Prof Nichola Kenney
Nicholas Kenney, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
  • Rated as one of the top five teachers in College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University

  • Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist (scored in top 2% of class) for the prestigious Federal Talent Development Program

  • Summer clerk at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)

  • Associate of Cosgrove, Eisenberg & Kiley, P.C., Boston, MA and Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA

  • Published the Bulletin of Regional Cooperation in the Middle East, a quarterly newsletter published by Search for Common Ground (August 2006)

  • Author of “The United States and North Korea Compete for China’s Support”; Power and Interest News Report, www.pinr.com (June 2006)

Nicholas A. Kenney’s career goals include teaching, conducting research, and publishing as an academic in a forward-thinking, innovative institution of higher education. He has extensive field, interview, and archival research experience in the Middle East, U.K., and Ireland. Professor Kenney’s writing experience spans decades of commitment to the craft, including several published essays, a history honors thesis at the College of the Holy Cross, two graduate theses, and his dissertation on the Indian and Irish nationalist movements. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations and M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, his J.D. from Boston College Law School, and his B.A in History from the College of the Holy Cross.

Professor Kenney specializes in grand strategy, nonstate threats, and national security policy. He has worked in both traditional residency programs as well as internet-mediated programs. He is adept at leveraging new technology in and out of the classroom without letting the new tools eclipse the tried and true methods of teaching. His breadth of experience in teaching includes three years at the undergraduate level and four years at the graduate level. Prior to Minerva, he taught in the National Defense University and Tufts University.