The Simons Center’s Advisory Council is made up of experienced professionals who have served as senior leaders in various U.S. government departments and agencies, private and non-government research centers, academic institutions, and the military. The Advisory Council assists the Center’s director and CGSC Foundation CEO envision opportunities that enable our continued success.
David A. Anderson
Dr. David A. Anderson is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and currently a professor of Strategic Studies and the Odom Chair of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is also an adjunct professor for Webster University, teaching various international relations courses, including International Political Economy and Globalization. He has taught at several universities including the U.S. Naval Academy. He has a master’s in business from Webster University, and a doctorate in international business and development economics from Alliant International University.
Ambassador Campbell is the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations where he is responsible for the Africa programming. He served as Ambassador to Nigeria from 2004 to 2007. Ambassador Campbell’s previous domestic Department of State assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary in the office of the Director General of the Foreign Service, Dean of the Department of State’s language training facility, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State, and Director of the Office of UN Political Affairs. He has served at diplomatic missions in Lyon, Paris, Geneva, Lagos, Pretoria/Cape Town and Abua. Before entering the U.S. Foreign Service he was a tenured Associate Professor of History at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and both an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Ralph O. Doughty
Dr. Doughty is Professor and Chair of Interagency and Multinational Studies at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Doughty served as Professor and Transformation Chair at the College, a position sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Force Transformation and Resources. He was president of a civilian consulting company for 10 years prior to assuming his positions at Fort Leavenworth. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Army Division Commander Course, and the Leadership Development Course at the Center for Creative Leadership. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of Major General in 1996 after serving on the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee at the Pentagon for the Department of the Army. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, where he served for four years as a Mechanical Engineering representative for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, evaluating programs at Stanford, Lehigh, Louisiana State, and North Carolina State universities. He was selected as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow of the University of Alabama College of Engineering, and is the principal author of over 20 technical publications and two U.S. patents.
David F. Lambertson
Ambassador Lambertson is a member of University of Kansas advisory boards for International Programs, the Honors Program, the Biodiversity Institute, and the Center for International Business Education and Research. He is also a member of the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council and the American Foreign Service Association. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand from 1991 to 1995. During a 32 year career with the State Department, Ambassador Lambertson, held several international postings, including: Saigon, Indonesia, Paris, Tokyo, London, Seoul and Canberra. He served with the U.S. Delegation to the Vietnam peace talks and as Deputy Chief of Mission in both Seoul and Canberra. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State with responsibility for ten countries in Southeast Asia. After retiring from the State Department, Ambassador Lambertson served as U.S. Representative in North Korea for the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, where he made eleven visits to the DPRK totaling more than eighteen months in duration. He has also served as the Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor of Asian Affairs at Claremont-McKenna College in California and taught several times in the Honors Program of the University of Kansas. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands (California) and the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.
John E. Miller
Lieutenant General Miller retired from the U.S. Army as the Deputy Commanding General of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Over the course of his career he served in multiple units and organizations in Europe, the United States, the Republic of Vietnam, and on the Army Staff. A few of his assignments include: Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Assistant Division Commander, 8th Infantry Division; Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Combat Developments at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Lieutenant General Miller is currently President of Miller Analytics, an independent consulting firm specializing in operational and management analysis and technology assessments for firms dealing with the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies. He has also served as President of the Linguist Operations and Technical Support Division of L-3 Communications, Vice President of Business Development and Program Management for the National Security Sector with Oracle Corporation, Chair of the Board on Army Science and Technology, the Army Science Board, the National Research Council, and Chair of the Army Distaff Foundation. He holds a B.S. from Southwest Missouri State University and a M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
James P. Pottorff
Mr. Pottorff is currently the General Counsel for the University of Kansas. Prior to assuming his current position, he served in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate General officer, retiring with the rank of Colonel. During his military career he served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 10th Mountain Division, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the United Stated Military Academy and Chief of Criminal Law, Senior Trial Counsel and Chief of Claims for the 1st Infantry Division. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy, an L.L.M. from the Judge Advocate General’s School, and a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. He also holds graduate degrees from the Naval War College and Pepperdine University.
Dr. Stever is a professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, where he developed intergovernmental management models to combat terrorism. Stever is a member of two editorial boards – International Journal of Public Administration and International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior – and is widely published in professional journals. In addition to journal articles, he has published four books, including two on the theory, philosophy, and issues surrounding American Federalism and intergovernmental management. He completed a four-year study of how American presidents have attempted to manage and influence intergovernmental relations. In connection with this study, he served as Senior Evaluator for the General Accounting Office at their headquarters in Washington, DC. He has also studied the intergovernmental management problems surrounding Operation Desert Storm. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Ronald W. Trewyn
Dr. Trewyn is Kansas State University’s full-time liaison to the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF). As assistant to the president and NBAF liaison, Trewyn works with the president and others within and outside the institution to facilitate and leverage NBAF-related opportunities for the university, the city, and the state. Prior to that he served as the Vice President for Research at Kansas State University and President of the Kansas State University Research Center. After graduating from a business school in Illinois, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Infantry in Vietnam, and receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology in Wisconsin, Dr. Trewyn earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University, with a major in microbial physiology and minors in biochemistry and genetics. He conducted cancer research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center prior to joining the medical school faculty at Ohio State University, where he attained the rank of Professor of Medical Biochemistry. He was a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center during his 16 years at Ohio State, and his research efforts focused on the molecular and cellular events involved in cancer development and treatment.