David Tucker is the Earhart Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center and the Associate Director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government program. Prior to working at the Ashbrook center, he taught for 15 years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the U.S. government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Tucker earned his Ph. D in History at the Claremont Graduate School in 1981. His publications include The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford, 2014); Illuminating the Dark Arts of War: Terrorism, Sabotage, and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (Continuum, 2012); and Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2007), as well as other books and articles on military affairs and American history.