• Ph.D. and M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.A., Williams College


Dr. Peter Dombrowski is the William Ruger B. Chair of National Security Economics and professor of strategy in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College.  From August 2018 to November 2019, he was the first director of the Admiral James R. Hogg Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI). Previous positions include chair of the Strategic Research Department, director of the Naval War College Press, editor of the Naval War College Review, co-editor of International Studies Quarterly, Associate Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University and defense analyst at ANSER, Inc. He has also been affiliated with research institutions including the East-West Center, The Brookings Institution, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University among others. His most recent book co-authored  with Simon Reich is Type, Time, and Space: American Grand Strategy in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2021).  Awards include a Chancellor’s Scholarship for Prospective Leaders from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. He received his B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Areas of expertise

International Security