Dr. Sonya Finley is a professor of strategy at the National War College and adjunct assistant professor within the Georgetown University Security Studies Program. She also has designed courses and taught at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University and the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Sonya retired as a U.S. Army Colonel after a 26-year career with key assignments as a strategist/strategic advisor, planner, and speechwriter for senior uniformed leaders in the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Washington D.C., as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (Plans). She is a former East-West Center fellow and former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Emory University, an MPA from Cornell University, a Certificate in Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from Virginia Tech.
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Public Diplomacy / Strategic Communication Analysis and Strategy Development
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Asia / Japan