Jeffrey R. Macris, PhD

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     Dr. Jeffrey R. Macris is the Deputy Director of the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He arrived from Yale University, where as a Presidential Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor he taught Political Science and History Classes. At the Stockdale Center he leads programs that foster ethical leadership in the military, government, and private industry. He teaches courses in Leadership, Ethics, Middle East History, and Islam. A resident of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf for several years, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, and worked with local military officers in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Pakistan. In his Navy career, he commanded the 15 crew member U.S. Navy P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, and Persian Gulf regions. Associate Professor Macris holds an MA (Middle East and Strategic Studies) and PhD (with Distinction) from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where he studied under the direction of noted scholars Fouad Ajami and Eliot Cohen. He holds a linguist certificate in Arabic from the U.S. Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. 
​ A public education advocate and volunteer, Dr. Macris holds the State of Maryland’s coveted "Parent Involvement Matters Award" and the Maryland Governor's Lifetime Service Award for his leadership in turning around two failing middle schools in Annapolis. He previously headed the Annapolis Education Commission, and currently co-chairs, along with the State School Superintendent, the Maryland Department of Education Family Engagement Council.

​ Dr. Macris previously served as a project manager and senior analyst at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. In that role he led defense and homeland security-related assessments and studies. He also teaches International Relations and Middle East history courses in Pepperdine University's Washington DC program.

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Macris

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Deputy Director, Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

U.S. Naval Academy


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