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Department of Social Sciences : Display Biographical Details

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BG Cindy Jebb

Professor and Department Head

US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 110
Phone: 845.938.2800

Colonel Cindy R. Jebb is Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences.  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.  As a member of the Social Sciences Department faculty, she has taught courses in Comparative Politics, International Security, Cultural Anthropology, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, and Officership.  Commissioned as a military intelligence officer, she served in the 1st AD, III Corps, and the National Security Agency (NSA).  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.  She has authored or co-authored three books, conducted human security research in Africa, and completed study projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the summer of 2015, she served as a senior advisor for the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. She is married to her USMA classmate, Dr. Joel Jebb, and they have three children—Ben, Alex, and Olivia.