Maria Luise Wagner (M.A and Ph.D. Georgetown University) taught in the Department of History and in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University from 1987 to 2014. During her tenure she designed the curriculum for the Certificate in International Development and led various extra curricular activities for students in India and Africa. Her service to Georgetown University includes the chairmanship of the Culture and Politics Major and of the Certificate in International Development. She received the Faculty of the Year Award and the Professor of the Year Award in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2011. From 1995-2001 she designed and helped implement various poverty alleviation strategies at the World Bank, including Cultural Assets for Poverty Alleviation and Illegal Drugs and Development.
She has sailed all her live in many parts of the world and loves inviting students to her home to teach them to make pasta and to talk about ideas.