Security Studies

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

  • James J.F. Forest, Ph.D.

    James J.F. Forest, Ph.D.

    Professor, Director of Security Studies, Interim Director, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

    International security studies, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, homeland security.

  • Sukesh Aghara, Ph.D.

    Sukesh Aghara, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Program Director - NEET, Director INSSL

  • David G. Boyd, Ph.D.

    David G. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Operations Research, Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies, Criminal Justice technologies, Photography

  • Timothy Croft, M.S.

    Timothy Croft, M.S.

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Joel Day, Ph.D.

    Joel Day, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Religious Terrorism, Identity Politics, Security, National Security, Political Violence, Alternatives to Violence

  • Don Faggiani, Ph.D.

    Don Faggiani, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

  • William Fisher, Ph.D.

    William Fisher, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Crime and mental illness, mental health law, statistics and research design.

  • John Fitzgerald, M.S.

    John Fitzgerald, M.S.

    Adjunct Instructor

    Environmental Engineering

  • Xinwen Fu, Ph.D.

    Xinwen Fu, Ph.D.

    Co-Director, Associate Professor, Associate Chair

    Network Security and Privacy

  • Gary A. Gordon, P.E.

    Gary A. Gordon, P.E.

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Christopher Hickey, USN (Ret), MPP, MSS

    Christopher Hickey, USN (Ret), MPP, MSS

    Adjunct Faculty

    Intelligence analysis, intelligence/information sharing, maritime domain awareness, state & local fusion centers

  • Philip Moss

    Philip Moss


    Labor Economics, Community Economic Development, Public Policy Analyst

  • Mark Tries, Ph.D.

    Mark Tries, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Radiological sciences and protection

  • Xingwei Wang, Ph.D

    Xingwei Wang, Ph.D

    Associate Professor

    Optical biosensing & biomedical devices