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Cyber Policy Faculty


Fiona Alexander Distinguished Policy Strategist-in-Residence SIS | General Academics & Research

Ms. Fiona M. Alexander is both Distinguished Policy Strategist in Residence in the School of International Service and Distinguished Fellow at the Internet Governance Lab at American University. For t

Gordon Bitko Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA | Justice, Law & Criminology

Gordon Bitko is ITI’s Executive Vice President of Policy, leading the association’s public sector portfolio and serving as the chief policy strategist for the technology industry in the government and

Diana Burley Vice Provost for Research and Innovation and Professor URC | Vice Provost for Research Office

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is currently Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at American University (AU) where she also leads the Khan Cyber & Economic Security Institute and serves as a member of the

James Burrell Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA | Public Administration

Dr. James Burrell is an accomplished leader with distinguished service as a senior federal government executive, corporate c-level executive, and academic/research professional. His leadership experie

Monty McGee Adjunct Instructor SPA | Justice, Law & Criminology

Monty McGee serves as the Director of Cyber Partnerships & Engagement with the Edison Electric Institute where he leads a range of activities to strengthen cybersecurity across the electric sector. He

Sasha O'Connell Senior Professorial Lecturer & Executive in Residence SPA | Justice, Law & Criminology

Sasha Cohen O’Connell, PhD is an Executive in Residence and Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of Public Affairs (SPA), American University where she currently teaches cyber policy at the grad

Suleyman Ozeren Professorial Lecturer SPA | Justice, Law & Criminology

Dr. Ozeren's areas of expertise are political violence, terrorism, cybercrime and online radicalization, disinformation, conflict resolution, the Kurdish issue, and Turkish foreign policy. He has work

Kiran Raj Adjunct Instructor KSB | General Academics & Research

Kiran Raj is a senior executive in a financial technology company that operates in the blockchain space.
Prior to working in the fintech space, Kiran worked in private legal practice as a partne

Divya Ramjee Adjunct Instructor

Divya Ramjee is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security, Innovation, and Ne

Robert Sheldon Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SIS | General Academics & Research

Robert Sheldon is Senior Director of Public Policy & Strategy at CrowdStrike, where he leads corporate engagement on a variety of International and U.S. government policies, programs, and initiatives.

Rhea Siers Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA | Justice, Law & Criminology

Ms. Rhea Siers combines her operational, legal and policy experience from over thirty years in the US Intelligence Community and the private sector to bring a multifaceted approach to intelligence and

Jorhena Thomas Adjunct Professorial Lect

Jorhena Thomas has dedicated her career to finding meaningful ways to improve, enhance, and transform security efforts at all levels. She has extensive experience in intelligence analysis and investig