Michael F. Pavković, Ph.D.

Michael F. Pavković, Ph.D.

Strategy & Policy
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Professor Michael F. Pavković currently serves as Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department and the Vice Admiral William Ledyard Rodgers Professor in Naval History at the College. He received his B.A. in History and Classics from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Before joining the Naval War College, he served as an associate professor of history at Hawai‘i Pacific University, where he also coordinated the programs in Diplomacy and Military Studies. He has presented papers at national and international conferences and has also published a number of articles, book chapters, and reviews on topics relating to ancient, early modern, and Napoleonic military history. He is co-author of What is Military History? (Polity Press, 2nd edition, 2013). He is currently completing a book on sea power in the ancient world. He has held summer fellowships at West Point in Military History and at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies.

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