Dr. Sterling Jensen
Sterling Jensen, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Dr. Sterling Jensen is Associate Professor of Security Studies at the National Defense College. Dr. Jensen previously served at the U.S. National Defense University’s Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies where he was Research Associate supporting the programs in the region. His doctoral dissertation, taken at King’s College London, was in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies.

Dr. Jensen studied the Arabic language at the University of Damascus in Syria from 2003-2005; he received his M.A. degree in Strategic Studies with a specialization in Emerging Markets at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. 

Dr. Jensen has published articles in the Washington Post, Small Wars Journal, Military Review, The Hill, The National Interest and PRISM. At the National Defense College Dr. Jensen has been the Course Coordinator for Economic Statecraft, International Field Studies and facilitator for International Context, Strategy, Crisis Management and National Security.

Dr. Jensen teaches the Non-Traditional Strategists elective. Dr. Jensen was raised in Mesa, Arizona and moved from Northern Virginia to Abu Dhabi in 2014. He lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two children.