Greg Lebel

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Director Emeritus, Semester in Washington Politics

Gregory G. Lebel is Assistant Professor of Political Management and Director of the Semester in Washington Politics (SIWP) Program at The George Washington University.  He also directs GW’s Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP).  SIWP and NAPLP offer academic training in American politics and practical experience in Washington internships to undergraduate students from around the country and abroad.

Mr. Lebel has over thirty years of experience in management of public and non-profit organizations, as well as fifteen years of teaching experience at the graduate school level.   His electoral campaign experience includes the presidential campaigns of U.S. Senators George McGovern and Gary Hart, Vice President Al Gore, Jr. and Governor Howard Dean as well as numerous state, local, and congressional campaigns.  He has established substantial credentials as an ethicist, activist, lobbyist, grassroots organizer, and political campaign expert. He is the former chair of the Takoma Park, Maryland Ethics Commission, and served on the ethics committee of the American Association of Political Consultants. 

He has taught graduate level courses on ethics, religion and politics, and campaign organization and undergraduate courses in electoral and legislative processes at The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University in Washington, DC where he served as Assistant Dean from 1991 until 1994.

Lebel served as Director of Public Policy, Director of Political and Field Operations, and Interim Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance (TIA) in Washington, DC., a national grassroots organization of progressive clergy and people of faith promoting the positive role of religion in public life.  He has previously worked in progressive public interest organizations dealing with environmental and women's issues, including the League of Conservation Voters and Catholics for a Free Choice

Mr. Lebel holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park where he did doctoral work in American politics.

His writing and publications include a series of case studies on ethics in politics written under a grant from the United States Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, Claiming A Voice, a history of the Women Legislators of Maryland and Sustainable Development: A Guide to Our Common Future, which has subsequently been translated for publication in four languages.

He is a frequent commentator on contemporary American politics in print and on the air.