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Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellows Biographies

 

Sebastian J. Bae

Sebastian J. Bae, a defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, works in wargaming, emerging technologies, the future of warfare, and strategy and doctrine for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, where he teaches a graduate course on designing educational wargames. He is also the Faculty Advisor to the Georgetown University Wargaming Society (GUWS), the Co-Chair of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Wargaming Community of Practice (CoP), and a Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity. Previously, he served six years in the Marine Corps infantry, leaving as a Sergeant. He deployed to Iraq in 2009. 

sjb261@georgetown.edu

Ryan Baker

Dr. Ryan Baker. My expertise is in applying the tools of social science to problems the US defense community cares about. My academic research revolves around the subjects of military effectiveness and logistics, but I maintain broad interests related to international security, US defense policy, and research methodology. I received my MA and PhD from George Washington University, and my bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. I’m also a reserve Marine officer with a deep appreciation for the quirks of both the Marine Corps and academia. At the moment, I work at the Pentagon in support of the Marine Corps’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, I’ve spent time as an Adjunct Defense Analyst at the RAND Corporation, a risk analyst in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security, and a PhD Candidate-in-Residence at Institute for Security and Conflict Studies within the Elliott School of International Affairs. 

Preferred email: dr.ryan.t.baker@gmail.com

Curtis Bell

Dr. Curtis Bell is the creator and director of Stable Seas (www.stableseas.org), an international research program that works to help global partners eliminate the illicit maritime activities that finance and facilitate organized political violence. Stable Seas is showing how good maritime governance is imperative to reducing the influence of rebel and terrorist organizations. Dr. Bell has worked around the world on these issues, with recent visits to places as diverse as Malaysia, Djibouti, Gabon, South Africa, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and the Seychelles. Dr. Bell is a political scientist by training, having previously taught at the University of Tennessee and the University of Colorado. He is currently based out of Broomfield, Colorado. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Economist, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution and several other outlets. Organizations that have funded his work include the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization, and the United States Naval War College.

curtismbell@gmail.com

August Cole

August Cole is an author exploring the future of conflict through fiction and other forms of “FICINT” storytelling. His talks, short stories, and workshops have taken him from speaking at the Nobel Institute in Oslo to presenting at SXSW Interactive to tackling the “Dirty Name” obstacle at Fort Benning. With Peter W. Singer, he is the co-author of the best-seller “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War” (2015) and “Burn In: A Novel of the Real Robot Revolution” (2020). He also edited the Atlantic Council science fiction collection, War Stories From the Future, published in November 2015.

He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council and a non-resident fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at Marine Corps University; he directed the Council’s Art of the Future Project, which explores creative and narrative works for insight into the future of conflict, from its inception in 2014 through 2017. He consults on creative futures at SparkCognition, an artificial intelligence company. August is a regular speaker to private sector, academic and US and allied government audiences.

A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he is a regular participant in Defense Entrepreneurs Forum activities and is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Royal United Services Institute, and the AI Initiative of the Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a former non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point.

August lives in the Boston area, where he is an avid surfer, rower and cyclist.

(Collaborations and areas of interest:  Futures+foresight / creative writing / artificial intelligence / information operations / unconventional warfare / open-source intelligence / China.

He has an undergraduate degree from Univ. of Pennsylvania (1997, Diplomatic History and French majors) and graduated from the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School (2007))

Paul F. Diehl

Paul F. Diehl is Associate Provost, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas-Dallas. Previously, he was Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He formerly served as Director of the Correlates of War Project, the largest data collection effort on international conflict in the world. He is also past Editor in Chief of International Interactions. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Michigan in 1983. Some of his books include International Conflict Management (Polity Press, 2019), The Puzzle of Peace (Oxford University Press, 2016), International Mediation (Polity Press, 2012), The Dynamics of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Evaluating Peace Operations (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010), Peace Operations (Polity Press, 2008), The Scourge of War (University of Michigan Press, 2004), War and Peace in International Rivalry (University of Michigan Press, 2000), A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict (Vanderbilt University Press, 1999), The Dynamics of Enduring Rivalries (University of Illinois Press, 1998), International Peacekeeping (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994), and Territorial Changes and International Conflict (Routledge, 1992). He is the editor of thirteen other books and the author of over one hundred and fifty journal articles and book chapters on international security matters. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including those from the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, and the Lilly Foundation. He was the 1998 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award given by the International Studies Association to the leading young scholar on peace and conflict issues. He has received ten awards for his teaching, including the LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in undergraduate Teaching and the University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as being a four time winner of the Clarence Berdahl Award for Excellence in undergraduate Instruction. He is the recipient of the inaugural award for teaching and mentoring given by the International Studies Association-Midwest. He is past President of the Peace Science Society International) and past President of the International Studies Association. His areas of expertise include the causes of war, UN peacekeeping, and international law.

