Professional Activities


  • Regular Judge/Panelist for USIP's National Peace Essay Contest, since 2007
  • Guest Speaker for LEADAmerica, 2011
  • Member of Women in International Security (WIIS), since 2008
  • Member of Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, since 2008
  • Member of Council on Emerging National Security Affairs, since 2012
  • Director, Doctoral Research Workshop and Working Paper Series, 2007-2009
  • 1 of 25 U.S. Student Representatives, U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium with National Committee on U.S-China Relations, 2003
  • Director, United States Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, 1996 











Military Positions Held (Active and Reserve)


  • Commanding Officer - NR Office of Naval Intelligence 0566, Suitland, Maryland
  • Director of Joint Operations - J2 Joint Reserve Intelligence Support Element, Pentagon.
  • Executive Officer - NR Defense Intelligence Agency 0466, Pentagon.
  • Commanding Officer - NR Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence, Pentagon.
  • Production Manager - Combined Joint Intelligence Operations Center Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Director of Joint Operations - U.S. European Command J2 Joint Reserve Intelligence Support Element, Ft Meade, MD.
  • Commanding Officer - NR European Command J2 0166, Ft Meade, MD.
  • Commanding Officer/Executive Officer - NR National Geospatial Intelligence Agency 0166, Reston, VA.
  • Deputy Chief Staff Officer/Department Head - NR Defense Intelligence Agency 0466, Pentagon.
  • Intelligence Division Officer - NR Defense Intelligence Agency 0366, Bolling AFB.
  • Strategy and Policy Action Officer - OPNAV N51, Pentagon.
  • Operations Analyst/Research Fellow - Center for Naval Analyses, Arlington, VA.
  • Assistant Operations Officer - Amphibious Squadron SEVEN, San Diego, CA.
  • Combat Information Center Officer - USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19), Yokosuka, Japan.

Education


  • PhD, Public Policy - School of Public Policy, George Mason University.
  • MA, International Affairs - Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.
  • JPME Phase II - Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense  University.
  • JPME Phase I - College of Distance Education, Naval War College.
  • Foreign Study, Language/Civilization - Universite de Catholique de l'Ouest (Angers, France).
  • BS, Political Science - United States Naval Academy.

Professional Background


  • Director of Research and Analysis, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
  • Adjunct Professor - Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University.
  • Independent Security and Defense Researcher - various private sector companies.
  • Research Assistant - Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center/George Mason University.
  • Research Assistant - RAND Corporation.
  • Project Manager of Homeland Security Monitor - Intellibridge Corporation.
  • National Security/Defense Intern - U.S. Senator personal staff.
  • U.S. Naval Officer

Teaching Experience 


  • Adjunct Professor, Qualitative Research Methods, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University (PhD level)
  • Adjunct Professor, Applied Leadership Fundamentals, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University (masters level)
  • Adjunct Professor, Program and Policy Evaluation, School of Public Policy, George Mason University (masters level)
  • Adjunct Professor, Public Speaking for Professionals, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University (masters level)
  • Clinic Director and Presenter, Leadership and Management in the Public Sector: Dealing with People and Budgets, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (masters level)
  • Paid Lecturer, Leadership, Distance Education Program, George Mason University (lecture delivered via video teleconference to MBA students in Brazil)
  • Invited Guest lecturer on various topics related to national security, political science, sociology, anthropology and research design at Georgetown University (masters level), American University (undergraduate level) and George Mason University (masters and PhD level).
  • Teaching Assistant, Intelligence and Public Policy, with Distinguished Visiting Professor General Michael Hayden, School of Public Policy, George Mason University (masters level)
  • Teaching Assistant, National Security Policy: Problems and Processes, with Dr. Janine Davidson, School of Public Policy, George Mason University (masters level) 
  • Teaching Assistant, Theory and Practice in Public Policy, with Dr. Mark Rozell, School of Public Policy, George Mason University (masters level)