Faculty and Staff

Ambassadors. Defense policy analysts. Intelligence officers. Former military. Industry experts.

These are the people who teach your classes.

Our faculty have worked and continue to work in vital roles: Departments of Defense, State and Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, intelligence agencies and more.

Faculty

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Other per course faculty

Dr. Richard Downie

  • PhD, University of Southern California. Director, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University (2004 – 2010); Director, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), Columbus, GA (2001-2004); Defense and Army Attache’, U.S. Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico (1999-2001); Operations Officer, Multinational Peacekeeping Unit, Sarajevo, Bosnia (1998); Chief of Politico-Military Affairs for North America, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-5), Washington, DC (1996-1998); Chief of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Southern Command, Panama (1993-1995).

Dr. Tobias Gibson

  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. John Langton Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science; founding Director of the Security Studies Program, Westminster College. Former Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University. 
  • A professional academic, Dr. Gibson’s research and teaching focus on executive power, national security institutions, national security law, and terrorism. Previously, he was a Regular Contributor to TheHill.com; Texas A&M Online Homeland Security Certificate Program, Instructor and Subject Matter Expert; and National Security Network Non-Resident Fellow.
    He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Contextualizing Security: A Reader, University of Georgia Press. His recent work has also appeared in several books, including: Sustainable Planet: Issues and Solutions for our Environment’s Future; Environmental Security: Concepts, Challenges, and Case Studies; Homeland Security: Foundations in Law and Policy, 2nd ed.; and The Guide to the Study of Intelligence.

Dr. Robert E. McCreight

  • PhD, George Mason University. Senior Policy Advisor, National Security Division, Battelle; Acting Deputy Director, Office of Technology and Assessments, Bureau of Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State (2002-04); White House-Homeland Security Council Scenario Planning (2002); Deputy Director, Office of International Science Cooperation, U.S. Department of State (2000-02).

Dr. Petr Suchy

  • Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Faculty of Social Studies Department Head, Department of International Relations & European Studies, 2006-Present.

Staff

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