Key Personnel

 

Key Headquarters Personnel

Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder and Director

+1-703-993-9749, lshelley@gmu.edu

Judy Deane, Deputy Director

+1-703-993-9757, jdeane@gmu.edu

Kasey Kinnard, Financial and Outreach Coordinator

+1-703-993-9757, kkinnard@gmu.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Enrique Desmond Arias, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

Dr. Peter Balint, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

Dr. Chris Corpora, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

Dr. Al Fuertes, Associate Professor, New Century College

Dr. Todd LaPorte, Research Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

 

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Mahmut Cengiz

 


 

Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder and Director

Dr. Louise Shelley is the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and a University Professor at George Mason University. She is in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and directs the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) that she founded. She is a leading expert on the relationship among terrorism, organized crime and corruption as well as human trafficking, transnational crime and terrorism with a particular focus on the former Soviet Union. She also specializes in illicit financial flows and money laundering. She is presently an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow writing a book on illicit trade and sustainability under contract with Princeton University Press.

Dr. Shelley received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Cornell University in Penology and Russian literature. She holds an M.A. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She studied at the Law Faculty of Moscow State University on IREX and Fulbright Fellowships and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She held a Fulbright and researched and taught on crime issues in Mexico. She has also taught on transnational crime in Italy. She is the recipient of the Guggenheim, NEH, IREX, Kennan Institute, and Fulbright Fellowships and received a MacArthur Grant to establish the Russian Organized Crime Study Centers and recently completed a MacArthur grant studying non-state actors and nuclear proliferation. In 1992, she received the Scholar-Teacher prize of American University, the top academic award of the university.

Her most recent book: Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism has been published by Cambridge University Press this year. She is the author of Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (Cambridge 2010),Policing Soviet Society (Routledge, 1996), Lawyers in Soviet Worklife and Crime and Modernization, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on all aspects of transnational crime and corruption. She is also an editor (with Sally Stoecker) of Human Traffic and Transnational Crime: Eurasian and American Perspectives.

From 1995-2014, Dr. Shelley ran programs in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia with leading specialists on the problems of organized crime and corruption. She has also been the principal investigator of large-scale projects on money laundering from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia and of training of law enforcement persons on the issue of trafficking in persons as well as wildlife trafficking She has testified before the House Committee on International Relations Committee, the Helsinki Commission, the House Banking Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Task Force on Terrorist Financing on transnational crime, human trafficking and the links between transnational crime, financial crime and terrorism. Professor Shelley served on the Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade and Organized Crime of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and was the first co-chair of its Council on Organized Crime.  She presently co-chairs a group on human trafficking within the WEF. Professor Shelley is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has spoken at various international fora and at many universities both in the United States and abroad on transnational crime, terrorism, human trafficking, illicit trade and corruption. Additionally, she often appears on television and radio, including appearances on CNN, NPR’s Marketplace and Takeaway, PBS, A&E, the History Channel, C-span, Tavis Smiley,  Kojo Nnamdi and 60 Minutes as well as in the European media such as Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Die Welt.

Click here to view Dr. Louise Shelley’s résumé.

Click here to view Dr. Louise Shelley’s profile on the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs website.

Click here to view Dr. Louise Shelley’s website.


 

 

Judy Deane, Deputy Director

Judy Deane joined George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center as a Senior Policy Fellow in November 2012, and became deputy director in 2014.  During her time with TraCCC, she has served as project manager for TraCCC projects on wildlife crime in South Africa and Tanzania.  She has been lead researcher on projects on corruption in Russia and Ukraine.

Judy is a retired Foreign Service Officer, specializing in Central Europe and Eurasia.  In addition to her Washington assignments she served in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Mongolia and Russia.  From 1999 to 2006 she worked in the Europe and Central Asia Division of the World Bank, focusing on economic development and peace-building issues in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  From 2007 to 2012 she was Senior Development Officer at American Councils for International Education, an international non-profit dedicated to international exchanges and language training.

Judy received her BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut and holds a Master of Arts in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale University and a Master of Sciences in Strategy from the National War College.  She is fluent in Russian, French and German and also speaks some Czech and Polish.

A long-time Arlington resident, Judy is active in community affairs, especially in the fields of homelessness and mental health.   Since 2010 she has been a member of the Arlington County Community Services Board (CSB) — the community group that oversees county services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disabilities.  She co-chairs the CSB subcommittees on Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Young Adults, Mental Health Group homes and the Program of Assertive Community Treatment.  She has been a volunteer with the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) since 1997 and won their Volunteer of the Year award in 2003.


 

Kasey Kinnard, Financial and Outreach Coordinator

Kasey Kinnard joined the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) in August 2014 as its Grant Administrator and Outreach Coordinator. She provides fiscal support and oversight for TraCCC’s research and programs on corruption and organized crime, and coordinates TraCCC’s educational and outreach activities for scholars, policymakers and public sector clients. Her research interests include human trafficking, wildlife crime, corruption and their effects on international development. She was co-author on the paper, “Proper Methodology and Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Slavery Data: An Examination of the Global Slavery Index,” and has served as researcher for TraCCC projects on wildlife crime in South Africa and Tanzania.

Kasey holds a B.S. from Indiana State University and M.A. from George Mason University in International Commerce and Policy. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in South Africa as a community and education resource volunteer, conducting teacher training and community development. She remains involved and connected to the region through multiple projects and the non-profit she runs, focused on girls’ health and empowerment. Kasey speaks English and some IsiZulu.