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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Abuza, Dr Zachary M.

Professor, National Security Strategy

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Dr. Zachary Abuza is a Professor at the National War College, in Washington, DC, where he focuses on Southeast Asian politics and security issues, including governance, insurgencies, democratization and human rights, and maritime security. He is the author of five books, including Forging Peace in Southeast Asia: Insurgencies, Peace Processes, and Reconciliation (2016), Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand (2008), Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia (2006), Militant Islam in Southeast Asia (2003), and Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam (2001).  He authored the Southeast Asian chapter in the acclaimed, study Leaving Terrorism Behind as well as the the National Endowment for Democracy’s 2015 report on the media and civil society in Vietnam. In addition, he has authored four monographs on security issues in Southeast Asia. He is currently working on a project for the National Defense University's Project in Irregular Warfare, as well as a study on Thai counter-insurgency strategy. He has twice served as a Congressional witness.  In 2004-05, he was a Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace and a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.  He received his B.A. from Trinity College (1991), and M.A.L.D. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.  He is a frequent commentator in the media and has traveled extensively throughout the region. He is an avid cyclist, sea kayaker, and back country skier. The father of twins, he's totally into character building.  He's an accomplished cabinet maker.  

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: terrorism, insurgencies, peace processes, rule of law, human rights, maritime security
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Southeast Asia

EMAIL:   zachary.m.abuza.civ@ndu.edu