Joseph Stieb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor National Security Affairs
Joseph Stieb faculty photo

Biography

Joseph Stieb joined the U.S. Naval War College in 2022 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies. He received a Ph.D. in U.S. history from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019. He studies U.S. foreign policy, politics, and ideas in the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly the Iraq War and the War on Terrorism. He is the author of “The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics, 1990-2003” (Cambridge, 2021) and has also published in Diplomatic History, Modern American History, The International History Review, The Washington Post, War on the Rocks, Foreign Policy, American Purpose, and Arc Digital.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Desert Storm
  • Foreign Policy
  • GWOT
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism

Professional Highlights

2022

Assistant Professor

Started work as an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.
2020

Postdoctoral Fellow

Started as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University.
2019

Ph.D. Student

Finished Ph.D. in U.S. History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2011

High School Teacher

Taught history at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School from 2011-2014.

Education

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019, U.S. History

M.A., University of Chicago, 2011, Social Sciences

B.A., Trinity University, 2010, History

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Research Contributions and Publications

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