Eugene Gholz is an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, defense management, and U.S. foreign policy. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, where he led initiatives to better understand the complex defense supply chain and on reimbursement of industry's Independent Research and Development (IR&D) expenditures. Before working in the Pentagon, he directed the LBJ School's master’s program in global policy studies from 2007–10. He is the coauthor of two books: Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry, and U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy. His recent scholarship focuses on energy security. He is also a research affiliate of MIT's Security Studies Program, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and associate editor of the journal Security Studies. His PhD is from MIT.
- "Enduring Resilience: How Oil Markets Handle Disruptions," (with Daryl G. Press) Security Studies Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013.
- "Eisenhower versus the Spin-off Story: Did the Rise of the Military-Industrial Complex Help or Hurt America's Commercial Aircraft Industry?" Enterprise and Society, Spring 2011.
- "Protecting "The Prize": Oil and the U.S. National Interest," (with Daryl G.Press) Security Studies Vol 19, No. 3, 2010.
- Footprints in the Sand (with Daryl Press), The American Interest, March-April 2010.
- Identifying Disruptive Innovation: Innovation Theory and the Defense Industry (with Peter Dombrowski) (160K PDF)
- Czars and Company Men: The Wrong Way to Run Space Acquisition (132K PDF)