Professor Garofano lectures on Korea, Vietnam, civil-military relations and military intervention in the Strategy and Policy Department and teaches electives on Vietnam and Asian Security. He is chair of the NWC faculty advisory council for 2021-22, in 2021 received the college's distinguished teaching award, and served as academic dean from July 2009 to July 2015. In 2020 he received a Fulbright Award to teach at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy. Professor Garofano received a Ph.D. and M.A. in government from Cornell University, an M.A. in security studies from the Johns Hopkins SAIS (Bologna/ Washington) and a B.A. in history from Bates College.