Faculty - Associate Director's
Dr. Stephen F. Burgess

Dr. Stephen F. Burgess is Associate Professor, Department of International Security, U.S. Air War College. His three books include co-authoring South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction, and authored Smallholders and Political Voice in Zimbabwe, and The United Nations under Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1992-97. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on African security issues. Dr. Burgess helped to lead in the organization and execution of the Air Force Africa Command Symposium held at Air University. Since 1999, Dr. Burgess has taught courses on international security, peace and stability operations, and African regional and cultural studies. He is also an Associate Director of the U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center. Dr. Burgess holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has been a faculty member at Vanderbilt University, the University of Zambia, the University of Zimbabwe, and Hofstra University.

Dr. Charles Costanzo

Dr. Charles Costanzo is an Associate Professor of National Security Studies at the Air Command and Staff College. A retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Dr. Costanzo had assignments in Minuteman 3 ICBM operations and staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as a faculty member at the Air Force Academy. His expertise and research include the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and homeland security. His current research focuses on sustaining deterrence and stability at reduced levels of nuclear arsenals. His most recent articles include "What's Wrong with Zero?" and "What's Still Wrong with Zero?", both are critical assessments of the Obama administration's vision to eliminate nuclear weapons from the U.S. arsenal, and "South-Asia – Danger Ahead?", and examination of the potential for instability in the Indo-Pakistani nuclear relationship.

Dr Lawrence Grinter

Dr Lawrence Grinter is Professor of Asian Studies at the Air War College's Department of International Security Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. A previous Director of East Asian Studies at the National War College, Dr Grinter is co-editor/author of five books on East Asian security affairs including Security, Strategy and Policy in the Pacific Rim (Rienner), East Asian Conflict Zones (St.Martin's), and Looking Back on the Vietnam War (Greenwood). He has published over 50 scholarly articles and contributed to various government studies. Dr Grinter is also an Associate of the Air Force Counterproliferation Center. He earned his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His special areas of expertise are security issues in China, Taiwan, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. His most recent work includes publications on US policy toward China-Taiwan, Vietnam's global engagement, US -Chinese competition in Southeast Asia, and North Korea's nuclear weapons policy.

Dr Amit Gupta

Dr Amit Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Security Studies. His research and publications have focused on weapons proliferation, arms control, South Asian security issues, globalization, and Australian security policy.