Dean Gordon McCormick
Gordon McCormick assumed the duties as the Dean of the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences on 1 January 2013. He formally served as the founding Chair of the Defense Analysis Department since 1992. He continues to be actively involved with U.S. Special Operations and the NPS Special Operations and Irregular Warfare curriculum serving as the current Academic Associate for this degree program.
Associate Dean Nelson Emmons (COL, Ret.)
Nelson L. Emmons was a U.S. Army Infantry Officer with a specialty in Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1989 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1997 with a MS in Applied Mathematics. After earning his degree, he taught Multi-Variable Calculus and Probability and Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point from 1997-2000. He also earned a MS in Strategy and Policy from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA in 2013. In his previous assignment, he served as the G5 Plans Division Deputy Chief at the U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, Fort Shafter, HI after serving three years as the J542 Southeast Asia Plans Chief in the J5 Strategy and Policy Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI. He served in combat operations with the 25th Infantry Division during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2006-2007 and with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM in 1990-1991.
Military Associate Dean Colonel Lamar Adams
Colonel Lamar D. Adams is a U.S. Army Aviation Officer with a functional area of Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, with a B.S. degree in Operations Research. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a M.S. degree is Operations Research and Auburn University with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In his previous assignment, Colonel Adams served as the Military Deputy of the U.S. Army Evaluation Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. During his career, he served two teaching assignments in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point. As a Company Commander Colonel Adams deployed with his unit to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of the NATO-led multinational Stabilization Force. Additionally, he deployed to Northwest Baghdad, Iraq, as the Aviation Officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Computer Science Department Chair Dr. Peter Denning
Peter J. Denning is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Computer Science, and Director of the Cebrowski Institute for information innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has held faculty positions at Princeton, Purdue, NASA Ames Research Center, and George Mason University. He is a pioneer in operating systems and computer system performance models. He was a co-founder of CSNET, the award-winning CS community network that bridged between the ARPANET and the NSFNET. He holds 26 awards for technical and service contributions to computing. His latest book, Great Principles of Computing (with Craig Martell), presents a holistic view of computing and its interactions with many fields. He is Editor of Ubiquity, ACM's online magazine about the future of computing.
Operations Research Department Chair Dr. Patricia Jacobs
Patricia A. Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of Operations Research. Her research interests are in applied probability modeling and data analysis and their applications to defense problems. She received a B.S. in Engineering Sciences, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Royal Statistical Society. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
Defense Analysis Department Chair Dr. John Arquilla
John Arquilla is professor and chair in the department of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests extend from explorations of the history of irregular warfare to studies of the complex strategic implications of the information revolution. His books include In Athena’s Camp (1997), Networks and Netwars (2001), The Reagan Imprint (2006), Worst Enemy (2008), Insurgents, Raiders, and Bandits (2011), and Afghan Endgames (2012). From time to time, Dr. Arquilla has acted as consultant to military commanders in conflicts ranging from Operation Desert Storm to the Kosovo War and the Afghan campaign. His attention at present – in and out of the classroom – is focused on the great war underway between nations and networks, in particular on the need for nations to develop networks of their own to combat the terrorists and armed insurgents who bedevil our world.
Information Sciences Department Chair
Cyber Academic Group Chair
Dr. Dan Boger
Professor Dan C. Boger is currently Professor of Information Sciences, Chairman of the Information Sciences Department, and Chair of the Cyber Acacemic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has previously served as Executive Director of the National Security Institute, Vice President and Dean of Research, as well as Dean of the Division of Computer and Information Sciences and Operations. He has also served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department, the Information Warfare Academic Group, the Command and Control Academic Group, and the Information Systems Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. Professor Boger holds a B.S. in Management Science from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Management Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and both an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the University of California, Berkeley.