Ambassador Michael J. Dodman


Ambassador Michael Dodman became the Vice Chancellor of the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) in July 2021.  AMB Dodman is a career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service. He has been a U.S. diplomat since 1987.

AMB Dodman served as U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 2018 to February 2021.  He served concurrently as the U.S. Representative to the G5 Sahel Permanent Secretariat based in Nouakchott.

From 2015 to 2018, AMB Dodman served as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment.

AMB Dodman’s work as Consul General in Karachi, Pakistan, was recognized with the State Department’s Ryan Crocker Award for Outstanding Leadership in Expeditionary Diplomacy in 2014.  He has also served as Economic Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Economic Counselor in Baghdad, and at U.S. embassies in Turkey, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

AMB Dodman graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has master’s degrees from Princeton University and Boston University. He and his wife, Joan, have four children.