Lynn C. Ross, Ph.D., is the faculty director for the Master of Policy Management (MPM) program at Georgetown University. She also serves as the practicum director for Georgetown’s M.A. in American Government program and teaches Executive Branch Politics and Policymaking for Georgetown’s Government department. In 2014, she received the McCourt School's Leslie Whittington Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Ross trains new foreign service officers on effective communication at the U.S. State Department's National Foreign Affairs Training Center, she works with executives at the Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation, and she has trained aspiring executives in the Senior Leader Development Program for the U.S. Department of Defense. She is also a frequent speaker for international audiences.