Professor of International Security and Politics
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
I started my early career in Russian/Slavic area studies at the University of Arizona. I had the great
pleasure of taking my first Russian-language courses from among the finest professors in the subject area: Dr. Del Phillips. Professor Phillips provided all of us [students] with a strong foundation in Russian language, and continued to support our educational and professional development for years after our graduation from the University of Arizona.
I've taught courses on Russian politics and foreign policy for the past two decades, and today I work with foreign policy, military, and academic professionals from throughout Eurasia in our courses and outreach at the Marshall Center.