Dale Avery

Instructor of Security and Intelligence
Intelligence Studies and Global Affairs Department
Prescott College of Security & Intelligence
Prescott campus

Dale Avery earned master’s in economics in 1983 and was all-but-dissertation for a Ph.D. in natural resource economics from the University of Michigan.  As a graduate student, he worked for the World Bank in Tanzania, for the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines, and as an intern at the East-West Center in Honolulu.  He later earned a master’s in systematic theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School at Christendom College.  

Mr. Avery retired from the CIA after a 30-year career as an analyst, manager of analysts, and educator. For the last 12 years of his career, he was a member of the Senior Intelligence Service. He served on policy rotations in a U.S. Embassy and at the White House as a Director for the National Security Council. Mr. Avery headed the CIA program for training new analysts and later returned to the CIA Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis as Associate Dean.  He wrapped up his intelligence career with back-to-back rotations in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as Director Clapper’s evaluator of analytic quality across the U.S.I.C. and then as the National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere.


  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Economics, University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor

  • COM 223: Intelligence Writing
  • SIS 315: Stds in Global Intelligence I
  • SIS 399: Special Topics in SIS
  • SIS 470: Senior Applied Research Paper
  • SIS 650: Area Studies
  • SIS 599: Spec Topics in Security&Intel

COM223, EC200, SIS315, SIS399, SIS595B, SIS599, SIS650

Analyst and Analytic Manager, Central Intelligence Agency, 1984-2014