Faculty, Staff & Affiliates

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.

  • Neil Shortland, M.Sc.

    Neil Shortland, M.Sc.

    Program Manager, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

    Terrorism, Security, malevolent creativity & innovation, decision-making.

  • Joel Day, Ph.D.

    Joel Day, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Jared Dmello, M.A.

    Jared Dmello, M.A.

    Doctoral Teaching Fellow, CTSS Research Assistant

  • Jim Silver, J.D.

    Jim Silver, J.D.

    Senior Research Associate

    Terrorism and criminal law, criminal procedure, psychopathy

  • Michael Williams, Ph.D.

    Michael Williams, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Countering violent extremism, program evaluation, intelligence interviewing.


Patricia Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Andrew Dewing, Budget and Grants Manager
Danielle Thibodeau, Co-Op Student Assistant