Dr. A. J. Nolte received his Ph.D. in Politics from Catholic University of America (CUA). His dissertation focused on the relationship between political Islam and high modernism in Turkey and Indonesia's state-formation processes. He received an M.A. from CUA in 2009. Nolte worked for the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and at the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University. From Fall 2013 to Spring 2017, he served as an adjunct professor of politics at Messiah College. He also taught at George Washington University, Catholic University, and National Defense University.