Faculty Bios


Dr. David D. Dworak (Dave) 

Associate Professor

Dr. Dworak currently serves as an associate professor in the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. The Joint and Combined Warfighting School produces graduates capable of creatively and effectively leading planning efforts that integrate myriad national and international organizations to ensure the success of Joint forces operating within uncertain operating environments.

Dr. Dworak retired from the US Army as a colonel in the summer of 2014. During a 30-year career he served as a multi-functional logistics officer, supporting operations in peace and in war. His overseas tours include the Sinai Peninsula, Germany, the Republic of Korea, and Afghanistan. The last six years of his career were spent on the faculty of the US Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania, where he served as an instructor and, later, as chairman of the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations. During this time he also served as chair of the Curriculum Review Committee, chair of the Assessments Committee, and Executive Secretary of the Faculty Council.

His academic credentials include a PhD. and master in philosophy in history from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, a master of strategic studies from the US Army War College, a master of science in logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has a number of areas of expertise, to include American history, European history 1914-1945, case methodology, curriculum development, theater-level planning, operational art, Joint logistics, supply chain management, operational contract support, and strategic thinking (critical thinking, creative thinking, uses of history, ethics, systems thinking, and culture)

Back to JFSC Faculty