Bradley S. Hawksworth

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
Bradley Hawksworth faculty photo


Brad Hawksworth was commissioned into the U.S. Navy via ROTC and served 24 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. He has deployed to the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Caribbean, Middle East, and Western Pacific. Ashore, he served as an instructor at Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic and at Surface Warfare Officer School, and finished his career as the Officer in Charge of the Department of Naval Science at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2020. He is a Doctoral Candidate in International Relations and holds an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. He is currently a professor in the College of Distance Education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Ethics
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Leadership
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


Adjunct Professor

Salve Regina University, History Department

Officer in Charge

Department of Naval Science at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, teaching Naval Leadership and Ethics

Assistant Chief of Staff

U.S. Seventh Fleet, ACoS for Training, Readiness, Requirements and Exercises

Chief Staff Officer

Maritime Preposition Squadron One deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean


Surface Warfare Officer School, Department Head Course


Ph.D. Candidate, Salve Regina University, International Relations

Ed.S., Regent University, Educational Leadership (Educational Technology & Online Learning)

M.A., Salve Regina University, International Relations

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

Graduate Certificate, Central Michigan University, College Teaching

B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace)

Certificate, Curriculum Design & Delivery

Certificate, Biblical Studies

C.V. or Resume

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