USAF Air University: School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
Bailey, Rick, Lt Col
Lt Col Rick Bailey received his PhD in Government from Georgetown University in 2006, concentrating on American Government and International Relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from the US Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests focus on military personnel integration, interagency relationships, American voting behavior, the military’s relationship with the media, and multinational operations.
Buono, Suzanne, Col
Colonel Buono comes to the SAASS faculty from her position as an instructor at the Air Command and Staff College. She received her BS degree in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida, earned an MBA degree from City University, and also holds Master degrees from Marine Corps University (Cmd and Staff Coll), Air University (SAASS), and The Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her PhD.
Chiabotti, Stephen, Dr.
Dr Stephen D Chiabotti is graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he majored in physics. He earned his
masters and PhD from Duke University with fields in the history of science and technology and
Deaile, Mel, Col
Colonel Melvin G. Deaile is a Professor of History and Strategy. He graduated with an honors degree in Astronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Col Deaile holds a Master in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, a Master of Arts degree from Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Air and Space studies, and a Ph.D from UNC-Chapel Hill. His dissertation, “The SAC Mentality,” focused on General Curtis LeMay and the formation of organizational culture in Strategic Air Command. He has accumulated over 3,600 hours in the T-37, T-38, B-52, and B-2 and has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Dolman, Everett, Dr.
Dr. Everett Carl Dolman Dr. Dolman received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He then taught international relations and international political economy at The College of William & Mary, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Berry College. Dr. Dolman received the Air Force's Educator of the Year Award for 2003/04. His published works include Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age (Frank Cass, 2002); The Warrior State: How Military Organization Structures Politics (Palgrave, 2005) and Pure Strategy: Power and Principle in the Information Age (Frank Cass, 2005). He has written several book chapters as well as articles for the Journal of Strategic Studies, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Soviet and Post-Soviet Review Citizenship Studies, Politics and Society, and the Journal of Political and Military Sociology. Dr. Dolman is also co-founder and editor emeritus of Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Power and Policy.
Forsyth, James, Dr.
Dr. Forsyth received his PhD in International Studies from the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. While there, he studied international and comparative politics, as well as security studies. He has taught at the Air Force Academy and Air Command and Staff college, where he served as Dean. His research interests are wide ranging and he has written on great power conflict and war.
Holzimmer, Kevin, Dr.
Dr. Holzimmer (Professor of History) is author of General Walter Krueger: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War along with a number of articles in scholarly and professional journals, including The Journal of Military and Joint Forces Quarterly. His current research interests explore the relationship among the American officer corps, war theory, and the execution of strategy. He earned his PhD in military history at Temple University and received the U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowship and the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA. Before coming to the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, he taught at Temple University and eight years at the U.S. Air Command and Staff College.
Hughes, Thomas, Dr.
Dr. Hughes is the author of Over Lord: General Pete Quesada and the Triumph of Tactical Air Power in World War II (The Free Press, 1995) which was a charter selection of the Air Force Chief of Staff's professional reading list. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, he has also served as a consulting editor for Encyclopedia Britannica and as a visiting lecturer at the Canadian Forces College, the Royal Thai Air War College, and the Bangladeshi Command and General Staff College. Dr. Hughes holds a B.A. from St. John's University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Additionally, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Merschon Center of The Ohio State University and a Ramsey Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum.
Kiras, James, Dr.
Dr. Kiras received his PhD from the University of Reading (UK), his MA from the University of Toronto, and his BA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is the author of Special Operations and Strategy: From World War II to the War on Terrorism (Routledge, 2006) as well as several book chapters and articles.
Kometer, Michael, Col
Colonel Michael W. Kometer is Professor of Security Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL.
He was commissioned at the Air Force Academy in 1988 and is a senior
navigator with approximately 1000 hours-mostly as Electronic Warfare Officer
on the AC-130H Spectre Gunship, including combat or combat support missions
in Panama, Southwest Asia, and Somalia. Most recently, he served as
Strategy Division Chief at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in
Colonel Kometer holds a Master's degree from Georgia Tech and a PhD from MIT.
Muller, Richard, Dr.
He is the author of The German Air War in Russia; The Luftwaffe's Way of War 1911-1945 (with James S. Corum); and most recently The Luftwaffe over Germany: Defense of the Reich (with Donald L. Caldwell), as well as many articles, book chapters and reviews. Dr Muller received his BA in history (with honors) from Franklin and Marshall College, and his MA and PhD degrees in military history from The Ohio State University. He has held fellowship appointments at Yale University and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Sheldon, John, Dr.
Dr. Sheldon is also the founding co-editor of the peer-reviewed policy journal Astropolitics, and co-editor of the Routledge space policy book series. Dr. Sheldon holds BA (Honors) and MA degrees from the University of Hull, UK, and a Ph.D. from the University of Reading, UK, and has been published in the RUSI Journal, Airpower Journal, Space News and Astropolitics, and has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Sheldon served as a diplomat in Her Britannic Majesty's Diplomatic Service.
Tucci, James, Dr.
Dr. Jim Tucci (Lt Col, USAF, Retired) is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he read Greek and Latin for the A.B. degree. He also holds an M.A. in history from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Ph.D. in Comparative World History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Tucci has taught history, strategy, literature, classical language, and political science courses at the USAF Academy, the US Air Command and Staff College, and Auburn University.
Winton, Harold, Dr.
He is the author of Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes and To Change an Army: General Sir John Burnett-Stuart and British Armored Doctrine, 1927-1938; he also co-edited The Challenge of Change: Military Institutions and New Realities, 1918-1941. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), an honor graduate of the Command and General Staff College, and a graduate of the Advanced Operational Studies Fellowship Program. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. His academic interests include history, biography, theory, doctrine, institutional reform, and insurgency/counterinsurgency.
Woodworth, David, Lt Col
Lt Col David Woodworth is Professor of Strategic Studies. His primary research interest is in National Security Law, Civil-Military Relations, and the role of the National Guard and Reserves. He has served a number of operational assignments to Commander of the 198th AS (C-130) as well as staff tours with USEUCOM and the U.N. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air War College (Grand Strategy Program). He received his B.A. in History and Russian from the University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University and J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law.
Wright, Stephen, Dr.
Dr Stephen E. "Wilbur" Wright received his PhD in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. He holds master´s degrees from SAAS (Class II), the Naval War College, and East Texas State University. His dissertation work examined alliance theory using NATO in the 1990s as the case study. Topics of his published works include NATO command structures, aerospace strategy, and asymmetric warfare.
Yeisley, Mark, Lt Col
Lt Col Mark Yeisley is a graduate of Duke University, where he received his PhD in International Relations. His research interests include the role of religion in mobilization and subnational conflict and modern proxy war. He has taught history, political science and warfare studies at Air Command and Staff College and has published articles in both Strategic Studies Quarterly and the Air and Space Power Journal. His operational assignments include a tour at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center during the initial stages of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College (Grand Strategy Program).
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