Eugene Gholz, who has a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the LBJ School faculty in 2005 as an Assistant Professor. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Gholz is a Research Associate at MIT's Security Studies Program, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Independent Institute's Center on Peace and Liberty.
An expert on the aerospace and defense industries, Gholz has authored and coauthored numerous articles, book chapters, and op-ed columns on innovation, business-government relations, defense management, and U.S. foreign military policy. He is the coauthor of a book, Buying Transformation: Military Innovation and the Defense Industry.