Security Studies Industry Advisory Board

Peter Andres
Vice President Corporate Security, Lufthansa Group
Peter Andres, born in Gladbeck (Germany) in 1961, has been Vice President Corporate Security at Lufthansa Group since 2005. Overseeing all Lufthansa Group Security activities, he is as such responsible for liaising with security authorities and providing expert advice on aviation security legislation and its implementation. Among his tasks, he is responsible for risk analysis and prevention against terrorist threat, protecting especially Lufthansa´s extensive international flight operations. Business Security as fraud prevention and investigation of white collar crime are also essential elements of his portfolio of responsibilities.

Peter Andres joined Lufthansa in 1981 and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Frankfurt University. Between 1994 and 2004, Peter Andres held several Senior Management positions within Lufthansa Airline Flight Operations and Ground Services.

Peter Andres is currently serving as Chairman of IATA´s Security Executive Group (SEG) and of Association of European Airlines (AEA) Security Group. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Civil Security Research at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. He has been teaching Aviation Security at Bremen University of Applied Science since 2009.

Timothy P. Donovan, J.D.
Special Agent Donovan serves as the Section Chief for Human Resources in Washington DC. Special Agent Donovan has taught at the FBI Academy, as well as internationally in Asia and Europe. He has been featured in a National Geographic documentary for his investigation of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. He was among the recipients of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Investigations in 2009.

Circuit Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr.
Captain, JAG Corps, U.S. Navy  
Judge Nichols serves as Associate Judge, Prince George’s County, MD Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit. In his military role, Judge Nichols is a retired Navy Captain, with more than 30 years of service in the Judge Adjutant General Corps. He was a key member of the National Defense University’s seminar leader staff in support of the National Defense University's Reserve Components National Security Course and has been active in Maryland judicial and legislative affairs for many years.

Rodney Doyle Raines III
Director, Surface Division, Office of Security Policy and Stakeholder Engagement (OSPIE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
As the Surface Division Director, Raines established the nation’s surface mass transit, passenger rail, freight rail, highway, motor coach, and pipeline security policy. Raines leads the TSA outreach to the broader surface transportation stakeholder community and is responsible for raising the nationwide surface security baseline, supporting operational deterrence programs and increasing the resilience of surface security infrastructure. Prior to his selection as the Surface Division Director, he served as the General Manager for Mass Transit and Passenger Rail.

Stephen Sloan, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida
Sloan is the Lawrence J. Castang Distinguished Professor of Terrorism for the Center for Global Perspectives at the University of Central Florida. Prior to coming to Florida, Dr. Sloan taught for more than 30 years at the University of Oklahoma, where he became one of the country’s leading authorities and helped create the academic discipline of terrorism studies. Dr. Sloan is the author of numerous books, articles, and papers on the subject of terrorism and has served as a consultant to Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading consulting firm, as well as to U.S. and international agencies and organizations.

Brad Deflin

Brad is Founder and President of Total Digital Security, formed in 2013 to bring enterprise quality cyber security technology and practices to individuals, small groups, and perimeter operating environments. 

Brad has over 25 years of executive leadership in operations, sales, audit, compliance, and supervision of rigorously regulated financial environments, including Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Wells Fargo, and J.P. Morgan. His experience enabled him to recognize the dire need for a comprehensive and unified approach to effectively manage all elements of digital security risk; personally and professionally, at home, in the office, or on the road. 

Brad is an author and frequent speaker on the matters of online risk, cyber crime, and the emerging technology that defends and protects from what has become our #1 personal and professional risk today. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — 1981 – B.S. Aviation Studies

Palm Beach County Cultural Council — Board Member

211 Crisis Line Board Member and past President

Commercial Pilot, CFI, Instrument, Multi-Engine 

FINRA Series 7,8, 9, 10, 24, and 63

Colonel Kimberley Ramos

Col Kimberley Ramos is the Detachment 157 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Commander for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus.  She provides leadership for 10 active duty members and 250 cadets.  During her 27 year career, she has held a variety of assignments all over the world in the missile and cyber career fields. She earned master degrees in space studies, operational art and science, and strategic studies. In addition, she is a Certified Information Security Manager.

Dr. Rubén Arcos, Ph.D.

Dr. Rubén Arcos, Ph.D., is professor of communication sciences at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Centre for Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems (established by a collaborative agreement between the Spanish National Intelligence Centre and URJC), and he is coordinating director of the Inter-University Master’s program in Intelligence Analysis. He is the founder and chapter chair of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) for Spain, and has been inducted as distinguished member of SCIP in 2015. Recent publications include Intelligence Communication in the Digital Era: Transforming Security, Defence and Business (co-edited with Randolph H. Pherson); The Art of Intelligence: Simulations, Exercises, and Games (co-edited with William. J. Lahneman), and a chapter on the Spanish System of Intelligence in the Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies. He has also published articles in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Jane’s Intelligence Review, and Public Relations Review among others. Arcos is deputy editor of The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs.

Dr. Linda Bishai, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda Bishai, PhD, is the director of Research, Evaluation and Learning at the Rule of Law Initiative of the American Bar Association. In addition to research on rule of law issues, she has focused on peacebuilding education and training, electoral violence prevention, countering violent extremism and security sector/community dialogue. In her previous position at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Bishai was responsible for programs on electoral violence prevention in Sudan prior to the general elections and the South Sudan referendum and co-taught the Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa course at USIP. Before USIP, Bishai was an assistant professor of political science at Towson University, teaching courses in international relations, international law, the use of force and human rights. She currently teaches international law and the use of force as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University. Her research interests include identity politics, sovereignty, security, and states of emergency. During 2003-2004, Bishai served as a Supreme Court Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center, where she worked on an introduction to international human rights law for the federal judiciary. Bishai holds a B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics.

Fr. George Corrigan, OFM

Fr. George Corrigan is a Franciscan Friar and Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Tampa, Florida. The Atlanta, Ga., native grew up in Orlando, Florida. In 1974, George earned a B.S. in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and in 1981 a master’s in business administration from the University of Central Florida. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he served aboard nuclear submarines until leaving active duty in 1982 to pursue a career in business, where he served as chief information officer for a private-sector business. He next served as a Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) lay missioner in Kenya from 1996-1999. The experience, particularly working with Franciscans, helped him discern a vocation to religious life and the priesthood. He was received into the Franciscan novitiate in 2001, took final vows as a Franciscan religious in 2006, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. He has served in Sacred Heart parish since 2007, and has been pastor since 2011. His encouragement and active participation in the life of FMS and years of service as a member of the FMS Board of Directors have been invaluable to the continued success and vitality of the organization. Fr. Corrigan was recognized by FMS in 2010 with the Joe Nangle, OFM Lifelong Mission Award.

Dr. Julian Richards, Ph.D.

Dr. Julian Richards gained a PhD in political violence in Pakistan, at Cambridge University, in 1993. He then spent nearly 20 years working in intelligence and security for the British Government, returning to academic life in 2006. In 2008, he jointly founded the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham. His affiliations include Advisory Board member of the European Observatoire des Think-Tanks; Associate of the Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU) at the University of Durham; Co-Section Chair of the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA); and editorial board member for the Spanish journal Intelligencia y seguridad. Richards is the author of three books: The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2010); A Guide to National Security: Threats, Responses and Strategies (Oxford University Press, 2012); and Cyber-War: The Anatomy of the Global Security Threat (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), in addition to numerous papers and book chapters on a range of security and intelligence issues. He has given formal evidence to Government inquiries on privacy and security issues, and is a regular media commentator on security and intelligence issues for national and international television and radio, including the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, LBC radio, and the Islam Channel.

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