Dr. Kibbe earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Drake University in 1982, a Master's in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1986, and a PhD in Political Science from UCLA in 2002. Before returning to graduate school at UCLA, she worked on South African politics for a number of years at the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior to coming to Franklin & Marshall, she returned to D.C. for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at The Brookings Institution.
Her research and teaching interests include U.S. foreign policy, intelligence and covert action, international relations, and political psychology.
2012. “Conducting Shadow Wars.” Journal of National Security Law & Policy 5(2): 373-292.
2012. “Cuba, Angola, and the Soviet Union,” in Kristen P. Williams, Steven E. Lobell and Neal G. Jesse, eds., Beyond Great Powers and Hegemons: Why Secondary States Support, Follow or Challenge. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
2010. “Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Is the Solution Part of the Problem?” Intelligence and National Security 25 (1): 24-49.
2010. “Covert Action, Pentagon-style,” in The Oxford Handbook on National Security Intelligence, ed. Loch Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press.
Reprinted in: Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies, An Anthology, eds., Loch K. Johnson
and James J. Wirtz. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
2010. “Covert Action,” The International Studies Association Compendium Project, ed. Robert A. Denemark. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
2007. Jennifer D. Kibbe. "Covert Action and the Pentagon." In Strategic Intelligence, Volume 3: Covert Action, ed. Loch K. Johnson, Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.
Reprinted in: Secret Intelligence: A Reader, eds., Christopher Andrew, Richard J. Aldrich and Wesley K. Wark. New York: Routledge, 2009.
2007. Jennifer D. Kibbe. "Covert Action and the Pentagon." Intelligence and National Security 22(1): 57-74.
2004. Jennifer D. Kibbe. "The Rise of the Shadow Warriors." Foreign Affairs 83 (2): 102-115.
2004. Jennifer D. Kibbe. "Bay of Pigs." Encyclopedia of Leadership Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
2001. Jennifer Kibbe. "The Failure to Influence Iraq," in The New Great Power Coalition: Toward a World Concert of Nations, Richard N. Rosecrance, ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
2001. Jennifer Kibbe and Steven L. Speigel. "Emulation in the Middle East," in The New Great Power Coalition: Toward a World Concert of Nations, Richard N. Rosecrance, ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
2001. Jennifer Kibbe with Richard N. Rosecrance, and Arthur A. Stein. "Conclusion," in The New Great Power Coalition: Toward a World Concert of Nations, Richard N. Rosecrance, ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
2001. Jennifer D. Kibbe edited with Steven L. Spiegel and Elizabeth G. Matthews. The Dynamics of Middle East Proliferation Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.