Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Naval Postgraduate School


Dr. Scott Gartner
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Scott Sigmund Gartner is The Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he also serves as Professor of Defense Analysis. He previously held the position of Director of the Penn State School of International Affairs, where he remains a Faculty Affiliate. Gartner’s interdisciplinary, multi-method, research focuses on great power conflict, international security, war and politics, counter-terrorism, conflict mediation and policy assessment and is both impactful and well cited.

Gartner's publications include Costly Calculations: A Theory of War, Casualties, and Politics, Strategic Assessment in War, International Conflict Mediation: New Approaches and Findings and The Historical Statistics of the United States, in addition to articles in top journals in political science, sociology, international affairs, national security, history, military intelligence, public policy, international negotiations, and communications. His honors include the Jefferson award for the best government resource, the RUSA Outstanding Reference Award, Booklist Editor's Choice Award, Library Journal Best Reference Award, History News Network Book of the Month and the American Political Science Association's best policy thesis award. He is past president of the International Studies Association (West) and served as a Senior Advisor for the Net Assessment of Violent Non-State Actors for a U.S. intelligence agency.

Gartner’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, The National Counter Terrorism Center, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Department of Defense, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and the Sloan foundation. Gartner’s op-ed columns have been published in The Huffington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Baltimore Sun, and many other outlets. He holds a PhD. and MA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and BA in History and MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

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