Donald S. Inbody is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He specializes in American civil-military relations and Public Opinion. He teaches American Government and International Relations courses.
After teaching in the Kansas Public Schools for three years and as an Instructor at Kansas Newman College in Wichita, Kansas, for two years, he entered the United States Navy, retiring as a Captain following nearly 29 years of active service. In 1996 and 1997 he was the Captain of the USS Duluth, home ported in San Diego and then Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious Squadron Eleven, based in Sasebo, Japan.
In 2001 he was appointed Director of the Joint C4ISR Decision Support Center, an analytic “think tank” in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
While in the Navy he earned a Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 1985, and a second Master’s degree from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, in 2001. He entered the graduate school at the University of Texas while serving as the Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit at the University.
He taught political science for three years at the United States Naval Academy and the Leadership and Ethics course for three years in the Naval Science and Philosophy Departments at the University of Texas.
Since retiring from the Navy in 2006 he taught political science at Concordia University Texas and is currently on the faculty at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. His research interests include military and overseas voting, civil-military relations, and world conflict.
He and his wife, Jeannine Inbody, live in Buda, Texas.Ph.D., University of Texas
M.A., Naval War College
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
M.M.E., Wichita State University
B.M.E., Wichita State University