Dr. Geoffrey Till
Category: PROFILES September 5, 2019

Dr. Geoffrey Till


John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research

US Naval War College

Geoffrey Till holds the Dudley W. Knox Chair for Naval History and Strategy at the Naval War College. Formerly, he has been the Dean of Academic Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and Professor of Maritime Studies in the DSD and Director of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. Before that he was Professor of History at The Royal Naval College Greenwich. He has taught at the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, in the Department of Systems Science at the City University, in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where he completed his MA and PhD, and for the Open University. With the help of a NATO Defence Fellowship he was a visiting scholar at the US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey. Later, he held the Foundation Chair in Military Affairs at the US Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. In 2007 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore, and in 2008 the inaugural Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Chair in Strategic Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington. In 2009 he returned to the Maritime Security Programme of the RSIS as Visiting Professor. He has completed a major study of the impact of globalisation on naval development especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This is intended to appear as an Adelphi paper for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.

The author of over 200 articles and book chapters, his “Understanding Victory: Naval Operations from Trafalgar to the Falklands” appeared in 2014 and the fourth revised edition of “Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century” in 2018.