Advisory Board

The Penn State School of International Affairs announced the formation of an external advisory board on April 2, 2010, featuring prominent members from the private and public sector with a wide range of international expertise and experiences.

Cathleen A. Campbell      Ms. Cathleen A. Campbell is the President and CEO of CRDF Global. She is the former Director of the Office of International Policy and Programs in the Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Campbell also served as Executive Director of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission as a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Ms. Campbell was the U.S. State Department's Program Officer for Soviet/Russian Science and Technology affairs where she led an interagency team that developed and implemented new policies and programs for science and technology cooperation with European and Asian countries. Ms. Campbell holds an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from the George Washington University and a B.S. in Russian from Georgetown University.
Dr. Nicholas Donofrio   Dr. Nicholas Donofrio, Vice President Emeritus of IBM, is a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Dr. Donofrio served as Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at IBM and in a variety of capacities, including Vice Chairman of the IBM International Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the UK-based Royal Academy of Engineering, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of New York/Mellon, a member of the Republic of China's Advisory Board of Science and Technology, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in the same discipline from Syracuse University.
Dr. Thomas Fingar   Dr. Thomas Fingar is the Oksenberg/Rohlen Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University. Prior to his current appointment he was the Payne Distinguished Lecturer in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and he served as the first U.S. Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and, concurrently, as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. He held a number of positions in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research including Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific. In addtion, he held a number of positions at Stanford University. Dr. Fingar holds a B.A. from Cornell University in government and history and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in political science.
Ambassador Karl Hofmann   Ambassador (Ret.) Karl Hofmann is President and Chief Executive Officer of Population Services International, a Washington-based global health organization. Mr. Hofmann is former U.S. Ambassador to Togo and Executive Secretary of the State Department. He also served on President Clinton's National Security Council staff. Ambassador Hofmann is the recipient of the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, Superior Honors Awards, and Meritorious Honor Awards. He has worked extensively in Africa and the Caribbean, serving in Morocco, Rwanda and Jamaica. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the National Defense University.
Ambassador Karl Hofmann   Scott Hillkirk is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager of Strategic Communications for several components of the Department of Homeland Security related to cybersecurity and national security missions. He is an alumni of SIA, part of the founding cohort. At Penn State, he served as the SIA Student Government Association President. Prior to Penn State to he worked as an educator in Japan and as a journalist at USA Today. He has also worked with the Carnegie Council and the US Army War College. He is a graduate of Ohio University and is pursuing a MA/MBA currently at Johns Hopkins University. 
Ambassador (Ret.) Theodore Kattouf   Ambassador (Ret.) Theodore Kattouf ‘68 is President and Chief Executive Officer of AMIDEAST and former U.S. Ambassador to both the United Arab Emirates and Syria. He joined the Foreign Service in 1972 and has served in Kuwait, Damascus, Sanaa, Riyadh, and Baghdad. He also served as Director of the Office of Lebanon, Jordan and Syrian Affairs. He has been a State Department Fellow at Princeton University and has received the Cobb Award for outstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. companies abroad, two Meritorious Honor Awards, four Senior Performance Awards, and one Presidential Honor Award. He is a graduate of Penn State University.
Mary Beth Long    Ms. Mary Beth Long ‘85 is Senior Vice President of NeurallQ Government Services, Inc., a cyber intelligence company. Ms. Long is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. She also served as the NATO Secretary General's Chairman of the High Level Group responsible for developing NATO's nuclear policy. Ms. Long also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counter-narcotics and as an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations. From 1999 until May 2004, she practiced law as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP. Ms. Long is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law and was an honors graduate from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in communications studies. She attended the Taiwan National University and the Fu Ren Catholic University in Taiwan.
Valerie Plame Wilson   Ms. Valerie Plame Wilson ‘85 is a former covert operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency. Ms. Plame Wilson is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, which was recently released as a major motion picture. She also narrates and appears in the critically acclaimed documentary on the dangers of nuclear proliferation “Countdown to Zero."  She works as a consultant to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit research institute that promotes multidisciplinary collaborations in the physical, biological, computational, and social sciences. Plame Wilson is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and has masters degrees from the London School of Economics and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Khalil P. Sholy   Mr. Khalil P. Sholy is Managing Director of United Development Company in Doha, Qatar whose projects have included the multibillion-dollar Pearl-Qatar Island Project (TPQ) and the greenfield establishment of subsidiaries, including the Middle East Dredging Company (MEDCO), Qatar District Cooling Company (QC), and Ronáutica Middle East. He previously established the Construction Development Company  in 1982 which completed projects such as the Four Seasons Hotel Complex, which includes the Qatar Telecom (Q-Tel) Tower and two residential towers with all facilities in addition to the hotel. He also holds the following posts: Director of MEDCO; Deputy Managing Director of QC; Chairman of Ronáutica Middle East; and of Projects Development Company in Lebanon. Mr. Sholy graduated with a degree in structural engineering from the University of Evansville, Indiana.