Meet Our Team
ISG Headquarters shares a campus with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
About Our Team

About Our Team

ISG is comprised of a diverse leadership, faculty, and staff team with strong professional, academic, military, and government backgrounds. Scroll below to learn a little more about us, and head to the Working With Us section of this site for information on how to get involved.

ISG Leadership
Steven Peterson

Director, Institute for Security Governance

Dean (Acting), International School for Education and Advising
Defense Security Cooperation University
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Organizational Development
  • Ethics & Leadership
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Erik Stohlmann

Senior Principal

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Europe
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David Manero

Senior Principal

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Europe-Eurasia
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J. Matthew Vaccaro

Senior Principal

Peace & Security Division
  • Change Management
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security Sector Reform
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Thomas (Tom) Davies

Senior Principal

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Change Management
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Transnational Threats
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Linwood Ham

Principal

Advising & Consulting
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Latin America
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Scott W. Lyons

Principal

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
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Asset Publisher
Alan Johnson

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intelligence in Security
  • Indo-Pacific
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Ashley Woodson

Staff

Peace & Security Division
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
  • Emergency Preparedness
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Blaire Harms

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Indo-Pacific
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Brian Linvill

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Intelligence in Security
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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Brooke Adame

Staff

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Latin America
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Cary O'Connell

Faculty

Peace & Security
  • International Training and Capacity Building
  • Nuclear weapons and material security
  • Chemical weapons elimination
  • Nonproliferation and arms control
  • Border security
  • Life-cycle planning, Acquisition and Contracting
  • FSU/Eastern Europe
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Chloe Belmont

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Organizational Development
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Christine (Crissy) Gayagas

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Organizational Development
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Change Management
  • Team Building
  • Indo-Pacific
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Craig Coder

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • International Student Officer
  • Human Resource Management
  • Event Planning and Execution
  • Logistics
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Darryl Long

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Change Management
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Transnational Threats
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David Radcliffe

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Cyber Strategy & Policy
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
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Donald (Lee) Singleton

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Logistics
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
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Eric Law

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Indo-Pacific
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Erik Leklem

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Change Management
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Organizational Development
  • Maritime Security
  • Indo-Pacific
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Eva Lanot

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Irregular Migration
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • UN Operational Support Activities
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Gail Johnson

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Financial Management
  • International Military Student Officer
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Gary Espinas

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Europe
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Gary Serfoss

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Logistics
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Middle East
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George (Kris) Hughes

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Logistics
  • Africa
  • Organizational Development
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Ivy-Ann (Ivy) Quach

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
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Janie Maddox

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Contracting
  • Contracts Administration
  • Integration of Women in Security and Armed Forces
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Jarrett (Ryan) Moses

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Logistics
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Development
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Jeanne Giraldo

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Change Management
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
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Jennifer Grigsby

Faculty

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Instructional Design
  • Emergency Preparedness
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Jessie Evans

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Stability Operations
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Africa
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Jimmy Antia

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Stability Operations
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Joel Kleehammer

Resident Advisory Support Program Manager

Management, Operations, and Administration
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Interagency Coordination
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Julie Birt

Resident Advisory Support Deputy Program Manager

Management, Operations, and Administration
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Military Strategy
  • Strategic Budgeting
  • Security Cooperation
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Kathleen Peggar

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • International Negotiations
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Europe
  • Latin America
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Keebom Kang

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Logistics
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Financial Management
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Lance Sells

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Stability Operations
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • UN Operational Support Activities
  • Indo-Pacific
  • Africa
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Laurie Chavez

Staff

Management, Operations & Administration Division
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Contracts Administration
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Loren (Tom) Herway

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Contracting
  • Contracts Administration
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Cybersecurity
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Matthew (Matt) King

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Border Management
  • Transnational Threats
  • Ethics & Leadership
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Michael Knutson

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Intelligence in Security
  • Latin America
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Nicholas (Nick) Tomb

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Disarmament, Demobilization, & Reintegration
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
  • Interagency Coordination
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Patrick (Pat) Gambrel

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Logistics
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • International Negotiations
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Philip Archer

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Organizational Development
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Defense Management
  • Change Management
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Robert (Rob) Timm

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Change Management
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Europe
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Samantha Schwellenbach

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Defense Contracting
  • Contracts Administration
  • International Military Student Officer
  • Europe
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Scott Moreland

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
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Tally Helfont

Faculty

Innovation & Learning
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Middle East
  • Combatting Terrorism & Violent Extremism
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Thomas-Durell Young

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Security & Defense Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Budgeting & Resource Management
  • Europe
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Timothy (Tim) Doorey

Faculty

Peace & Security Division
  • Maritime Security
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Transnational Threats
  • Human Resource Management
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
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Vinothini (Vino) Roy

Faculty

Innovation & Learning Division
  • Partner PME Faculty & Curriculum Development
  • Indo-Pacific
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Wade Evans

Faculty

Advising & Consulting Division
  • Security & Defense Policy & Strategy
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Security Cooperation Planning
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William (Bill) Chadwick

Faculty

Education & Professional Practice Division
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Organizational Development
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
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Asset Publisher
Chris Rizzo

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Parent Organization: HQDA, ODCS, G-3
  • Functional Area: Strategic Political/ Euro Atlantic Integration
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Christian A. Isham

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Georgia
  • Parent Organization: EUCOM ECJN, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Functional Area: Maritime Domain Awareness
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David G. Antonik

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Lithuania
  • Parent Organization: MARFORCOM, G-4 Division, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Functional Area: Logistics
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David P. Benton

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Parent Organization: INSCOM S3
  • Functional Area: Strategic Communications
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Jason T. Vandenberg

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Romania
  • Parent Organization: AF/A1S, Pentagon
  • Functional Area: Human Resource Management
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Karen M. Bonaby

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Moldova
  • Parent Organization: Office of Naval Inspector General
  • Functional Area: Organizational Change Management
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Kelly Peters

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Latvia
  • Parent Organization: FORSCOM G33, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Functional Area: Logistics
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Kevin D. Saderup

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Columbia
  • Parent Organization: Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Functional Area: Strategic Political
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Leon A. Mcllvene

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Tunisia
  • Parent Organization: EUCOM J5-8, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Functional Area: Special Operations Forces
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Lori D. Renwick

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Bosnia
  • Parent Organization: AFRICOM J81 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Functional Area: Aviation/ UH-2
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Robert E. Hamilton

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Georgia
  • Parent Organization: US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Functional Area: Organzational Change Management
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Robert F. Baumann, Ph.D.

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Uzbekistan
  • Parent Organization: US Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Functional Area: Professional Military Education
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Robert H. Fancher

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Iraq
  • Parent Organization: Joint Staff J-8, Pentagon
  • Functional Area: Strat Pol/Def Planning
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Scott D. Kirtley

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Georgia
  • Parent Organization: AFRICOM J51 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Functional Area: Intelligence
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Seshagiri (Sesh) Munipalli

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Thailand
  • Parent Organization: JIATF West, Camp Smith, Hawaii
  • Functional Area: Maritime Domain Awareness
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Siamak (Mak) Araghi

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Parent Organization: Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Functional Area: Resource Management
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Todd G. Brown

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Parent Organization: Defense Security Agency
  • Functional Area: Defense Reform
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Tracy N. Traylor

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Romania
  • Parent Organization: DISA, JSP, Pentagon
  • Functional Area: Cyber
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William M. "Marshall" Mantiply

Resident Advisor

  • Country: Georgia
  • Parent Organization: Joint Staff J-5, Pentagon
  • Functional Area: Resource Systems Management
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