Kerry D. Bolognese joined George Mason University as Director of Federal Government Relations – Research in May of 2011. Prior to coming to Mason, Mr. Bolognese served in a number of capacities during his 18 years at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), including Vice President for International Programs. Before coming to APLU, Mr. Bolognese worked on Capitol Hill for 13 years as a professional staffer for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and for a Member of Congress. Mr. Bolognese holds an M.A. in International Relations from Rutgers University.