Dr. Joseph Cerami joined the Bush School in 2001. He holds a PhD from Penn State University's School of Public Affairs, and teaches courses in national security policy and leadership studies in the Master's Program in International Affairs. Cerami was appointed as the founding director of the Bush School's Public Service Leadership Program in 2002.
Cerami retired from the US Army as a colonel after a thirty-year career, during which he served in Germany and the Republic of Korea. His last military assignment was as the chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from 1998-2001.
Dr. Cerami is the co-editor of The Army War College Guide to Strategy (2001), The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare (2007), Leadership and National Security Reform (2008), and Rethinking Leadership and "Whole of Government" National Security Reform (2010) published by the Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. His most recent journal article is "Rethinking Civil-Military Coordination for Humanitarian and Other Complex Operations," in Public Administration Review March-April 2010. His book, Leadership and Policy Innovation-From Clinton to Bush: Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (2013) was published by Routledge.
Dr. Cerami was the featured professor in the Council on Foreign Relations "CFR in the Classroom" in March 2011. He was elected to the American Political Science Association's International Security and Arms Control governing council (2008-2011). In 2010, Dr. Cerami published "Leadership in International Affairs," "Military Science", "Strategic and Net Assessments", and "International Security" for International Relations: Security and Military Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online project. In 2011, he was named to the Founding Editorial Board and Standing Editorial Board for Oxford University Press, Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations.