Diplomat in Residence

Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career foreign service officers who are located throughout the United States and responsible for providing guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about careers in the U.S. Department of State. DIRs are available to answer questions and share insight with those interested in foreign and civil service careers, internships and fellowships. The diplomat in residence for the Southern Mid-Atlantic region is Richard Jaworski. He is housed at Duke University and also maintains an office at the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contact Daniels at DIRSouthernMidAtlantic@state.gov.

Jasper R. Daniels

Jasper R. Daniels

Jasper R. Daniels

North Carolina native Jasper R. Daniels, a senior foreign service officer most recently assigned as Diplomat in Residence for the Southwest region of the United States (Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho), began a year of service in September 2016 as the Diplomat in Residence for the Mid-Atlantic region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia). Daniels is jointly hosted by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to his assignment as diplomat in residence for the Southwest region, Daniels encumbered two separate positions in Washington, D.C., managing director for the Regional Information Management Center overseeing information management centers in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Frankfurt, Germany; and Bangkok, Thailand, before being assigned as director for the Department of State’s four geographically dispersed core data centers, enterprise-level systems development and enterprise-level collaboration tools. His last overseas assignment was as management counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Daniels is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In his three decades of service with the Department of State, Daniels was assigned to embassies in Algiers, Algeria; Panama City, Panama; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Mexico City, Mexico; Bangkok, Thailand; San José, Costa Rice; Athens, Greece; and Freetown, Sierra Leone. Mr. Daniels joined the Foreign Service in 1985 as a support communications officer.

Prior Diplomats in Residence

Richard E. Jaworski


Julie A. Ruterboies

William E. Lucas

Ambassador Patrick D. Duddy

Stephen R. Kelly

Renee M. Earle

Deborah Schwartz

Ambassador David C. Litt

Peter D. Whitney

Roy M. Melbourne