Wendy Whitman Cobb

Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

I received a BA in political science (summa cum laude and university honors) and an MA in political science from the University of Central Florida. I received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida where my research focused on the intersection of political institutions and public policy. I have authored several books including Unbroken Government: Success and Failure in Policymaking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), The Politics of Cancer: Malignant Indifference (Praeger, 2017), and The CQ Press Career Guide for Political Science Students (CQ Press, 2017). My research has also appeared in journals including Congress and the Presidency, Space Policy, and the Journal of Political Science Education. I am currently professor of strategy and security studies at the US Air Force's School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, a selective graduate program for Air Force officers. Prior to my current position, I was associate professor of political science at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
  • 2013–2019
    Associate professor, Cameron University

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Florida, Ph.D./Political Science
  • 2007 
    University of Central Florida, MA/Political Science
  • 2006 
    University of Central Florida, BA/Political Science

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association