STEVEN E. MEYER, PH.D. Curriculum VitaeDean of Graduate Studies and Chairman, National Security Program; Professor of National Security Studies
- BS in political science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI—comparative politics.
- BS in mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- MS in political science, Fordham University, New York, NY—comparative politics and political economy.
- PhD in political science, Georgetown University, Washington, DC—comparative politics.
- Specialized work and teaching in political science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Specialized work in ballistic missiles at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
- Dissertation research at the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- High school teacher in history, politics, German and mathematics.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; communications; counseling; evaluation of students’ work.
- Central Intelligence Agency, analyst and manager, specializing in European and Russian politics; nuclear weapons, security and defense issues; arms control enforcement; and psychological analysis; was part of intelligence support for conventional arms control talks in Vienna and nuclear arms control talks in Geneva and for the medium-range nuclear weapons treaty; work on trans-national criminal enterprises; worked on environmental issues as a security challenge.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; analytical competence; budgeting; extensive writing of both long and short papers; briefing. Special responsibility for briefing senior officials on a variety of issues, including Soviet nuclear strategy, NATO strengths and weaknesses, Intermediate Nuclear Weapons strategy in Europe, arms control strategy, restructuring of post-Cold War political and security policy, etc.
- Rotational assignment to Capitol Hill for two years from CIA—responsible in two successive Senate offices for foreign and security and policy and intelligence issues; helped organize a Presidential campaign; speech writing.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; extensive writing; briefing; analytical competence; cooperation with like-minded offices in the House and Senate. Special responsibility for helping to draft Democratic defense strategy, interfacing with the Defense Department on budgeting, defense posture, accompanying Senators on overseas trips, developing defense and foreign policy for Senate offices, working on conference committees with House offices to reconcile differences in legislation. Helped fund-raise for a Presidential campaign.
- Rotational assignment from CIA for three years to teach at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), specializing in intelligence seminars, American foreign and security policy, the American Constitution, international law, contemporary European and African politics, American and European history (alternating semesters) and leadership development.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; communications; counseling, evaluation of students’ work. Special responsibility for designing and teaching new courses in international relations and regional politics.
- During the wars in the Balkans during the 1990s, I was the Deputy Chief of the Interagency Balkan Task Force (the government’s unified intelligence organization during that period). In this job, I was responsible to clear all finished intelligence, acted as a liaison between the U.S. intelligence community and various agencies and departments in the Balkans and traveled extensively throughout the Balkans. I continue to work on Balkan issues and have published several papers on the period.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; extensive writing; briefing; managing a large pool of analysts; budgeting; coordination with other executive branch departments and House and Senate offices. Special responsibility to interact with Executive Department officials and the Congress on policy during the Balkan wars and for interacting with allied intelligence organizations
- Adjunct Professor in political science for one year at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, teaching the comparative political systems, leadership and security issues.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; communications; counseling; evaluation of students’ work. Special responsibility for designing and teaching courses in comparative politics and the politics of leadership.
- National Defense University, Professor, engaged in research and teaching in American foreign policy, national security policy, intelligence issues, the American constitution, international law, European and Russian politics, environmental studies and leadership courses.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; communications; counseling; evaluation of students’ work, publishing. Special responsibility for designing and teaching graduate level in national security strategy, comparative politics, American foreign policy and environmental issues.
- Retired from federal government in 2011.
- Currently, Dean of Graduate Studies and Chairman of the National Security Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, Washington, D.C.
Skills required: subject matter expertise; organizational; extensive writing; briefing; communications; counseling; evaluation of students’ work; coordinating and managing professors; publishing; budgeting. Special responsibility for leading a new graduate school in developing programs in intelligence, national security and information operations, hiring and managing faculty, fund raising and developing a strategy for the growth of the school as part of the Executive Council.
Organizations, Memberships and Honors:
- Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity
- Pi Sigma Alpha Fraternity (honorary political science fraternity)
- Passed PhD comprehensive exams with distinction
- Ford Foundation grant to conduct dissertation research in Europe
- American Political Science Association
- American Historical Association
- American Society of International Law
- Frequent lecturer in the U.S. and Europe on intelligence issues, foreign and security policy issues and American constitutional issue and European politics
Hobbies and Interests:
- Many articles and chapters in books—three recent examples: “The Dayton Agreement: Anchor to the Past or Bridge to the Future?,” a paper delivered at a conference in Bosnia in September 2012 and published as part of the proceedings of the conference; “America’s Outmoded Security Strategy” (co-authored), in The Journal of Current History, January 2012; and, “Kaleidoscopic Change in World Affairs: Emerging Patterns of Sovereignty and Governance,” chapter 2 in Prospects and Ambiguities in Globalization, an edited volume by Lexington Books, 2009.
- Working on a major book The Political Aspects of Globalization and their impact on the U.S. and a book on the Balkan Wars: Separating Fact from Fiction.
- Supplied upon request