Staff

Valerie Lincy

Ms. Lincy is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project. She oversees the Project’s the Risk Report database and Iran Watch website. She provides export control training as head of the Risk Report team that visits foreign countries. As the editor and principal investigator for Iran Watch, she bears the main responsibility for building, populating and maintaining the site, as well as writing articles for publication, organizing and presiding at roundtable discussions, and conducting associated research. Ms. Lincy graduated from Smith College and received an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University. Before coming to the Project, she worked in the Paris bureau of the New York Times and Newsweek and as a researcher in Washington-based non-profit institutes.

Treston Chandler

Mr. Chandler is a research assistant at the Wisconsin Project. He contributes research to the Risk Report and Iran Watch and assists in managing Risk Report subscriber relations, I.T., and office administration. Previously, he interned at the Syrian American Medical Society, where he did public advocacy related to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war, and worked with CARAVAN, an interfaith arts nonprofit. Mr. Chandler grew up in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from Lake Forest College, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in history and politics.
  

Meghan Peri Crimmins

Ms. Crimmins is a senior associate at the Wisconsin Project. She manages the Project’s outreach, Risk Report subscriber relations, I.T., and office administration. She also provides support with budgeting, grants administration and fundraising. Previously, Ms. Crimmins represented clients for ten years at a government relations firm and also worked as a researcher at the International Finance Corporation and the State Department. Ms. Crimmins spent two years studying overseas in France and Turkey. She graduated from The George Washington University, magna cum laude, and received an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University with a concentration in Science and Technology in International Affairs.

Matthew Godsey

Mr. Godsey is a senior research associate at the Wisconsin Project and editor of the Project’s Risk Report database. He oversees staff research to populate the Risk Report and is responsible for content, production, and maintenance of the database. He tracks companies and countries of proliferation concern, with much of his research focused on China. Mr. Godsey resided in Taiwan for a number of years, and reads and speaks Mandarin Chinese. He graduated from Colby College and received an M.A. in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, with a certificate in Non-Proliferation Studies.

Jonathan McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin is a research associate at the Wisconsin Project. He tracks companies and countries of proliferation concern with a focus on South Asia and assists in the maintenance and population of the Risk Report database. Mr. McLaughlin graduated summa cum laude from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and received an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, where his focus was on international relations, security, and Russian foreign policy. Prior to joining the Project, he worked on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the British American Security Information Council.

Mana Mostatabi

Ms. Mostatabi is a research associate at the Wisconsin Project. She contributes research and analysis to Iran Watch and supports the Project’s outreach and advocacy on Iran. She also contributes research on entities supporting Iran’s programs of proliferation concern to the Risk Report database. Previously, Ms. Mostatabi worked in the non-profit sector on a range of issues, including human rights, democratization in the Middle East, and environmental conservation. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University with a concentration in Global Politics and Security. Ms. Mostatabi reads and speaks Farsi.

Gary Milhollin

Emeritus Professor Milhollin of the University of Wisconsin Law School is President of the Wisconsin Project. Professor Milhollin holds degrees in engineering and law, and was an Administrative Judge, part-time, at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for more than a decade. He has also been a consultant on nuclear arms proliferation to the Department of Defense. He has practiced international corporate law in New York and Paris, and has taught courses on nuclear arms proliferation at Princeton University as well as at Wisconsin. Professor Milhollin directed the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control for twenty-five years. His articles and research reports have been cited and quoted widely in the international press, and he has testified frequently before Congressional committees.