Editorial Review Board

Richard Bergin
Richard Bergin is an adjunct assistant professor of information sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Over the past five years, Professor Bergin has been teaching full time for the Center of Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). During this time, he has designed and implemented courses used in all CHDS programs. Prior to his academic assignments, Professor Bergin founded and acted as CEO of Internet Productions, a premier software applications development company that specialized in offering innovative e-commerce applications for the World Wide Web. He has an extensive background in operations and production management and has worked in the aerospace and inter-networking industries. Professor Bergin earned his bachelor degree in business administration and his master’s degree in both information and operations management from the University of Southern California. He is currently completing his PhD at NPS in the Information Sciences Department.
David Brannan (MPSC)
David Brannan lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He served six months in Iraq as the director of security policy for the CPA/MOI, where he wrote or led the security policy initiatives for the Iraqi Police Service (IPS), Department of Border Enforcement (DBE), Facilities Protection Service (FPS), and the Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate. Prior to that, Dr. Brannan served as a political scientist for the RAND Corporation (from 2000 to 2005), working on areas related to terrorism, insurgency, and law enforcement with particular expertise related to domestic theologically-motivated political activism. He still contributes to RAND research on occasion as an adjunct political scientist and regularly publishes in academic journals, tactical journals, edited books, and government reports. Two recent publications include a primer for law enforcement, Preparing for Suicide Terrorism, and a chapter on left and rightwing terrorism in The Politics of Terrorism. Dr. Brannan holds a joint honours Master of Arts and PhD from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Samuel Clovis
Samuel H. Clovis, Jr. is a full professor and chair of the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. He also serves as a fellow at the Homeland Security Institute in Arlington, VA. Dr. Clovis served twenty-five years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the service as the inspector general of NORAD and the United States Space Command to enter the private sector, where he has held senior positions with a number of defense-related companies. Dr. Clovis has also held a variety of positions at academic institutions, lectures in the Department of Homeland Security-sponsored education programs, and writes extensively about national preparedness issues. He has been involved in the development and implementation of national preparedness policy in support of DHS since 2004. Dr. Clovis graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor degree in political science. He earned an MBA at Golden Gate University and holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama. His research interests are federalism, intergovernmental relations and public management.
Erik Dahl
Erik Dahl is assistant professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he is on the faculty of both the National Security Affairs Department and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. His research focuses on intelligence, terrorism, and international and homeland security, and he is the author of Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond (Georgetown University Press, October 2013). His work has been published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Intelligence and National Security, Homeland Security Affairs, The Journal of Strategic Studies, and The Naval War College Review. Before joining the NPS faculty in 2008, Dahl was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his PhD from The Fletcher School of Tufts University, from which he also received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy. In addition he holds master’s degrees from the Naval War College and the London School of Economics, and received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard. Dahl retired from the US Navy in 2002 after serving twenty-one years as an intelligence officer.
Lauren Fernandez
Lauren Fernandez is an instructor in the Master’s Degree Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. She recently served as a branch chief in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In that capacity she led analysis of assessment data, managed national information technology systems, and developed technical assistance programs. Previously, Dr. Fernandez worked in the private sector as a systems analyst and emergency management planner. She also has over ten years of experience as an emergency medical technician and an incident commander for the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference. She holds a bachelor and master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and received her doctorate in engineering management with a concentration in crisis, emergency, and risk management from The George Washington University. Her dissertation research concerned volunteer management system design and analysis for disaster response and recovery.
Sara Fisher
Sara Fisher is currently serving in Washington D.C. as a 2010-2011 Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Distinguished Alumni Fellow for FEMA’s Protection and National Preparedness Directorate. Prior to her fellowship, she was the emergency response and security manager for the California Judicial Branch, where she bore responsibility for the court system’s physical security and continuity of operations programs. Before working for the State of California, Ms. Fisher served as a security forces officer in the United States Air Force. In 2004-2005, she deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ms. Fisher has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Laura Manning Johnson
Laura Manning Johnson currently serves as a professor of Strategic Studies at the National War College. Prior to this position, Dr. Johnson helped stand up DHS in 2003 and served in increasingly senior positions in Operations Coordination and Planning. Prior to joining DHS, she served as an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). During her tenure at the CIA, she was the executive assistant to the Director of the Non-Proliferation Center (NPC), and a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Advisor to the vice president’s WMD National Preparedness Review. She was the first Director of Central Intelligence Representative to the Office of Homeland Security beginning in October, 2001. She served on the Board of Directors of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) from 2007 to 2010. Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and master/bachelor degrees in political science from Oklahoma State University. Her areas of focus were public policy, public law, and public administration. Dr. Johnson has taught at American University, University of California Santa Barbara, Long Island University, and Oklahoma State University.
