Anjali Bohlken is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Her research focuses on the political economy of development, and employs quantitative analyses of data derived from India and other developing country contexts. Her specific substantive interests include the politics of infrastructure provision, the causes and consequences of democratic local governance and the link between climate change and local level politics.

Thomas “Danny” Boston is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. His current research areas are impact evaluation (focusing on quantitative assessments of public policies and projects), and entrepreneurship (focusing on minority and diverse groups and small businesses). He is the author or editor of six books and numerous scholarly articles and reports, past President of the National Economic Association, and former editor of The Review of Black Political Economy.

Kirk Bowman is the Jon R. Wilcox Term Professor in Soccer and Global Politics. He directs study abroad programs in Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay.  He is author of three books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reference chapters. He is also the co-founder and director of the international NGO Rise Up & Care, which employs an innovative model of international community development that combines global development research, high-level performance organizations in the global south to transform youth, and powerful documentary films by top local directors.

Jonathon Colton is a Professor of Manufacturing in The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of design and manufacturing, focusing on polymers and polymer composites. The design of processing techniques and equipment for metamaterials also are being studied with applications being dielectric materials for electromagnetic applications Dr. Colton also has a strong passion for the application of engineering for the common good – “humanitarian design and engineering” and “design that matters.”

Alberto Fuentes is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He is a scholar of global development whose work focuses on the political economy of industrial transformation in Latin America. He pays particular attention to the consequences of these changes for workers. Alberto obtained his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP).

Neha Kumar is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech, with a joint appointment in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing. Neha’s research lies in the overlap of the Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) spaces. Neha also works towards wider adoption of the research solutions that she designs. She has co-founded an award-winning non-profit mHealth start-up, which targets concerns regarding children’s health – early detection of growth, development, and immunization issues – in the Indian context.

Mark Zachary Taylor specializes in international relations, political economy, and comparative politics. In his research, The Politics of Innovation (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016), he seeks to explain why some countries are better than others at science and technology. Prof. Taylor’s research interests also include science and technology policy, comparative democratic institutions, the presidency and the politics of economic growth. His research has been published in multiple journals.