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Our faculty members are available to provide expert opinion, commentary and analysis on a wide range of defense, strategy, policy and national security affairs topics. While media professionals may contact faculty members directly, the Public Affairs Office is available to recommend experts for commentary or interview.

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Vanya Eftimova Bellinger faculty photo

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
  • Information Operations
  • Military Theory
  • Policy
  • Women, Peace, and Security
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Shahin Berenji, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Policy
  • Russia
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Scott Brickner

Military Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Surface Warfare
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James B. Combs

Military Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Aerospace
  • Air Defense
  • Command and Control
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Europe
  • Military Planning
  • Weapon Systems
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Craig Connor

Military Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
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Jeff DeMarco

Military Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Arctic
  • Counterterrorism
  • GWOT
  • Homeland Security
  • Leadership
  • Mine Warfare
  • NATO
  • Security Cooperation
  • WMD
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Michael Aaron Dennis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Military Technology
  • Nuclear
  • Weapon Systems
  • WWII
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Frank "Scott" Douglas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy Reserve

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • COIN
  • Counterterrorism
  • Deterrence
  • GWOT
  • Intel
  • Iraq
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Military Theory
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Indian Ocean
  • International Relations
  • Korean War
  • National Security
  • Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam War
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • COIN
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • GWOT
  • International Relations
  • Irregular Warfare
  • National Security
  • Revolutionary War
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Josh Hammond

Military Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare
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Michael E. Hicks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Information Operations
  • National Security
  • Taiwan
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Desert Storm
  • Diplomacy
  • Geopolitics
  • Indian Ocean
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • COIN
  • Counterterrorism
  • India
  • Indian Ocean
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Middle East
  • Military Theory
  • Nuclear
  • Pakistan
  • Terrorism
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Burak Kadercan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil War
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Counterterrorism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Middle East
  • Revolutionary War
  • Terrorism
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East
  • Syria
  • Terrorism
  • Women, Peace, and Security
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Ryan Logan

Director

Capt., U.S. Navy

Department

Naval Staff College

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
  • Search and Rescue
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security
  • WWI
  • WWII
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Theory
  • War of 1812
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Kenneth Lee Meyer

Military Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Leadership
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Jim Murray

Military Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • HA/DR
  • Joint Operations
  • Operational Warfare
  • Pakistan
  • Security Cooperation
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Matthew P. Nischwitz

Military Professor

Col., U.S. Army

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Ethics
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
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Timothy D. O'Brien

Military Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • HA/DR
  • Search and Rescue
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Jonathan M. O'Gorman

Military Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Artillery
  • Ground Warfare
  • Information Operations
  • Iraq
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • WWII
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Sarah C. M. Paine, Ph.D.

University Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Japan
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Russia
  • WWII
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Michelle Paranzino, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Intel
  • International Relations
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Latin America
  • Russia
  • United Nations
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
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Daniel R. Post, Ph.D.

Military Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Nuclear
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Timothy R. Powledge

Military Professor

Col., U.S. Marine Corps

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Wargaming
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Luis R. Rivera

Military Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Army

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Europe
  • Ground Warfare
  • GWOT
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • Policy
  • Wargaming
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Japan
  • Korean War
  • WWII
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George D. Satterfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • COIN
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Military Theory
  • NATO
  • Revolutionary War
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Michael C. Shaw, Ph.D.

Military Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Army

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Air Warfare
  • Operational Warfare
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Daniel J. Sieben, J.D.

Military Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Conflict Resolution
  • GWOT
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • UAVs/Drones
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • India
  • Russia
  • WWI
  • WWII
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
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Anand Toprani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Theory
  • National Security
  • WWI
  • WWII
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Jesse C. Tumblin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Maritime History
  • Security Cooperation
  • WWI
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Marybeth Peterson Ulrich, Ph.D.

Chair

Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Europe
  • International Relations
  • Security Cooperation
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Maritime History
  • Military Theory
  • South China Sea
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