Professor of Homeland Security and Master's Program Coordinator, Human Security and Resilience
Security Studies and International Affairs Dept
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Dr. 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 Scholar 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. from the United States Naval Academy. Lahneman has held academic positions as Associate Director for Programs at CISSM, where he conducted several open source 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.

He is on the editorial advisory boards of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and Inteligencia y securidad, a Spanish security journal. He is currently Program Co-chair of the Intelligence Studies section of the International Studies Association. 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 homeland security, the future of intelligence analysis, military intervention and nation building, and international relations theory. He received a Smith Richardson Foundation International Security and Foreign Policy Junior Faculty Research Grant for his book project Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs (2011). Other publications include From Mediation to Nation Building: Third Parties and the Management of Communal Conflict (with co-editor Joseph Rudolph) (2013); “Homeland Security Intelligence” in Logan and Ramsey, Introduction to Homeland Security (2012); “Estimating Iraqi WMDs: A Simulation” in Simulation and Gaming (with Hugo Keesing) (2011); “The Need for a New Intelligence Paradigm” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (2010); and Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-first Century (ed.) (2004).


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Management, Golden Gate University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Management, United States Naval Academy

  • HS 315: Crit Infra Sec, Resil and Risk

Forthcoming 2015. (Ed., with Rubén Arcos).  Spanish language edition of The Art of Intelligence: Simulations, Exercises, and Games. (Madrid: Plaza y Valdés).  

Forthcoming 2014. “Revolution in Intelligence Affairs” in Gregory Moore, ed., The Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence (New York: Taylor and Francis Group).

(2014) (Ed., with Rubén Arcos). The Art of Intelligence: Simulations, Exercises, and Games. (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield).
(2013). “Examining the NGPI Dots,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 26, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 730-743.

(2013) (Ed., with Joseph Rudolph). From Mediation to Nation Building: Third Parties and the Management of Communal Conflicts (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press).

(2012) “Homeland Security Intelligence” in Keith Gregory Logan and James D. Ramsey, eds., Introduction to Homeland Security (Boulder, CO: Westview Press).

(2011) William J. Lahneman and Hugo Keesing. “Estimating Iraqi WMDs: A Simulation,” Simulation and Gaming 42, no.6 (December 2011): 803-821.

(2011) Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press).  

(2010) “The Need for a New Intelligence Paradigm,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 23, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 201-225.

(2009) William J. Lahneman and Hugo Keesing. “Estimating Iraqi WMDs: A Simulation,” Simulation and Gaming (OnlineFirst edition).

(2007) “U.S. Intelligence Prior to 9/11 and Obstacles to Reform,” in Thomas C. Bruneau & Steven C. Boraz, eds., Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Reform and Effectiveness (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press).

(2007) “Is A Revolution in Intelligence Affairs Occurring,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 20, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 1-18.

(2006) “Ready or Not? Perspectives on Preparedness Five Years After 9/11,” Washington Post, 10 September 2006, B08.

(2005) “Knowledge Sharing in the Intelligence Community After 9/11,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 4 (Winter 2004-2005): 614-633.

(2004) (Ed.) Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-First Century (Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield).  

(2004) “Outsourcing the IC’s Stovepipes?” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 16, no. 4 (Winter 2003-2004): 573-593.

(2003) “Changing Power Cycles and Foreign Policy Role-Power Realignments: Asia, Europe, and North America,” International Political Science Review 23, no. 1 (January 2003): 97-111.

(1990) “Interdicting Drugs in the Big Pond,” US Naval Institute Proceedings 116 (July 1990): 56-63.

(1990) “Portrait of a Modern Drug Smuggler,” US Naval Institute Proceedings 116 (July 1990): 60-61.

 Dr. Lahneman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He also is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Lahneman has held academic positions as Associate Director for Programs at CISSM, where he conducted several open source 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. He is on the editorial advisory boards of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and Inteligencia y securidad, a Spanish security journal. He is currently Program Co-chair of the Intelligence Studies section of the International Studies Association. 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.