Chris Elles

Chris Elles is a serving SNCO in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Reserves). He served on operations in the Solomon Islands (2006-2007) and on behalf of the NZ government in Afghanistan (2012-2014). He has 10 years’ experience as a phase manager on the NZ Army Aumangea Assessment Programme(formerly called Ranger Course) enhancing soldier, sailor, and airman performance where he developed and delivered innovation training packages for both the program and NZ Army General Staff culminating in his innovation course being added to the New Zealand Defence College curriculum. More recently, Chris has been a successful entrepreneur, frequent start-up mentor, and early-stage angel investor. He is currently curating the Innovator Handbook Mk I: A Handbook for Small Team Military Innovation. His intent is to produce a bottom-up practical innovation resource for uniformed personnel inspired by Ranger Handbook and MCDP1 Warfighting.

chriselles@alumni.gsb.stanford.edu 

James "Pigeon" Fielder

Dr. James "Pigeon" Fielder joined CSU as an Adjunct Professor after retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and Associate Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Fielder was also an intelligence professional with leadership experience ranging from U.S. Army electronic warfare squad leader to Numbered Air Force Division Chief. Dr. Fielder has taught a variety of international relations and comparative politics courses, the USAFA wargame design course, and a special topics course on analyzing fantasy and science fiction political systems using international relations theory. He researches interpersonal trust and emergent political processes through cyber-based interaction, and through tabletop, live-action, and networked gaming as natural experiments. He has over two decades of experience designing, executing, and assessing training exercises and wargames. CONTACTjames.fielder@colostate.edu

Scott Fisher

Scott Fisher is an assistant professor at New Jersey City University focusing on national and international security. Prior to his PhD studies at Rutgers University, he received an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University and an MA in Korean and International Studies from Seoul National University in South Korea. His research focus is on information warfare, U.S. national security challenges in East Asia, and open source intelligence. Prior to joining NJCU, Scott worked as a crisis management analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, deployed to Iraq as a Department of Defense civilian, and served tours in Afghanistan and East Africa as an Army Reserve officer. Scott is the co-founder of the FOCUSdata Project (https://focusdataproject.com/), which offers databases of state media articles for those researching North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran.

Aimee Fox

Is an assistant professor in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. Based at the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College, I have extensive experience of working with and supporting military students at graduate level. I have published widely on the British Army’s experience of learning and innovation in the era of the First World War. My first book, Learning to Fight: Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914-1918 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018 and won both the British Army Military Book of the Year prize for 2018 and the 2018 Templer Best First Book Prize from the Society for Army Historical Research.

My broad research interests relate to how armed forces - both historic and contemporary - accommodate and respond to change, along with the frictions associated with the movement of expertise and knowledge between and within organizations as well as across geographical boundaries. My current research explores the importance of social relations and informal networks to the process of innovation, and the ways in which the social politics of military organizations help or hinder innovation with a particular focus on the role of command. I am happy to support staff and students working on areas including the military history of the two world wars, the history of military innovation, change and adaptation (historic and contemporary) in land, maritime, and joint environments, and organizational learning in military institutions. I would also be available to sit (virtually) on Master’s degree defense committees as required.

