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. Matthew Dearing
  • Dr. Russell Burgos - Sub-Saharan

Asia - Pacific

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

South Asia

  • Dr. Rameez Abbas
  • Dr. Matthew Dearing
  • Dr. Peter Eltsov (India and Pakistan)
  • Dr. Erica Marat

Central Asia

  • Dr. Matthew Dearing
  • Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • Dr. Peter Eltsov 

Eurasia

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

Europe

  • Dr. Andrew Novo - Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus
  • Dr. Spencer B. Meredith, III - East Europe
  • Dr. Peter Eltsov (Eastern Europe and the Balkans)

Middle East

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

Latin America

  • Dr. Craig Deare - Mexico and U.S. - Mexican relations

Homeland 

  • Mr. Dave Lemek
  • Mr. David Wigmore

CISA Faculty Expertise (By Function)

Political Economy  

  • Dr. Peter Thompson
  • Dr. Matthew Dearing

Civil-Military Affairs

  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • Dr. Sean McFate    
  • Dr. Jay M. Parker
  • LTC David P. Oakley, Ph.D.

Democracy and Security

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

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • Dr. Thomas Marks     
  • Dr. Elena Pokalova
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. David Ucko
  • Mr. David Wigmore

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

  • Dr. R.E. Burnett
  • Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
  • Dr. Sean McFate
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. Jay Parker
  • Dr. Russell Burgos
  • Dr. Peter Thompson
  • Mr. John T. McNamara 

Transnational Organized Crime

  • Dr. Erica Marat
  • Dr. Craig Deare
  • Mr. John T. McNamara

Ethnic Conflict

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

Counterinsurgency

  • Dr. Thomas Marks
  • Dr. David Ucko

NATO and Trans-Atlantic Relations

  • Professor Carolyne Davidson  
  • Dr. Andrew Novo
  • Dr. Peter Thompson

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. Andrew Novo

Strategic Thought

  • Dr. Christopher Bassford
  • Dr. Sean McFate

Peacebuilding

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

Migration and Refugees

  • Dr. Rameez Abbas

Military and the Media

  • Dr. Jay Parker

Intelligence

  • Mr. David Wigmore