Robert Josefek
Robert Josefek is an adjunct professor at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He has served on the faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and has taught at the University of Minnesota. As an expert in information and decision sciences including social networking and knowledge management, Dr. Josefek has worked with a variety of both public and private sector organizations. The focus of his work is to help senior managers understand strategic and organizational issues relevant to their information technology options, improving planning and investment decisions, and establishing organizational design and development strategies to prepare for future advances. He has served as a reviewer and associate editor for leading journals and conference committees including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and the Journal of Management Information Systems. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Greta Marlatt
Greta Marlatt is the information services manager for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library. She has over twenty-five years of experience working in libraries in various capacities and is a member of both the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. In 2000, Ms. Marlatt was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Federal Depository Library Council, an advisory group to the Public Printer of the United States. She has received the Armed Forces Librarians Roundtable [AFLRT] Achievement Citation, the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award. In addition to published articles, she is the author of a number of bibliographies and help guides for topics relating to intelligence, information warfare, mine warfare, directed energy weapons, NBC terrorism, and more. Ms. Marlatt holds a master of library science degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in national security studies from California State University, San Bernardino.
Michael McDaniel
Michael McDaniel is an associate professor of constitutional law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and director of the school’s new Homeland Security Law program. From August 2009 to January 2011, McDaniel served as the deputy assistant secretary for homeland defense (HD) strategy, force planning and mission assurance, advising the secretary of defense, under secretary of defense for policy, and assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and America’s security affairs on all HD-related strategies (Quadrennial Defense Review, HD & civil support strategies, the developing mission assurance strategy, and domestic counterterrorism and counter-narcotics strategies, among other efforts). Brigadier General McDaniel was appointed by the Michigan governor as her advisor on homeland security on February 5, 2003 and served in that capacity until July 31, 2009 while simultaneously serving as the assistant adjutant general for homeland security, Michigan National Guard. BG McDaniel has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Bonaventure University, a Juris Doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College, and a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security) degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Rodrigo Nieto-Gómez
Rodrigo Nieto-Gómez is an instructor at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. His fields of research include the geopolitical effects of Homeland Security/Defense and National Security with a regional focus on North America, border security, discourse analysis, and the implications of new technologies for security and defense policies. His research on homeland security issues has led to travel all along the U.S.-Mexico border to interview political actors, intellectuals, and authorities. In the course of his research, Dr. Nieto-Gómez has observed the geographic conditions that affect the security ecosystem of the U.S. perimeter, gaining first-hand knowledge of every mile of this important and conflictive territory. Dr. Nieto-Gómez obtained his PhD (summa cum laude) in geopolitics at the Institut Francais de Geopolitique of the University of Paris. He also holds a Mexican J.D. from the State University of San Luis Potosí, specializing in international public and private law inside the NAFTA region.
Michael Petrie
Michael Petrie is the emergency medical services (EMS) director for the County of Santa Clara, California. He previously served as the director of the Emergency Management Sciences Program at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Infectious Disease and Emergency Readiness (CIDER), and as the EMS administrator for the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. Petrie has worked in a variety of homeland security areas, including intelligence collection and fusion center operation, strategic planning, capability assessments, and planning for WMD incident response. Michael remains a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley’s CIDER program, has been a licensed paramedic for twenty-eight years, and is a recipient of the State of California EMS Authority’s Meritorious Service Medal. He is a contributing author for Jane’s publications, and has published numerous articles for peer-reviewed and professional journals. He also served on the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), where he continues to serve as a thesis advisor. He holds an MBA and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.
