Position title: Associate Director
POLI SCI 343: Defending Democracy: The Theory and Practice of U.S. National Security in a Complex World
Scott Mobley explores the political, technological, and cultural influences that shape America’s past and present. He especially enjoys teaching, researching, and writing about U.S. diplomatic and maritime history. Scott earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Scott authored the book Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime Strategy, American Empire, and the Transformation of U.S. Naval Identity, 1873-1898 (2018), and has published articles in various online forums and peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edits Voices & Visions, an online resource that illuminates the history of U.S. foreign relations with primary audio-visual sources (http://vandvreader.org/). A retired naval officer, Scott graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. Before joining CSLD, Scott taught at the Naval Academy as the Class of 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow in Naval Heritage.