Carolyn Washington, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Carolyn Washington is an adjunct faculty member in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program where she teaches the “Women, Disasters and Conflict” Course. She holds a Bachelor Degree in History from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC; a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval Post-graduate School in Monterey, CA; a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from George Washington University; and a PhD in Global Gender Studies from SUNY Buffalo.

Dr. Washington is a retired Army officer (Colonel) who spent half of her thirty-year career as a Military Police Officer and the other half as a military diplomat assigned to U.S. embassies around the world and representing the U.S. on foreign policy interests with organizations such as NATO, the United Nations, European Union and African Union. Her research focuses on the landmark human rights document-United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its integration within NATO militaries. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Dr. Washington’s other research interests include women in the military and conflict-related sexual violence.

Courses Taught

Women, Disasters, and Conflicts

Faculty and Staff