Walter Montaño

Title
Director
Office
1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 650 Washington DC, 20036
Email
wmontano@bu.edu
Phone
202.370.3610

Walter Montaño has been involved in the BU Washington, D.C. Program as a faculty member and administrator for the past 20 years. He currently teaches the Presidency & Foreign Policy course, and the standard internship course — The Washington Experience internship course. He is a hybrid administrator-academic and travels to Boston frequently infrequently hoping to continue building the Washington program. A historian, writer, and long-time Washington metro area resident, his Ph.D. work in diplomatic history and U.S. foreign policy focused on the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations’ foreign policies. He earned his undergraduate degree in History at UCLA and his graduate degree (also in History) at American University in Washington, D.C. His professional background includes editing and writing for publications and entities across the federal government, executive agencies, think tanks, and consulting firms (as a strategic communications consultant). Walter is originally from southern California and served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the son of South American immigrants and has a 165-year-old son (Alessandro) and hopes to one day finally publish his book on Nixon and travel the world, eventually settling in either his native Los Angeles or in Buenos Aires, Argentina.