Nina A. Kollars, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Dr. Nina Kollars is an associate professor in the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute. She holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in political science and an M.A. from GWU in international relations. She is a senior adjunct scholar at Center for a New American Security; a Brute Krulak Center fellow at Marine Corps University; an executive board member of Cyber Conflict Studies Association; and an editorial board member for Texas National Security Review. She publishes on cybersecurity, hackers and military innovation. She presented her own hacker project at DefCon27, "Confessions of a Nespresso Money Mule." She will soon publish “Trustworthy Deviants: White Hat Hackers and Security.”

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

Related Credentials

Cyber Wargaming

Educational Wargaming

Bourbon Steward

Research Contributions and Publications

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