Dayne E. Nix, Ph.D.

Cmdr. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Professor College of Distance Education
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Dr. Nix served in the Marine Corps from 1974 - 1979, and the U.S. Navy from 1983-2008. He is a retired U.S. Navy chaplain and served worldwide in Navy and Marine Corps assignments. Dr. Nix maintains an interest in the intersection of religion, security and international relations His current scholarly interests focus on the ways nation state's leverage religion to accomplish strategic ends, particularly during the First World War and the Soviet-Afghan conflict of 1979-1989.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • India
  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan


Ph.D., Salve Regina University, 2007, Humanities

M.A.,Naval War College, 2004, National Security Affairs, with distinction

Th.M. Duke University, 1993

M. Div., Denver Seminary, 1983

B.A. University of Colorado, 1974, International Affairs

News, Media, & Events


VIDEO: 45 seconds on probing what we don't know

Feb. 19, 2019
News Publication

18th Regional Alumni Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Aug. 26, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Reading Fiction Leads to Good Strategic Thinking

Dec. 18, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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