Scott Mobley

Position title: Teaching Faculty II


110 North Hall
1050 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Scott Mobley explores the cultural, political, and technological influences that shape America’s past and present.  A retired naval officer and warship captain, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.  Scott subsequently earned an national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Ph.D. in history from UW–Madison.  In addition to his award-winning book, Progressives in Navy Blue, 1873-1898, Scott’s work has appeared in academic and professional journals, an edited volume, and influential online platforms.  As a member of the Political Science Department teaching faculty, his courses examine international security and civil-military relations.



Ph.D., History University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., History University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., National Security Affairs (International Relations) Naval Postgraduate School

B.S., History U.S. Naval Academy


Courses in National Security Affairs, Strategic Studies, and Civil-Military Relations

PS 338: The Civil-Military Paradox in U.S. Politics and Society

PS 343: Theories of International Security