Whitney Grespin

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Whitney Grespin is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University.  She has worked in contingency contracting, educational programming, and international development on five continents.  Most recently, served as an advisor to the United Nations Mine Action Service and Somali Ministry of Defense in Mogadishu, before which she worked as a Peace Operations Analyst for the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI).  She has instructed multiple courses for the Security Policy Studies Program at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and has previously taught at the UK Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College and King’s College London, where she completed her PhD on "Principal-Agent Problems: USG Use of Contractors to Build Partner Nation Military Capacity" focusing on the AFRICOM AOR.