Category: Media Advisory, Press Materials

Title: COVID-19: School of Continuing Studies Subject Matter Experts

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies professors offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to coronavirus, including its impact on an array of industries and the current business landscape.  

To schedule an interview, please contact Ruth McBain at

Emergency & Disaster Management


Tim Frazier, Ph.D., Dr. Tim Frazier is a full professor and faculty director for the Emergency and Disaster Management program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He is an expert on resilience, and risk assessment, and a leading researcher making use of GIS technology and spatial analysis for hazard mitigation planning and climate change adaptation. The primary focus of Dr. Frazier’s research is to help communities increase their resilience to natural hazards and climate change through the development of science and policies that are socially and environmentally just. He reviews for over thirty different academic journals, serves on the editorial board of three journals, and routinely reviews grant proposals for agencies including the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and Sea Grant.  

Areas of Expertise: Human-environment systems, natural hazards, coastal hazards, climate change and societal resilience, geospatial analysis, risk assessment, resilience of marginalized populations

COVID-19 Media Clips:

PRINT: Coronavirus and Climate Change Could Stretch FEMA Past Its Limit (Bloomberg Green, March 21, 2020)

RADIO: Emergency Medical Responders Have Lacked Guidance and Are Stretched for Supplies and Personnel to Combat Coronavirus (KQAM, March 15, 2020)


Global Hospitality & Supply Chain Management


Erinn Tucker, Ph.D., Dr. Erinn Tucker is the faculty director for the Master’s in Global Hospitality Leadership program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. She has worked for over 20 years in hospitality and event management for restaurant and Fortune 500 companies. She has been quoted in the Washington Post, Food & Wine Magazine, Washingtonian, DCist, and Wall Street Journal, amongst other regional publications. She is the co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week whose mission is to celebrate and support black hospitality, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and employees through awareness, professional development, and external resources and events. 

Areas of Expertise: Human resources management, hospitality management, event

management, multicultural travel, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, economic development through tourism

COVID-19 Media Clips:

VIDEO: Erinn Tucker Talks About Show Business Surviving the Pandemic (CGTN, March 29, 2020)

Linda Dunn, Linda Dunn is faculty director and assistant professor of the practice for the Master’s in Supply Chain Management program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. In her previous role as VP of Supply Chain & Quality Assurance for HMSHost, a global leader in creating dining for travel venues, she oversaw North American supply chain and quality assurance functions including Procurement, Distribution, Category Management, Supplier and Operations Food Safety, and Supplier Relationship Management. 

Areas of Expertise: Supply chain, strategic sourcing, process improvement, supply chain sustainability, risk management, logistics

COVID-19 Media Clips:

PRINT: Surfing the Supply-Chain Web: Professor Says Leaders Will Learn Resilience After COVID-19 (GU News, March 31, 2020)

Resilience of “Supply Webs” Tested by COVID-19 (SCS News, March 16, 2020)

Urban & Regional Planning


Uwe Brandes, Uwe Brandes is professor of the practice and faculty director for the Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning program at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies. He is a distinguished scholar-practitioner in the field of urban design and sustainable urban development, with more than 25 years of experience in the planning, design, and development of new buildings, the public realm, and development partnerships. His projects and plans have won global awards from the World Bank and the Urban Land Institute; and national awards from the American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Environmental Design Research Association. He has testified before Congress and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Wired magazine. 

Areas of Expertise: Urban design, public-private partnerships, sustainable urban development, global urbanization, civic imagination, climate change and urban resilience

Human Resources Management


Ifedapo Adeleye, Ph.D., Dr. Ifedapo Adeleye is associate professor of the practice and faculty director for the Master’s in Human Resources Management program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He has over a decade of experience teaching HR, global management and strategy execution on undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive programs. He maintains close links with industry through research, consulting, and executive education, and has worked with leading organizations across several sectors, including: Coca-Cola, Chevron, Lafarge, GE, CTIA, Ericsson, Etisalat, Airtel, MTN, GTBank, Heineken and Novartis.

Areas of Expertise: Global business, sustainable human resources, digital human resources

Higher Education Administration


Stephanie Kim, Ph.D., Dr. Stephanie K. Kim is assistant professor of the practice and faculty director for the Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. She brings over a decade of experience as a scholar, educator, and practitioner in the field of international higher education. A former Fulbright scholar and fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), she is an expert on global student mobility and the movement of students between the United States and countries in Asia. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association National Capital Area Chapter and Associate Editor of the Journal of International Students, and is currently writing a book on evolving global student mobility trends. 

Areas of Expertise: International higher education, global student mobility, US-Asia relations, South Korea

Communications & Marketing


Wendy Zajack, Wendy Zajack is the faculty director and professor of the practice for the Integrated Marketing Communications and the Design Management Communications programs at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. She has spent a majority of her career working for large, global technology organizations building messaging that resonated both locally and globally. She is open to talking about what brands can and should do now to connect with their customers during this unprecedented crisis and what they should be thinking about for the future. 

Areas of Expertise: Marketing, brand, global business, communications, marketing ethics, entrepreneurial marketing, technology marketing, B2B marketing, personal brand, women in business, leadership, online education

Kerry O’Grady, Kerry O’Grady is associate professor of the practice and faculty director for the Public Relations and Corporate Communications program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. She is a regularly sought-after media expert, as seen in The Washington Post, The New York Post, The Telegraph, and on ABC News’ digital podcast “Uncomfortable,” to name a few. Additionally, she is a consultant and freelance media and writing trainer, working for major agencies and organizations in and around NYC. 

Areas of Expertise: Fitness, celebrity, entertainment, fashion, social media, personal branding, leadership, media pitching/relations, and networking/personal branding

COVID-19 Media Clips:

PRINT: Putting Humanity Back Into Your Integrated Communications Strategy  (Talent Hack, March 25, 2020)

Cybersecurity Risk Management & Applied Intelligence


Frederic Lemieux, Ph.D., Dr. Frederic Lemieux is professor of the practice and faculty director for the Master’s in Applied Intelligence program and the Master’s in Cybersecurity Risk Management program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He has incepted and managed several cutting edge academic programs in intelligence, policing, homeland security, and cybersecurity, and has presented research findings as a panelist and keynote speaker in numerous national and international conferences. 

Areas of Expertise: Applied Intelligence, national security, homeland security, and cybersecurity risk-management. 


About the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

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