teen summer program based at Georgetown University on the Potomac River

Meet our Instructors in Washington D.C.

Summer Springboard courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

See below for more information on the Summer Springboard instructors at Georgetown University!

Trial Law

Jack McMahon, J.D., M.A.

Jack McMahon headshot

Jack McMahon is an attorney and legal advisor with over 30 years of experience. During his time as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Rhode Island, John resolved thousands of criminal cases through negotiation or trial. His accomplishments include writing the grant request that would become the model for the present day State’s Unit Violent Juvenile Offender Unit. In addition, John has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense as an Overseas Litigation Attorney Advisor. He has taught law at Roger Williams University and obtained his both his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts in History from Fordham College.

Politics & Public Policy

Dr. Christopher Faraone, Ed.D

Christopher Faraone has over 13 years of experience in the field of education. Currently, he is a history teacher in New Jersey where he successfully conceptualized, authored and presented curriculum for new AP Comparative Politics class. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Faraone is the head coach for cross country and track, managing 3-5 assistant coaches and 100 student athletes. He holds an Ed.D as well as a Master’s in both Political Science and Educational Leadership.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Darren Gibson, Ed.D., MBA

Dr. Gibson is a professor of Business at Trinity Washington University, holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Management and Leadership, and is certified in Six Sigma. As a faculty member, he has taught courses in business law, business management, entrepreneurship, finance, and leadership. Darren Gibson is also the founder and CEO of The Gibson Collective, LLC.  Prior to teaching, he worked in the private sector in a variety of senior positions in the financial services industry.


Philip Muse, M.Arch.

Philip Muse

Philip Muse is a licensed architect with over 40 years of extensive experience in architectural design and project management. He has led and advised multidisciplinary teams in the US, Singapore, and South Korea. Some of his projects include the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Yongjin Light Rail Transit in Seoul. Philip is currently a Project Manager for Parsons Corporation, a technology-focused defense, intelligence, security, and infrastructure engineering firm. Philip holds both a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has taught at the University of Houston.

PS – If you don’t see an instructor for your preferred academic course listed, don’t worry. More information will be readily available soon. We just wanted to share a sneak peak now! 

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