I am a Member of the Faculty in the Master of Public Administration Program at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA, and received my PhD in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. My academic interests are primarily in security issues, including empirical international relations and U.S. homeland security policy.

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Cali Mortenson Ellis is a Member of the Faculty in the Master of Public Administration Program at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA. Cali received her PhD in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan in December 2015. She has a BA in economics from Bates College and an MPP from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She previously worked at the RAND Corporation, the Homeland Security Directorate of the Michigan National Guard, and the Michigan Governor’s Office. Her main research interests are in quantitative analyses of international security, homeland security and intelligence. She is an author of Why Leaders Fight (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and has published in the Journal of Applied Security Research (2008), PS: Political Science & Politics (2012, 2014), Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2013), International Interactions (2015), Enterprise Development and Microfinance (2015), and Michigan War Studies Review (2013, 2014, 2015).

The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, Washington 98505
Email: ellisc [at] evergreen.edu
Fax: 801-752‐1847

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bates College, Lewiston, ME

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT


The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

University of Southern California, Center for International Studies, Los Angeles, CA

MANUSCRIPTS & PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Books

Peer Reviewed Publications

Policy Reports

Book Reviews

Other Publications

TEACHING

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • Women’s Refugee Commission, Research Assistant Fellowship (2014)
  • RAND Corporation – Pardee RAND Graduate School, Doctoral Fellow (2007– 2008)
  • Michigan National Guard – Homeland Security Directorate, Departmental Analyst to the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor (2004–2007)
  • Michigan Office of the Governor – Public Policy Division, Assistant Policy Advisor (2003–2004)
  • Michigan Office of the Attorney General – Executive Division, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General (2001–2002)

SELECTED 
AWARDS 
& 
FELLOWSHIPS


  • Rackham Debt Management Award, University of Michigan (2015)
  • Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan (2015)
  • Zimmerman Award, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan (2014)
  • ProQuest Dissertation Writing Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2014)
  • Candidate Research Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2014)
  • Department Thesis Grant, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan (2014)
  • Attendance Fellowship for 2014 Political Networks workshop, from NSF grant SES-0851084 (2014)
  • Attendance
 Fellowship
 for
 2012 
Political 
Networks 
workshop,
 from 
NSF 
grant 
SES‐0851084 
(2012)
  • Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan 
(2012)
  • APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient, American Political Science Association 
(2011)
  • Janet 
Box‐Steffensmeier 
Award, 
APSA
 Political 
Methodology 
Group
 and 
the 
Inter‐university 
Consortium
 for 
Political 
and
 Social 
Research
 (2011)
  • Edward 
A.
 Bouchet
 Graduate 
Honor 
Society, 
University
 of 
Michigan
 Chapter
 (2011)
  • Pre-Candidate Research Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2010)
  • Alliance for Graduate Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Mini-Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
 (2010)
  • Attendance 
Fellowship
 for
 2010
 Political 
Networks 
workshop,
 from
 NSF 
grant 
SES‐0851084
 (2010)
  • Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations, International Institute, University of Michigan
 (2009‐2010)
  • Collegiate Sorosis Foundation Scholar, Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan (2009‐2010)
  • NSF 
IDEAS‐IGERT
 Graduate 
Fellowship, 
National 
Science
 Foundation, 
University 
of 
Michigan 
Center 
for
 the 
Study 
of
 Complex
 Systems
 and 
The
 Santa
 Fe 
Institute 
(2009, 2011)
  • The 
National 
Academies
 Ford 
Foundation
 Diversity
 Fellowship, 
Honorable 
Mention 
(2009)
  • Rackham 
Merit
 Fellowship, 
University 
of 
Michigan
 (1999‐2001, 
2008‐2014)
  • Distinguished Service 
Medal,
 Michigan 
National 
Guard 
(2007)

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

CONFERENCE PAPERS

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Last updated: January 18, 2018
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