Meet Our Faculty
CTSS faculty, staff and fellows are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields and represent such diverse disciplines as psychology, criminology, political science, education, philosophy and computer science.
CTSS is led by faculty in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies but is comprised of additional fellows and faculty members from other units within UMass Lowell and the broader UMass family.
Several CTSS faculty teach courses in the University’s interdisciplinary MA/MS program in Security Studies and in the Ph.D, M.A. and B.S. programs in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Faculty also work closely with students enrolled in the Security and Human Rights concentration of the Ph.D. in Global Studies program offered by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Center co-sponsors the internationally renowned academic journal, Perspectives on Terrorism, and will publish a variety of research reports and data resources on security-related topics. Faculty members of the Center are also on the Editorial Board for scholarly journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, the Journal of Strategic Security, and the Journal of Transportation Security.
Faculty members have given presentations on their research to many U.S. government and law enforcement agencies, the United Nations, and respective agencies of foreign governments. CTSS faculty have testified before Congressional hearings and served as expert witnesses for terrorism-related court cases. Media outlets around the world have called upon Center faculty to share their expertise and informed opinion about current events.