The College of Business, Security and Intelligence's No. 1 priority is undergraduate teaching. However, we also expect our faculty to contribute new knowledge to their profession, expose students to discovery and participate in scholarly activity.

The College's research mission is closely tied to its responsibility to provide education to future students in the classroom while contributing to the research environment. Multiple research efforts are under way and changing daily.

  • Intelligence Practice and Analysis
  • Cyber Intelligence and Security
  • Interviewing, Investigations and Forensics
  • Counterintelligence
  • Counterterrorism
  • International Relations and International Law
  • Physical Security
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Corporate Security
  • Historical Studies
  • Area Studies

Affiliated Language Faculty

Dr. Leeann Chen is primarily interested in second-language acquisition. She works on advanced-level curriculum development, especially content course instruction, including how to teach a course such as geography as a language source and how to provide practice in all four modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in a geography course. Another area of interest is when, what, and how authentic material should be used in teaching a second language, as well as compensation strategies, meaning the strategies for second language learners to use when they cannot totally understand what a native speaker is communicating. Dr. Chen’s third area of interest is patterns of errors that adversely influence student’s progress to higher proficiencies. The final area of her interest is how technology modifies the way language is taught.

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As a specialist on Latin American literature, affiliated faculty member Dr. José Ninawanka focuses on the phenomenon of political violence. More specifically, he is interested in exploring the hidden processes that permit unforeseeable explosions of violence. To uncover these mechanisms, Ninawanka employs Slavoj Žižek’s application of Lacanian psychoanalysis to cultural products. Ninawanka’s doctoral work involved the analysis of four Peruvian narrative texts to expose the systematic violence that allowed the killing, with total impunity, of 70,000 Peruvians in the last two decades of the 20th Century. In future work, Dr. Ninawanka plans to apply this unique theoretical framework to other cultural products related to Latin America.

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Professor Tarek Mahmoud specializes on foreign and second language acquisition for adult learners and is interested in how immersion in a native environment can increase students’ language and cultural knowledge. Professor Mahmoud is also interested in the use of technology in language teaching as well as learning inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, he focuses on the flexibility of curriculum design based on students’ needs and seeks to help them reach their desired skill in speaking, reading, listening, and writing.

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