Faculty


CISA has a diverse faculty with a purposeful blend of civilian academics and practitioners drawn from across the U.S. government, who are thought leaders in strategy and warfare with a specialization in Irregular Warfare. Not only do our faculty regularly interact with DoD to ensure the education we offer is responsive to the shifting demands of strategic competition, but our students also benefit from learning alongside U.S. and international peers with shared experience in warfare.  The relationships established in our classroom endure long past the students' time in our degree programs and pay dividends as their careers advance. Click here to see recent scholarly publications by the faculty of the College of International Security Affairs.

Regional Defense Fellowship Program - Ft. McNair

NDU Photo
Dr. Peter G. Thompson
CISA Department Chair, Professor
VIEW BIO
COL David Rapone
Colonel David Rapone
Military Faculty Deputy Department Chair, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair, Assistant Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Rameez Abbas
Associate Professor
VIEW BIO
Temporary
Dr. Dayna Barnes
Associate Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Portrait Douglas
CDR Frank “Scott” Douglas
Military Faculty Member
VIEW BIO
230130-D-NP434-6051
LTC Rod Dwyer
Military Instructor and Army Chair
VIEW BIO
TOFU
CDR Peter "TOFU" Eudy
Military Faculty
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Geoffrey F. Gresh
Professor
VIEW BIO
AMB John Hoover portrait
Ambassador John Hoover
Faculty Advisor
VIEW BIO
Ben Laake portrait
Mr. Ben Laake
DOE/NNSA Visiting Faculty Member
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Erica Marat
Associate Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU photo
Dr. Thomas A. Marks
Distinguished Professor & MG Edward G. Lansdale Chair of Irregular Warfighting Strategy
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Sean McFate
Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Andrew Novo
Professor
VIEW BIO
Official headshot for Jaimie Orr
R. James "Jaimie" Orr, MA, JD, LL.M
Professor of National Security Strategy
VIEW BIO
Parker
Captain Barry Parker
RCNSC Co-Chair, Navy Chair
VIEW BIO
NDU Portrait
Dr. Elena Pokalova
Professor
VIEW BIO
Headshot of Dr. Hayoun Ryou-Ellison
Dr. Hayoun Ryou-Ellison
Assistant Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Mr. Antonio “T” Scurlock
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Faculty Chair Visiting Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Portrait SMITH
Mr. Errol Smith
NCTC Chair
VIEW BIO
Official
Colonel Magdalena Sunderhaus
NDU Reserve Chair
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. David H. Ucko
Professor
VIEW BIO

Joint Special Operations Master of Arts (JSOMA) - Ft. Liberty

Portrait
Dr. Peter Eltsov
Professor of International Security Studies, Department Chair, Joint Special Operations Master of Arts
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Craig Deare
Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU- Photo
Dr. Russell Burgos
Associate Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Dr. Spencer Meredith
Professor
VIEW BIO
NDU Portrait
Dr. Christopher Marsh
Associate Professor
VIEW BIO
Hadley
Dr. David Hadley
Associate Professor of International Security Studies
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Professor Holger Moroff
Visiting Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies
VIEW BIO
DeCourcey
Ms. Lindsey DeCourcey, MBA
Academic Specialist
VIEW BIO

Academic Affairs

NDU phot
Ms. Teraysha Griffin
Director of Institutional Research
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Ms. Grace Turner
Academic Support Specialist
VIEW BIO
Zoe Nelson Portrait
Ms. Zoe Nelson
Academic Assistant
VIEW BIO

Front Office & Administrative Support Staff

NDU Photo
Ms. Faith Ssebikindu
Associate Dean of Outreach and Strategic Communications
VIEW BIO
Official NDU Photo
Ms. Catherine Nguyen
Technical Writer/Communications
VIEW BIO
NDU Photo
Mrs. Nadine Plater-Jones
Facilities and Logistics Lead
VIEW BIO
Saminder official headshot
Mr. Saminder Singh Dhindsa
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor
VIEW BIO