Eugene Gholz is an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin where he works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic 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 to apply that understanding in the budget process. He also focused on policy regarding 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.
Dr. Gholz previously taught at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. He is 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. Dr. Gholz works on innovation, defense management, and U.S. foreign policy, and his recent scholarship focuses on energy security. 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. Dr. Gholz received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2000.