Jennifer McArdle

Fellow in Defense Studies

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Military Innovation

Jennifer McArdle joined AFPC as a Fellow in Defense Studies in December 2016. She is also an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity in the Administration of Justice and Homeland Security at Salve Regina University. Jennifer's academic research focuses on the relationship between cyber operations and escalation, disruptive technologies and national security, military innovation, and crisis management. Her work has been featured in such outlets as Real Clear World, The Cyber Defense Review, National Defense Magazine, GovInfoSecurity, among others.

Jennifer was previously a Fellow in the Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where she led a program on simulation and virtual reality for next generation warfare, served as a subject matter expert on the Cyber Readiness Index Project, and served in a contractor capacity for the Department of Defense. She previously worked in New Delhi, India at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses and the Observer Research Foundation, and has worked as a contractor at the U.S. National Defense University. Jennifer is a Ph.D. candidate in War Studies at King’s College London. She holds a M.Phil in Politics from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Political Science and Justice Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.