Professor John Garofano served as Academic Dean from July 2009 to July 2015. Previously he taught in the National Security Affairs and Strategy and Policy Departments, where he held the CAPT Jerome Levy Chair in Economic Geography. Research interests include military intervention, Asian security, and the making of U.S. foreign policy. In 2011 Dr. Garofano deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to support the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) in areas related to assessment and red-teaming. He received the Ph.D. and M.A. in Government from Cornell University, an M.A. in Security Studies from the Johns Hopkins SAIS (Bologna/ Washington), and the B.A. in History from Bates College.