Joshua N. K. Massey

Department of International Affairs, Center for International Trade and Security (CITS)
Interim Director, Master of International Policy Graduate Program
Fellow, Center for International Trade and Security

Department of International Affairs, Center for International Trade and Security (CITS)

Education

BS, Auburn University 1996
PhD, University of Georgia 2017

More About

Josh is the Interim Director of the Master of International Policy graduate program, as well as a CITS Fellow. His main areas of interest are security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy, and civil-military relations.  His research currently focuses on the strategic relevance of foreign publics, global public opinion, public diplomacy, and smart power.  Josh’s dissertation, entitled “Grand Strategy in the Information Age:  Global Cyber Technology and the Rise of Public Capacity,” examines the effect of communication technology on global public opinion, and subsequently, U.S. grand strategy.  Josh has presented his research at the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association-South annual conferences.  He has taught upper-level classes in American foreign policy and international relations.

Josh graduated from Auburn University and received a commission in the United States Marine Corps in June 1996.  Throughout his Marine Corps career, Josh has served as both a pilot, accumulating over 1000 hours of flight time, and an intelligence officer.  Of note, he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Economic and Political Intelligence Cell in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the Director of Academics at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, and the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff at Force Headquarters Group in New Orleans, Louisiana.  His wife, Molly, is from Olympia, Washington.  Josh and Molly have two sons, Cooper age seven and Cody, age five.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Josh currently serves as the Assistant Editor for the international journal Intelligence and National Security, the premiere journal on the field of intelligence studies.  Additionally, Josh is a graduate of the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College and the Naval War College Theater Security Decision Making Course.

Research Interests

Josh’s main areas of interest are security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy, and civil-military relations.  His research currently focuses on the strategic relevance of foreign publics, global public opinion, public diplomacy, and smart power.  Josh’s dissertation, entitled “Grand Strategy in the Information Age:  Global Cyber Technology and the Rise of Public Capacity,” examines the effect of communication technology on global public opinion, and subsequently, U.S. grand strategy.