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     Associate Professor Jeffrey R. Macris is a Presidential Visiting Fellow at Yale University, where he teaches Political Science and History Classes. A former U.S. Navy officer and pilot, he served for over a dozen years at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he taught the history of the Middle East, military history, the history of Islam, and ethics.. A resident of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf for several years, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, and has 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 and patrol aircraft in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, and Persian Gulf regions. Prof. Macris holds an MA (double major in 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 is currently on a leave of absence from Johns Hopkins University, where he serves as a Project Manager and Senior Analyst in the Applied Physics Laboratory. In that role he leads 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.

Jeffrey R. Macris, PhD


Dr. Jeffrey R. Macris

In front of the Portuguese Fort, Bahrain


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