Staff and Faculty Roles

Do you have a question about academics at McCourt? Below is a list of faculty and staff members who can help you get answers.

Other resources:

baiuleyMichael A Bailey
, Dean

Old North, Suite 200

Michael A. Bailey is the Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government in the Department of Government and the Interim Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Bailey teaches and conducts research on American politics and political economy.



romMark Rom, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

312 Old North
(202) 687-7033

In his role, Associate Dean Rom provides leadership, coordination and strategic oversight for all academic degree programs at the McCourt School. His duties involve working with faculty and staff on faculty recruitment, scheduling, curriculum development, teaching, academic conduct, and development and implementation of new strategic offerings.


sirjue_0Dean Sirjue, Associate Dean, Finance and Administration

209 Old North
(202) 687-7123

Associate Dean Sirjue oversees the administration of the McCourt School and works closely with both staff and students.


evertzLeslie Evertz, Assistant Dean, Academic & Student Affairs

Suite 206 Old North
(202) 687-0661

Leslie partners with the McCourt School administrative and faculty leadership to oversee the development, planning, and implementation of the School’s curriculum and academic and student services.

Students should work with Leslie on:

  • Faculty and course issues
  • Curriculum concerns and suggestions
  • Academic integrity


fernandesNirmala Fernandes, Director, Academic Affairs

105-F Old North
(202) 687-7338

Nirmala provides academic and curriculum support services for all McCourt School programs.

Students should work with Nirmala on:

  • Registration (wait-lists, Consortium requests, add/drop)
  • Degree requirements and progress
  • Dual degrees and study abroad programs


Eric Gardner_0Eric Gardner, Academic & Data Analysis Advisor

105-E Old North
(202) 687-3155

Eric provides academic support services to all students.

Students should work with Eric on:

  • Data analysis advising
  • Academic advising


jaclyn_clevengerJaclyn Clevenger, Assistant Director, Student Affairs

105-D Old North
(202) 687-7130

Jaclyn provides support services for all McCourt School students.

Students should work with Jaclyn on:

  • Student organizations
  • New & international student support
  • Scholarships, library needs, health insurance
  • Students in crisis or in need of support or accommodations


Faculty Academic Directors

The Faculty Academic Directors for each respective McCourt School degree program oversee academic aspects for the degree. They will work with faculty and staff on curriculum offerings, curriculum design, academic rigor and integrity.

Lynn RossLynn Ross, MPM Faculty Director

Old North 406
(202) 687-3929




schoneBarbara SchoneMPP Faculty Director

Old North 404
(202) 687-1147




Wiebe_0Franck WiebeMIDP Faculty Director

Old North 405