The IAFS program would not be complete without the amazing Teaching and Visiting Faculty members who are a part of it. Learn more about our Instructors, Teaching Professors, and any visiting faculty members below. 


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Steven Beard

Teaching Assistant Professor
Political Science • International Affairs
Steven Beard is a teaching assistant professor in the International Affairs program and Political Science Department. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2019. Steven’s research focuses on explaining international conflict. His dissertation explores why interstate wars end, showing that military considerations and defensive advantages create commitment problems that make it difficult to negotiate a peaceful end to the fighting. His other...
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Zach Levey

Visiting Associate Professor
Jewish Studies • International Affairs
Zach Levey is the Israel Institute Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado. He completed his Ph.D. in 1994 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, taught at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) until 1997 and has since then been on the faculty of the University of Haifa, where he served seven years as chair of the Division of International Relations. Professor Levey spent the academic years 2009-11 and 2015-16...
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Antonio Papuzza

Teaching Associate Professor
Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics • Leeds School of Business
Dr. Antonio Papuzza is a senior instructor with Leeds School of Business where he teaches courses and modules in the fields of International Business (Fundamentals of International Business, Global Leadership, Cross-Cultural Management, Global Strategy, Operating in Emerging Markets, Global Business Ethics, Global Citizenship, Entrepreneurship for Indigenous Communities, Intercultural Communication) and Organizational Behavior (Leadership, Negotiation & Conflict Management, Organizational Development, Teamwork, and Systems Thinking) at undergraduate level (business students who pursue...
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Al Pisano

Post-Baccalaureate Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science • College of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Pisano has a wide breadth of dynamic experience and knowledge within the educational and corporate space with proven success as a presenter, thought leader, author, innovator, entrepreneur, K-12 administrator, higher education administrator, curriculum and program developer, educational consultant and instructor. For international affairs, he teaches courses related to cybersecurity. Besides teaching, he does consulting in the leadership space, develops many programs and courses, and has a few businesses. He...
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Molly Todd

Teaching Assistant Professor
Sociology • International Affairs
Molly Todd is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the International Affairs Program and the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her PhD in 2023 from the interdisciplinary ASPECT program at Virginia Tech, where her research focused on community-engaged art and borders in the Americas. Her research employs collaborative methods across sites in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States to observe & participate in the ways...