Please feel free to contact me at aimee.fox@kcl.ac.uk

Kristina Hook

Dr. Kristina Hook holds a joint appointment in the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Department of Anthropology, where she also received a joint PhD in anthropology and peace studies. Prior to her time in academia, she served as a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (formerly S/CRS), representing the State Department at National Security Council-convened interagency policy planning committees and specializing in preventing and responding to genocides and mass atrocities worldwide. She also served as an embassy-based political/economic officer in a diplomatic posting abroad and was a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow. Having worked in 23 countries overall (Europe, Balkans, Middle East, East Africa, Southeast Asia, Caribbean), Dr. Hook has recently conducted extensive fieldwork in Ukraine, spending 2.5 years in-country from 2015-2019. A 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright scholar to Ukraine, Dr. Hook is currently writing a book on the dynamics and legacy of the Soviet-era Holodomor, including how these events influence national decision-making during Ukraine’s ongoing armed conflict with Russian-backed separatists. Her work in Ukraine was supported by USAID Research and Innovation and National Science Foundation fellowships.

Dr. Hook specializes in emerging asymmetric conflict/hybrid warfare tactics that combine kinetic, cyber, and psychological tactics. She analyzes how strategic security paradigms are evolving in conflict zones with Russian interests (political, economic, and military) and involvement (e.g., Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Libya, Central African Republic, etc.). She also focuses on improving civilian-military interface on topics of civilian protection, including in contexts with extensive participation of private military contractors (PMCs) and international humanitarian law ambiguities. Trained in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, she teaches applied field methods, ethnographic research approaches, political anthropology, and cross-cultural communications in addition to courses on U.S. national security, genocide and violence causality, peace studies (with an emphasis on its nuclear arms race origins), and crisis decision-making.

Dr. Hook has published on topics including armed conflict causation, post-conflict reconstruction, genocides and mass atrocities, war-related environmental degradation, asymmetric conflict/hybrid warfare, humanitarian lessons learned, and post-war trauma recovery. In addition to her PhD, she holds M.A. degrees in anthropology (2017) and in international development (2012) from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies respectively. She graduated summa cum laude and as a valedictorian of the University of Florida with a B.A. in anthropology.

She can be contacted at khook@nd.edu.

Kyleanne Hunter

Dr. Kyleanne Hunter is an Assistant Professor of Military and Strategic Studies at the United States Air Force Academy, and the managing director of the Athena Leadership Project. Her research sits at the intersection of policy and effectiveness - focusing on how personnel and educational policy changes impact the military's ability to effectively and efficiently respond to changing global environments. Prior to academia, Dr. Hunter served as a Marine Corps Cobra Pilot and in the Legislative Liaison Officer to the House of Representatives, as well as was the Chair of the Employment and Integration Subcommittee for the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Her work has been published in Journal of Peace Research, Armed Forces and Society, Social Sciences Quarterly, and Georgetown Security Studies Review. She has published multiple op-eds and provided policy analysis for the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, CNN, War on the Rocks, Responsible Statecraft, and NPR. Her current book project (under contract with Palgrave McMillan, publishing date December 2021), How Gender Shapes Security: The Wars We Fight, challenges the status quo theories of physical security and tactical success during war using data from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Other ongoing research projects include “Diverse Effectiveness: How Implementation of Personnel Policies Shapes the Force of the Future,”; and examination of how variations in the implementation of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the integration of women into ground combat MOS' has shaped how the services define effectiveness and success, and a continuation of her dissertation project Beyond Add Women and Stir, examining how variations in women's integration within NATO countries shape NATO’s diffusion of global norms both within members and during international engagements.

Patrick James

Patrick James is Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California.  He is the author or editor of over 30 books and more than 150 articles and chapters.  James has served as President of the Peace Science Society, 2017-18, and International Studies Association, 2018-19.  James also edited International Studies Quarterly, 1999-2003.  His research interests include foreign policy analysis and security studies.  James serves as Co-Director of the International Crisis Project and Director of the Visual International Relations Project.  His current research interests focus on escalation processes involving near crisis, crisis and war. patrickj@usc.edu

Brian Kerg

Major Brian Kerg is a Marine Corps officer, writer, and adjunct faculty member for Marine Corps University’s Continuing Education Program, where he teaches the Warfighting course. A prior enlisted mortar man and communications officer, he has served for seventeen years. He has a robust background as an instructor and educator, notably as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Michigan, where he taught several courses in military history and naval warfare, and as an adjunct instructor for the Expeditionary Warfare School’s On-Site Seminar. His degrees include a M.S. in Information and Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Michigan, a M.A. in Military History from Norwich University, and a M.A. in Operational Art and Science from Air University. His professional writing has appeared in War on the Rocks, Proceedings, The Marine Corps Gazette, The Center for International Maritime Security, and The Strategy Bridge. His fiction has appeared in The Deadly Writer’s Patrol, Line of Advance, The Report, and Backchannels. He is interested assisting learners, educators, and researchers in the use of literary means to explore enduring and emerging security challenges, in cultivating the practice of Fiction Intelligence and Decision Forcing Cases, and in interdisciplinary collaborative writing. Follow or contact him @BrianKerg, or at bkerg@umich.edu.

