DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Penn State Brandywine
MEDIA, PA 19063-5596
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Stephen J. Cimbala
Stephen J. Cimbala is Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University (Brandywine Campus). His teaching and research interests include international politics and foreign policy, defense and security studies, arms control, peace operations, conflict termination and information warfare.
Dr. Cimbala is the author of numerous books and articles in professional journals on topics related to national security. His most recent books include: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE (Praeger Publishers: 1998) and COERCIVE MILITARY STRATEGY (Texas A & M University Press: 1998).
Cimbala is an award winning teacher, having received the Pennsylvania State University's Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995. He was selected for inclusion in 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 20th Century by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honor Society.
Cimbala serves on the editorial board of five professional journals and his recent lectures to military audiences include the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania and Headquarters, U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida.
He has participated in numerous exercises, studies or other research visits involving military commands and schools, including: NATO military headquarters, Mons, Belgium, arms control briefings and special operations planning; U.S. Army war games (OPFOR) at Ft. Irwin, California; U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Global War Game; and a U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff panel on the Future of Aerospace Power at the Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama.
Cimbala has served as a consultant on arms control to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1997-1999), to the U.S. Department of State (1999) and to private defense contractors. Cimbala is a faculty associate of Penn State University's Institute for the Study of Nonlethal Defense Technologies.
He lives in Drexel Hill, Pa. with his wife Elizabeth Harder Cimbala, sons David and Christopher, numerous stuffed animals, and several aging vehicles. He has never undertaken an acknowledged covert operation.