Mark Foulon is Professor of Industry and Business at the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (ES). At ES, he teaches and is Course Director for the Economics of National Security and Industry Analysis core courses. He has also taught National Security Policy and Strategy and the Strategic Leader Foundations Course.
Prior to joining the ES faculty, Foulon was a member of the Senior Executive Service in the United States Department of Commerce. At Commerce, Foulon was Deputy Undersecretary for Industry and Security from 2003-2006 and Acting Under Secretary of Industry and Security from 2006-2007. He also served on detail to the Department of the Treasury as Chief of Staff for International Affairs.
Foulon came to the Commerce Department from the Department of State, where he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff and a senior speechwriter to Secretary of State Colin Powell. A former Foreign Service Officer with experience in the Middle East and Europe, Foulon also served as an aide to U.S. Senator Bill Bradley focusing on international trade and national security.
Foulon also brings to his position business experience gained as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. and as a principal in several high-technology start-up businesses.
A native of Spokane, Washington, Foulon is a graduate of Yale and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.