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Intelligence and National Securities Faculty


Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair 
Areas of Expertise: Intelligence Operations, National Security Strategy, Homeland Security, Intelligence Analysis
Brittain Hall 352 | 843-349-6573 | jonsmith@coastal.edu

Karen Williams
Administrative Specialist
Intelligence and Security Studies 
Brittain Hall 342 | 843-349-2621 | kwilliam@coastal.edu 


Jonathan Acuff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: International Security, Intelligence Analysis, Strategy, Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism, and Social Theory
Brittain Hall 359 | 843-349-2339 | jacuff@coastal.edu

Mark Chandler
Professor of Practice
Areas of Expertise: Department of Defense Intelligence Leadership, National Security Strategy and Policy, Intelligence Analysis, and Intelligence Operations
Brittain Hall 350 | Mschand2@coastal.edu 

Matt Cobb
Assistant Professor 
Areas of Expertise: Political Violence, International Security, and Economic Dimensions of Security, Research Methods
Brittain Hall 343 | mcobb1@coastal.edu 

Mike Frederick
Teaching Associate 
Areas of Expertise: Terrorism, Law Enforcement Intelligence, Homeland Security, Risk Assessment
mfrederic@coastal.edu 

Christopher Ferrero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Areas of Expertise: Nuclear Proliferation, Deterrence, Intelligence Operations, the Middle East
Brittain Hall 365 | 843-349-2607 | cferrero@coastal.edu 

Joseph Fitsanakis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Areas of Expertise: Intelligence Dissemination, Cyber-Espionage, Communications Interception, Human Intelligence, Intelligence Elsewhere
Brittain Hall 360 | 843-349-6618 | jfitsanak@coastal.edu

Jordan Roberts
Assistant Professor 
Areas of Expertise: Covert Action, Intelligence Analysis, National Security, Quantitative Analysis
Brittain Hall 351 | jrobert2@coastal.edu