Faculty - Naval War College at NPS

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Dr. Robert W. Tomlinson
Halligan Hall Room 239
DSN 756-3708

Associate Chair

Dr. J. Scott McPherson
Associate Professor
Halligan Hall Room 241
DSN 756-3719

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James Adams
Associate Professor (2019), COL USA (Ret.)
M.S., National War College (2009); B.S. Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Martin (1984)

Yvonne Chiu
Associate Professor
Naval War College
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Jonathan E. Czarnecki
Professor (2001)
Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, COL USA, ARNG (ret); Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (1979, 1976); B.S. Clarkson University (1970)

Richard B. Grahlman
Professor (1999), CDR USN (ret)
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, B.S., Oregon State University

Samuel Helfont
Associate Professor (2018)
PhD, , Princeton University; MA, Princeton University; MA, Tel Aviv University (Israel); BA, University of Maryland

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Michael W. Jones
Professor (2000), CDR USNR
Ph.D., Florida State University (2004), M.S., B.A., University of New Orleans (1993)

Thomas P. Moore
Professor (2001), COL (ret) USAR
Ph.D., Virginia Tech (1986), M.S., Stanford University (1975); B.A., Northeastern University (1974)

Dayne E. Nix
Professor (2009)
Ph.D., Salve Regina University (2007), M.A., Naval War College (2004); Th.M., Duke University (1993); M.Div., Denver Seminary (1983); B.A., University of Colorado (1974)

David F. Overton
Professor (2007); LtCol USMC (ret);
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School (2003), B.S., East Carolina University (1994)

Paul Rasmussen
Associate Professor, CDR, USN (Ret.)
MBA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2009), M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, NWC (2012),

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Gregory D. Reilly
Associate Professor (2017), COL USA (ret)
M.A., U.S. Naval War College (2007), MMAS School of Advanced Military Studies (1997); MMAS Fort Leavenworth (1996); B.A. Economics, Sacramento State (1984)

Joyce Sampson
Professor (2001)
Ph.D., Florida State University (2001); M.A.,, Kent State University (1992); B.A., Kent State University (1989)

John M. Sheehan
Associate Professor (2018), CDR USN (ret)
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School (2013); M.A., George Mason University (2007); M.A., U.S. Naval War College (2004); M.B.A. Columbia College (2003); B.S. California State University, San Jose (1988)

Robert W. Tomlinson
Professor (2016), COL. USAF, (Ret)
PhD, Claremont Graduate University, (2012), MA, California State University, Northridge, (2003); MPA Golden Gate University, (1981); BA, College of the Holy Cross, (1974)

Craig A. Whiteside
Professor (2022), Assoc. Professor(2013), LTC USA (ret)
Ph.D. (2014) Washington State University, C&GS College (2004); B.S., U.S. Military Academy (1991)

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