James E.

James E. "Jay" Hickey, Ph.D.

Associate Provost
Office of the Provost
(401) 841-3105
(401) 841-7375


Professor James E. "Jay" Hickey, Associate Provost, is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Troy University and King's College, London, and graduated from the Naval War College's non-resident program with distinction in 1992. He holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University, where he focused on ethics and the use of precision-guided munitions. A career Naval Flight Officer in the A-6E Intruder, he served a number of operational and staff tours including overseas duty in Bahrain and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Strategy and Policy Department as a military faculty member in 2000, he taught for three years at the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College then located at RAF Bracknell west of London. He joined the College of Distance Education (CDE) faculty in early 2005 to help launch the Navy Knowledge Online-based series of Professional Military Education courses for junior officers and the enlisted force which today have over 200,000 students enrolled. From 2007 until 2010 he served as the non-resident Graduate Degree Program Manager before serving as the Director of CDE from July 2010 until assuming his current position in July 2015.

He is the author of Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in War (Ashgate; 2012).

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.

//Google Analytics