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Mark Riccardi

Dean, Mark Riccardi

Welcome to the School of Security and Global Studies

The programs taught in the School of Security & Global Studies truly embody our motto, "Educating Those Who Serve.” Students in this school have an understanding of the world that appreciates the differences in political, economic, and social cultures. Our faculty members are highly credentialed and respected leaders in their fields, and many of them currently work in the U.S. government. Likewise, our graduates are employed in leadership positions at agencies ranging from the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security to the intelligence services, as well as private businesses throughout the world. We are committed to helping students think in ways they haven’t thought before, and to apply educational theories to real-world challenges.

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School Announcements

Three Programs Now Offered in Momentum™ Option
Introducing a personalized path to our Criminal Justice, Emergency & Disaster Management, or Fire Science Management bachelor’s degrees where you can learn at your pace without attending traditional online classes. Our new Momentum™ competency-based programs were designed to help you translate your  knowledge, skills, and abilities into academic achievement. These Momentum programs require you to already have earned your associate degree. Learn more about Momentum.

3MT Contest Now Open for Grad Students
Are you ready to present a three-minute version of your capstone project, improve your research skills, better promote yourself, fine-tune your public speaking, and on top of all that – earn recognition at commencement and a cash prize? Yes? Then consider entering the university's Three Minute Thesis competition! Deadline for submission is March 31, 2017. Visit the 3MT® page for more details.

International Association for Intelligence Education Conference - Call for Proposals
We are currently accepting panel proposals, individual paper proposals, and graduate/undergraduate poster presentations in the following areas:

  • Intelligence Theory
  • Emerging Intelligence Issues
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence/Protective Intelligence
  • Critical Thinking and Information Synthesis
  • Career Transitions
  • Intelligence Pedagogy
  • Intelligence Applications from other Fields (STEM, Environment, Health, etc)

Please submit a 250- 300-word abstract to
Deadline for proposal submission: March 3, 2017
Conference dates: May 21 - 24, 2017, Charles Town, WV
Visit the IAFIE to learn more.

Publish in a Peer-Reviewed Journal
Consider submitting an article to the Journal of Global Security and Intelligence Studies.
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