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Military & Strategic Studies Faculty

Official Photo of Beth Makros
Colonel Beth Makros

Chair, Airpower Innovation and Integration

(719) 333-3259

Paul Bezerra
Dr. Paul Bezerra

Assistant Professor of Military & Strategic Studies

(719) 333-9433

Catherine Brewer
Major Catherine Brewer


(719) 333-9415

Ryan Patrick Burke
Dr. Ryan Burke

Deputy Department Head - Curriculum

(719) 333-9412

Aaron Cross
Major Aaron Cross

Executive Officer & Instructor of Military & Strategic Studies

(719) 333-3249

John Farquhar
Dr. John Farquhar

Associate Professor of Military & Strategic Studies

(719) 333-9435

Michael Fowler
Dr. Michael Fowler

Associate Professor and Personnel Rep

(719) 333-3255

Kayla Georgiafandis
Major Kayla Georgiafandis


(719) 333-3561

Danielle Gilbert
Dr. Danielle Gilbert

Assistant Professor

(719) 333-6056

Michael Golembesky
Mr. Michael Golembesky

Multi-Domain Laboratory Operations Manager

(719) 333-9243

Mark Grotelueschen
Dr. Mark E. Grotelueschen

Deputy Department Head for Academics

(719) 333-3550

David Hagedorn
Mr. David Hagedorn

IT Specialist

(719) 333-1801

Donnie Hodges
Lieutenant Colonel Donnie Hodges

Deputy Department Head

(719) 333-9437

Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk

Adjunct Instructor

(719) 333-9437

Jahara Matisek
Lt. Col. Jahara Matisek

Assistant Professor / Director of Research, Center of Airpower Studies (CAPS)

(719) 333-9033

Frances Mercado
Major Frances Mercado


(719) 333-3248