Cathryn Downes

Cyber Leadership Department

Academic Credentials: 
B.A., University of Auckland (New Zealand) 
M.A., University of Lancaster (UK)
Ph.D., University of Lancaster (UK)

Relevant Professional Experience: 
Dr. Downes served thirteen years as a member of the New Zealand Defence Force, completing service as SES-1 as the Military Policy Development Adviser to the Chief of the Defence Force.  In her academic career, she served twelve years as a research academic scholar, with appointments at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, the University of Melbourne Australia, and the Strategic and Defense Studies Center, Australian National University.

Scholarship:
Dr. Downes has published and presented widely during her academic career. Her research and recent publications have focused inter-agency collaboration at the strategic level, clarifying the concepts and space of strategic thinking and decision-making, unintentional militarism and civil-military relations in complex, national security wicked problems, innovations in E-Learning 2.0 for graduate-level education.

Courses:
(Current) Global Strategic Landscape (GLS), 
Multi-Agency Collaboration (MAC), 
Strategies for Process Improvement (PRI);

(Previous) Defense Transformations (DTF),
Netcentric Warfare and Operations (NCW).

Cyber iCollege Faculty Leadership