Peter Feaver

Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science (2004 - 2009)

Professor Feaver is an international leader in the field of civil-military relations and the politics of national security. He is a political scientist who examines how policy is made at the intersection of the civilian and military worlds with a focus on how civilian politics affect national security. He has served two stints on the National Security Council staff at the White House, one in 1993-94 and the other in 2005-2007. His courses emphasize the intersection of theory, history, and policy, encouraging students to engage in realistic learning assignments that incorporate the kinds of skills and challenges policy makers must utilize. He is the winner of both the Trinity and Alumni teaching awards and has co-written a book entitled Getting the Best Out of College.