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  • Podcasts
    • McLaughlin, B., Purcell, M. & Tashev, B. (2019). “Russian Culture and the Cognitive Dimension.” Marine Corps War College’s Eagles, Globes, and Anchor Podcast.
    • MacKenzie, L. & Post, K. (2019). “Relationship Repair.” Marine Corps War College’s Eagles, Globes, and Anchor Podcast.
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  • Research
    • CAOCL-TECOM Resilience Project Final Report
    • Project Welcome Home Troops Power Breath Workshop Preliminary Analysis
    • We Can Do What’s Easy or We Can Do What’s Right: A Preliminary Report on Leaders’ Perspectives on Ethical Failures in the United States Marine Corps
    • Women in Service Review: Deciphering the Behind Integrating Women
    • Educating Marines: Reorienting Professional Military Education on the Target
  • Assessment
    • SNCO FAS Beta Test Final Report
    • The Anbar Awakening Project Preliminary Findings and Transcripts
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Other Publications

  • Clement, V. (2018). “The transformation of higher education in Turkmenistan: continuity and change”. In J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva and I. Froumin (Eds.) 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity (pp. 387-405). Cham: Palgrave.
  • Clement, V. (2018). Learning to become Turkmen: Literacy, Language, and Power, 1914-2014. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Fosher, K. (Winter 2019). "Ethical Considerations in Publication Co-Authorship with Practitioners and Research Participants." Practicing Anthropology 41(1): 29-30.
  • Fosher, K. (2018). "Implementing a Social Science Capability in a Marine Corps Organization." Journal of Business Anthropology. Spring. 7(1): 133-152.
  • Fosher, K. (2015). “Patterns in Our Problems: U.S. Response to Health Crises.” Journal of Culture, Language, and International Security. Winter. 1(2): 72-77.
  • Fosher, K. (2015). “Reflections on Current Research: Science and Scientists in Military Organizations.” Journal of Culture, Language, and International Security. Winter. 1(2): 45-59.
  • Fretwell, T. C. (2016). “MPF Operations.” Marine Corps Gazette 100(1), 45-47.
  • Fretwell, T. C. (2016). “The SMU: More Relevant Now than Ever Before.” Marine Corps Gazette 100(10), 78-81.
  • Fretwell, T. C. (2014). “The Marine Corps and the Role of the FAO.” Marine Corps Gazette, 98(4), 25-30.
  • Fretwell, T. C. (2014). “The Evolving USMC and the Role of the Foreign Area Officer.” Journal of International Affairs 17(2), 26-31.
  • Holmes-Eber, P., Tarzi, E., and Maki, B. (2016). ''U.S. Marines' Attitudes Regarding Cross-Cultural Capabilities in Military Operations: A Research Note." Armed Forces & Society 42(4): 741-751. doi:10.1177/0095327X15618654.
  • Liebl, V. (2019). ''Does Afghanistan Have a "Strategic Culture"." In M. Slater (Ed.) Patterns of Influence: The Potential of Applied Strategic Culture. Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press.
  • Liebl, V. (2018)."Den Danske Leads the Way." World at War 62: 66-69.
  • Mackenzie, L. (2017). “The Sights and Sounds of Rapport-Building Across Cultures.” In Seiter, J., Peeples, J., & Sanders, M. (Eds.) Great Ideas for Teaching Students in Communication. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's.
  • Mackenzie, L. & Miller, J. (2017). Intercultural Training in the Military. In Y.Y. Kim & K. McKay-Semmler, (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication. (P. 1411-1420) Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Mackenzie, L. & Post, K. (2019). “Relationship repair strategies for the military professional: The Impact of Cultural Differences on Expectations and Applications.” Marine Corps University Journal 10 (1): 128-141.
  • Mackenzie, L. & Tenzek, K. (2018). “Cultural Variation in End-of-Life Conversations: Using Cultural Discourse Analysis as a Tool to Analyze Case Studies Designed for Professional Military Education.” In M. Scollo & T. Milburn (Eds.) Engaging and Transforming Global Communication through Cultural Discourse Analysis (P. 91-110). Teaneck, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Moeykens, J. (2018). An Assessment of Likelihood: Potential Cooperation between Mexican Drug Cartels and Al Qaeda or ISIS. Monterey, CA: Naval Post Graduate School. https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/59557?show=full.
  • Post, K. (Winter 2019). “The Ebola 100 Project: A Flexible Approach to Collaborative Research.”  Practicing Anthropology 41(1): 12-14.
  • Post, K. (2018). "Sending the right message: Wild game and the West Africa Ebola Outbreak.'' Health Security 16(1): 48-57.
  • Post, K. (2016). "Disease Containment Versus Caring Presence in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak." Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Yearbook, 48.
  • Post, K. (2015). “Making the Case for a Renewed Focus on Culture Shock in the U.S. Military.” Journal of Conflict, Language and International Security. Winter. 1(2): 35-44.
  • Slater, D. (2019). "Brazilian Strategic Culture - The Case of the Amazon." In M. Slater (Ed.) Patterns of Influence: The Potential of Applied Strategic Culture. Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press.
  • Slater, M. (Ed.) (2019). Patterns of Influence: The Potential of Applied Strategic Culture. Marine Corps University Press.
  • Steen, S., Mackenzie, L. & Buechner, B. (2018). “Incorporating Cosmopolitan Communication into Diverse Teaching and Training Contexts: Considerations from Our Work with Military Students and Veterans.” In D. Becker & J.D. Wallace (Eds.) Handbook of Communication Training: A Best Practices Framework for Assessing and Developing Competence. (P. 401-413). New York: Routledge.
  • Tashev, B. (2019). "Strategic Culture: A Framework for Practitioners." In M. Slater (Ed.) Patterns of Influence: The Potential of Applied Strategic Culture. Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press.