Nina A. Kollars, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Dr. Nina Kollars is a non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point and an editorial board member for the Special Operations Journal. Her research interests are on cyber security and military innovation. She has published in numerous magazines and journals to include: “The Rise of Smart Machines: The Unique Peril of Intelligent Software Agents in Defense and Intelligence” in Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence; "SOFWERX’s Return on Collision: Measuring Open Collaborative Innovation" in Special Operations Journal; and “Cyber Beyond Third Offset: A Call for Warfighter-Led Innovation” in War on the Rocks co-written with Jacquelyn Schneider.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • International Relations
  • Military Technology

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, SORD


Tenured as Associated Professor of Government, Franklin & Marshall College


ARCIC Distinguished Speaker

"Balancing Genius with Mastery: Practitioner-Based Innovation" Army Capabilities Integration Center, Fort Eustis, VA, August 31st, 2016

PhD Political Science Ohio State University

International Relations, Security Studies, Political Theory

MA International Affairs, Elliot School, George Washington University

Asian Politics


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Political Science

M.I.A., George Washington University, International Affairs

B.A., College of Saint Benedict, Government

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