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About William J. Lahneman

William J. Lahneman is an Associate Professor of Homeland Security in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.He is a Fulbright Scholar and spent the spring 2019 semester at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain, where he studied intelligence information sharing practices in the European Union. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy. Lahneman has held academic positions as Associate Director for Programs at CISSM, where he conducted several open source research projects for different parts of the US intelligence community, and as Associate Chair of the Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is on the editorial advisory boards of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and Inteligencia y securidad, a Spanish security journal. He is a past Program Co-chair of the Intelligence Studies section of the International Studies Association. A former career naval officer, Commander Lahneman, U.S. Navy (retired) was a Surface Warfare Officer with specializations in Strategic Planning, International Negotiations, and Nuclear Propulsion. Lahneman’s research interests include military intervention and nation building, homeland security, the future of intelligence analysis, and international relations theory. He received a Smith Richardson Foundation International Security and Foreign Policy Junior Faculty Research Grant for his book project Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs (2011).


Present Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Present Senior Research Scholar, University of Maryland

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Department of Security Studies and International Affairs
College of Arts & Sciences
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 323-8851


Articles (12)

Books (4)

Contributions to Books (7)

Dissertation (1)

Reports (6)