Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm – 4:00pm
M.P.A. Cornell University (1995)
Ph.D. Cornell University (1998)
My first book, Securing the State: Reforming the National Security Decision-Making Process at the Civil-Military Nexus
Book Reviews of Securing the State
Advance_Reviews_of_SECURING_THE_STATE (Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Lieutenant General HR McMaster, Dr. Don Snider, Lieutenant General Bill Caldwell)
An article I published in Military Review in October 2006 sharing my experiences and recommendations for operations in Iraq Gibson Military Review article
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, State University of New York (2017)
General George C. Marshall Award Winner, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Presented to the #1 graduate (Class of 2000).
Cornell University nominee for the American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider Dissertation Prize (1998).
Some of my military awards and decorations include: two Legions of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. In addition, the units I commanded earned two Valorous Unit Awards for combat actions in Iraq and the Army Superior Unit Award for humanitarian service in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010.
Spring 2018 America First? The Trump Era and the Future of American Foreign Policy, co-taught with Professor James McAllister, syllabus (in development)