Fredline M’Cormack-Hale is a comparativist with a regional interest in Africa, specifically, Sierra Leone. Her work explores the role international organizations play in promoting democratization following state collapse during the process of reconstruction and rehabilitation. She is Associate Professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University where she teaches courses on international economics, African affairs, and post-conflict state reconstruction. M’Cormack-Hale is a former Fulbright scholar, a member of the International Experts Panel (IEP), the advisory body of OGP’s (Open Government Partnership) independent monitoring mechanism and she also serves as Research and Policy Director for the Institute for Governance Reform in Sierra Leone. She is a recognized authority on scholarly input on questions of governance, accountability and transparency in West Africa.