Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department
Senior Social Scientist, Human Terrain System, US Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Professorial Instructor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC
Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace, Washington DC
AAAS Defense Policy Fellow, US Navy, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia
Social Scientist, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1997
Ph.D., Yale University, 1994, Anthropology
B.A. (honors), University of California, 1988, Social Sciences
Research Contributions What Do Commanders Really Want to Know? US Army Human Terrain System Lessons Learned from Iraq and Afghanistan (with Robert Holliday and Britt Damon), in The Handbook of Military Psychology, ed. Janice Laurence and Michael Matthews. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 92-113.
Culture and Counterinsurgency, in Counterinsurgency Reader, ed. Thomas Rid and Thomas Keaney. London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 187-201.
Understanding Human Dynamics, Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Understanding Human Dynamics (multiple co-authors), Washington, D.C.: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, March 2009.
The ‘Memory of War’: Tribes and the Legitimate Use of Force in Iraq, in Armed Groups, ed. Jeffery Norwich. Newport, RI: Naval Institute Press, 2008, pp. 187-202.
The Object Beyond War: Counterinsurgency and the Tools of Political Competition (with Andrea Jackson), Military Review, January-February, 2006, pp. 13-26.
Cultural Intelligence: “Far More Difficult than Counting Tanks and Planes,” American Intelligence Journal, Summer 2006, pp. 16-26.
An Organizational Solution for DOD's Cultural Knowledge Needs (with Andrea Jackson), Military Review, July-August, 2005, pp. 18-21.
Does Culture Matter? The Military Utility of Cultural Knowledge, Joint Forces Quarterly, 38, 2005, pp. 42-48.
The Social Context of IEDs in Iraq, Military Review, May/June 2005, pp. 37-40.
Anthropology and Counterinsurgency: The Strange Story of their Curious Relationship, Military Review, March/April 2005, pp. 24-38.