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James W. Adams

Associate Professor

Col., U.S. Army, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Ground Warfare
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Military Planning
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Michael Barker

Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Operational Warfare
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Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • WWII
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Yvonne Chiu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Ethics
  • Geopolitics
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Ross M. Coffey

Adjunct Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • COIN
  • Ethics
  • Ground Warfare
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Peace Operations
  • Security Cooperation
  • United Nations
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Jonathan E. Czarnecki, Ph.D.

Professor

Col., U.S. Army, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Deterrence
  • Information Operations
  • Intel
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Southeast Asia
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Chris Dalton

Adjunct Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • WWII
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Steve V. Engberg

Adjunct Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Policy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Weapon Systems
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Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Civil War
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Terrorism
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Derrill Goldizen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Space
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Richard B. Grahlman

Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Ethics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Nuclear
  • Operational Warfare
  • Search and Rescue
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Bradley S. Hawksworth

Associate Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Ethics
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Leadership
  • Surface Warfare
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Samuel Helfont, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Desert Storm
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • GWOT
  • Iraq
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism
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John E. Jackson

Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • UAVs/Drones
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Michael W. Jones, Ph.D.

Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy Reserve

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • COIN
  • Cold War
  • Desert Storm
  • Diplomacy
  • Ground Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Operational Warfare
  • Revolutionary War
  • Vietnam War
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David A. Kelly Jr., J.D.

Associate Professor

Lt. Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Civil War
  • International Law
  • Operational Warfare
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Daniel J. Lynch

Associate Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
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Darren McClurg

Associate Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Ethics
  • Joint Operations
  • Maritime History
  • Military Planning
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
  • Surface Warfare
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Jamie McGrath

Adjunct Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Command and Control
  • Joint Operations
  • Maritime History
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • Operational Warfare
  • Surface Warfare
  • WWII
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Jeffrey Scott McPherson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Ethics
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
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Joshua Meeks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • International Relations
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Revolutionary War
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Michael J. Mooney

Associate Professor

Col., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • COIN
  • Counterterrorism
  • Iraq
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
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Thomas P. Moore, Ph.D.

Professor

Col., U.S. Army Reserve, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Artillery
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Information Operations
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
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Dayne E. Nix, Ph.D.

Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • India
  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan
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Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • WWII
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Dave F. Overton

Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Desert Storm
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Information Operations
  • Military Planning
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Christian D. Palmer

Adjunct Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • JPME
  • Wargaming
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Steven L. Pierce, D.M.

Interim Dean

Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic Warfare
  • HA/DR
  • Homeland Security
  • Military Technology
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Glenn C. Powers

Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Leadership
  • National Security
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Michael W. Pratt

Associate Professor

Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare
  • HA/DR
  • Leadership
  • Policy
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Paul Eliot Rasmussen

Associate Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • National Security
  • Southeast Asia
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Gregory David Reilly

Associate Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • COIN
  • Military Planning
  • Peace Operations
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Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Koreas
  • Military Theory
  • Revolutionary War
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam War
  • WWII
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Adrian Schuettke

Associate Professor

Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • Operational Warfare
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Cynthia Sexton

Associate Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • International Relations
  • JPME
  • National Security
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Department

College of Distance Education

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John M. Sheehan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Civil War
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • COIN
  • Cold War
  • Desert Storm
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Korean War
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security
  • Philippines
  • Policy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Vietnam War
  • WWII
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Kadiatou Fatima Sidibe

Adjunct Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • NATO
  • Russia
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Jane Stokes

Associate Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Counterterrorism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Middle East
  • Security Cooperation
  • Women, Peace, and Security
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Robert Wayne Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Special Operations
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Jerry A. Turner

Assistant Professor

Col., U.S. Army, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • COIN
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • Operational Warfare
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Craig A. Whiteside, Ph.D.

Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Retired

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Information Operations
  • Irregular Warfare
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