Dr. Paul T. Bartone

Senior Research Fellow

Paul BartonePhone: 202-685-3407
Email: bartonep@ndu.edu
Areas of Expertise: Military Psychology and Resilience

Colonel (Retired) Paul T. Bartone, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Technology & National Security Policy, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. He holds an M.A. and PhD. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Chicago. As a military research psychologist, Bartone’s research has focused on understanding and measuring resilient or “hardy” responding to stress, identifying underlying biomarkers for resilience, and applying this knowledge to improve selection, training and leader development programs. A Fulbright Scholar (Norway, 2006-07), Bartone previously served as Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy of the National Defense University. He has also taught at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, where he was Associate Professor in Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, as well as Director of the West Point Leader Development Research Center. While on active duty, Bartone served as the Consultant to the Surgeon General for Research Psychology, and the Assistant Corps Chief for Medical Allied Sciences. He is past-President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 19 – Society for Military Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science.


  • Project Leader: Biomarkers of Hardiness/Resilience
  • Project Leader: Human Hardiness