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Academic Positions:

Instructor, SecureSet Cyber Academy, Core Program & Hunt Program

September 2019 - Present

Courses Taught:

  • Strategy (100, 200, 300)
  • Threat Intelligence (100, 200, 300)
  • Physical Security
  • Security Translation

Consultant and Case Study author, Joint Special Operations University, Irregular Warfare (SOS 3620), August 2015 – February 2016.

Case Studies:

  • Irregular Warfare in Syria (overview)
  • The Past and Present of Kurdish Social Movements in Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and Syria
  • Legitimacy, Narrative, Constraints, and Intelligence in Kurdish areas of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria

Guest Lecturer:

Political Cultures, University of South Florida: INR 3003, Fall 2017

Introduction to International Affairs, Florida State University, Fall 2018

Intelligence Analysis, Florida State University, Fall 2018

Degrees Received:

Master’s in Business Administration
University of South Florida, 2016
Focus: Project and Process Management / Creativity and Innovation

  • Business and Competitive Intelligence Analysis
  • Value Creation
  • Politics and Small Teams
  • Improv for Business

Master’s in International Affairs
Florida State University, 2005

  • Globalism
  • Middle East History
  • Fundamentals of Islam

Master’s thesis:

Willing to face Death: A History of Kurdish Military Forces – the Peshmerga – from the Ottoman Empire to Present-Day Iraq (.pdf)

Bachelor’s in English/Creative Writing
Florida State University, 2003

Certificate in Cybersecurity Engineering 

SecureSet, Tampa, FL, 2019


Immersive Cyber Security program learning Cyber Threat Intelligence, Strategy, Network Security, System Security, Cryptography, Logs and Detection, and Governance.

Essentials of Cybersecurity Professional Certificate Program

University of Washington, 2017

Online program through edx.org. Courses included: Introduction to Cybersecurity, The CISO's View, Building Your Cybersecurity Toolkit, Self-Assessment within the NIST Framework.

Certificate of Achievement 

SABR101x: Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics

Boston University, 2014

Online learning initiative of Boston University through edX.

USCENTCOM Foreign Disclosure Course

Tampa, FL, 2012

Instructed on information sharing between the US Military and International partners.

Advanced Intelligence Analyst Course

U.S. Army Institute for Professional Development (AIPD), 1998


  • Intelligence Support of Division Operations
  • Intelligence in Support of Internal Defense Operations
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Perform and Supervise Duties and Functions in the Intelligence Center 
  • The Collection Effort
  • Introduction to Battlefield Technical Intelligence
  • Electronic Warfare

US Army Intelligence Analyst Course

Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1996