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Tom Mowle -- owner, coach, editor

Tom Mowle

Tom is a retired Air Force Major who resides in Colorado Springs. He earned his PhD in Political Science with a focus on political psychology from The Ohio State University in 1996.

Tom taught undergraduate cadets at the Air Force Academy and in the graduate program at Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio. His teaching experience includes research design and methods for social science.

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.

Elyse Mowle, editor

Elyse Mowle

Elyse is a clinical psychologist who resides in Northern Virginia and works as a government contractor. She earned her PhD in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2019.

Elyse taught undergraduates in statistics and personality psychology and graduate 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.


Hal is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who resides in Colorado Springs. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1996, focusing on climate change and the role of the military in environmental matters.

Hal taught undergraduate cadets for 15 years at the Air Force Academy. He 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.

Hal’s teaching experience includes the Constitution and the American founding period, the presidency, congress, the US Court system, and research methods and design.


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Liz teaches cultural anthropology and and sociology after a long career in teaching and academic administration. Her PhD focused on Irish family life in Dublin, Ireland; her MA in anthropology covered schizophrenia in India and the West.

Liz is the author of two academic books and a variety of book chapters and book reviews.

Liz’s research interests include the cross-cultural understandings of marriage and family life, mental illness, and psychology.