Eugene Gholz

Eugene Gholz

Associate Professor

Fields of Study: International Relations, Methodology

Research and Teaching Interests: Security studies

2027 Jenkins Nanovic Halls



Eugene Gholz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. He works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, defense management, and U.S. grand strategy. He co-wrote a well-known International Security article that coined the term “restraint” as a proposed grand strategy for the United States. He is a visiting fellow at Defense Priorities for calendar year 2021. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. He is the coauthor of two books: Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry, and U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy. He is chair of the international security section of the International Studies Association (2019-2021) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; he previously held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Williams College, the University of Kentucky, and George Mason University; and his Ph.D. is from MIT.

On leave Spring 2024