The GMAP Team

Meet the Team

Deborah Winslow Nutter
Senior Associate Dean
Professor of Practice
Director of GMAP

Deborah Winslow Nutter is the Senior Associate Dean and a Professor of Practice of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. She is also the founding director of GMAP. As Senior Associate Dean, she is responsible for Fletcher’s Board of Overseers and regional advisory groups for Asia, Latin America, Europe, South Asia and Africa; GMAP; The Tavitian Scholars Diplomatic Training Program, the Fletcher Summer Institute on Non-Violent Conflict, communications and public relations; several strategic initiatives; and diplomatic and executive education. She received her AB in Government, Phi Beta Kappa with Distinction, from Colby College, and her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

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Mariana Stoyancheva
Associate Director
As Associate Director, Mariana Stoyancheva is responsible for academic programs. She plans and oversees the residencies and counsels students on academic issues and concerns. She also coordinates with GMAP faculty on syllabi, materials and deadlines. Mariana graduated from Fletcher's Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Program in 2005, and holds a law degree from Sofia University Law School in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Daniel Hurwit
Acting Manager of Technology
GMAP and Executive Education
Dan is responsible for filming and editing video lectures, curating GMAP's online learning management system, and providing technical support to the students, staff, and faculty of GMAP and Fletcher's other Executive Education programs. He received his BS in Physics and his ME in Bioengineering, from Tufts University.

Laura Laver
Assistant Director
GMAP Admissions and Marketing
As Assistant Director, GMAP Admissions and Marketing, Laura Laver is responsible for recruitment and admissions for GMAP, as well as the annual marketing plan.

Monica Markowski
Admissions and Marketing Assistant


As GMAP Admissions Assistant, Monica Markowski responds to inquiries into the program and supports the application process. She also organizes advertising and marketing initiatives for GMAP, supporting the Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing. Additionally, she liaises with the Registrar’s Office on foreign language examinations for GMAP students, as well as visa issues for international students. Monica Markowski is a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, with majors in French, English, and International Studies.

Ati Waldman
Student Services Assistant
As Student Services Assistant, Ati Waldman works with the Associate Director to plan residencies on campus and abroad. She also assists with program academics by supporting students and collaborating with the GMAP faculty and technology staff to coordinate course materials. Ati received her BA from Tufts University in International Relations concentrating on the Middle East.
GMAP, a combined residency and Internet-mediated international affairs degree program for mid-to-senior level professionals


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