Gladis Griffith

Gladis Griffith

Instructor, Master of Public Safety

Gladis Griffith, JD

Gladis Camilien Griffith is an attorney who has served for over 25 years in various federal government Offices of Inspectors General (OIG). She helps her clients identify and address fraud, waste, and abuse in programs as well as recommend ways to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of federal programs and operations. She is currently the Deputy Inspector General and General Counsel at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), OIG, providing oversight of taxpayer investments in DFC, which partners with the private sector to implement U.S. strategic foreign policy goals. Her prior experience includes providing legal counsel to OIG management and staff at the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development Agency. She is a subject matter expert on federal contracts, audits, investigations, inspections, and protecting whistleblowers to best prevent and address fraud and misconduct in government programs and operations.

Gladis has been an Adjunct Professor since 2010 at the University of Virginia’s Procurement and Contracts Management Certificate Program and has taught the following courses:

  • Introduction to Federal Procurement 
  • Contract Administration 
  • Advanced Subcontract Management 
  • Advanced Services Contracting 
  • Federal Regulations I, II & III 
  • Strategic Customer Management 
  • International Procurement

Her credentials includes: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Boston College Law School and Boston College (BA); member of the federal Senior Executive Service; Member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Massachusetts Bar associations, as well as a member of the federal Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and the Council of Counsels to the Inspectors General (CCIG). She also taught for over 10 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College (now University of Maryland Global Campus) where she developed and taught contracts, business, and ethics course.

What Gladis enjoys most about teaching is the symbiotic relationships she develops with her students as they explore the various theories and brainstorm solutions to consider in addressing the inevitable challenges that arise in real life application of the theories we explore in class.