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Major Christopher Culver

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Official photo of Major Culver (DFPS)
Contact Information

(719) 333-8214




Major Culver graduated from USAFA in 2006 then earned a Masters of Public Policy Degree at the Harvard Kennedy School, after which he attended Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training. Upon completion of UPT, he flew MQ-1B Predators at Creech AFB, and then became an instructor at the MQ-1 formal training unit at Holloman AFB. Major Culver was selected to attend a PhD program at Penn St before joining the Political Science faculty at USAFA. He and his wife Stacey have five beautiful children.


Master of Arts and PhD, Political Science and African Studies, Penn State

Master of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Bachelor of Science, General Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy

Professional Experience

RPA instructor pilot

Honors & Awards

2005 Truman Scholar

Research and Scholarly Interests

International political economy, remittances, democratization, and development, China in Africa.