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Dr. Jennifer Sedillo
  • Public Health
  • Infectious Disease Research
  • Malaria
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Health
  • Brewing Science
Dr. Stephen R. Schwalbe
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • International Relations
  • Intelligence
  • Middle East
  • Northeast Asia
Wes O’Donnell
  • U.S. Military
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Program Management
  • Business Administration
  • Management and Operations
  • International Relations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement
Dr. Jeffrey T. Fowler, Ph.D., CPS, CAS, CHS-III
  • U.S. Military
  • Security Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Executive Protection
  • Homeland Security
  • Self-Defense
  • Firearms
  • Aviation Security
  • Intelligence
James R. Lint
  • Management
  • Military Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • National Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Security Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Information Security
  • Operational Planning


Most Popular

Published Works

Mandatory Vaccinations: State of the Union In Homeland Security Blog. February 24, 2015
Keeping Campuses Safe Inside Homeland Security, 2007
Managing the Cross-Cultural Security Force Inside Homeland Security, 8(4), Winter, 2010
Factors Affecting the Profitability of U.S. Defense Contractors in War Zones: A Review of the Literature Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd ed.). Published July 2014. Written in conjunction with Dr. Ruth Sharf, PhD, Dissertation Chair.
An Examination of Firm, Industry, and Environmental Threat Factors on the Performance of Defense Contractors Prescott, AZ: Northcentral University Dissertation (unpublished) (2015)
Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
The Evolution of Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations Norwich Review of International and Transnational Crime, Norwich University, Summer 2016
Securing the Southwest Border Requires Meaningful Immigration Reform The Peregrine, Stanford University, July 14, 2015
How Mexican Cartels Are Changing the Face of Immigration The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 38:2, Summer 2014.
Border Violence Spillover: A Growing, But Undefined Problem Small Wars Journal (El Centro), January 15, 2013.
Is Chicago on the Road to Becoming an American Ciudad Juárez? Small Wars Journal (El Centro), November 20, 2012.
Why Arresting ‘El Chapo’ Might Be a Bad Thing Small Wars Journal (El Centro), October 31, 2012.
Guadalajara: The Next Epicenter of Violence in Mexico? Small Wars Journal (El Centro), August 29, 2012.
Mexican DTO Influence Extends Deep into the United States CTC Sentinel, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, Vol. 5, Issue 7, July 2012.
Are Mexican Cartels a Threat to National Security? National Security Report, American Bar Association, Volume 32, No. 3, Fall 2011.
The Perilous Intersection of Mexico’s Drug War & Pemex (with Jeremy Martin), Journal of Energy Security, March 2011.
Redefining Terrorism: Why Mexican Drug Trafficking is More than Just Organized Crime Journal of Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University, November 2008.
"Intelligence 2.0: An Outsider’s Guide" To be published in September 2018.
Issues in Maritime Cyber Security (Westphalia Press) 2017. Edited book with Joseph DiRenzo III and Fred Roberts. Westphalia Press.
Apocalyptic Opportunism: Cult Formation and Violence in an Unstable Nation State. 2016. Paper with Craig Whiteside, American Intelligence Journal 33, no. 2.
What’s in a Flag? The Protestant Community’s Identity, Symbols and Protests in Belfast 2014. Paper with Elena Mastors, Peace & Change 39, no. 4 (October): 495-518.
US-China Relations: Cyber Espionage and Cultural Bias. 2016. Book chapter with Clay Wilson, In National Security in the Era of Cyber Espionage and Counterintelligence. Edited by Eugenie de Silva. IGI Global
Review of Intelligence Communication in the Digital Era: Transforming Security, Defence and Business, Edited by Rubén Arcos and Randolph H. Pherson. Basingstoke, England 2015. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015." Journal of Strategic Security 8, no. 4 (Winter): 123-125
Review of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism by Louise I. Shelley 2014. Journal of Strategic Security 7, no. 4 (Winter): 120-121.
UAS for disaster response: Not if but when Galante, A., Nikolow, J. & Russo, C.W., LinkedIn Pulse, May 14, 2015
Attack on Paris: How UAVs could have aided police response Galante, A. & Russo, C.,, January 13, 2015
Fit for Duty: The Resilient Responder Domestic Preparedness Journal, June 28, 2017
Using Typing to Define Hazmat Team Capabilities Domestic Preparedness Journal, August 17, 2016
Attack at the Boston Marathon and the Value of Emergency Planning Emergency Management, April 2013
Another Way in Afghanistan Small Wars Journal 2010
Rebuilding Civil Affairs Marine Corps Gazette 2010
Reorganize Marine Corps Civil Affairs Marine Corps Gazette 2008
Fixing Afghanistan’s Broken Windows Bell, Andrew (2013). Retrieved 20 Feb 2014

Media Appearances

H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza Seminar ~ NASA TV Kennedy Space Center, Florida ~ November 2009
Reaching Out, A Trip to Africa ~ Daytona Beach News-Journal Daytona Beach, Florida ~ June 2009
America’s War on Drugs - The History Channel - June 2017
NBC Nightly News NBC, March 2016.
Fox & Friends FOX News Channel, September 2015.
The Today Show July 16, 2015.
Hannity, FOX News Channel July 14, 2015.
Stossel, FOX Business September 18, 2014
National Journal, Intelligence Designs, September 2005
C-Span, Testimony on Able Danger before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 21 September 2005
C-Span, Testimony on Able Danger before the House Armed Service Committee, 6 February 2006
CNN Radio – Data Mining and Intelligence Analysis, March 2006
FoxNews – Private Intelligence – January 2008
WWJB-News Talk radio Currently gives political commentating on WWJB-News Talk radio in Tampa, Florida.
Bay News 9 television Currently gives political commentating on Bay News 9 television in Tampa, Florida.
All-Marine Radio A regular on All-Marine Radio in Southern California.
KFBK News Talk Radio A regular on KFBK News Talk Radio in Sacramento, California