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Sean P Webeck

Assistant Professor
Defense Resources Management Institute
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-6079


Sean Webeck is an Assistant Professor in the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He joined DRMI in September, 2018.

He served on active duty for five years. He was a Cryptologic Linguist (Arabic) in the U.S. Army. He deployed with the 3rd ACR to Mosul, Iraq during OIF 07-09.

He received a BA in Political Science and Spanish (2003) from Wabash College, an AA in Arabic from the Defense Language Institute (2005), a MPA in National Security Affairs from Troy University (2010), a MA in Security Studies from Kansas State University (2012), and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University (2018). He was awarded a Boren Fellowship (2011-2012) to study Arabic in Amman, Jordan.
  • PhD - Indiana University 2018
    Major: Public Policy
  • MA - Kansas State University 2012
    Major: Security Studies
  • MPA - Troy University 2010
    Major: National Security Studies
  • BA - Wabash College 2003
    Major: Political Science and Spanish
NPS Experience
  • 2018 - current: Assistant Professor
Research Interests
Broadly, he is interested in decision making in public sector organizations. More specifically, his research uses psychology to explain how public managers make decisions. Some of his current research explores how public managers respond to the performance metrics of public sector organizations. Other research seeks to understand how a shared identity affects military Veteran working in the U.S. government.


  • 2019 - Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant Award, American Political Science Association - Public Administration Section
  • 2011 - Boren Fellowship, National Security Education Program

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2015 - 2020 American Political Science Association
  • 2015 - 2020 Public Management Research Association