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COL Cindy Jebb

Professor and Department Head
US Army

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Office Location: LH 110
Phone: 845.938.2800

Colonel Cindy R. Jebb is Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences.  She teaches courses in Comparative Politics, International Security, Cultural Anthropology, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, and Officership.  Colonel Jebb has served in numerous command and staff positions in the United States and overseas, to include tours with the 1st Armored Division, III Corps, and the National Security Agency.  Before reporting to the United States Military Academy, she served as the Deputy Commander of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, which supported NSA.  During 2000-2001, she served as USMA Fellow at the Naval War College (2000-2001), where she taught the graduate-level course on Strategy and Force Planning, and during 2006-2007, she served as a Visiting Fellow for the Pell Center.  From 2006-2009, she served as co-chair for West Point’s Self-Study for the decennial Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation.  Her research focus has been in the area of human security, conducting field research in Chad, Niger, and Djibouti and working study projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has authored/co-authored three books: Bridging the Gap:  Ethnicity, Legitimacy, and State Alignment in the International System; Mapping Macedonia:  Idea and Identity, co-authored with P.H. Liotta; and, The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy Versus Terrorism, co-authored with P.H. Liotta, Thom Sherlock, and Ruth Beitler.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Colonel Jebb received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 1997, a MA in Political Science from Duke in 1992, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2000, and a BS from the United States Military Academy in 1982.