Biographies

Andrew L. Steigman, advisory member of the D.C. Area PBK Association, from Bethesda, Maryland, is Associate Dean at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he works with the undergraduate program and teaches a course on international negotiation.  His previous career in the Foreign Service included overseas posts in the Congo, Libya, France, and Nigeria, and as Ambassador to Gabon and to Sao Tome and Principe.   Andy, a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics, has published a book and several articles on diplomacy and has lectured widely on history and international relations in the United States, Africa, and Eastern Europe, and continues to lecture two or three times a year on leading cruise ships.

Christel G. McDonald is former European Civil Servant and a Historical Researcher in conflict resolution. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the D.C. Area PBK Association. McDonald has been deeply involved in Phi Beta Kappa matters for the past 25 years and has held several positions in the D.C. Area Association, including several times President and attended seven PBK Triennials. She has served on the Senate Committee for Associations (2007-2009) and is a member of the PBK South Atlantic District Committee (2009-2015). She is the contributing author of the Bits of History series. 

Dan Rosenberg was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 at the George Washington University, where he received a Bachelor of the Arts in Anthropology and spent his semester abroad in Beijing, China. Currently, Dan works at Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, which is based in Washington, D.C.

David MacDonald, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2009 from the University of Chicago, served as President of the D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association. He previously served for two years as the First Vice President and Chair of the High School Awards Program. In 2013, he received his Master's degree in International Affairs with concentrations in China Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., and previously conducted research in China as a Fulbright Fellow. He currently works on international science and technology issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Deirdre LaPin, Ph.D, MPH, serves as an advisor to the Board of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Washington DC area.  She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as an alumna member by the Beta Chapter of Georgia at Agnes Scott College.  Dr. LaPin is a scholar and international development specialist with longstanding experience across academia, government, multilateral agencies, and the private sector.  She is currently a Senior Fellow in the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a consultant for the private sector and international development agencies on best practice social policy and investment.

Elizabeth A. Marshall, President, is an associate at K&L Gates LLP where her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  She graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University in 2009 with a degree in Classics and a minor in Philosophy and went on to receive her J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Kathryn Sullivan serves as a member of the Executive Committee and as the High School Awards Chair for DCPBK. Kathryn graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 2012 with a B.A. in English.  After graduation, she interned for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and then accepted a position at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she currently works in communications for the Global Intellectual Property Center.

Pat Gaylord Cascio, Treasurer of the D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association, graduated summa cum laude from Denison University in 1969 with a major in French. She joined IBM in New York City, working in sales and education for eighteen years. Since then, she has served on the boards of various small, local non-profit organizations. She lives in Bethesda with her husband and enjoys the cultural offerings in the Washington area.

Paul Lubliner, past president of the D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association, now serves as a member of its Executive Committee. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2006 with a degree in Spanish.