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Dr. Keith Ludwick

Full-Time Associate Professor, Security and Global Studies
Dr. Keith Ludwick


Ph.D. in Biodefense
George Mason University
M.A. in Homeland Security and Defense
Naval Postgraduate School

Research Interests

Terrorism, Lone Wolf Terrorism, Technology & Intelligence Policy, Cyber

Positions Held

2019 - 2020
Wellmont Academy
1995 - 2018
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent
1990 - 1995
U.S. Air Force
1st Lt

Intellectual Contributions

Sorry, We're Close: Applying Business Models to Failed Terrorist Organizations

Keith Ludwick
June 19, 2020
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

The Alphabet Bomber: A Lone Wolf Terrorist Ahead of His time - A revew

Keith Ludwick
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 16, 2019
CBRN Central


OSINT and Social Media in support of Law Enforcement Investigations

U.S. Central Commad Conference
October 17, 2017

Media Contributions

The State of National Security Education and Beyond: The CFR Educators Workshop 2019

Modern Diplomacy
April 23, 2019

Can We Stop Publicizing Terrorists without Censorship?

InHomeland Security
March 25, 2019

Certifications and Licensure

March 15, 2019
CITI - Social and Behavioral Research Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

Awards & Honors

June 16, 2021
2020 University Strategic Initiative – Catalyst – Learning Management System Migration
During 2020, the earner of this badge made significant contributions to the migration of courses to a new online classroom to improve user experience, promote student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, enable a robust mobile classroom, and further differentiate APUS as a leader in online learning.
December 10, 2020
SSGS Faculty Mentorship Award
AMU - School of Security and Global Studies
Excellence in mentoring students in achieving their academic objectives through moral, social, and intellectual support.
May 2011
National Intelligence Medal
National Security Agency
October 2008
Outstanding Academic Leadership Award
Naval Postgraduate School
October 2008
Top 10% of all Naval Postgraduate School Thesis
October 2004
FBI Director's Award for Technical Advancement
May 1998
Meritorious Unit Citation
Central Intelligence Agency