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Dr. Jeffrey R. Macris

In front of the Portuguese Fort, Bahrain


     Jeffrey R. Macris is an Associate Professor in the U.S. Naval Academy’s History Department, where he teaches the history of the Middle East, military history, and the history of Islam.. A resident of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf for several years, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, and has worked with local military officers in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Pakistan. A former U.S. Navy pilot, he commanded the 15 crew member U.S. Navy P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare and patrol aircraft in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, and Persian Gulf regions. Prof. Macris holds an MA (double major in Middle East and Strategic Studies) and PhD (with Distinction) from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where he studied under the direction of noted scholars Fouad Ajami and Eliot Cohen. He holds a linguist certificate in Arabic from the U.S. Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. 
​ A public education advocate and volunteer, Dr. Macris has earned the State of Maryland’s Parent Involvement Matters Award and Governor's Service Award for his leadership in turning around two failing middle schools in Annapolis. He previously headed the Annapolis Education Commission, and currently co-chairs, along with the State School Superintendent, the Maryland Department of Education Family Engagement Council.

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Jeffrey R. Macris, PhD