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Gordon R. Middleton, D.S.L.

Director, Strategic Intelligence Program

Dr. Middleton became the Director of the Strategic Intelligence Program at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA, in June 2004. Dr. Middleton teaches upper division PHC courses on US Intelligence History; Intelligence Research and Analysis; Advanced Technology and Ethics in Intelligence and National Security; and Strategic Intelligence Special Projects. He previously taught undergraduate leadership for at the undergraduate level. His most recent publications include: War gaming. Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence, 2012; Cyber Assurance: Technical Developments and Cognitive Issues, presented at the National Defense University’s First, Cognitive-Cyber Conference, August 2011; "Avatars or Robots? The Human Factor in Overcoming Information Overload." He presented at the Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS), June 2010; "A Maturity Model for Intelligence Education." American Intelligence Journal, Winter 2007/2008. He also authored, “Religion in Russian Geo-Political Strategy,” published in Providence Journal, Winter 2017.

Dr. Middleton retired in the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, in 1997. During his time in the U.S. military he served in various positions in research and development, systems acquisition, and space operations in the continental U.S. and overseas locations. Dr. Middleton graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the United States Air Force Academy in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Dr. Middleton is a military veteran with 28 years of commissioned service. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1997. Dr. Middleton holds numerous Air Force and Joint military decorations, and is certified as a Department of Defense Level III Program Manager. His Doctorate in Strategic Leadership is from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

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Jonathan P. Binnie, J.D.

Associate Professor of Strategic Intelligence
Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Former FBI Chief Counterintelligence Strategist

Professor Binnie has a B.A. in History from North Park College and a J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. He is currently a Senior Consultant to several U.S. Intelligence Community agencies. As a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, in addition to a variety of field assignments, he served as the FBI's Chief Counterintelligence Strategist and Chief of National Security Training.  He taught, presented, or briefed at most U.S. Intelligence Community agencies, several U.S. Embassies, and Senate and House intelligence oversight committees. While in the FBI he was also an adjunct instructor for NSA. In 1999, Professor Binnie won the Rubicon Award of Excellence for “extraordinary service in building bridges of understanding, cooperation, and synergy between the FBI and CIA.”

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David Shedd

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intelligence

Mr. David R. Shedd is a Visiting Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where he provides his over thirty years of national security expertise to formulating policy on intelligence and defense issues to The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to retiring from government service, he served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from August 2010 to January 2015. In this capacity, he managed of a workforce with more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide.

He previously served as the inaugural Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, where he led the review of Executive Order 12333, the foundational U.S. intelligence policy, approved by President George W. Bush in July 2008. Prior to that he served as Chief of Staff and, later, Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the DNI; and as the National Security Council’s Special Assistant to the President where he was directly involved in the implementation of intelligence reform stemming from the 9/11 Commission report in July 2004. Mr. Shedd also served overseas in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico, and held a variety of senior management assignments in the U.S., including Chief of Congressional Liaison at CIA. He holds a B.A. degree from Geneva College and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Latin American Studies.

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Ed Waltz

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intelligence

Edward L. Waltz is a former Distinguished member of the Technical Staff, Virginia Tech, and an author of numerous technical publications, including: Quantitative Intelligence Analysis; Information Warfare: Principles and Operations; Multisensor Data Fusion; Quantitative Intelligence Analysis: Applied Analytic Models; Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National Security; and Knowledge Management in the Intelligence Enterprise. Prior to joining the Virginia Tech staff, he was the Chief Scientist for Intelligence at BAE Systems Advanced Information Technology, and before coming to BAE was Technical Director for Intelligence Systems at General Dynamics. He also served as a Manager for Information Understanding Programs at ERIM International.

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Brian J. Auten

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intelligence

Dr. Auten teaches Counterterrorism in PHC's Strategic Intelligence program. Dr. Auten is currently an intelligence analyst with the US government, and has taught courses at California State University at San Bernardino, University of Reading (UK) and University of Hull (UK).  Dr. Auten’s course offerings have included US National Security Policy, Nuclear Strategy, Intelligence and Statecraft, and Introduction to International Politics.

