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Flying high: Ph.D. alum Steven Smith named new Air Force ROTC commander

August 30, 2016

Dr. Steven Smith, a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force and member of the inaugural cohort of the Jackson School’s Ph.D. program, is featured in Deseret News for his recent  appointment as the Director of Utah State University’s Air Force ROTC program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Smith’s research focuses on understanding the growth of China’s military diplomacy activity since 2002.

He earned his Ph.D. in International Studies in spring 2016 after completing his dissertation “Winning Friends and Influencing People with Guns: Understanding the Growth of Chinese Military Diplomacy.”

Smith was one of the three students who became the first to earn a doctorate from the Jackson School’s Ph.D. program, which began in 2014.

Click here to read the profile story published in Desert News