The Dean’s Advisory Council is a group of distinguished, invited members who will help to elevate the reputation and influence of the school. Dean’s Council members are asked to identify organizations with which SGIS might partner, help set up capstone projects for students overseas, create internship and job opportunities for students, and promote the school. The Dean’s Council also advise and offer assistance to the Dean on a range of matters pertaining to future directions of the school, guest speakers and visiting faculty, and curriculum. Members serve for three-year, renewable terms.
Amb. James F. Collins is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Endowment. He is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East. Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in 2007, he served as senior adviser at the public law and policy practice group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.
Before his appointment as ambassador to Russia, he served as ambassador at large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the newly independent states in the mid-1990s and as deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Moscow from 1990 to 1993. In addition to three diplomatic postings in Moscow, he also held positions at the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan, the consulate general in Izmir, Turkey, and the Department of State and White House in Washington.
He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service; the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award; the Secretary of State’s Award for Career Achievement; the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; and the NASA Medal for Distinguished Service.
Ambassador Collins has been active on the boards of nonprofit organizations concerned with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. He has served as a member of the board of the U.S.-Russia Foundation, the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Open World Leadership Center, and American Councils for International Education.
Before joining the State Department, Ambassador Collins taught Russian and European history, American government, and economics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Ambassador Collins received an honorary PhD, MA degree and Area Studies Certificate from Indiana University.
Nathan J. Feltman is the CEO and co-owner of Home Heath Depot, Inc., the largest private respiratory and home medical equipment company in Indiana, and Genesis Healthcare Services, LLC, the largest provider of hospice equipment in Atlanta, Georgia.
Previously, Feltman served at as a partner at the law firms Faegre Baker Daniels and Ice Miller in Indianapolis, Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, and as an associate at the Moscow, Russia office of Baker & McKenzie. Feltman’s legal practice focused on representing public and private companies with their merger and acquisition activities, as well as advising local governments on public-private partnerships and economic development strategies.
Appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels, Feltman served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) from 2006-2008. As Secretary of Commerce, he served as a member of Governor Daniels’ cabinet and led Indiana’s economic development efforts. From 2005-2006, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the IEDC.
Feltman has served as an adjunct law professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law where he taught Russian law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Indianapolis, the Liberty Fund, Inc., the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association, and the National Chairman of the Board of the Indiana University Alumni Association. Appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court, Feltman also serves on the Board of Law Examiners’ Committee on Character and Fitness.
Previously, Feltman has served as a board member of the following organizations: BioCrossroads, BioCrossroads Linx, BioCrossroads Seed Fund, the Indiana Leadership Forum, the Indiana State Chamber, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Association, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, the Indy Partnership, and the International Center of Indianapolis. He also served as an appointee of Governor Daniels to the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission for 5 years.
Feltman earned a B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a B.A. in political science from Indiana University’s College of Arts & Sciences. He earned law degrees from Indiana University McKinney School of Law (J.D.) and the Institute of State & Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia (LLM).
James Fielding is President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox film. In this role, he oversees licensing, product development and new business opportunities in the consumer retail space across both businesses and FX Networks.
Previously, he served as Global Head of Consumer Products and Retail, DreamWorks Animation. Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, Fielding was as CEO of Claire's Stores Inc., overseeing strategic growth and international development for the retail chain’s over 3,000 stores worldwide. Fielding’s tenure at Claire’s Stores Inc. was preceded by four years as president of Disney Stores Worldwide, where he oversaw a $1.2 billion global business operating 360 stores in 12 countries as well as the DisneyStore.com business in five countries. In this role, Fielding led a complete re-architecture of the company’s brand and merchandising strategy, including worldwide store expansion, the launch of a new concept in 2010 and the development of their e-commerce business. An 11-year veteran of Disney, Fielding also held the position of EVP, Global Retail Sales and Marketing for Disney Consumer Products, where he was responsible for account management, retail operations, franchise development and brand imaging for all consumer products categories.
Prior to his time at the Walt Disney Company, Fielding served as general merchandise manager for the coed division of Lands’ End Inc., where he led all channels of distribution including internet, catalogue and stores. He has also held several key roles in the merchandising world at companies including The Gap, The J. Peterman Company and Dayton Hudson Department Store.
Fielding served on the board of directors for Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, Calif. until May 2007. He is involved with several charity organizations in Pasadena, including Pasadena Playhouse, Showcase House for The Arts, and the AIDS Service Center. Fielding also served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation International Board from 2007-2012, including 2 years as chairman. Fielding earned a B.A. in political science and management from Indiana University.
Bruce Hack is founder and CEO of BLH Venture, LLC, a provider of strategy and operating advice to media and entertainment companies. He is a director on public and private boards including Technicolor (TCH), MiMedx Group (MDXG) and numerous early/mid stage online and mobile firms. Hack was a principal in the creation of Activision Blizzard, the largest video game company in the world, and served as its Vice Chairman in 2009. From 2004-2008, he was CEO of Vivendi Games, the developer and operator of numerous franchises including Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the world’s largest subscription-based online game.
