MWI Resident Military Fellow

Capt. Jessica Dawson enlisted in the Army as a private in 1995 and attained the rank of sergeant first class before commissioning in 2007. She is currently serving as an assistant professor at West Point, with interests centering on morality, moral judgments, group cohesion, and status.

Capt. Dawson’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies from State University of New York, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree and PhD in Sociology from Duke University. Her military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, 31F Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Officer Candidate School, Basic Officer Leadership Course II, Signal Basic Officer Leadership Course and the Signal Captains Career Course.