Travis Sharp is a Ph.D. candidate in security studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and a non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His research explores military-to-military contacts between great power rivals (dissertation), cyber security, and U.S. defense spending and strategy. 

Travis has helped teach courses on grand strategy and the politics of public policy. Through Princeton's Center for International Security Studies, he has directed a dozen policy simulations and military staff rides for students. Before graduate school, he worked on U.S. national security policy in Washington, including at the Center for a New American Security and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He has consulted for the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Policy, Office of Net Assessment, National Defense Panel, NATO, and Oxford Analytica. 

Travis has published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, International Affairs, International Negotiation, Orbis, Joint Force Quarterly, and Parameters, among others, and been quoted by the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN. He holds a M.P.A. and M.A. from Princeton and a B.A. from the University of San Francisco.