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In addition to being prominent scholars, our NPTS faculty participate in international diplomatic forums, interact with government officials on current policy issues, conduct policy-oriented research, and are actively developing new tools for monitoring threats from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. They bring a genuine commitment to the success of our students and often become mentors and colleagues to our alumni throughout their careers.

Regular Faculty

Jeffrey Bale


Email: jbale@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6603
Office: McGowan Building MG200D

Jason Blazakis

Professor of Practice; Director of Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism

Email: jblazakis@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4634
Office: McGowan Building MG200F

Philipp C. Bleek

Associate Professor; Acting Program Chair, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Email: pbleek@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6509
Office: McGowan Building MG205

Avner Cohen


Email: avnerc@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6437
Office: McGowan Building MG203

Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor

Email: sharadj@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6508
Office: McGowan Building MG200E

Jeff Knopf


Email: jknopf@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-7174
Office: McGowan Building MG200C

William Potter

Professor; Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Email: wpotter@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4154
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 234

Moyara Ruehsen

Associate Professor

Email: mruehsen@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4145
Office: McCone Building M213

Adjunct Faculty

Mark Bishop

Adjunct Faculty

Email: mbishop@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4155
Office: McCone Building

Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress


Email: jdalnokiveress@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4638
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 210

Jeffrey Lewis

Director, East Asia Nonproliferation Project (EANP)

Email: jlewis@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6616
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 229

Orion Lewis

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Email: olewis@middlebury.edu
Tel: (802) 443-5479

George Moore


Email: gmoore@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4613
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 214

Robert Shaw

Program Director, Export Control Nonproliferation

Email: rashaw@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6576
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 227

Nikolai Sokov

Senior Fellow

Email: nsokov@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-6577
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 106

Leonard Spector

Deputy Director of CNS/WDC, Executive Director of DC

Email: lspector@miis.edu
Tel: (202) 601-2377
Office: 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1225

John Vanek

Adjunct Faculty

Email: jvanek@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4155

Jessica Varnum

Assistant Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Email: jvarnum@miis.edu
Tel: (831) 647-4610
Office: 499 Van Buren Street, Rm. 226

Craig Whiteside

Adjunct Faculty

Email: cawhites@nps.edu