Dr. Auten has published national security-related articles and book reviews in several journals as well as as well as online columns at First Things and the Center for Public Justice.  His first book, Carter’s Conversion: The Hardening of American Defense Policy, was published in 2008.  Dr. Auten has presented at the National Defense Intelligence College and the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security.  He is currently a member of the International Intelligence Ethics Association, and his research interests include the interaction between political theology and national security affairs, as well as the application of just war theory to counterterrorism, intelligence/counterintelligence and nuclear weapons policy.

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Dr. Wallace Kelly

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intelligence

Wallace Kelly brings a wealth of real-world business expertise and teaching experience to the SI Program. He formerly was a Curriculum Author and Instructor for Global Knowledge company, 2004-2015. Prior to that he was a Senior Scientist and Research Scientist at Rockwell Scientific Company, and a Senior Design Engineer for Rockwell Collins, 1997-2004.

He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, has published in multiple-peer review publications, holds seven invention patents, and has run his own small business since 2005. He is a homeschool father, and he and his wife are residents of the Purcellville area and have multiple children who are Patrick Henry alumni or are currently enrolled.

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Dr. Will Williamson

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intelligence

Dr. Will Williamson is currently an Associate Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Multi-INT Studies. He holds a PhD in experimental Physics, focused on materials for microelectronics. Will began his career as a Marine Corps helicopter pilot and has a passion for advancing the mission of the DoD and Intelligence Community. He has worked for Center for Naval Analysis, Institute for Defense Analysis, DARPA, and MITRE Corporation. His current research interests are in applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to various defense and intelligence applications. In addition to his research, Dr. Williamson currently teaches graduate level courses in Data Science and Cybersecurity and an undergraduate level Introduction to Cyber Warfare at Patrick Henry College.

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Rich Haver

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Former Vice President for Intel Programs, Northrop Grumman

Rich Haver is the former Special Assistant for Intelligence to the Secretary of Defense; and former Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council and Deputy to the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production. Mr. Haver was selected by Vice President Cheney to head the Bush Administration's Transition Team for Intelligence and then selected by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in 2001. He is a recipient of many awards, including the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the CIA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

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Katie Gorka

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Director for Civil Society and the American Dialogue at the Heritage Foundation's Edwin J. Feulner Institute

Katie joined the Trump Administration Transition Team in 2016, and served as senior advisor in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019. In that role she focused on strategies for prevention of terrorism and targeted violence. She subsequently served as the press secretary for U.S. Customs and Border Protection from June to August 2019. Earlier, she lived for twelve years in Budapest, Hungary, where she came to understand firsthand the devastating impact of communism and developed a lifelong commitment to fighting for freedom and American exceptionalism.

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Dr. Keith J. Pavlischek

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program  

A retired U.S. marine colonel with assignments in Bosnia, Iraq, the U.S. Central Command, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Former assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Truman State University, and Program Director at the Civitas Program on Faith and Public Life. Former senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Author of “John Courtney Murray and the Dilemma of Religious Toleration” (Thomas Jefferson University Press), and of multiple articles on ethics, political theory, and public policy, including, “Proportionality in Warfare”; and “The Ethics of Counterinsurgency,” in The New Atlantis; and “In the Land of Blue Burqas,” at TheGospelCoalition.org. He holds masters degrees from the Institute for Christian Studies (Toronto), and Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and a Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics and Society from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. May Habeck

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Mary Habeck is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Previously, she taught American and European military history at Yale University and taught courses on military history and strategic thought at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). From 2008 to 2009, she was the special advisor for strategic planning on the National Security Council staff.

In addition to books and articles on World War I and the Spanish Civil War, Habeck’s publications include “Managing Savagery: Al-Qa’ida’s Military and Political Strategies” (2016), “Fighting the Enemy: The US and Its War against al-Qa’ida” (2017), and “Reforming Intelligence: A Proposal for Reorganizing the Intelligence Community and Improving Analysis” (2016).

She received her Ph.D. in history and M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in international studies, Russian, and Spanish from Ohio State University.

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Paul Millhouse

Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program
Senior Director, Government Solutions, Maxar Technologies

Mr. Paul Millhouse is a Senior Director, Government Solutions, for Maxar Technologies, a position he has served in since 2018. He was previously in leadership roles at Digital Globe and at BAE Systems. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Air Force in space operations.

He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University, and an MS in Operations Research, Statistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a homeschool father, and he and his wife are residents of Purcellville and have three sons who are Patrick Henry alumni or are currently enrolled.

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