Liesl Riddle


GWU College of Professional Studies

Liesl Riddle, Ph.D., is the dean of George Washington University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) and an associate professor of international business and international affairs. As dean of CPS, she oversees bachelor's completion, master’s and executive programs designed to empower students to make an impact in specific industries. She also leads several innovative schools and centers, including the Graduate School of Political Management, the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the Cyber Academy. Dr. Riddle also serves as a member of the Penn West Equity & Innovation District Advisory Committee, developing linkages between the College and greater University with this upcoming engine of growth in the D.C. economy. Before coming to CPS, Dr. Riddle served as vice dean for strategy in the GW School of Business (GWSB). She developed and established key partnerships to support GWSB's five-year strategic plan in that role. She also served as GWSB's associate dean for graduate programs, launching the school's now top-ranked online MBA in 2013 and developing an in-house instructional design team and studio that helped launch several additional GWSB online degrees and graduate certificates.