Nina Kollars

Dr. Nina Kollars is an Associate Professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College. Kollars is a core faculty member in the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute where she studies both civilian and military issues in technological innovation and cybersecurity. Her current book project examines the role of the white hat hacking community in creating cybersecurity. Kollars' particular analytical frame is of the 'practitioner' and bottom up processes of change. Her earlier work on innovation in Vietnam, and in Iraq and Afghanistan has been published in both academic and policy journals. Kollars is currently seeking colleagues interested in developing a manuscript on the methods and limitations of future warfighting concepts. She has taught courses in International Relations, Political Theory, Cybersecurity, and research seminars on technological innovation, and insurgency. Finally, Dr. Kollars is a theorist and advocate of active learning techniques in the classroom to include, wargames, simulations, and student-led inquiry.

Sean Lawson

Dr. Sean Lawson is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah and Adjunct Scholar at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His research focuses on the relationships among science, technology, and security. In particular, he focuses on the intersections of national security and military thought with new media, information, and communication technologies (ICTs). His published research has explored the U.S. public policy debate about cybersecurity and the U.S. military’s use of nonlinear science. He is currently working on a book project exploring the history of social engineering. He teaches courses on science communication, technology studies, information warfare, and strategic communication. He has expertise in qualitative research methodologies, including discourse analysis, narrative analysis, content analysis, historical and case study approaches, and grounded theory.

Erik Limpaecher

Erik Limpaecher leads the Energy Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL), a Department of Defense Federally Funded R&D Center. His team focuses on energy security of tactical military sites, domestic military bases, and U.S. communities. At the Laboratory Erik’s team has engineered advanced fuels for ground and undersea platforms, hybrid power system for remote forward operating bases, developed testbeds and written the new military standard for tactical microgrids, and performed power outage exercises of large defense installations. He has led the development of community microgrids for domestic energy resilience in the City of Boston and a real-time hardware-in-the-loop power systems integration testbed. Erik’s team at MIT LL won R&D 100 awards in 2018 and 2019 for transitioning Dept. of Defense technology to industry. Erik has co-founded two companies developing power electronics and power systems products. Combined, these firms have installed commercial-scale solar and battery systems globally, volt/VAR controllers on power distribution systems, and motor controllers afloat U.S. Navy ships and carriers. During Erik’s time as CTO, his company grew to profitability, a staff of 50, became a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory, the 2005 New Jersey Early Stage Company of the Year, and a 2011 R&D 100 awardee.

elimpaecher@ll.mit.edu

Nicole Matejic

Nicole Matejic is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern Queensland, where she is researching the path to jihad. Her thesis ‘The Jihadi Nudge’ is a multidisciplinary body of work that investigates how terrorist organizations use decision theory, choice architecture and information cascades to radicalize and recruit. She is interested in how terrorist organizations use inauthentic influence operations in violent extremism and radicalization. Nicole is also a former Customs and Border Force Officer who worked extensively in the air-passenger and intelligence fields. Nicole has also worked extensively with the Australian Department of Defence in strategic communications roles. Nicole is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University in the School of National Security and Terrorism; and an Adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe University in the School of Politics, Media and Philosophy. Her first book ‘Social Media Rules of Engagement’ was published by Wiley in 2015.

Emma Moore

Emma Moore is a Research Associate for the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS Moore researches personnel policies and readiness including military recruitment, retention, and talent management, as well as civil-military relations. Prior to joining CNAS, Moore served as Executive Assistant and Social Media Lead for Narrative Strategies, a group of experts using strategic communication to combat violent extremism. Previously, she worked as a Program Manager with ProVetus, a veteran peer-mentoring organization, interned at the US Naval War College's Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, and worked with Brown University's the Cost of War Project. Moore earned a Master of Arts in War Studies from King's College London and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University. She can be reached at emoore@cnas.org and on Twitter at @moreemmamoore.

