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Tom Mowle, Ph.D., is a retired Air Force Major who currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science (focus on political psychology) from The Ohio State University in 1996.

Tom taught undergraduate cadets at the Air Force Academy for nine years (interrupted by a tour of duty in Baghdad), and in the graduate program at Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, for four years. His teaching experience includes research design and methods for social science; he was his department’s research and budget officer for the last two years before retirement.

Tom has published three books (Allies at Odds, Hope is Not a Plan, and The Unipolar World), and many chapters and articles in academic journals. He also has conducted research sponsored by the Department of Defense and presented at numerous national conferences.

Tom’s Vita

Elyse Mowle, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who currently resides in Washington, DC, and works as a government contractor. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in August 2019.

Elyse taught undergraduates in statistics and personality psychology for 3 years, and currently teaches Masters level students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her teaching experience includes academic writing and statistics for the social sciences.

Elyse has published two book chapters, 8 peer-reviewed academic articles, and presented at numerous national conferences.

Elyse’s Vita


Hal Bidlack, Ph.D., is a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 25 years of military experience, including 15 years teaching at the Air Force Academy. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1996, focusing on climate change and the role of the military in environmental matters.

Hal served twice on the National Security Council staff at the White House, and also as military advisor to an ambassador at the US Department of State, where he focused on assistance to the former Soviet Union states.  Bidlack’s teaching experience includes the Constitution and the American Founding period, as well as the presidency, congress, the US Court system, research methods and design, as well as serving as a division chief for American political studies.

Hal’s Vita