TISS is an inclusive organization and welcomes all persons with an interest in informed discussion about national security events.  At its core are some fifty scholars and practitioners who are very active in the organization and are listed in the Directory.  Also noted in this section of the website are a number of groups and individuals who have played – and in most cases continue to play – a special role in the life of TISS.  These include our founders, Board Members (Past and Present), undergraduate scholars (Wickershams), graduate students who have participated in our New Faces program, and Fellows (Past and Present).

Michael Struett

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Associate Professor North Carolina State UniversityPolitical Science Home Campus Box 8102 Work Phone: (919)515-5034
: North Carolina State University
: Ph.D.
: Political Science
: University of California, Irvine
: International Organization International Criminal Justice Non-governmental Organizations

Patricia Sullivan

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Associate Professor of Public Policy University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPolitical Science Work Director of Undergraduate Studies Abernethy Hall 117 Work Phone: (919)962-0666 Website:
: Patricia Sullivan received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Davis in 2004 with a concentration in international relations, comparative politics, and research methodology. She teaches courses in foreign policy analysis, international conflict, national security policy, and research design. Sullivan’s research focuses on the utility and limitations of military force as a policy instrument. She has also published research about factors that lower the odds that an international conflict will escalate to violence, the effects of U.S. military aid on other countries’ behavior toward the United States, the conditions under which democratic leaders end foreign military operations, and domestic public support for sustaining military operations abroad. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. She has been invited to present her research to academic audiences as well as units under the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and officers at the Naval Postgraduate School. She is on the Executive Board of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the advisory board for the Correlates of War Project.
: Associate Professor of Public Policy
: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
: Ph.D.
: Political Science
: University of California, Davis
: Active
: Use of Force

Kathleen Vogel

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Associate Professor/Director North Carolina State UniversityPolitical Science Work Room 106C, 1911 Building Campus Box 7107 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7107 Work Phone: (919)515-7999 Website:
: Kathleen Vogel is an associate professor at NC State in the Department of Political Science. She also serves as Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program. Vogel holds a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Princeton University. Prior to joining the NC State faculty, Vogel was an associate professor at Cornell University with a joint appointment in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. Previously, she has been appointed as a William C. Foster Fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Proliferation Threat Reduction in the Bureau of Nonproliferation. Vogel has also spent time as a visiting scholar at the Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratories and the Center for Nonprolif­eration Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her research focuses on studying the social and technical dimensions of bioweapons threats and the production of knowledge in intelligence assessments on WMD issues.
: Associate Professor/Director
: North Carolina State University
: Ph.D.
: Chemistry
: Princeton University
: Active
: Science and Technology Studies, Security Studies, Intelligence

Gerhard Weinberg

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Professor of History Emeritus UNC-Chapel HillHistory Home 1416 Mt. Willing Rd. Efland NC 27243 Work Phone: (919)563-4224
: US Army 1946-47; Univ. of Chicago MA and PhD; taught at Univ. of Chicago, Kentucky, Michigan; UNC Chapel Hill 1974-99; worked in captured German documents and established the program for microfilming them; two honorary degrees, 11 books, over 100 articles and other publications; member and/or chai of several US government advisory committees.
: Professor of History Emeritus
: PhD
: Modern European History
: University of Chicago
: Active
: 20th Century Europe; World War II; the Holocaust
:The United States in World War II; New Boundaries for the World: The Hopes of Eight WW II Leaders; Prospects for Peace in the Middle East; Pope Pius XII in World War II; The Legacy of World War I.

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