Our Team

Brig. Gen. Gerald Goodfellow (Ret)
Executive Director
(318) 698-4845
Brig. Gen. Gerald Goodfellow (Ret) retired from the United States Air Force in June 2019. In his last assignment in the Air Force, he served as the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. He was responsible for strategic planning, establishing requirements and programming advocacy for the nation's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile force, B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, UH-1N helicopters, the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center Aircraft and Nuclear Command, Control and Communications systems, with a budget exceeding $13.5 billion. Encompassing more than 33,700 people, Air Force Global Strike Command provides combatant commanders with combat-ready forces to conduct strategic nuclear and global strike operations. Brig. Gen. Goodfellow (Ret.) earned his commission in 1989 from the University of New Mexico’s Air Force ROTC program. He has served as the following: B-1 instructor and evaluator Weapon Systems Officer, Chief of the Air Staff Wargaming Branch responsible for executing the Chief of Staff’s annual Title 10 Wargame, professor at the U.S. Army War College, commander of a B-1 Operations Group, vice commander of a B-1 wing, commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing, and commander and commandant of Squadron Officer College. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of the Nuclear Enterprise at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Dr. Rob Lass
Director of Education, Senior Fellow
(318) 698-4846
Dr. Robert Lass is the Director of Education for the Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI). A retired Air Force Colonel with over 28 years of operational leadership and staff expertise, Dr. Lass most recently served as both the U.S. Air Force’s Dean of the Air Command and Staff College and the Vice Commandant of Squadron Officers College. A long-time educator and Cyber commander by trade, he lectures on topics ranging from leadership and professional development, national defense and security strategy, and ethics, organizational behavior, and metacognition. Dr. Lass has taught and lectured at Duke University, The University of South Carolina, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces Colleges, and a variety of schools and programs across the Air Force’s Air University campus -- both in-resident and online. He holds a PhD in History from the University of South Carolina and holds three Masters Degrees in Organizational Management, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Aeronautical Science from The George Washington University, the Naval War College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, respectively.
Dr. Brooke Mitchell
Director of Global Near-Peer Competition Program, Teaching Fellow
(318) 698-5128
Dr. Brooke Mitchell is Director of the Global Near-Peer Competition Program and Teaching Fellow for the Louisiana Tech Research Institute. In this role, she is responsible for the design and delivery of Air Force Global Strike Commands Global Near-Peer Competition Concepts and Applications Workshop. She is an online adjunct professor, with Liberty University’s Helm School of Government and Southern Arkansas University’s Master of Public Administration program, and has a decade of higher-education teaching experience. Dr. Mitchell earned her Doctorate of Strategic Leadership and Master of Arts in Government: Terrorism and Homeland Defense from Regent University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Centenary College of Louisiana. She specializes in applied research, instructional design, and is APPQMR certified. Current research projects include the study and practice of followership, as well as, utilizing scenario planning as a military strategist.
Dr. Adam Lowther
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
(318) 698-5126
Dr. Adam Lowther was the Founding Director of the School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies (SANDS). He also served as a Research Professor and Director of Air Force Academic and Professional Journals at the Air Force Research Institute. Dr. Lowther has authored, co-authored, or edited eight books and several hundred peer-reviewed and popular articles on terrorism, asymmetric warfare, cyber conflict, Asia-Pacific security, and nuclear deterrence. Before returning to the Department of Defense, Dr. Lowther served on the faculty of two universities as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves. He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Alabama, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University.
Mr. Shane Grosso
Director of NC3 Education, Teaching Fellow
(318) 698-5125
Chief Master Sergeant Shane Grosso retired from the Air Force in May 2019 after 25-years of service culminating as the Senior Enlisted Leader, Air Force Global Strike Command Directorate of Operations and Communications. Previously, he earned his teaching practicum and Master Instructor certifications and served the nation’s Nuclear Enterprise as superintendent of the 509 Bomb Wing and 39 Air Base Wing Command Posts, as well as Headquarters Global Strike Inspector General Superintendent of Command Post Inspections, United States Air Force’s Europe Command Post Functional Manager.
Mr. Jerome Dubose
Teaching Fellow NC3 Education
(318) 698-4847
Jerome DuBose is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant with over 30 years of operational leadership, strategic change management, and business process reengineering experience. As Assistant Director of NC3 Education, and a Teaching Fellow for the Louisiana Tech Research Institute he oversees the development/delivery of NC3 150, 200, 300, & 400 level curriculum. In this role, he is responsible for providing knowledge transfer and educational training requirements to instill a foundational understanding of Air Force NC3, and establish a long-term continuum of professional development for nuclear enterprise career professionals. He completed his teaching practicum and achieved Master Instructor certification status from the United States Air Force and Army. Jerome received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. He holds Masters Degrees in Management and Leadership, and Business Administration. Prior to his position at LTRI, Jerome worked with Headquarters Global Strike Command and the Air Force Nuclear Command, Control, and Communication Center where he created NC3 enterprise modernization options, and was pivotal in developing roadmap strategies for implementation.
Ms. Anna White, MA
(318) 698-5127
Anna White received a Master of Arts in Computational Linguistics at Indiana University in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Linguistics from Baylor University in 2013. Her research interests are in Natural Language Processing, including sentiment analysis, topic detection, and event coding. She coordinates the Cyber-Spectrum Collaborative Research Environment (C-SCoRE) project at Louisiana Tech University in collaboration with Georgia Tech Research Institute and AFRL to train AFROTC cadets in data mining and to conduct research in social media text and behavioral analysis, as well as social network analysis. Anna is developing research in strategic messaging including socio-pragmatic concepts of social face and politeness strategies applied to the construction and maintenance of national identity and image, or a “national face.”
Mr. Alex Jordan
Teaching Fellow NC3 Education
Mr. Melvin Green III
Non-Resident Teaching Fellow NC3 Education
Melvin Green received his commission from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through ROTC in 1997. He is a graduate of the Air Force’s Weapons School, the Army’s Command General Staff College and a command combat systems officer with more than 2,700 hours in the B-52H to include over 500 combat hours in support of multiple Operation ENDURING FREEDOM tours. He also has a Master’s in Aeronautical Science and Master’s in Business Administration. Prior to his position at LTRI, Melvin served as the Deputy Chief of Air Force Global Strike Command’s Current Operations Division where he helped lead a team composed of 50 enlisted officers and civilians within the areas of policy and program oversight of Air Expeditionary Force Operations, Airfield Management, Weather Support Operations, Aircrew Flight Equipment, and Nuclear Launch Enable Codes. He also provided continuous readiness data and C2 capability to the Air Force Global Strike Commander.
Ms. Shelley Scripture
Shelley Scripture is a Louisiana Tech graduate who spent 11 years in K-12 education prior to moving into higher education administration. In 2015, Ms. Scripture became the Campus Coordinator for Northwestern State University- Barksdale where she oversaw operations for a satellite campus housed on Barksdale AFB. In this role, she advanced to becoming a VA School Certifying Official for the University. Ms. Scripture now serves as the Academic Success Center Coordinator and LTRI Associate for Louisiana Tech University. Her current role includes management of the state’s only 2-year + 4-year institutional partnership for a shared Veterans Resource Center, VA School Certifying Official, University FSO, and University liaison to the local military community. In addition to her professional roles, Ms. Scripture is involved in the community by serving on the Bossier Chamber Military Relations Committee and the Military Assistance Community Resource Alliance (MACRA).
Dr. John Worsencroft
Associated Faculty
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.