Andres B. Munoz Mosquera

Mr. Andres B. Munoz Mosquera is one of the three NATO senior legal advisors. Mr. Munoz Mosquera joined NATO in the year 2000 as a civilian and he is the NATO Commander’s Legal Advisor (Director of the ACO/SHAPE Office of Legal Affairs) since 2014. He served in the Spanish Armed Forces in two cavalry regiments as secretario de causas (case officer/paralegal) and tank commander until 1991. From 1991 to 1999 he worked at the Spanish CHOD as a permanent member of the Spanish inter-ministerial delegation before the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Mr. Munoz Mosquera is author of several publications relating to international law and international relations. He was visiting professor of the UNICIT in Nicaragua. He has done PhD research in International Institutional Law for the Leiden University and since 2015 he does his research mainly on hybrid threats focused on Russian and Chinese Lawfare. He holds an honoris causa Master in International Relations from UNICIT and is an Honor Graduate for his academic achievement at the Keesler Technical Centre, USA. Mr. Munoz Mosquera has been awarded several decorations, among them: the NATO meritorious medal, and the French Republic medal of the Ex-Yusgolavie. He is Caballero de la Orden de San Hermenegildo. In 2019 he received the ‘Premio Seccion Militar’ from the Madrid Bar Association for his research on ‘Legal Resilience’. Mr. Munoz Mosquera is a Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts) graduate and alumni from the NATO Defence College (GFOAC).

Andres.MUNOZ@shape.nato.int

boazmosquera@hotmail.com

Damien O’Connell

Damien O’Connell is a military historian and facilitator and designer of decision games (e.g. decision-forcing cases, decision-forcing staff rides, tactical decision games, and educational wargames). From 2012-2016, Damien led the efforts of Marine Corps University’s Case Method Project to institutionalize the case method at The Basic School. During that time, he also worked extensively with the College of Enlisted Military Education, Infantry Officers Course, both Schools of Infantry, and dozens of fleet units. Since 2017, Damien has helped lead Training and Education Command’s (TECOM) Innovative Instruction Workshop (IIW), a highly sought developmental workshop that explores topics like: adult learning theory, student-centered teaching, critical thinking, listening, coaching, decision games, curriculum development, and more. In 2019, Damien helped create and debut TECOM’s Design and Development workshop, a workshop designed for curriculum developers and designers. Damien has written articles on decision games (including their potential use as recruiting tools), modern military history, and the Marine Corps’ latest doctrinal publication, MCDP-7 Learning.

He can be reached at: caseme09@gmail.com

Evan Perkoski

Evan Perkoski is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He conducts research on subnational and irregular conflicts. More specifically, he focuses on the strategies of violent and nonviolent resistance, state repression, and the tactics, collaboration, and internal dynamics of armed groups. He is presently working on several new projects related to how insurgent groups learn and innovate, particularly when it comes to their tactical capabilities and recruitment practices. 

evan.perkoski@uconn.edu

Andrew Reddie

Andrew Reddie is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley where his work examines various aspects of nuclear policy including proliferation, arms control, and deterrence using experimental methods. He, along with colleagues at LLNL and Sandia National Laboratories, built the SIGNAL experimental wargaming platform. Andrew welcomes the opportunity to discuss the use of wargames in social science research as well as their utility for training and education and looks forward to engaging with students and colleagues working on various aspects of conflict escalation and strategic competition. 

areddie@berkeley.edu

Allan C. Stam

Dr. Allan C. Stam is a Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Previously he was Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Senior research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  Prior to moving to Michigan in 2007 he was the Daniel Webster Professor at Dartmouth College (2000-2007) and was Assistant Professor at Yale University (1996-2000). His research focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states. He served as a communications specialist on an ‘A’ detachment in the U.S. Army Special Forces and later as an armor officer in the US Army Reserves. He holds an MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan. 

