Dr. Ivan T. Luke
U.S. Naval War College
Dr. Ivan Luke is a faculty member in the Joint Military Operations Department of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. His research interests include maritime security, homeland security, and the military's role in domestic incident response.
Dr. Luke previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard for more than twenty-nine years, retiring as a Captain in 2003. Much of his experience, while in uniform, was in the law enforcement field, including significant time conducting counter-narcotics and migrant-interdiction operations in the Caribbean.
Dr. Luke graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1998, and most recently a Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University in 2012. His interdisciplinary dissertation had a dual focus in maritime history and philosophy. Dr. Luke holds a merchant mariner's license in the grade of Unlimited Ocean Master, Steam, Motor or Sail.