Ms. Dionne Whitby is the Education Program Manager for the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD). In this capacity, she provides programmatic support to the CSWMD’s policy and outreach programs and serves as the Program Manager for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Graduate Fellowship Program and the Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL).
Prior to joining CSWMD, Dionne managed executive-level Department of Defense education programs focused on providing senior international leaders with high-level and balanced exposure to U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Her research interests include exploring great power competition, the disruptive effects of emerging technology, and misinformation and disinformation campaigns within the context of countering weapons of mass destruction.
Dionne holds a M.A. in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University’s (NDU) College of International Security Affairs (CISA) and a B.A. in International Politics from Penn State University. She is also a NDU South and Central Asia Program (SCAP) scholar and a Senator David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) scholar. As an NSEP scholar, she studied the Arabic language and issues deemed critical to U.S. national security in Amman, Jordan for a year. She is also a recipient of the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award.