Dr. Gale Mattox

Professor of Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy

Dr. Gale Mattox's Story

Dr. Gale A. Mattox is professor and a former chair (2003-2007), Political Science Department , US Naval Academy. She received the 2011 USNA Superintendent’s Civilian Faculty Service Excellence Award. Her teaching responsibilities include National Security Policy, Comparative European Politics and the Transatlantic Relations Capstone, as well as American Government and International Relations. She is Chair (2011-2013), International Security and Arms Control Section, American Political Science Association and an elected board member of the International Security Studies Section, International Studies Association. She is the Visiting Senior Scholar, Foreign and Domestic Policies Section, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns Hopkins U.  In 2009 she held the Distinguished Fulbright-Dow Research Chair, Roosevelt Center, the Netherlands.

She served on the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State, was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow at State Dept. Office of Strategic and Theater Nuclear Policy and an international affairs analyst, Congressional Research Service. She has been a Bosch Fellow in Germany, NATO Research Fellow, and Fulbright Dissertation Scholar. Mattox has held the offices of President (1996-2003) and VP (1987-94) of Women in International Security (WIIS), Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University in Washington,DC and served as VP of the International Studies Association. She serves on the board of the Naval War College press, American Friends of the AvHumboldt board and the Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellows Selection Board. Other boards on which she has served include the Tactical Advisory Council, Center for Naval Analysis, the George Marshall Center advisory board, Germany, and the Forum for Security Studies at the Swedish National Defense University.

Recent publications include “Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe: A Further Step in the Arms Control Agenda?” Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy, Chapter 6, Williams/Viotti eds. (forthcoming 2012); Resetting the US-Russian Relationship: Is ‘Cooperative Engagement’ Possible? “European Security”(3/11);“Germany: From Civilian Power to International Actor,” The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Perceptions, Policy and Practice (2011) Dorman/Kaufman, (eds) Stanford U. Press With A. Rachwald, Professor Mattox published Enlarging NATO: the National Debates, (2001) and with C. Kelleher Evolving European Defense Policies (1987). She has co-edited Germany In Transition, Germany at the Crossroads and Germany Through American Eyes. She holds numerous awards, including Robert Bosch Alum of the Year (2010) and UMW Alum of the Year (1994). She has appeared on the Lehrer News Hour and numerous other media outlets. Mattox holds a PhD from the U. of Virginia.

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