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Eugene Gholz
Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Eugene Gholz is an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  For the 2015-16 academic year, he was also the Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy at Williams College.  He 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. He is also 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.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and his Ph.D. is from MIT.