IAL Program Faculty and Staff

Program Support Staff:

Ashley Wright
Department: ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab
Title: Program Coordinator Sr

Jenna Roelle
Department: SPGS
Title: Graduate Coordinator    

The faculty within the School of Politics and Global Studies and the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab work very closely with graduate students.  The following faculty are associated with the MA in International Affairs and Leadership.

Program director:

Anticipated Affiliated faculty:

Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley (ret.)

Department: Office of University Affairs
Title: Special Advisor to the President
Classes: IAL 501, IAL 503

Edward B. O’Donnell Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Professor of Practice and Program Director
Classes: IAL 504, IAL 598

Michael C. Polt 

Department: ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab
Title: Ambassador-in-Residence

Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Professor of Practice
Classes: IAL 560

Ambassador David Johnson
Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Faculty Associate
Classes: IAL 502

Ambassador Cathy Novelli
Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Faculty Associate
Classes: IAL 505

Ambassador William Heidt
Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Faculty Associate
Classes: IAL 505

Rear Admiral Margaret G. Kibben (ret.)
Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Faculty
Classes: IAL 598

Deputy Assistant Secretary William Deere
Department: School of Politics and Global Studies
Title: Faculty
Classes: IAL 598