Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D.

Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D.

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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, and U.S. defense policy. He has authored or edited ten 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). In 2015, Governor Raimondo appointed him to the first-ever Rhode Island State Commission on Cybersecurity.

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, and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan. He has commanded units in support of U.S. Southern Command and Naval Forces Central Command.
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. He also teaches cyberspace and international security 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 and 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.

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