The co-directors of the Strategic Education Initiative oversee all SEI programming and manage the student fellows. The current co-directors, Katherine Elgin and Doyle Hodges, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine is a second-year Ph.D. student in security studies interested in grand strategy, perceptions, civil-military affairs, alliance dynamics and national security decision-making processes. Regionally, she is particularly interested in Central Asia and Russia. She is also a recipient of a 2016-2017 Bradley Research Program Fellowship, and an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Before commencing her graduate studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, Katherine worked at the Foreign Policy Program of the Brookings Institution. While in D.C., Katherine also worked with a defense research firm. Katherine speaks Swedish, Russian and French. She grew up on a family farm near Middleburg, Virginia, and enjoys photography, tennis and traveling.
Doyle came to the WWS Ph.D. program in Security Studies after a 21-year career as a Naval officer. A 1992 Naval Academy graduate with master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and the Naval War College, his Navy career included command of two ships and living overseas in the UK, Italy and Japan. His research interests include civil-military relations, intelligence, ethics in national security policy and grand strategy. Doyle’s wife, Emily, is a consultant who works in environmental health and safety. They have two dogs.