Education

Doctor of Philosophy
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PhD in International Studies, majoring in International Political Economy and Transnationalism from Old Dominion University in 2018. Published dissertation entitled, 

“Throw me a Lifeline: A Comparison of Port Cities with Antithetical Adaptation Strategies to Sea-level Rise.”

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Masters Degrees
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 M. A. in National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. National War College, 1994.

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M. S. in Systems Technology – Joint Command, Control and Communications, Naval  Postgraduate School, 1990.

Thesis on Voice Recognition in Wargaming.

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M. S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1987.

Fellowship
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National Security Fellow at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, 2002-2003.

Thesis entitled: “Keeping Terrorists out of the Box: Examining Policies to Counter Seaborne Container Terrorism”. Published op-ed “Protect our Ports” in the Baltimore Sun with thesis co-authors CDR Bruce Loveless (USN), CDR Daniel McClellan (USCG), and LTCOL John Valentine (USA).

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