Walden University's Dave Palmer Military Scholarship is awarded periodically to an exceptional doctoral student on active duty with a branch of the U.S. armed forces. Recipients demonstrate how a doctoral degree is a logical progression of their personal and professional development and how their dissertation research will contribute directly to the enhancement of the mission of his or her service.


Recipient: Lt. Eric Johnson

Program:
PhD in Public Policy and Administration (Homeland Security Policy and Coordination)

Title:
Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Southeast Regional Fisheries Training Center, Charleston, S.C.

How Walden Research Relates to Military Service:
My dissertation research contends with the international problem of contemporary maritime piracy, which is an issue directly impacted by the U.S. Coast Guard. In fact, in my previous tour of duty aboard ship, we interdicted more than five foreign vessels engaged in activity that was in direct violation of resolutions passed by the U.N. General Assembly. The purpose of my study is to explore areas in which the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation have been effective in mitigating the phenomenon of maritime piracy. Additionally, the research will attempt to identify areas of these policies that are lacking in their effectiveness and, hopefully, provide options for positive change.

Scholarship Information
For more information, see
Walden Scholarships

Lt. Eric Johnson PhD in Public Policy and Administration (Homeland Security Policy and Coordination) Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Southeast Regional Fisheries Training Center, Charleston, S.C. My dissertation research contends with the international problem of contemporary maritime piracy, which is an issue directly impacted by the U.S. Coast Guard. In fact, in my previous tour of duty aboard ship, we interdicted more than five foreign vessels engaged in activity that was in direct violation of resolutions passed by the U.N. General Assembly. The purpose of my study is to explore areas in which the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation have been effective in mitigating the phenomenon of maritime piracy. Additionally, the research will attempt to identify areas of these policies that are lacking in their effectiveness and, hopefully, provide options for positive change.

Man researching online education on laptop
Request Free Information
Request Free Information

Fill out this form to get free information on courses, admissions and financial aid from your personal advisor.


Please use our International Form if you live outside of the U.S.

Fill out this form to get free information on courses, admissions and financial aid from your personal advisor.


Please use our Domestic Form if you live in the U.S.
*Required Field
Academic Interests
Required
Required
Contact Information
Required
Required
Invalid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Required
Please provide a valid zipcode
Required
Additional Information
Required
Submit

By submitting this form, I understand and agree that Walden University may contact me via email, text, telephone, and prerecorded message regarding furthering my education and that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact us for more details.

Required

By checking this box, I agree that Walden University may contact me by email, text message, autodialed telephone call, and prerecorded message at the contact information provided above regarding opportunities and offers to further my education. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time and that my consent is not a condition of any purchase. I have received the Walden University Privacy Policy