Chuck Cushman, Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Chuck Cushman is a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute. Previously, he spent a decade at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, where he taught courses on political history, politics and public policy, national security policymaking, and Congress's roles in defense policy. He was Acting Director of the School in his last year at GW. Professor Cushman is the author of An Introduction to the US Congress (2005) and a forthcoming book on Congress and national security policymaking. He did his graduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed a Ph.D. in American Politics. He is a graduate of WestPoint and served nine years in the US Army as an Armor officer, commanding troops in Germany and at Fort Knox, KY, and completing his service as an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Dr. Cushman was a defense consultant with clients in Headquarters, US Air Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Space Commission. He has been a lobbyist working to advance peace in the Middle East, and was defense and foreign affairs Legislative Assistant to Rep. David Price (D-NC) in the 105th Congress.