Steven R, Hooper
Areas of Expertise
Professor Hooper is retired from the FBI where he served for 30 years. His FBI career included Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Phoenix Field Office; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the National Security Branch of the FBI Phoenix Field Office where he led operations for Counterintelligence, Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and Critical Incident Response Programs. He was Chief of the Threat Monitoring Unit in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and led a Russian Organized Crime Task Force in Budapest, Hungary. As an investigator, Professor Hooper conducted Criminal and Counterintelligence investigations into Russian Organized Crime, Soviet GRU, Espionage Operations during the Cold War and investigated Violent Crimes in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area
Professor Hooper’s law enforcement experience also includes tactical and SWAT operations, Executive Protection and Intelligence Operations. Additionally, Professor Hooper was a Police Officer and Special Agent with the United States Secret Service working Counterfeiting, Fraud, Executive Protection and Physical Security at the White House.
Professor Hooper is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and together he and his wife Linda, also a retired FBI Special Agent, run Tripwire Security Solutions, a full service consulting company on Risk Analysis, Crisis Management, Preparedness, Detection and Incident Response.
Professor Hooper is a native of Malden, MA. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. He also attended the George C. Marshal School for European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany and The Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, The Marine Corps/Law Enforcement Foundation, The Espionage Research Institute International and ASIS.
- M.S. - Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Saint Joseph's University
- B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Saint Anselm College
- SIS 335: Counter-Intelligence
- SIS 422: Homeland Security & Technology
- SIS 430: Emrgncy Mngmt Cntngncy Plnng
- SIS 699: Spec Topics in Security&Intel
- SIS 599: Spec Topics in Security&Intel
United States Secret Service 1982 - 1984
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1984 - 2013
WGM Associates, LLC, Cyber Security 2013 - 2016
Memberships and Credentials
Espionage Research Institute International
Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
Certified Firearms Instructor, FBI and National Rifle Association (NRA)
Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
Association of Former Special Agents (FBI)