CISA Faculty Expertise

CISA's faculty is uniquely positioned between academia and government, and focus on topics such as international security studies, irregular warfare, non-state actors, and combating terrorism. Our students learn to think strategically and to operate effectively in the complexity of the 21st century security environment. Below a sample of areas of expertise within the CISA Faculty. To learn more, you may view the full biographies on the "About" tab or click here.

CISA Faculty Expertise (By Region)

Africa

  • Dr. Sean McFate    
  • Dr. Russell Burgos - Sub-Saharan

Asia - Pacific

  • Dr. Jay M. Parker
  • Dr. Peter Thompson, China

South Asia

  • Dr. Hassan Abbas
  • Dr. Rameez Abbas
  • Mr. Matthew Dearing
  • Dr. Peter Eltsov 
  • Dr. Erica Marat

Central Asia

  • Mr. Matthew Dearing
  • Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • CDR Kyle Taylor - Afghanistan 

Eurasia

  • Dr. Erica Marat - Former Soviet States
  • Dr. Spencer B. Meredith III - Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus
  • Dr. Peter Eltsov - Russia
  • Dr. Elena Pokalova - Russia, Ukraine

Europe

  • Dr. Andrew Novo - Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus
  • Dr. Spencer B. Meredith, III - East Europe

Middle East

  • Dr. Hassan Abbas
  • Dr. Rameez Abbas
  • Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
  • Dr. Andrew Novo - Israel and Palestine
  • Dr. Russell Burgos

South America

  • Dr. Craig Deare - Mexico and U.S. - Mexican relations
  • GEN (Ret.) Carlos Ospina Ovalle - Colombia, Insurgency   

CISA Faculty Expertise (By Function)

Political Economy  

  • Dr. Peter Thompson
  • CDR Kyle Taylor
  • Dr. Matthew Dearing

Civil-Military Affairs

  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • Dr. Sean McFate    
  • Dr. Jay M. Parker

Democracy and Security

  • Dr. Rameez Abbas
  • Dr. Peter Eltsov
  • Dr. Spencer B. Meredith, III
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. Charles Cushman

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • Dr. Thomas Marks
  • Dr. Arabinda Acharya        
  • Dr. Kathryn Fisher    
  • Dr. Elena Pokalova
  • Mr. Ted Larsen
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. David Ucko

U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy, and International Relations   

  • Dr. R.E. Burnett
  • Dr. Charles Cushman
  • Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
  • Dr. Sean McFate
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. Jay Parker
  • Dr. Russell Burgos

Transnational Organized Crime

  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • Dr. Craig Deare

Ethnic Conflict

  • Dr. Rameez Abbas
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. Elena Pokalova

Counterinsurgency

  • Dr. Kirklin Bateman
  • Dr. Thomas Marks
  • Dr. David Ucko

NATO and Trans-Atlantic Relations

  • Ms. Carolyne Davidson
  • Mr. Ted Larsen    
  • Dr. Andrew Novo

Transitioning States

  • Dr. Rameez Abbas
  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. Elena Pokalova
  • Dr. Spencer B. Meredith, III

Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration

  • Dr. David Ucko
  • Dr. Sean McFate 

Military History

  • Dr. Christopher Bassford
  • Dr. Kirklin Bateman
  • Dr. Andrew Novo

Military and Technology

  • Dr. Kirklin Bateman

Strategic Thought

  • Dr. Christopher Bassford

Peacebuilding

  • Dr. David Ucko
  • Dr. Spencer B. Meredith, III

Migration and Refugees

  • Dr. Rameez Abbas

Military and the Media

  • Dr. Jay Parker