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Chris Mayer

Colonel Chris Mayer, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Strategy & Policy and associate professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point). He has served at West Point for over 12 years. Chris’ responsibilities at West Point include strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation. He focuses his work on delivering and continually improving a top-ranked undergraduate experience that prepares West Point graduates to be Army officers and develops them into leaders of character.

Chris has served as a Teagle Assessment Scholar at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College as well as an evaluator and workshop leader for a regional accreditor.

Chris holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in philosophy from Virginia Tech, an M.P.A. in public administration from Murray State University, and a B.S. in American Politics from West Point. Chris’ work as a reviewer reflect his views and not the views of the United States Military Academy, the United States Army, or the Department of Defense. 


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