Joan Johnson-Freese, PhD

Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval War College
Joan Johnson-Freese is a University Professor and the Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Chair of Science, Space & Technology at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. She teaches in the National Security Affairs department, which she chaired from 2002-2010. Johnson-Freese works primarily in the fields of national security generally, and space security and Women, Peace & Security specifically. She has published six books and over one hundred articles on space security and multiple articles on gender politics, in journals such as Joint Force Quarterly, War on the Rocks, and Space News. Her most recent book is Women, Peace and Security: An Introduction (2018). Johnson-Freese has testified before Congress on multiple occasions regarding space, and regularly works with the media, including CNN, ABC, CBS, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • PhD Kent State University