Previously, Hack was vice chairman of the board, Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, from 1998 to 2001, and CFO, Universal Studios, from 1995 to 1998. He joined the Seagram Company Ltd. in 1982 after serving as an international trade negotiator at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Amongst his roles at Seagram were CFO of Tropicana Products, Inc. and director of strategic planning, at The Seagram Company Ltd. Hack guest lectures on leadership and entrepreneurship at Stanford, Princeton, Yale and Cornell Universities.
Hack earned a B.A. from Cornell and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.
Former Rep. Lee Hamilton is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy. Hamilton founded the Center on Congress at Indiana University in 1999 and served as its Director until 2015; after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana from 1965-1999. He also served as President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from 1999-2010. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015).
Hamilton currently serves as a distinguished scholar in the School of Global and International Studies and as a professor of practice in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
A leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security, Hamilton served as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission and co-chairman of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Until recently, he served as co-chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future with General Brent Scowcroft and as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
Continuing to play a leading role in public affairs, he has been at the center of efforts to address some of our nation’s highest profile homeland security and foreign policy challenges. He is currently a member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Among his published works are How Congress Works and Why You Should Care, Strengthening Congress, and Congress, Presidents, and American Politics. He writes twice-monthly commentaries about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. He is a frequent contributor to national press.
Hamilton graduated from DePauw University and Indiana University School of Law. A former high school and college basketball star, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He was married to Nancy Ann Hamilton for 58 years until her death in 2012. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Marie Harf is a national security communications and policy strategist who has held a variety of senior roles in government and politics since arriving in Washington over a decade ago. She currently serves as a Fox News contributor focused on national security and political analysis.
Ms. Harf was a key member of Secretary John Kerry’s team during his tenure leading the State Department, as his Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications (2015 to 2017) and previously as the State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson (2013 to 2015). During her time at the Department, Ms. Harf also led the Obama Administration’s communications and outreach strategy on the Iran nuclear negotiations. She traveled as part of the U.S. negotiating team; advised senior officials on media and public engagement throughout the talks; and helped manage the successful effort to secure support for the deal during the Congressional debate.
In 2013, Ms. Harf was the senior advisor to and press spokesperson for Chuck Hagel during his successful confirmation to be Secretary of Defense.
During the 2012 election, Ms. Harf was Associate Policy Director responsible for all national security and foreign policy issues on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. She developed and implemented the campaign’s national security policy and communications strategies and was a member of President Obama’s debate preparation team.
Ms. Harf began her career in Washington in 2006 as an officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, first serving as an analyst on Middle East leadership issues in the Directorate of Intelligence and then as the Agency’s Media Spokesperson.
Ms. Harf received her Master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where her thesis evaluated the prospects for continued regime stability in Saudi Arabia. She graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies. Ms. Harf is a native of Granville, Ohio.
Adam Hitchcock is a managing director at Guggenheim Partners. He is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Before joining Guggenheim, he served as the chief of staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he managed the staff and operations of the Council and was the strategic adviser to the Council’s chairman on policy and politics. Prior to that, Hitchcock served as a special assistant in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff, where he provided counsel and support to President Obama’s senior advisors. Before joining the Obama Administration, Hitchcock was on the Obama-Biden White House Transition Project and the Obama 2008 presidential campaign. Previously, he worked for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Hitchcock is a fellow and member of the Board of Advisors at the Truman National Security Project, serves on the Studies Committee at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a member of the Atlantic Council. He is on the board of Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that runs health, education, and character development programming for kids in the Chicago Public Schools.
Hitchcock earned a B.A. in telecommunications and political science from Indiana University.
Erin Huntington is Vice President of International Corporate Affairs and Global Pricing, Reimbursement and Access (GPRA) for Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for corporate affairs and product market access for all markets outside the U.S. and PRA standards and capability development worldwide.
This role ensures that Lilly brings together government affairs, public policy, advocacy, and communications efforts to achieve appropriate patient access to our medicines.
Huntington began her career at Lilly in 1997, and has worked in numerous corporate affairs, market access, and government affairs roles in the U.S. and Europe. Over the course of her Lilly career, she has managed colleagues in business units across the globe.
Before joining Lilly, Huntington served on the staff of Senator Richard G. Lugar as legislative assistant with a focus on foreign policy issues. She also served as assistant legislative director and staff assistant on Lugar’s Washington team.
Huntington currently serves on the board of directors (Vice Chair) of Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis and as a board member for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. She earned a B.A. in political science and Spanish from Indiana University, and an M.A. in international affairs from George Washington University.
Robert N. Johnson coordinated parallel careers as a corporate leader and philanthropist for over three decades. Along the way, each path strengthened the other. He learned early that Time & Talent can mean as much as Treasure.
