Dr Steven Oluic

Lt. Col. Steven Oluic, PhD, is a retired U.S. Army officer with over 27 years of military service, ten of which were overseas. Dr. Oluic was an Associate Professor of Geography and subsequently the Assistant Dean of Strategy & Policy at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Upon retirement he served as the Dean of Arts & Sciences at an Ohio College. He has numerous publications, including a book, text chapters, and journal articles. Dr. Oluic received a Fulbright Award in 2017 and traveled to Russia as part of an education exchange. He is the recipient of many research and travel grants and received the Association of American Geographers “George & Viola Hoffman National Award” for research in Eastern Europe in 2004. Dr. Oluic’s research interests are varied, but his specific interests revolve around Yugoslavia and the current successor states – including Balkan Geopolitics, radicalism in the Balkans & Balkan Diaspora in the United States, and boundaries.


PhD Geography, Kent State University, 2005. Dissertation Title: Bosnia & Herzegovina: Identity, Nationalist Landscapes and the Future of the State. Graduate, U.S. Army War College, Defense Strategy Course, Nov 2001 to May 2002. Graduate, Fuehrungsakademie der Bundeswehr (German Command & Staff College), 2000. Graduate, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, 1993. M.S. Environmental Science, University of Cincinnati, 1991. Thesis Title: The Photocatalytic Destruction of Volatile Organic Hydrocarbons in Groundwater. B.A. Geological Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1983.

Professional Positions

January 2015 to present Dean, Arts & Sciences, Lakeland Community College (LCC), Ohio June 2018 August 2012 to Dean, Mathematics, Engineering Technologies, Natural and Social December 2014 Sciences, LCC, Kirtland, Ohio October 2010 to Dean, Social Science and Public Service Technologies, LCC, Kirtland, August 2012 Ohio July 2009 to Assistant Dean for Strategy and Policy, U.S. Military Academy, West September 2010 Point, New York June 2005 to July 2009 Assistant and Associate Professor, USMA May 2006 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Security, University of Belgrade, Serbia September 1983 to Career Army Engineer Officer, numerous military positions across the January 2010 world responsible for construction projects, including buildings, roadways, earthwork projects, airfields, and erecting bridges. Lastly, I served as the project engineer for several large-scale, multi-milliondollar environmental remediation projects.