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Eugene Gholz

Associate ProfessorPh.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eugene Gholz



Eugene Gholz is an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  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, where he led initiatives to better understand the complex defense supply chain and on reimbursement of industry's Independent Research and Development (IR&D) expenditures.  Before working in the Pentagon, he directed the LBJ School's master’s program in global policy studies from 2007–10.  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. His recent scholarship focuses on energy security.  He is also a research affiliate of MIT's Security Studies Program, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and associate editor of the journal Security Studies.  His PhD is from MIT.

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