Dr. Stephen Chiabotti is a Professor of Strategy and Security Studies and the Director of Doctoral Programs at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). Dr. Chiabotti grew up in northern Minnesota and is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he majored in physics. He spent 30 years in the Air Force training pilots, acquiring training aircraft, and teaching at the Academy and Air University. He earned his masters and PhD from Duke University with fields in the history of science and technology and military history.
Dr. Thomas A. Hughes is a Professor of Strategy and Security Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). His teaching expertise includes collegiate and graduate courses in American and European history, military history, aviation history, the history of strategy, security studies, and military doctrine. Full Bio Curriculum Vitae
Dr. James Kiras is a Professor of Strategy and Security Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). His academic background is in strategic studies with a specialization in irregular warfare and special operations. He teaches courses in irregular warfare, military theory, and defense policy.
Colonel Kristi Lowenthal is a Professor of Strategy and Security Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). Col Lowenthal graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1996 with a major in history. She has a M.A. in American history from University of Nebraska, a PhD in American history with an emphasis on women from Kansas State University, and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She is a career acquisition officer with experience in munitions, space, electronics, and aircraft maintenance at both the Air Force and DoD levels. Full Bio
Dr. James Tucci is a Professor of Strategy and Security Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). Dr. Tucci is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he read Greek and Latin for a Bachelor’s degree. He also holds an M.A. in history from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Ph.D. in Comparative World History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. During his 22-year USAF career, Dr. Tucci served as an ICBM Flight Commander, flew over 1000 hours in both USAF and US Navy aircraft, and was Director of Military History in the USAF Academy History Department. Dr. Tucci has taught history, strategy, literature, classical language, and security studies at the US Air Force Academy, the USAF Air Command and Staff College, Auburn University, the Netherlands Defense College, the United Arab Emirates Defense College, and SAASS.
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The Drew Papers are award-winning master’s theses selected for publication by the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. This series of papers commemorates the distinguished career of Col Dennis “Denny” Drew, USAF, retired.