Christine Schiwietz


Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs


School of Foreign Service - Qatar
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Dean Schiwietz oversees the major in International Politics and the Certificate in American Studies. Her areas of interest include: New Technologies, Gender, International Development and International Higher Education and Global Engagement.

Dr. Schiwietz is the Past-President of The District of Columbia Sociological Society, one of the oldest regional sociological associations in the United States. She has addressed the United Nations Women’s Guild on the topic of “The European Union’s Gender Equality Initiative” and at the 53rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on "The Role of the Family in Building Social and Economic Security for Humanity."

As a Georgetown University Doyle and Engelhard Faculty Fellow she encouraged students to relate academic material to their lives outside the classroom and integrated curricular components of diversity, international awareness and wellness.

Dean Schiwietz is an active proponent of community-based learning and research (CBL & CBR) as a means for students to enhance their intellectual engagement on social justice beyond her classroom which actualizes sociological course concepts from “theory” to “praxis”.

At the forefront of the digital revolution, she has spoken widely about the impact of emerging technologies on society as it relates to privacy, government regulations, social change, and reputations and has been quoted in a variety of national and international publications, including: The New York Times, Harvard Political Review, NPR, Le Monde, and Die Welt.

Dr. Schiwietz is also an accomplished film director. She wrote and directed Sacred Mount Athos - Treasures from the Byzantine Millennium which received the prestigious Telly Award.

She possesses fluency in five languages: German, French, Greek, Italian, and English.

Dr. Schiwietz is a graduate of George Washington and American University.

- Georgetown University, Center for Continuing and Professional Education: Certificate in Higher Education Management, 2015

- The American Council on Education (ACE), National Women's Leadership Forum: Certificate in Higher Education Leadership Development, 2014

-Faculty Fellowships, Georgetown University Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS):Innovative curriculum infusion

Engelhard Faculty Fellow 2010 – 2011: Student Youth Culture and Wellness in the Digital Age

Doyle Faculty Fellow 2010 - 2011: Visual Sociology and Consumer Technology: Diversity and the Digital Divide

Engelhard Faculty Fellow 2009 - 2010: Theater as Social Change.

-Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service: Faculty Fellow for Global Engagement 2015-present
- GU-Q, New Initiatives and Programs Evaluation Committee(NIPEC) 2015-present
- Georgetown University, Main Campus Faculty Senator 2009 - 2013
- Georgetown University, Main Campus College Executive Council Representative 2009 - 2013
- Women and Gender Studies Steering Committee Member 2007 - 2013
- Chair, Georgetown University Sociology Colloquium Committee 2006 - 2010

- District of Columbia Sociological Society (DCSS), President, 2012 - 2013
-Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
- American Sociological Association (ASA)
- American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD)
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)