Security Studies - Career Placement

Graduates of the Security Studies doctoral program pursue varied careers in the academic, government and nongovernmental sectors. Below is a list of all the Security Studies PhD graduates to date, including a few who pre-dated the formal launch of the cluster in 2011.


John-Michael Arnold, Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Washington, DC

Doyle Hodges, Executive Editor at Texas National Security Review


Julia Morse, Assistant Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Andrew Shaver, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced


Zack Cooper, Research Fellow (Asian Security), American Enterprise Institute and Lecturer of Public and International Affairs, WWS

Jamie Gruffydd-Jones, China Policy Officer, Ministry of Defense, Whitehall, Westminster, U.K.

Caroline Milne, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses (Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division), Alexandria, VA

Alex Bollfrass, Senior Designer and Associate at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Brendan Gallagher, Commander, 1-50 Infantry Battalion, U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Georgia


Barret Bradstreet, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marines, Exchange Officer, Ecole Militaire, Embassy of the United States

Matthew Zais, Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy, Strategic Initiatives Group, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Belvoir, VA


Michael Kreuzer, Lieutenant Colonel and Exec. Officer to the Director of Intelligence, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA


Liam Collins, Colonel, U.S. Army/Professor & Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point, U.S. Military Academy, Department of Military Instruction, West Point, NY

Michael Hunzeker, Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy & Government, Arlington, VA

Darren Lim, Lecturer in International Relations, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia


Marina Henke, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL