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Jomana Amara
Ph.D, Economics, University of Houston, 2004
Jomana Amara, Ph.D., P.E., is Professor of economics at the Defense Resources Management Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Amara earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Master in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. in Economics. Dr. Amara was employed with Shell Oil before joining the Naval Postgraduate School. She currently researches and publishes on international economics, defense economics, health economics, and the economics of the public sector. Dr. Amara teaches in such areas as economics, defense economics, human capital development, cost analysis, strategic planning, performance management and budgeting and decision analysis.. Dr. Amara is the author of the forthcoming book Economic Development and Post Conflict Reconstruction and co-editor of Military Medicine: From Pre-Deployment to Post-Separation. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Amara is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society (IUS), and the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). She was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Honor and Achievement of Civilians with the Department of Defense.

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