Jonathan D. Caverley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Jonathan Caverley is Associate Professor of Strategy in the Strategic & Operational Research Department of the Naval War College’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies and a research scientist in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Caverley was formerly Assistant Professor of political science at Northwestern, where he founded and co-chaired the Working Group on Security Studies at the Roberta Buffett Center. Caverley previously served eight years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and as an assistant professor of naval science at Northwestern University, where he taught undergraduate classes in naval engineering and in leadership and management.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Theory
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, US Naval War College


Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ph.D., University of Chicago

M.P.P., University of Chicago

A.B., Harvard College

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Faculty Convocation: August 2020

Aug. 03, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Why A U.S.-Iran War Isn't Going To Happen

Jan. 04, 2020
The National Interest
Article Publication

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