Dr. Matthew Schmidt (G’11)

Matthew Schmidt

Assistant Professor of Political Science, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies

While earning his doctorate at Georgetown, Schmidt was exposed to design-planning concepts. In 2009, he accepted a teaching job with the Army’s premier planning school at Ft. Leavenworth. Schmidt advanced the field of strategic decision-making by bringing ideas from architecture and design to the military operations planning process. “Design is a way of thinking that’s simultaneously detailed and conceptual. You have to have a sort of detailed planning to understand what the broad concept is,” he said in an interview for Army.com. In 2012, he was No. 22 of Fast Company’s “Top 100 Most-Creative People in Business.” He recently accepted a tenure-track dual appointment in national security and political science at the University of New Haven.