When he is not teaching, Dr. Jockel is also co-editor of International Journal, the scholarly publication of the Canadian International Council, Toronto.
He is the author or co-author of several books and many articles on Canadian defense policy and Canada-U.S. relations. His most recent book is Canada in NORAD, 1957-2007: a History (2007), which he wrote while spending an academic year at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto as distinguished visiting professor.
Jockel has been a Fulbright Fellow at the Royal Military College of Canada, an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., a NATO Research Fellow, and a Senior Fellow in the Government of Canada's Canadian Studies Program in the U.S. He is also past president of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS).
During the mid-1980s he served, on exchange, at the Canada desk of the U.S. Department of State where he was acting secretary of the Canada-U.S. Permanent Joint Board on Defense (PJBD). In the early 1990s he was director of the Canada Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. During the 1998-1999 academic year he was a visiting scholar in the International Relations Programme, Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Senior Resident of Massey College.
A native of New York, Jockel is a citizen of the United States. He graduated first in his class at St. Lawrence. He also holds an MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.