Colin F. Jackson, Ph.D.

Colin F. Jackson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
S&P Professor
Strategy & Policy, Advanced Naval Strategy Program
(781) 718-2379


Professor Colin F. Jackson studied at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (M.B.A., Finance), Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., International Economics and Strategic Studies), Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School (B.A., Public and International Affairs), and completed his doctoral work in Political Science at MIT (Ph.D., Political Science—Security Studies). Professor Jackson’s current research includes work on civil wars and insurgency, economics and strategy, public and private sector risk management, organizational learning, and intelligence operations. In 2011, Professor Jackson deployed as a mobilized Army reservist to Afghanistan where he served as the Executive Officer for Policy Planning for the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan. Prior to entering academia, Professor Jackson worked for several years in the corporate sector in financial trading, telecommunications, transportation markets, and power development. He also served four years on active duty with the United States Army in Germany as an armor and cavalry officer. Professor Jackson continues to serve as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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