COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Janine Wedel works across disciplines and has developed multidisciplinary courses and curricula. At George Mason University, she chaired the committee tasked with designing a new core course on "Culture, Organization, and Technology" for the School of Public Policy (now the Schar School of Policy and Government). The course was required in all six SPP master's programs. In 2005 she also developed a course on Advanced Field Methods (with the input of interested faculty in the School), which she teaches in the Ph.D. program. In 2017 she designed and began teaching Mapping Policy and Governance Processes, a course she taught in 2014 and 2015 both at the Hertie School of Government in Berlin and at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) in Kyiv, Ukraine, under a Fulbright fellowship.

In addition to these courses, Wedel has designed and taught a variety of multidisciplinary graduate classes, including "'Mafias,' Institutional Change, and the State;" "Western Aid Policies to Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union;" "International Organizations and the Policy Process;" "Civil Society;" and "Interview and Ethnographic Research Methods." She received an award for outstanding instruction in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh where she was previously employed. At George Mason University, Dean Kingsley Haynes listed her among faculty who have made an "excellent teaching contribution."

Public Policy Ph.D. Class, Fall 2017, with Guest Speaker Amit Nag
Culture & Public Policy Ph.D. Class, Fall 2017, with Guest Speaker Amit Nag

GMU graduation
GMU Ph.D. Graduation 2015

GMU graduation
GMU Ph.D. Graduation 2013

GMU graduation
GMU Ph.D. Graduation 2009

GMU graduation
GMU Ph.D. Graduation 2009

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