Dr. Tammy S. Schultz is the director of national security and a professor of strategic studies at the US Marine Corps War College. In 2010, she won the Dr. Elihu Rose Award for Teaching Excellence at Marine Corps University and was the 2011 civilian nominee from the War College. She also was the nominee for outstanding faculty mentor in 2019 at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, where she is an adjunct professor. Dr. Schultz conducts communication plenaries and simulations at the US Department of State for foreign service officers. Previously, she was a fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, she served as a research fellow and director of research and policy at the US Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. Dr. Schultz was a Brookings Institution research fellow from 2003 to 2004.

Dr. Schultz graduated summa cum laude from Regis University in political science and English in 1995, and then attended Victoria University in New Zealand on a Rotary Fellowship, receiving a MA degree with distinction in 1999. While attending Victoria University, Dr. Schultz worked in the US Embassy’s political division in Wellington. She received her PhD from Georgetown University in 2005. 

Dr. Schultz has been published and is frequently quoted on defense and national security issues in major news outlets. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. She is the co-author of the forthcoming book The New Hard Power: State and USAID Personnel in Harm’s Way, anticipated publication date 2022 by Cambria Press.