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Associate ProfessorProfessor Laura Walker, attorney-at-law, received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1977 and was engaged in the private practice of law in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Virginia prior to joining the GMU faculty.
Professor, Associate Dean Schar School Program FacultiesAreas of Research: East Asia, Foreign Policy, International Development, Political Economy of East Asia, International Relations, International Relations Theory, Political Economy, Political Economy of Security, Sino-Japanese Relations
University ProfessorAreas of Research: Anthropology of Public Policy, Influence Elites, Corruption, Central and Eastern Europe, Foreign Aid, Governance, Privatization of Policy, Social Networks
ProfessorAreas of Research: Public University Presidents’ Compensation, Use of Search Firms in Hiring Presidents and Provosts at Public Universities, Education of K-16 English Learners, Design and Evaluation of Professional Development
Assistant ProfessorFengxiu Zhang is an Assistant Professor in Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is also a core faculty member at the Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities in George Mason University.
Assistant ProfessorKetian Vivian Zhang is an Assistant Professor of International Security in the Schar School of Policy and Government. Ketian studies rising powers, coercion, economic statecraft, and maritime disputes in international relations and social movements in comparative politics, with a regional focus on China and East Asia.
Associate ProfessorEdmund J. Zolnik is Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His major areas of expertise are: community and regional development; safe and sustainable transportation; and multilevel modeling.