William J. Lahneman

Senior Research Associate

William J. Lahneman is an Associate Professor of Homeland Security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.  He also is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.  He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.S. (with Distinction) from the United States Naval Academy.

Lahneman has held academic positions as Associate Director for Programs at CISSM, where he conducted several research projects for different parts of the US intelligence community, and as Associate Chair of the Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy. A former career naval officer, Commander Lahneman, U.S. Navy (retired) was a Surface Warfare Officer with specializations in Strategic Planning, International Negotiations, and Nuclear Propulsion. Lahneman’s research interests include the future of intelligence analysis, homeland security, military intervention and nation building, and international relations theory.

In 2008, he received one of the Smith Richardson Foundation’s International Security and Foreign Policy Junior Faculty Research Grants for his book project Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs, which was published by Scarecrow Press in March 2011. Other publications include “The Need for a New Intelligence Paradigm” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (2010); “Estimating Iraqi WMDs: A Simulation” in Simulation and Gaming (with Hugo Keesing) (2009); “U.S. Intelligence Prior to 9/11 and Obstacles to Reform” in Thomas C. Bruneau and Steven C. Boraz, eds., Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Reform and Effectiveness (University of Texas Press, 2007); “Is a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs Occurring?” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (2007); and Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-first Century (ed.) (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).