Assistant Professor Dr. Liz Yeomans is the Course Director for Crisis Action Planning (Exercises) at National Defense University’s South Campus at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to her current position as a civilian faculty member in the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, she served as an officer in the United States Navy for 21 years. She spent eight years as a hardhat, salvage diving officer and then transitioned to the Surface Warfare Community. Liz served primarily aboard amphibious ships and her numerous deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, and Operation Noble Anvil, as well as disaster relief operations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Masters in Business Administration. Liz is currently finishing up her dissertation in pursuit of a PhD in Public Policy and Administration and plans to write her dissertation on inter-organizational coordination during humanitarian assistance operations. She co-authored and published and academic article entitled “Taking the Next Step in Transforming Comprehensive Approach Designing an International Operations Response Framework” in 2013 and presented the article a the 2013 Transformation Conference at National Defense University.
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