Prior to graduating from Indiana University, he accepted an offer from Procter & Gamble Co. (1988-1990) then, later, was recruited to Kraft Foods. In 2015, Robert finished his career at Kraft Foods (1990-2015) as a Customer Vice President - Sales / National Accounts. His Kraft Foods journey encompassed 25 years, 14 positions, 4+ headquarters assignments, and approx. 20 years of leadership/ managing roles. He gained experience in retail (store level), general management, supply chain/logistics (all forms), strategic planning & client marketing, consumer insights, brand development, client cultivation, and playing to WIN ... ALWAYS!
Early on, Johnson utilized his Indiana University Student Association (Student Government) Vice President - Administration (1987-1988) leadership experiences to assist where and how he could. Parallel to his corporate journey, he leveraged previous coast-to-coast leadership roles and intraprenuerial skills for both domestic and international initiatives.
Currently, Johnson serves on the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Institution (Campaign) Steering Committee, the IU Alumni Association Board of Managers (Vice Chairperson), the Adelante Foundation (Chairperson), the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFAME) - Business Advisory Board, and the Sister City Committee San Franciso/HoChiMinh City (Vietnam) Board of Directors.
He previously served on the Easter Seals East Bay / Food Industry Alliance Board (Kraft Foods Representative, City of Hope NorCal / Food Industry Alliance (Kraft Foods Representative), IU International Studies Program External Advisory Council and the IU College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Alumni Board (2 terms; 1990-1996).
He is a member and/or supporter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American Association of Geographers (AAG), Roots of Peace (landline removal & farmland development), United Service Organization (USO), and Women's Empowerment.
Robert graduated from Indiana University with a BA in 1988 (Double Major: Economics & Geography). He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area (CA).
Former Sen. Richard Lugar is the president of The Lugar Center, a non-profit organization focusing on global food security, WMD non-proliferation, aid effectiveness, and bipartisan governance. Senator Lugar also serves as a professor of practice and distinguished scholar at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University.
Senator Lugar graduated from Denison University and attended Pembroke College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1957, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.
A fifth generation Hoosier, Senator Lugar left the United States Senate as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history. Before his election to the Senate, Senator Lugar helped manage the family’s food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis, served on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners, and served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis. During his six terms in the Senate, he exercised leadership on critical issues such as food security, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence, and free trade. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) to destroy weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated more than 7,600 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States.
Senator Lugar and his wife, Charlene, were married Sept. 8, 1956, and have four sons and 13 grandchildren.
Gen. Victor Eugene “Gene” Renuart, Jr., USAF (Ret.) culminated his career as Commander, NORAD and US Northern Command after nearly 39 years of distinguished service. In this last role, he was responsible for providing for the Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities for the United States and for partnering with Canada and Mexico in broader security issues for North America. He was also responsible for building the interagency cooperation necessary for DoD to partner successfully in support of over 55 government partners and 53 States, Districts, and Territories. Renuart served as the director of strategy, policy and planning (J-5) for the Joint Staff and as senior military assistant to both SECDEFs Rumsfeld and Gates. He was the director of operations for General Tom Franks at US Central Command, planning and executing all combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The General has flown over 60 combat missions in four different US and Coalition operations.
Since retiring and making Colorado his home, Renuart has served as a senior consultant for a number of global, defense-related corporations. In 2012, he founded The Renuart Group (TRG), LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy, project management, and leadership consulting firm, based in Colorado Springs. His principal focus at TRG has been to develop commercial development teams creating public/private partnerships designed to assist the DoD in budget-constrained infrastructure requirements.
General Renuart serves both locally and nationally as director, Griffon Corporation; as director, TIMCO Line Services, LLC; as chairman, Memorial Hospital Board, University of Colorado Health; as a regional trustee, The El Pomar Foundation; as director, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Board. He is also an advisor to the CEO, Bryan Construction and an advisor to The Guardian Centers, a privately funded disaster response training facility in Perry, GA. Finally, the General serves on the Colorado Springs Mayor’s Air Service Task Force and serves the Governor of Indiana as a Director for the State’s Energy Systems Network.
Richard Woosnam is the President of Innovest Group, Inc. He is also the chairman and president of New York Achievement, L.L.C., Innovest Talent Services, Inc., and Capital Management Corporation. Woosnam serves in the leadership positions at Bridges Learning Systems, Inc. and Command Equity Group LLC and also serves as a managing director at Plum Capital L.L.C.
He is a business leader and advocate for the Greater Philadelphia arts community, the Chairman of the Walnut Street Theatre, and a vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Woosnam is a director at Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. He also serves as a trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and on the board of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia Hospitality, Indiana University Foundation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and several other Philadelphia area cultural organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Union League of Philadelphia.
As an undergraduate, Woosnam was a member of the IU Student Foundation Steering Committee and the Union Board. He earned a B.Sc. in Business and an M.B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Woosnam received a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law.
SGIS Dean’s Office
Dean for the School of Global and International Studies
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Executive Associate Dean
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Assistant Dean for Global Education and Strategic Initiatives
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Assistant Dean for Planning and Growth
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Director of Stewardship and Events
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Executive Assistant to the Dean
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