James Ramsay
Jim Ramsay has almost twenty years of experience in public health, emergency management and occupational safety, and environmental health education. Dr. Ramsay is currently a certified safety professional, professor, and chair of the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to that, he served as coordinator of the university's Homeland Security program, which he began in 2006. Dr. Ramsay teaches environmental security; strategic planning and decision-making; emergency management; exercise design and evaluation; terrorism: origins and ideologies. He also directs the internship program and the senior capstone consulting project. Dr. Ramsay was recently appointed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors to the Director of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in the CDC. Dr. Ramsay also serves on the Board of Directors for ABET, Inc. In addition, Dr. Ramsay serves on the Education Standards Committees for both the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where he also chairs the committee. Dr. Ramsay has served as a subject matter expert and consulted on a wide range of health, emergency management planning, and evaluation issues, as well as occupational safety and environmental health challenges for many organizations. Dr. Ramsay has recently published Introduction to Homeland Security and Critical Issues Within the Homeland Security Enterprise: A Casebook, both through Westfield Publications (Boulder, CO). He expects to complete his third text tentatively entitled, Foundations of Environmental Security: Integrating Resilience into National Security by spring 2014, to be published by the American Meteorological Society.
Steve Recca
Steve Recca is the director of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and concurrently serves as a senior advisor for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief programs with the Pacific Disaster Center, as well as Colorado Technical University’s Program Director for Homeland Security. Steve’s previous positions include security policy assignments with the Central Intelligence Agency, State Department, Department of Defense, and in academia. From 1995-98, he served as Special Assistant and Speechwriter for the Secretary of the Navy and the Director of Central Intelligence. Following assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Steve held the Inman Intelligence Chair at NPS, and returned to Europe in 2003 to serve as the Defense Department’s Chief Liaison to the German Federal Intelligence Service. From 2006 until April 2009, Steve directed the Center for Homeland Security at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where he managed graduate and undergraduate education programs, applied research, and an international civil security seminar program in partnership with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He serves as on the Advisory Board for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Institute at Marian University, and is on the Review Board for three peer-reviewed journals: Homeland Security Affairs; Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy; and Journal of Homeland Security Education.
Anke Richter
Anke Richter is a professor at the Defense Resources Management Institute of the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Richter was previously a director of health outcomes at RTI-Health Solutions, RTI International. Her research interests include resource allocation for epidemic control, disease modeling and economic impact assessment, bio terrorism and public health preparedness. Dr. Richter has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, PharmacoEconomics, Medical Decision Making, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Emergency Management and Interfaces. She received her PhD in operations research from Stanford University.
John Rollins
John Rollins is a researcher at the Library of Congress’ Congressional Research Service (CRS) specializing in terrorism, intelligence community, and homeland security issues. Prior to joining CRS, Mr. Rollins was the first chief of staff of the Office of Intelligence for the Department of Homeland Security and the secretary’s senior advisor on intelligence community reform. Mr. Rollin’s career includes a variety of analytic, legal, and management positions in the U.S. Army, FBI, CIA, DIA, U.S. Marine Corps, 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force), and the United Nations. He frequently testifies before Congress on issues of national security importance and is the author of numerous papers and articles addressing a wide range of national security issues. As an adjunct professor, he teaches homeland security graduate courses at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security, University of Connecticut, and Texas A&M University. Mr. Rollins frequently advises the private sector, state and local governments, and the media regarding security-related issues. He is a licensed attorney and graduate of the Senior Executive Fellowship program, Harvard University.
Stanley Supinski
Stan Supinski is the co-director of Partnership Programs and a faculty member at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security; an associate professor at Long Island University's Homeland Security Management Institute; and has served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts and University of Denver. He is the former deputy for training and education for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, where he developed the organizations' academic training and education programs; he is also the founder and former director of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium (HSDEC), a network of more than 270 federal, military, and civilian educational institutions. Dr. Supinski has conducted research and authored numerous articles on homeland security and defense, technology support to education, and language acquisition. He holds a PhD in instructional systems design from Florida State University and a master’s degree in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.
