Lewis M. Duncan, Ph.D.

Provost U.S. Naval War College Leadership
Lewis Duncan Photo


Lewis M. Duncan currently serves as Provost of the U.S. Naval War College. Additionally, he continues as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, responsible for managing the U.S. National Laboratory of the International Space Station. Dr. Duncan is internationally recognized as an accomplished research scientist in experimental space physics and radiophysics.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Ethics
  • HA/DR
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Military Technology
  • National Security
  • Nuclear
  • Security Cooperation
  • UAVs/Drones
  • United Nations
  • Wargaming
  • WMD

Professional Highlights


Provost, Dean of Faculty, U.S. Naval War College


President, Rollins College


Dean, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College


Ph.D., Rice University, 1977, Space Physics

M.A., Rice University, 1976, Space Physics

B.A., Rice University, 1973, Physics and Mathematics

Awards and Decorations

Alan Berman Award
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Elected a Lifetime Fellow
Dartmouth Society of Engineers

External Memberships and Associations

Board of Directors

Phi Beta Kappa

Sigma Xi

Tau Beta Pi

Phi Kappa Phi

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

Is 2020 Really 1940 for the U.S. Navy?

Jan. 18, 2020
The National Interest
Article Publication

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