Thomas E. Creely, Ph.D.

Associate Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
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Dr. Creely, Associate Professor of Ethics, is Director of Ethics & Emerging Military Technology Graduate Program. Serves on NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Team. At Brown University Executive Master of Cybersecurity, he is lead for leadership and ethics. Serves The Conference Board Global Business Conduct Council, Association for Practical & Professional Ethics Business Ethics Chair, and Robert S. Hartmann Institute Board.

Areas of Expertise

  • Military Technology

Professional Highlights


Director of Ethics and Emerging Military Technology Graduate Certificate Program

The Ethics and Emerging Military Technology Graduate Certificate Program is designed to deepen expertise in the ethical complexities imposed by new technology.

Member of The Conference Board Global Business Conduct Council

Examine best practices, learning methodologies, ethical culture research, and emerging trends across cultures and industry domains.

Lead Professor

EL730 Ethics and Technology: Warfare, Society and the Third Offset Strategy and EL593 Ethics in the Military: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

Project Lead for the Navy Ethics Curriculum Framework

Assessed Navy-wide ethics training and developed new education methodologies.


Ph.D., Salve Regina University, 2006, Humanities

M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984, Theology

M.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1981, Finance

B.B.A, University of Mississippi, 1977, Banking and Finance

Research Contributions and Publications

Revue Internationale De La Compliance Et LÉthique Des Affaires (International Review of complaiance and Business Ethics) Focus: “Ethics and Emerging Technolog: Understanding the Emerging Threat.”
N ?13-14 Du 30 Mar 2017

Ethics and Technology: A Component to the Third Offset Strategy.
Fall 2016
Northern Plains Ethics Journal

The Impact of Ambient Intelligence Technologies on Individuals, Society and Warfare.
Fall 2016, Vol. 19
The Bridge: The Magazine of the Naval War College Foundation

Contributor to War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict (2016)
Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Publishers

External Memberships and Associations

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Chair of Business Ethics Special Interest

International Society for Military Ethics

Society for Business Ethics

The Conference Board Global Business Conduct Council

NATO Ethical Leadership Technical Research Team

R.S. Hartman Institute Board of Directors

Ethics and Emerging Military Technology Graduate Certificate Program

News, Media, & Events


VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Doing Something Worthwhile

Jun. 24, 2019
News Publication

Maritime Irregular Warfare Workshop

Jun. 25, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Mahan Reading Room, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Ultimate Way to Deter China: Why Island-Chain Defense Can Work

Jun. 10, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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