International conflict management; the Kurds and Turkey; public administration in developing countries; business strategy and process improvement; organizational leadership
Meghan joined NPS in September 2011, bringing ten years of experience in management consulting, project management, government policy, and health research.
She recently spent five years in Washington DC managing federal government consulting projects, and has implemented organizational change and performance improvement at agencies such as the Department of State, USAID, NASA, and the Department of Defense. Meghan has served the U.S. Government in a variety of roles including analyst, workshop facilitator, and writer for strategic communications. She has also worked for non-governmental and international organizations in the U.S. and Turkey.
Meghan obtained dual Masters in Public Administration and International Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. During graduate school, her areas of research included U.S. policy toward foreign assistance and social movements in the Middle East, as well as economic modeling and program evaluation. Meghan has received academic awards including the U.S. Department of Education Fellowship for Foreign Language and Area Studies and was selected by the U.S. Department of State for a fellowship in the National Security Language Initiative. Her publications include academic articles in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, as part of quantitative research with Johns Hopkins University, and conference papers on international affairs.