Executive Director: Curtis McGiffin is a 27-year Air Force veteran, received his Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University. In addition to his decades of nuclear enterprise experience, he was a graduate-level professor of strategy and deterrence at the National War College, and currently teaches several different courses on deterrence theory at both the University and USAF PME level.
Education Director for CADENSE: Dr. Brooke Mitchell received her Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University. Dr. Mitchell has a decade of university teaching experience, including instructional design for graduate level courses. Her research interests include public administration, strategic foresight, and public policy.
Research Fellow for CADENSE: Dr. John Worsencroft received his Doctorate in American History from Temple University. He is an Assistant Professor of History at Louisiana Tech University and a research fellow for the Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy and served in the US Marine Corps with a combat tour in Iraq in 2003.
Research Associate: Anna White received her Master’s of Arts in Computational Linguistics from Indiana University. Her research interests include discourse analysis for strategic messaging and deterrence; and social media analytics for open source intelligence and situational awareness; and machine learning for linguistic applications.