Joyce Sampson, Ph.D.

Joyce Sampson, Ph.D.

College of Distance Education | S&P
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Joyce Sampson has taught for the Naval War College since 2001.  She has been a Professor of Strategy and Policy at NWC Monterey since March 2011.  In Newport from 2001-2011, she was the director of the College of Distance Education’s Web Strategy and War Course.  She also taught S&W in the Fleet Seminar Program, Resident Intermediate and Senior-Level Courses.  She created and taught several Middle East electives courses before the Middle East Regional studies area was stood up, including:  “Modern Iran, ca. 1890-2012;” “Islam and the Middle East, ca. 1918-to Modern Era;” and albeit, less frequently, “Modern Iraq, ca. 1918-Now.”   She also taught Middle East courses at Providence College, and a course on “Military Thought and Theory, 1815-Now” for Norwich University, VT, the latter for which she was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, 2009 for the Masters in Military History Program.

She holds a Ph.D., in Early Modern British History from Florida State University, where she focused on British religious radicals who helped overthrow Charles I’s monarchy in anticipation of Jesus Christ’s rule on earth.  Her minor fields include Christian Theology, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, and The Middle Ages.  At Florida State, she won Florida State University’s Dissertation Fellowship for 1998-1999 and the J. Leitch Wright Dissertation Research Award for the Folger Shakespeare Library in April 1998.

She is the author of five scholarly dictionary and encyclopedia articles, three book reviews, and she has presented papers at international, national, and regional conferences.  She is presently working on a brief monograph of Oliver Cromwell for Potomac Books’ “Military Leadership” Series, as well as creating a Sakai Strategy and War classroom for the S&W Monterey course.

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