Ve Heather P. Venable 

Dr. Heather P. Venable is an Associate Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower. As a visiting professor at the US Naval Academy, she taught naval and Marine Corps history. She graduated with a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University and a M.A. in American History from the University of Hawai’i. She received her PhD in military history from Duke University. She also has attended the Space Operations Course as well as the Joint Firepower Course, where she was a distinguished graduate. Her book, published by Naval Institute Press, is entitled How the Few Became the Proud: The Making of the Marine Corps’ Mythos, 1874-1918. Previous published work includes “‘There’s Nothing that a Marine Can’t Do’: Publicity and the Marine Corps, 1905-1917” in New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Naval History Symposium and “The China Marines and the Crucible of the Warrior Mythos, 1900-1941” in Crucibles: Selected Readings in U.S. Marine Corps History. She is also a non-resident fellow at Marine Corps University’s The Krulak Center. Her professional service includes editing for Field Grade Leader, Strategy Bridge, and Wild Blue Yonder. She also has contributed many articles about airpower and the current and historical Air Force to online publications including Strategy Bridge, War on the Rocks, and the Modern War Institute. Her current research centers on intersections between theory and pre-war thinking and the application of airpower in combat.

heather.venable@hqau.af.edu

Leah Windsor

Dr. Leah Windsor is a Research Assistant Professor in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at The University of Memphis where she directs the Languages Across Cultures and Languages Across Modalities labs. She received her Bachelor of Science in Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1998, her Master’s degree in Political Science at The University of Memphis in 2005, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from The University of Mississippi in 2012. Dr. Windsor served as PI for a DoD Minerva Initiative grant that examines political communication in authoritarian regimes and opaque political groups. Her work uses computational linguistics and discourse analysis to answer questions about leadership and regime traits, language and cognition, propaganda and persuasion, bluffs and threats, and radicalization. Her interdisciplinary approach to understanding political language is situated at the intersection of political science, linguistics, and cognitive science. She is also interested in issues of bias and ethnocentrism in studying political language, including corpus selection, translation, and document preparation. In 2018, she launched the QuantText website to serve as a repository for quantitative text analysis research. Her work has been published in Political Communication, PLOS-ONE, International Interactions, Political Research Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Terrorism and Political Violence, and she serves on the Editorial Board of International Studies Quarterly and International Studies Perspectives. Her book on bias in family formation in academia, The PhD Parenthood Trap: Gender, Bias, and the Elusive Work-Family Balance in Academia (with Dr. Kerry Crawford) is forthcoming with Georgetown University Press. She is also a 2020-2021 Non-Resident Fellow for the Krulak Center in the Marine Corps University. Dr. Windsor may be reached at Leah.Windsor@memphis.edu.

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan Wong is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research explores the role of organizations and bureaucracies in the adoption of emerging technologies by militaries; he has also contributed to operational analyses, program evaluation, and other defense policy research topics at RAND. Wong is eager to contribute to the Marine Corps University community by sharing his experience using social science methods to examine defense policy questions, exchanging ideas and faculty and students, and supervising student dissertations and theses. Previously, Wong advised corporate clients on strategic decision-making with Boston Consulting Group. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman, infantry officer, and manpower planner from 2001-11. Wong has a B.A. in political science from the University of California San Diego, an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

jonwong@rand.org

Rosella Cappella Zielinski

Rosella Cappella Zielinski is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University who specializes in study of political economy of security with an emphasis on how states mobilize their resources for war. Her specific research interests include war finance, defense budgets, military spending and inequality, economics of alliances, and coalitions in battle. Her book How States Pay for Wars (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016), is the winner of the 2017 American Political Science Association Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics. Her other works can be found in the Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Security Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Global Security Studies, as well as Foreign Affairs, Texas National Security Review, and War on the Rocks. Her current research projects examine collective action among co-belligerents in wartime. Grown From War: Allied Economic Cooperation in World War I (with Paul Poast) explores how wartime coalition members coordinate supply, the institutions set up to facilitate coordination, and the legacies of these institutions one the war ends. We begin our story with World War I and unpack the legacy of allied economic cooperation. Belligerents in Battle (with Ryan Grauer) explores the conditions under which wartime coalition members fight together in battle. We argue that war aims, stakes of the immediate battle, and logistical capacity shape when coalition members share battle space and fight together. She can be readhed at: Rosella.cappella@gmail.com.