Announcing Faculty of the MNSP Program

 April 12, 2022

The Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy announces faculty members teaching in its new executive program: the Master of National Security Policy, says Dean Judith Kelley.

In 2021, the Sanford School announced its newest master’s program. The first cohort will begin the program in summer 2022. The new leadership master’s program is designed for working professionals in foreign affairs and national security to include government employees, consultants, contractors and military service members. The program can be completed in as little as one year, allowing professionals and executives to continue working while completing the degree.

The faculty members teaching in the program add to the growing strength and expertise of Sanford in national security, Kelley said.

“We are thrilled that our expertise is growing for the executive-level MNSP program, with so many qualified national security leaders providing hands-on teaching -- at a time with national security and public policy are critical areas for organizations,” Kelley said.

Professor Bruce Jentleson served as the chair of the selection committee for the master’s program faculty. Jentleson said the national security faculty are experienced leaders who have earned recognition and awards for their work and also have impressive teaching experience, and they add to the scholars and professors already at Sanford.

Faculty who are teaching courses in the MNSP program include:

  • Admiral Dennis Blair, UNC faculty member, former Director of National Intelligence, former commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Command
  • Doug Brook, served in four presidential appointed positions
  • Frances Tilney Burke, served in multiple roles in the Department of Defense
  • Philip Candreva, lecturer and author retired from 22 years of active duty
  • Greta Creech, Former GEOINT analyst and Chief of staff at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Emily Goldman, cyber strategist at the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency
  • Elizabeth Grasmeder, foreign-policy analyst in the U.S. government
  • Laura Hall, acting director at the National Exercise Division at FEMA
  • Mark Mazzetti, journalist for The New York Times who has received multiple Pulitzer awards
  • Tim Nichols, former intelligence officer in the Marine Corps for more than 20 years
  • Jon Rosenwasser, budget and policy director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

MNSP Program Director Tim Nichols said the MNSP faculty will offer courses on a variety of national security-specific topics including ethics, policy analysis, budgeting, threats and opportunities, leadership, strategy and more.

Ranked among the nation’s top graduate schools in public policy and specialty areas, Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy offers a quality program experience to advance national security policy skills.

Read the bios of the MNSP faculty.

Explore the Executive Master of National Security Policy at Duke program.



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