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Team Member

Dr. Nancy Teeple


Nancy Teeple was a NAADSN postdoctoral fellow from 2020-21 and an adjunct assistant professor and research associate at the Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada. Nancy’s research areas are nuclear strategy and deterrence, missile defence, arms control, and Arctic security. She has produced a number of policy briefs, quick impact reports, and recommended reading lists for NAADSN on these topics and is completing a monograph on the impact of the nuclear security dilemma on arms control, based on her dissertation “Arms Control on the Eve of Destruction.”

Notable publications include: “A Brief History of Intrusions into the Canadian Arctic,” Canadian Army Journal (2010); (with Stuart Farson) “Increasing Canada’s Foreign Intelligence Capability: Is it a Dead Issue?”  Intelligence and National Security (2015); “A Minimum Deterrence Nuclear Posture and the Challenge of Deterrence Failure,” On Track (2015/2016); and contribution to the Simons Forum Report “Repairing the US-NATO-Russia Relationship and Reducing the Risks of the Use of Nuclear Weapons,” in 2018. Nancy holds a PhD in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (SFU), an MA in War Studies from RMC, a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Western Ontario, an MA in Ancient Studies from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Hons) in Classical Studies from the University of Ottawa. 

During and following her PhD program, Nancy instructed a number of upper-level undergraduate courses at Simon Fraser University on Canadian Foreign Policy, American Foreign Policy, Nuclear Strategy and International Security, Modern Warfare, Theories of War and Peace, and the CAF and NATO. Nancy recently held the 2019-2020 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University in Vermont where she explored the causal processes in the formulation of U.S. Arctic security and defence policy, within the context of the Canada-U.S. continental defence relationship.