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Eugene Gholz
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Eugene Gholz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame on leave in 2021 as a visiting fellow at the Defense Priorities Foundation. He works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, the defense industry, defense organization and management, and U.S. grand strategy. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. He 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. He is chair of the international security studies section of the International Studies Association, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and previously held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Williams College, the University of Kentucky, and George Mason University. Gholz received his Ph.D. from MIT.