Provost and Academic Dean, Naval Postgraduate School


Dr. Scott Gartner
Provost and Academic Dean

Dr. Scott Gartner is the Provost of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and an affiliate of Penn State School of International Affairs. Gartner’s interests focus on national and international security, counter-terrorism, cyber security, international conflict mediation and policy assessment. Prior to joining the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, he was the director of the Penn State School of International Affairs and taught classes in national security, conflict management, international affairs, foreign policy and research design.

Gartner's over fifty academic publications include books such as Strategic Assessment in WarInternational 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, 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. Gartner’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, The National Counter Terrorism Center,  the Folke Bernadotte Academy, 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. Professor Gartner and his research have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Atlantic and on The History Network, MSNBC, NPR, and ABC. He is currently working on studies of 1) counter terrorism, 2) military casualties and politics, 3) international dispute mediation and 4) suicide in the military.


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