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Ellen C Shipitalo

Phone: (831) 656-3142


Ellen Shipitalo is a faculty associate at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA. In this role, she assists in building, executing, and reporting on security cooperation & executive education programs that advance US & partner interests, build partner capacity & capability, and foster interagency & international collaboration. Ms. Shipitalo previously served on the Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) at CCMR as an operations coordinator. Prior to CCMR, she completed a Master of Arts in Political Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she served as Master’s Representative to the Political Studies Department. Her BA in English and International Relations, Magna Cum Laude, is from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Research Interests
Ms. Shipitalo's research interests focus on how advances in communications and technology affect societal perceptions of civil-military relations and civil-military challenges.
Teaching Interests
Civil-Military Relations, Leadership, Strategic Communications, Combating Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, and Intelligence Studies