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Frank "Scott" Douglas, PhD

Associate Professor
S&P Professor
Strategy & Policy
(401) 841-6420


Professor Frank “Scott” Douglas earned his PhD from Columbia University’s Political Science department, where he focused on the use of air power for compellence in Bosnia and Kosovo and on developing strategies to coerce authoritarian regimes. Prof. Douglas also holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, where he concentrated in Strategic Studies, and a BSFS degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. In addition, he earned a regional studies certificate in East & Central Europe from Columbia’s Harriman Institute and received a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship for Serbo-Croatian. In addition to his scholarly work, he has served as an election observer in Bosnia and as the director of a volunteer English teaching program in the Czech Republic. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled Creative Violence: Coercive Theory and NATO’s Victory in Bosnia, as well as a new project analyzing the United States' and Al-Qaeda's struggle to define the nature of the Global War on Terror to their advantage. Prof. Douglas is also a direct commission Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer and served from 2009-2010 as a mobilized reservist in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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