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William Delone

William Delone is a Professor Emeritus of Information Technology (IT) at the Kogod School of Business at American University and Co-Founder of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center.

William Delone is a Professor Emeritus of Information Technology at the Kogod School of Business at American University and Co-Founder of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center. William served as Kogod’s Acting Dean, Senior Associate Dean, Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the of Information Technology Department. He was Chair of American University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Executive Director of Center for Teaching, Research and Learning.  

William's research includes the assessment of information systems' effectiveness and digital governance.

William earned a B. S. in mathematics from Villanova University; an M. S. in industrial administration from Carnegie-Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Computers and Information Systems from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Sonya Grier

Dr. Sonya Grier is a the Chair of the Marketing Department at the Kogod School of Business at American University.  Her research focuses on race, diversity, and market dynamics across many disciplines and sectors.

Dr. Sonya Grier is a the Chair of the Marketing Department at the Kogod School of Business at American University.  Her research focuses on race, diversity, and market dynamics across many disciplines and sectors.

Dr. Grier holds a Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  She has extensive international experience through her visiting scholar appointments in France, Australia, Cuba, and South Africa.

In addition to her work at CUE she works with the Center on Health, Risk and Society, the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Metropolitan Studies Center at American University.


Jermain Griffin

Dr. Griffin studies higher education internationalization in the U.S. and abroad. His research focuses on the internationalization of higher education in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Dr. Griffin studies higher education internationalization in the U.S. and abroad. His research focuses on the internationalization of higher education in the U.S. and Mexico. 

He has worked as a research consultant with the American Council on Education's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE)and recently published a piece examining higher education collaborations within the northern region of Central America.

He is a 2017 PhD graduate from Colorado State University and the former associate director of the International Studies Program at Fairfield University.  In addition, he is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (El Salvador 2005-2007) and aid worker with Mercy Corps in Sudan.


Oren Segal

Mr. Segal is the Vice President of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism. The Center provides resources, expertise, and training to law enforcement, public officials, and internet and technology companies.

Mr. Segal is the Vice President of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism.  As a foremost authority on extremism the Center provides resources, expertise, and training to law enforcement, public officials, and internet and technology companies to identify and counter emerging threats.

In his 22 years with ADL, Segal has evaluated extremist activity and tactics across the ideological spectrum, training law enforcement officers and publishing reports and articles on a wide range of extremist topics.  In 2006, he was awarded by the FBI for his exceptional service in the public interest.

Teresa Flannery

Terry Flannery is a collaborative, strategic, and innovative higher-ed leader with 35 years of experience in advancement, student affairs, and admissions/enrollment management.

Teresa (Terry) Flannery is a strategic, innovative and collaborative higher education leader with 35 years of experience in a wide range of functions, including advancement, admissions and enrollment management, and student affairs. She has worked at large, medium, and small institutions, both public and private.

Flannery served as Vice President for Communication and a member of the executive team at American University for 11 years. Prior to her role at American, she served at the University of Maryland in a number of roles, including 11 as its first chief marketing and communications officer.  Flannery has been a fellow in the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership and is Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of CASE, one of the largest global education associations in the world.

Flannery holds a BA in English (American Literature) and a Master’s and PhD in Education (College Student Personnel), all from the University of Maryland.


Daniel Koehler

Daniel Koehler is a Fellow and Senior Consultant for Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and de-radicalization training in PERIL. He focuses on terrorism, radicalization, and deradicalization processes.

Daniel Koehler is a Fellow and Senior Consultant for Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and de-radicalization training in PERIL. His work focuses on terrorism (right-wing and jihadist), radicalization and deradicalization processes. Daniel is the co-founder of the first peer reviewed open access journal on deradicalization (Journal for Deradicalization), which he created together with the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies (GIRDS) in 2014.

Daniel has worked extensively as deradicalization mentor and expert counsellor for governments and programs around the world. Between June 2015 and July 2019, he was a Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. In 2016 he was appointed to be the first court expert on deradicalization in the United States of America at the District Court in Minneapolis. In July 2017 Daniel became a member of the Editorial Board of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague.

His most recent monographs include "Understanding Deradicalization: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism" (Routledge, 2016) and " Right-Wing Terrorism in the 21st Century. The National Socialist Underground and the History of Terror from the Far-Right in Germany." (Routledge, 2016).

Daniel studied religion, political sciences and economics at Princeton University and Free University Berlin. He holds a PhD in social sciences, a Master's degree in peace and security studies (M.P.S.) and a Magister Artium degree in comparative religion, political science and economics. Twitter | Facebook


Adam Ross Nelson

Dr. Adam Ross Nelson is a research data scientist at the Common App and a principle scientist at On College Research Lab, LLC, which operates StudentConductAssessment.com.

Dr. Adam Ross Nelson is a research data scientist at the Common App and a principle scientist at On College Research Lab, LLC, which operates StudentConductAssessment.com. Adam’s dissertation research centered on students who participated in student conduct processes (i.e., when students get in trouble for breaking the rules in college). Adam responds to any pronoun (https://www.mypronouns.org). The best way to reach Adam is through Twitter or LinkedIn.

Upon completing his dissertation, Adam began studying college admissions. His focus was studying the policies and processes that control who does, or does not, have access to higher education. Adam’s research argued that higher education builds and maintains systems that preserve White, heteronormative, and male supremacy in the academy. Further, that higher education is not optimized to promote access, equity, or integrity. Through his research Adam works to solve these problems.

Investigating these topics brings a critical lens to the study of higher education in two parts: first, by acknowledging that higher education is often branded as a force for equality, and second, by exposing unflattering dynamics associated with higher education’s role in furthering racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression.

Adam began his career in education as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Budapest, Hungary. Later, Adam worked in higher education as a residence life, health services, civil rights enforcement, and enrollment management. Before pursuing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adam completed a law degree (also at UW-Madison).

For Adam, the most rewarding aspect of his career the opportunity to chat with other researchers about research.


Kurt Braddock

Kurt is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication in the School of Communication at AU. Dr. Braddock's research focuses on communication-related phenomena surrounding the use of terrorism. 

Dr. Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication in the School of Communication at American University. Dr. Braddock's research focuses on communication-related phenomena surrounding the use of terrorism, including communicative and psychological dynamics involved in radicalization processes. He also investigates how communication theories can be applied to challenge terrorist propaganda and other recruitment efforts. Dr. Braddock's work has been published in several security and communication outlets, including Communication Monographs, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. He is also the author of Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Dr. Braddock has consulted several national and international organizations on issues related to persuasion, violent radicalization, and terrorism, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, the British Government, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, and others.