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Mary Raum, PhD

Mary Raum, PhD

National Security Affairs
(401) 841-3509
(401) 841-3893


Dr. Raum is a professional educator and scholar with additional significant experience in the fields of public policy, management consulting and executive administration. Her current position is Professor of National Security Affairs.  She teaches two curricula under the banner of Leadership Concepts: Leading Organizations Effectively and Senior Leadership Seminar.  From 2007-2009 she served as Course Director for the Decision Making and Implementation curricula of the National Security Decision Making Department.  While with the War College she has written course units entitled:  "Decision Elements", "Decision Environments", "Steve Jobs: From Lunbini to Kushinagar/Leading in Organizational Settings", and "Ideas About Leadership."

Dr. Raum created the first gender specific curriculum in War College history entitled Femina Militaris (copyright 2011). Femina and militaris are the Latin derivatives for ‘female military.’ The female in the military has a long history of nearly four hundred centuries and is found in the stories of considerable cultures and nations. Students read about, analyze and discuss a variety of biographies and autobiographies and articles as well as utilize art and watch films related to ancient and modern women and their roles in the profession of arms. The studies cover many nationalities and periods in the history of war. In addition there is a brief review of 20th and 21st century conceptualizations about issues in military gender.

Her past associations include staff positions in science and technology policy with the federal science advisory, State of Washington and the University of Washington and George Washington University.  Past career affiliations include Senior Staff Administrator, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Submarine Technology Division, Vice President, Matrix Consulting Group, Faculty and Curriculum Head The University of Maryland Science and Society Program, Faculty, Leadership and Human Resources Chapman University College, Faculty, Management Central Washington University and Faculty Economics, Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Raum is a valued subject matter expert in qualitative decision making and organizational behavior.  Her current active research program is allied with the field of movement pattern analysis-a comprehensive system for assessing an individual's core motivations in decision making processes based on the disciplined analysis of nonverbal behavior.  Her work has been cited most recently in Nuclear Implosions the Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System, as well as in the Office of the Secretary of Defense background document:"Decision Making Perspectives and Innovation".  Her most recent peer reviewed article is "I Desire Therefore I Proliferate" for the Nonproliferation Review as well as an internal abstract entitled "When Group Dynamics Hurt our Personal Freedoms."  Her book reviews have been published in the  Journal of Minerals, Metals and Materials, The Non Proliferation Review, and the Peace Research Canadian Journal of Peace Studies. She has peer reviewed numerous books including The Double Helix, Technology and Democracy in the American Future: The Politics of Technology and the Technology of Politics and Portents for America's Third century Socio-Psychological of Information in a Democracy. Dr. Raum has authored over 250 white papers as well as state and federal background materialsfor public testimony.

Naval War College affiliated travels have included  Eight Nation Jamaica Defense Force Conference, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations of the Dominican Republic and the United States Navy Southern Command.

Education: PhD, University of Washington dual degree in Engineering and Public Affairs, PhD studies George Washington University Science and Technology Policy; MAS Johns Hopkins University Administrative Science and Public Affairs, BS University of Maryland Technology and Management, AA Spanish Language.

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