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Matthew Schmidt
Matthew
Schmidt
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
National Security
203-479-4207
SOUT005
South Campus Hall
About

    Matthew Schmidt joins UNH as a dual appointee in political science and national security. Dr. Schmidt's research focuses on strategic decision-making. Currently he is finishing a book on using methodologies from design for decision-making under conditions of extreme uncertainty. In 2012 he was named to FastCompany Magazine's list of the top 100 Most-Creative People in Business for his work linking creative design methodologies to strategic planning. His work has appeared in ForeignPolicy.com, Military Review, Review of Politics, and Demokratizatsiya. Schmidt founded the "Matters Military" blog at the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

    Previously he taught military operations planning and political science at the U.S. Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. Schmidt holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Russian studies from the University of Kansas.

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    Education

    Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University, 2011
    M.A., Russian/East European Studies, University of Kansas, 2001
    B.A., Government and Literature, Claremont McKenna College, 1998

    Recently Published Books and Articles

    Matthew J. Schmidt, The Habit of Strategy: Developing Strategic Leaders for Business and Government, TBP by Wiley. 

    A Science of Context: The Qualitative Approach as Fundamental to Strategic Thought, in Heather Wolters, Anna Grome, and Ryan Hinds, eds., Enhancing the Army's Strategic Thinking Capability, (U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences: 2013). 

    A 21st Century Eisenhower Obama's New New Look Defense Policy, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military blog/column, November 20, 2012, at: http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/

    Why doesn't the Army want to be a real Army, and think about its actual tasks?, guest post on The Best Defense, Foreign Policy hosted blog by Pulitzer Prize Winner Tom Ricks, November 6, 2012, at: http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/06/why_doesnt_the_army_want_to_be_a_real_army_and_think_about_its_actual_tasks

    Enemies Foreign and Domestic, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Militar blog/column, 
    August 28, 2012, at:  http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    The Struggle to Deliver Justice in Afghanistan, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military 
    blog/column, July 26, 2012, at:  http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    The Afghanistan War Report Part II: Blue State, Red State and the Road Ahead, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military blog/column, April 30, 2012, at:  http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    The Afghanistan War Report Part I: Looking back on Eleven Years, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military blog/column, April 23, 2012, at:
    http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    The Next War, A Special Forces War, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military blog/ column, January 10, 2012, at:
    http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    National Security Reform is Dead! Long Live National Security Reform?, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military blog/column, December 13, 2011, at:
    http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    Doctrine 2015: The Army's What Now Moment, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military blog/column, November 22, 2011, at:
    http://journal.georgetown.edu/category/matters-military/  

    MRAPs, Irregular Warfare, and Pentagon Reform, with Christopher J. Lamb, Joint Forces Quarterly, Issue 55, (4th Quarter 2009). 

    Christopher J. Lamb, Matthew J. Schmidt, and Berit G. Fitzsimmons. MRAPs, Irregular Warfare, and Pentagon Reform. Washington, D.C.: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University Press, 2009. 

    Alex Ryan (Lead), Peter Schifferle, Michael Stewart, Alice Butler-Smith, Matthew Schmidt, John Rochelle, George Webb (Core Team), Bruce Stanley, Andrew Johnson, Michael Hutchens (Subject Matter Experts). Art of Design, Student Text, Version 2.0. Leavenworth, KS: School of Advanced Military Studies, 2009. 

    Future Security Drivers and Trends - 2050, Project on National Security Reform, Institute for National Security Studies, white paper, 2008. 

    Description of the Current National Security System of the United States, Preliminary Findings, Project on National Security Reform, Institute for National Security Studies, white paper, 2008. 

    Forging a New Shield. Arlington, VA: Center for the Study of the Presidency, Project on National Security Reform, 2008. Christopher J. Lamb (Lead), James Douglas Orton, Matt Shabat, Matthew Schmidt, Rei Tang, David Tucker (Core Team).

    Is Putin Pursuing a Eurasianist Foreign Policy,? Demokratizatsiya, (Winter 2004-05). What the Hunt for Red October Can Tell Us about a Culture-Centric Approach to Warfare, Proceedings, U.S.  
    Naval Institute, October 2006.