Timothy P. McDonnell is a Stanton nuclear security fellow with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His primary line of research centers on the history of U.S. nuclear posture as it relates to U.S. foreign policy. In addition to his focus on nuclear matters, McDonnell also studies all aspects of modern conventional warfare. He earned his PhD from the Security Studies Program at MIT.
Prior to joining Carnegie, McDonnell was a predoctoral fellow at the George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, a research associate for MIT Seminar XXI—a professional education program for mid-career and senior military officers and national security professionals—as well as a RAND summer associate, where his research supported U.S. Army maneuver short-range air defense (M-SHORAD) programs.
Before beginning his PhD, McDonnell earned his MA from the George Washington University, and was a program associate at the Wilson Center, where he coordinated the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.