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Eugene Gholz

Eugene Gholz

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Eugene Gholz works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, defense management, and U.S. foreign policy. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. Before working in the Pentagon, he directed the LBJ School's master’s program in global policy studies from 2007–10.

Dr. Gholz is the coauthor of two books: Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry, and U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy. His recent scholarship focuses on energy security, including recent articles on political-military threats to global oil markets and on U.S. Department of Defense investment in energy innovation. He is also a research affiliate of MIT's Security Studies Program and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.