Faculty


Abuza, Dr Zachary M.
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Breeden, Col Chad. - USMC
Assistant Professor
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Bryan, CAPT Daniel - USN
Associate Dean of Faculty
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Burke, Col Timothy - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Donnelly, COL Ted. - USA
Assistant Professor
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Ellard, Dr. George, NSA
Assistant Professor
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Espino, Col Eric. - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Finel, Dr. Bernard I.
Associate Dean of Academics
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Frickenschmidt, COL Daniel M. - USA-NG
Assistant Professor
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Harris, COL Brian - USA
Chair, U.S. Army
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Harvey, Mr. Michael - USAID
Assistant Professor
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Heffington, Col Stephen R. - USAF
Chair, CJCS
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Hesslink, CAPT Trenton D. USN
Dean of Students
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Holloway, Col, Donald "Donnie" W.
Chair, Department of Strategy & Policy
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Jantzen, COL Linda. - USA
Assistant Professor
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King, COL Joseph B. - USA
Assistant Professor
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Kovalova, Dr. Elena
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Kuk, Mr. George - DIA
Assistant Professor
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Johnson, Dr. Laura Manning - DHS
Chair, Department of Homeland Security
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MacDougall, Dr. James "Jim" C.
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Manske, Brigadier General Chad T. - USAF
30th Commandant
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Mariano, Dr. Stephen J. (COL USA - Ret)
Associate Dean Research and Outreach
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McAllister, Dr. Bradley J.
Associate Professor, National Security Strategy
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Meara, Mr. William - DoS
Assistant Professor
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Moritz, Col Eric J. - USAF
Chair, U.S. Air Force
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Louie, Mr. Bruce L.
Chair, National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency
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Oler, Col Adam - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Orr, Robert "Jaimie" J. III, JD, LL.M
Associate Professor
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Panehal, Ms. Alexandria L. - USAID
Assistant Professor
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Pasquale, Dr. Charlie. - IC
Assistant Professor
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Pastino, Col Philip. - USMC
Chair, U.S. Marine Corps
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Pekala, AMB Mark - DOS
Deputy Commandant
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Peznola, Col Michael N. USMC (Ret.)
Chief of Staff/Dean of Administration
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Pierangelo, Ms Claire - DoS
Assistant Professor
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Ray, CAPT Corey W. - USN
Assistant Professor
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Reckamp, CAPT Douglas E. - USN
Chair, U.S. Navy
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Richards, Dr. Marie - DOS
Assistant Professor
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Sabonis-Helf, Dr. Theresa
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Scheinman, Mr. Adam - DoE
Assistant Professor
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Shrout, COL Michael S. - USA
Assistant Professor
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Stein, Mr. James I. - USAID
Assistant Professor
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Stock, COL Mark - USA
Assistant Professor
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Taspinar, Dr. Omer
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Ward, Dr. Kelly J. (COL, USA-Ret)
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Warner, Mr. David - DoJ
Assistant Professor
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Watson, Dr. Cynthia A.
Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
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Watts, Dr. Robert B. (CAPT, USCG-Ret)
Professor, National Security Strategy
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Wolford, Col Bryan - USAF
Assistant Professor
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Zedlar, Dr. Stephanie Y.
Director Institutional Research
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Richards, Dr. Marie - DOS

Assistant Professor

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Marie Richards joined the War College faculty in 2017From 2014 to 2017 she was Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator for Regional and Multilateral Affairs at the Department of State, a role that included policy making and partner engagement, bilaterally and in multilateral institutions such as the Global Counterterrorism Forum.  Before that assignment she served as Principal Deputy Director in the Office of European Political and Security Affairs.  From 2011 to 2012 she was Consul General in Peshawar, Pakistan, preceded by a year as the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.  Dr. Richards served two years, 2007 to 2009, on the National Security Council staff as Director for Afghanistan, preceded by two years as Deputy Political-Military Counselor in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She has also held the position of Asia Section Chief in the Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers Policy, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.   Other overseas assignments include Guangzhou, New Delhi, and Karachi. 

 

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Dr. Richards holds an A.B. from Harvard University, a Masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley.  Immediately prior to joining the Foreign Service she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford University.  Dr. Richards speaks several European and South Asian languages and Mandarin Chinese, and was the recipient of the 2011 State Department Linguist of the Year award.  She is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College class of 2010. 

 FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Counterterrorism, NATO, Political-Military Affairs

 REGIONAL EXPERTISE: South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh); China

EMAIL:  joan.marie.richards.civ@ndu.edu