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Carolyn Caithness Halladay

Phone: (831) 656-6256


Carolyn Halladay is a senior lecturer in the National Security Affairs Department. She also lectures at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security. She serves as academic associate for curricula 685, 691, 692, and 693.

An historian and a lawyer, Dr. Halladay’s academic focus is in contemporary Central Europe, but she has participated in CCMR programs around the world.

Before joining the NPS faculty, she was a lecturer in history at Pennsylvania State Erie, The Behrend College. She has also taught history and international relations at the graduate and undergraduate levels at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Her government service has included working as an historian in the U.S. Department of State and as a federal tax prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, in addition to legal assignments in the offices of general counsel at the U.S. Departments of Defense and Transportation.
Research Interests
German and European defense and security; law and ethics in homeland security and defense
Teaching Interests
German and Central European History and Politics, Cultural History, Law and National Security, International Law, Nationalism, Political Extremism


  • 2017 - LEAF Fellowship
  • 2016 - LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Lecturer Award
  • 2015 - Schlieffen Award runner-up (top 5 percent)

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2003 District of Columbia Bar Association