BS, Auburn University 1996
PhD, University of Georgia 2017
Josh is the Interim Director of the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) and UGA’s Master of International Policy (MIP) program. Prior to working with CITS, Josh spent 22 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps serving as both a pilot, and most recently, 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. Josh is also a former assistant editor for the journal Intelligence and National Security. Josh’s main areas of interest are security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy, and civil-military relations. His research focuses on the strategic relevance of foreign publics, global public opinion, public diplomacy, and smart power. His wife, Molly, is from Olympia, Washington. Josh and Molly have two sons, Cooper and Cody.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
Josh is a former 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.
Josh’s main areas of interest are security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy, and civil-military relations. His most current work examines the effect of cyber technology on global public opinion, and subsequently, U.S. grand strategy. Josh is also a member of the Energy Systems Security and Policy Initiative (ESSPI), a partnership between members of UGA’s College of Engineering and Center for International Trade and Security (CITS), that analyzes the effects of U.S. nuclear power policy on national security.