviation Week cover SPI-AIAA Event, "Columbia+10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned"
SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld interviewed on The Space Show
Papers by SPI Faculty named in Science Direct's Top 25 Hottest Articles from Advances in Space Research for 2012
SPI Director Scott Pace cited by Der Spiegel
Space Policy Institute and Secure World Foundation Release 'A Guide to Space Law Terms'
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon speaks in panel on the need for a definitive U.S. space policy
SPI Director Scott Pace testifies before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
SPI Hosts Workshop on "Developing a Responsible Environmental Regime for Celestial Bodies"
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon discusses the possibility of a new direction in space exploration in the second term of the Obama Administration
SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund named to the National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight
SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on Russian television news program
SPI Director Scott Pace and SPI Associate Professor Kris Lehnhardt participated in the Deep Space: Relaunching American Exceptionalism discussion on the Hill
SPI Director Scott Pace featured at the 2012 Spectrum Management Conference
SPI Director Scott Pace featured at the Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch
SPI Visiting Scholar Chris Gilbert published in Space News
SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld interviewed on WUSA9
SPI Director Scott Pace published on 38North.org
SPI Director Scott Pace published in the Harvard International Review
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon traces the earlier "survival crisis" of the planetary program
SPI Graduates Laura Delgado and Megan Ansdell are published in Space Policy
SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show
SPI Director Scott Pace provided testimony to the House Subcommittee on Aviation
SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund published in Advances in Space Research
SPI Director Scott Pace writes a guest blog for Space News
2011 SPI Graduate Laura Delgado-Lopez interviewed on Mainstream Media Project
SPI Director Scott Pace published in Space News
SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund published in Astrobiology Journal
SPI Director Scott Pace moderated the AIAA Plenary Session: NASA Science Missions in the Next Decade
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