Dr. Edward Barrett, Ph.D
Volgenau Director of Strategy and Research, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
201-G Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-J), 112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022
Dr. Edward Barrett is the Director of Research at the United States Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. An Air Force ROTC scholarship graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he completed a Ph.D. in political theory at the University of Chicago, and is the author of Persons and Liberal Democracy: The Ethical and Political Thought of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and many edited volumes, journal articles and book chapters on military ethics issues. During graduate school, he worked for two years as speechwriter to the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George, writing on topics within philosophy, theology, political theory, international relations and economics.
As an Air Force officer, he served as an active duty and reserve C-130 instructor pilot, was recalled to active duty in 2003-2005 for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and retired in 2013 as a Colonel from the Air Force’s Directorate of Strategic Planning at the Pentagon.