Associates of the Governance Group are international development professionals and scholars who are associated with the group and the Ford Institute for Human Security. The Ford Institute for Human Security is part of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. Associates provide expert applied research and technical expertise to the projects and capacity building activities of the Governance Group.

Associates Affiliation Title Expertise Geographic Focus
Groelsema, Robert University of Pittsburgh Governance Group Senior Associate and Program Development Officer Civil Society, Conflict Early Warning, Program Implementation, Corruption, Extractive industries, Governance Assessment, Governance Program Design Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia
Gellar, Sheldon University of Pittsburgh Governance Group Senior Associate Assessment, Democratic Governance, Civil Society, Decentralization, Natural Resource Management, Participatory Development, Institutional Analysis Sub-Saharan Africa
Kerber, Frank University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Adjunct Professor Training, Project Design and Evaluation, Conflict Resolution, Development Programming Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Western Europe
Moudoud, Ezzeddine World Bank Senior Decentralization/ Institutional Development Specialist Decentralization, Local Government Capacity Building, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships, Governance Assessment, Governance Program Design North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East
Boylan, Brandon University of Alaska  Fairbanks Assistant Professor Terrorism, Ethnic Conflict, and Human Security West Europe, South Asia
McGrew, Laura International Development Consultant Training and Organizational Development, Conflict Mediation, Conflict Analysis Research, Measurement and Evaluation Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia
Traore, Oury University of Pittsburgh Governance Group Peace and Security; Human rights; Organizational Development (OD); Gender; Civil society; and Development; Integrated Planning; Institutional Needs Assessment. Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Balkan Republics
Wilson-Fall, Wendy Chair and Associate Professor Deparment of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University Agriculture Rural Development, Local institutions, Women and marginalized communities Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa