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Here is a list of Defense Analysis Department faculty.

Department Chair: John Arquilla

NameTitle/Research InterestsDegree
Arquilla, JohnChair and ProfessorPh.D, Stanford University
 Revolution in Military Affairs; Information-Age Conflict; Irregular Warfare
Blanken, LeoAssistant ProfessorPh.D., UC Davis
 International Relations Theory; Conflict Processes; National Security Policy
Berger, MarcosVisiting ProfessorPh.D., University of New South Wales
 U.S. Foreign Policy; Security-Development and State-Building; Counter-Insurgency/Insurgency; Illegal Drug Trade; especially the Americas, with a second regional specialty in Asia and the Middle East
Borer, Douglas A.Associate ProfessorPh.D., Boston University
 Strategy; Political Legitimacy; Irregular Warfare
Cunningham, DanielLecturerM.A., International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
 Visual Analytics and Social Network Analysis
Denning, DorothyDistinguished ProfessorPh.D, Purdue University
 Conflict in Cyberspace; Cyber Security; Trust, Influence and Networks
Everton, SeanAssistant ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University
 Social Network Analysis; Political Sociology; Social Movements; Sociology of Religion
Fox, WilliamProfessorPh.D., Clemson University
 Mathematical Modeling; Combat Modeling; Modeling Terrorism; Decision and Risk Analysis
Freeman, MichaelAssociate ProfessorPh.D., University of Chicago
 Terrorism; Counterterrorism; Foreign Policy; Political Theory
Giordano, FrankProfessorPh.D, University of Arkansas
 Mathematical Modeling; Optimization and Models of Conflict
Gregg, HeatherAssociate ProfessorPh.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Religiously motivated violence; Countering ideologies; Non-kinetic means for fighting counterinsurgencies; long term goals of COIN
Greenshields, BrianSenior LecturerM.A., Naval Postgraduate School
 Air power, strategy, irregular warfare
Jaye, MichaelAssociate ProfessorPh.D., Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute
 Mathematical Modeling; Model Validation; Climate Models
Lee, DoowanVisiting ProfessorPh.D. Candidate, University of Chicago
 Social Movement Theory; Radical Movements; International Relations Theory; Research Design; Network Analysis
LeMire, GuyCOL, SOF ChairMMAS, School of Advanced Military Studies
Lober, GeorgeSenior LecturerMA, California State University of Fresno
 Critical Thinking; Ethics; English Composition; Technical Writing
McCormick, GordonProfessorPh.D., Johns Hopkins University
 Terrorism; Sub-State Conflict; Irregular Warfare; Formal Modeling
Naficy, SiamakSenior LecturerPh.D., UCLA
 Anthropology of Conflict; Culture & Influence; Biological Anthropology
Roberts, Nancy C.ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University
 Complex Networks; Problem Solving; Social Network Analysis; Strategic Management; Organization Theory; “Wicked Problems"; Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Robinson, GlennAssociate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley
 Political Violence; Islamic Fundamentalism; Political Economy; Middle East
Rothstein, HySenior LecturerPh.D., Tufts University
 Security Strategy; Irregular Warfare; Military Deception; Psychological Warfare
Sepp, Kalev (Gunner)Senior LecturerPh.D., Harvard University
 National Security Policy; National Strategy; National Military Strategy; Special Operations; Irregular Warfare; Counter-Terrorism; Counter-Insurgency
Simons, AnnaProfessorPh.D., Harvard University
 Anthropology of Conflict; Military Culture; Methods of Social Control; Africa; Military Advising (advisory assessment and selection)
Strawser, Bradley J. (BJ)Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of Connecticut
 Philosophy and military ethics 
Tsolis, KristenLecturerM.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies
 Geospatial Analysis; Computer Security
Tucker, DavidAssociate ProfessorPh.D., Claremont Graduate School
 Unconventional Conflict; Terrorism; Intelligence and Human Intelligence; Government Responses to Unconventional Conflict
Warren, CamberAssistant ProfessorPh.D., Duke University
 National Security Policy 


Adjunct Faculty


NameTitle/Research InterestsDegree
Jansen, ErikSenior LecturerPh.D., University of Southern California
 Organization Diagnosis & Design, Inter-Organizational Collaborative Capacity, Organizational Reward Systems, Career Management
O'Connell, RobertVisiting ProfessorPh.D., University of Virginia
 Military History, Intelligence Support to Irregular Warfare


Visiting Faculty


NameTitle/Research InterestsDegree

Berg-Knutsen, Espen

Visiting Research Scholar

Ministry of Defense, Norway

Felmlee, Diane

Visiting Professor

Penn State
Gartner, ScottVisiting ProfessorPenn State
O'Connell, RobertVisiting ProfessorPh.D., University of Virginia
 Military History, Intelligence Support to Irregular Warfare


National Defense Fellows


Duggan, Patrick LTC (P)

Schultz, Rob (LTC (P)

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