Derek Reveron is a Professor of National Security Affairs and the EMC Informationist Chair
at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, intelligence, and U.S. defense policy. He has authored or edited nine books. The latest are China and Cybersecurity
( co-edited by Oxford University Press, 2015), US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy
(co-authored by Georgetown University Press, 2015), and Cyberspace and National Security (edited by Georgetown University Press, 2012).
Dr. Reveron has lectured on strategy and international security in more than twenty countries, primarily in South America and East and Southern Africa. As a serving officer in the Navy Reserves, he has served with the Joint Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, U.S. Southern Command, Naval Forces Central Command, and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.
Dr. Reveron is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University where he co-teaches a course on contemporary national security challenges at the Kennedy School of Government. He also teaches at the Extension School at Harvard University.
Before joining the Naval War College faculty in 2004, Dr. Reveron taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy. During graduate school, he formulated, implemented and evaluated democracy promotion programs for the NGO Heartland International
He graduated from the College of Naval Command Staff through the College of Distance Education Fleet Seminar Program and completed the Maritime Staff Operators Course at the Naval War College. He received an MA in political science and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.