David Tucker
David Tucker is a senior fellow and an associate director of the Master’s in American History and Government program at the Ashbrook Center, Ashland, Ohio. Prior to working at the Ashbrook Center, he taught for fifteen years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the US government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago. His publications include The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford, 2014); Illuminating the Dark Arts of War: Terrorism, Sabotage, and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (Continuum, 2012); Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2008); and U.S. Special Operations Forces, with Christopher Lamb (Columbia University Press, 2007). He has also published "Terrorism, Networks, and Strategy: Why the Conventional Wisdom is Wrong" Homeland Security Affairs (June 2008), as well as other books and articles on security affairs and American history. Tucker earned his PhD in History at the Claremont Graduate School in 1981.
Bert Tussing
Bert Tussing is the director of the Homeland Defense and Security Issues Group of the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership. He joined the Center in October 1999 following nearly twenty-five years in the United States Marine Corps. He is a Distinguished Graduate of both the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Naval War College, and holds master’s degrees in national security strategy from the Naval War College and military strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Tussing is a senior fellow on George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute; a member of the Board of Experts for the University of California-Irvine’s Center for Unconventional Security Affairs; and on the steering committee of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium Association. In December 2008 he accepted an appointment to the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, wherein he will advise in the development and execution of the department’s congressionally-mandated Quadrennial Homeland Security Review.
Laurie J. Van Leuven
Laurie Van Leuven is the deputy director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). She has fourteen years of operational experience in emergency management and critical infrastructure security. Before joining Oregon OEM in Sept 2013, she was a consultant for Scientific Research Corporation working on scopes of work for the Department of the Navy (SPAWAR), DHS, FEMA, and other local emergency management agencies. In 2010, Ms. Van Leuven was named a Naval Postgraduate School/Center for Homeland Defense and Security Alumni Fellow, and in this capacity worked at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Prior to that, she was a strategic advisor and manager responsible for critical infrastructure protection and emergency management missions at the City of Seattle, Public Utilities Department. She has served as a planning section chief on a level III Incident Management Team in King County, WA, and has extensive experience in program management, budget and financial management, essential utility service delivery, COOP programs, risk management, vulnerability assessments, strategic and emergency planning, incident management within an EOC environment, sector interdependencies, and local and state collaboration. Ms. Van Leuven earned her master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington.
R.B. Watts
A 1985 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Captain Watts served twenty-six years on active duty, including serving six sea tours with both Navy and Coast Guard which included commanding USCGC STEADFAST (WMEC 623) and serving as the Coast Guard liaison officer to the Chief of Naval Operations. A qualified surface warfare officer and cutterman, he holds an advanced degree from the Naval War College in strategic studies, and master degrees from Old Dominion University in history, from American Military University in international Naval studies, the Naval Post Graduate School in homeland security, and a PhD from the Royal Military College of Canada in war studies. He has written extensively on sea power and contingencies in USNI Proceedings, the Naval War College Review , and other professional journals, and most recently served as the Coast Guard Chief of Contingency Operations before retiring to take a professorship at the National War College, where he teaches courses in war and statecraft, domestic policy, homeland security, military history, and irregular warfare.
Lauren Wollman
Lauren Wollman is a senior faculty member for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School. In this capacity, she is the lead instructor for the Policy Analysis and Research Methods coursework sequence, and oversees research at the Center, including the student thesis system. Special projects in her portfolio include developing the Homeland Security Digital Library taxonomy in collaboration with taxonomy specialists, developing the curriculum for the national certificate program for Homeland Security Studies, and heading the Faculty Development Initiative at CHDS, through which the Center will achieve its strategic growth targets. Dr. Wollman received her PhD from the University of Southern California.
Glen Woodbury
Glen Woodbury is the director of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security and is responsible for leading the Center’s strategic commitment to servicing the homeland security priorities of the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Defense, as well as local, state, tribal, and federal agencies. His previous responsibilities as an associate director (2004-2007) included the development of executive education workshops, seminars, and training for senior state and local officials as well as military leaders. Mr. Woodbury served as the director of the Emergency Management Division for the State of Washington from 1998 through 2004. In this capacity, he directed the state’s response to numerous emergencies, disasters, and heightened security threat levels, including the World Trade Organization disturbance in Seattle in 1999, the Nisqually Earthquake in February 2001, the TOPOFF II Exercise in 2003, and the national response to the attacks of September 11th. Mr. Woodbury holds a bachelor degree in engineering sciences from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.