Dr. Kerry M. Kartchner


Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Defense and Strategic Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

Currently a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the Office of Strategic Research and Dialogues, Strategy and Plans Directorates, Dr. Kerry Kartchner is also a Senior Advisor for Missile Defense Policy in the Bureau of Arms Control. He uses this foundation and previous experience in the U.S. government to teach courses on arms control and strategic culture.


Details

Education

  • PhD International Relations, University of Southern California, 1987
  • MA International Relations, University of Southern California 1984
  • BA International Relations, Brigham Young University, 1981

Teaching

  • DSS 704 Arms Control: Theory and Practice
  • DSS 719 Strategic Culture

Professional experience

  • Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Office of Strategic Research and Dialogues, Strategy and Plans Directorates, October 2010-Present
  • Acting Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Outreach in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
  • ISN Bureau Public Diplomacy Officer
  • Senior Advisor for Missile Defense Policy in the Bureau of Arms Control
  • Faculty, Missouri State University, 2007-Present

Publications

  • Jeffrey A. Larsen and Kerry M. Kartchner, eds., On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Centery, Stanford University Press, 2014
  • Johnson, Jeannie  L., Kerry M. Kartchner, and Jeffrey A. Larsen, eds. Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
  • “Emerging Missile Challenges and Improving Active Defenses,” with Jeffrey A. Larsen, in Barry R. Schneider, and Jim A. Davis, eds. Avoiding the Abyss: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating the WMD Threat.  Westport: Praeger Security International, 2006, pp 127-55
  • Contributing Editor, Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy, Technology, and History.  2 vols. Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2004, Jeffrey A. Larsen, managing editor