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Dr. Jeff Talley is a Global Fellow with the Center. Dr. Talley will provide thought leadership on a broad range of topics of interest to public sector leaders, with a special focus on global security issues and strategies reducing risk and increasing opportunity through improved government performance.
Dr. Talley has over 34 years of global experiences in the public, private, & academic sectors, coupled with periods of active/reserve military service as a Citizen-Soldier. He is a nationally recognized expert in Civil, Environmental, & Sustainable Engineering. In 2016, he retired from military service and was appointed an Advanced Leadership Fellow and Cabot House Scholar-in-residence at Harvard University. Prior to his Harvard appointment, Dr. Talley served as Lt. General and Chief of the Army Reserve & Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, an organization whose size and scope rank it as a Fortune 50 company.
Dr. Talley received his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his Executive M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, England. He also holds master degrees in engineering, strategic studies, and liberal arts. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE).