Jeannette Gaudry Haynie
Jeannette is the Executive Director of the Athena Leadership Project. A career Marine Corps officer and attack helicopter pilot with a PhD in International Relations, she graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy
and the George Washington University. Her research and advisory work focus on the intersections of gender, leadership, and security, particularly terrorism and U.S. military operations.
As a Marine, after leaving the cockpit, she served on the Joint Staff and in the Marine Corps Commandant’s think tank. She has advised senior leadership on critical and creative thinking and strategic talent management for warfighting effectiveness, served as a subject matter expert on the
Women, Peace and Security agenda, and conducted independent and original research on gender, warfighting, and critical/creative thinking for the Commandant and Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Jeannette has taught courses in Gender and Conflict, International Relations, and Quantitative Methods of Disaster Resilience, and has served as Senior Fellow at Women in International Security. She is a member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars’ Class of 2019, where the roots of the Athena Leadership Project were planted. She and her husband, a fellow Marine, have three children.