Prior to joining CLASS, Dr. Zachary Zwald was an assistant professor at the U.S. Air War College and the U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on international relations from the University of California at Berkeley. Since then, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University and a Stanton Foundation junior faculty fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Zwald also taught in the Department of Politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His book manuscript, Constructing Power: A Pragmatist Approach to Military Technology Innovation, is currently in progress.
“The assessment of the pros and cons of drones have to be made in the context of the alternatives, which are greater troop presence and direct engagement of the enemy versus complete military withdrawal,” said political science assistant professor Zachary Zwald.
Before joining UH, Zachary Zwald was an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the US Air War College and the USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies. He has served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University and, during the 2013-2014 academic year, as the Stanton Foundation Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT. Zwald has presented his research to agencies throughout the US government.