Faculty director of the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations program and Professor of the Practice.

By enrolling at Northeastern University, you’ll be connected to people like Mary Thompson-Jones, Ed.D.

For 23 years, Thompson-Jones served in embassies and consulates all over the world and as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Prague. Now, she’s teaching graduate students at Northeastern University by sharing her knowledge and real-life experiences.

Dr. Thompson-Jones mentors students as both a faculty member and the faculty director of the Global Studies and International Relations graduate program and Professor of the Practice. She’s also the acting director of the Doctor of Law and Policy program.

Have a question on what to expect on the Foreign Service Officer Test? Dr. Thompson-Jones’s door is always open.

For her, it’s all about helping students, online and in the classroom, receive international experience through co-ops and internships in this competitive field where you’ll need a global perspective to get ahead.

Forging partnerships and maintaining running dialogues is something she practiced on a daily basis during her illustrious career.

She also handled missile defense negotiations, the Czech entry into the visa-waiver system, and the Czech presidency of the European Union, and discussed international policy, on two occasions with President Barack Obama. She also had visits with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, several cabinet secretaries, and numerous congressional delegations.

With a network like this, opportunities become more abundant, while the world gets smaller.




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