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Richard Kilroy

Assistant Professor, Politics

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Brittain Hall 346

Fall 2018 Hours: Monday/Wednesday 9-9:50 a.m. and 3-4 p.m., Thursday 10-11:50 a.m., Friday 9-9:50 a.m.


Rick Kilroy came to Coastal Carolina University in 2014, after teaching in the Army’s Special Warfare Center and School at Ft. Bragg, N.C.  He had previously taught full-time at East Carolina University, Virginia Military Institute, and National Defense University.  Before full-time teaching, he spent 23 years on active duty military service as an Army Military Intelligence Officer and Latin America Foreign Area Officer.  He also taught Information Operations at the Joint Forces Staff College. He has lived overseas in Germany, Panama, and Mexico.


Ph.D., in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

M.A., in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

B.S., in Political Science, Santa Clara University

Interesting Facts

Two of his four daughters have also pursued careers in Education and Intelligence. One is a Middle School Gifted and Talented teacher in Greenville, NC and the other is an Intelligence Analyst working for an Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

He is currently editing the second edition of his first book, Threats to Homeland Security: Reassessing the All-Hazards Perspective, to be published by J. Wiley in Fall 2017. His most recent article, titled, “Terror and Technology: Domestic Intelligence Collection and the Gossamer of Enhanced Security” will be published in the Journal of Policing, Intelligence, and Counter-Terrorism.

Teaching Areas

Intelligence Operations; Intelligence Analysis; Homeland Security; Terrorism and Political Violence; Security Policy and Risk Assessment; U.S. Latin American Relations

Research Areas

Regional Security Complex Theory in  North America; Latin American Security and Territorial Disputes; Homeland Security, Counter Terrorism, and Intelligence Policy;  Public Safety and Security in Federal Systems