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Dave Hurley

David C. Hurley received his doctorate in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2003, and has broad experience both as a researcher and a practitioner. Currently he is the departmental coordinator for Intelligence Analysis and Homeland Security Certificates. As a researcher his initial focus centered on social, situational, and environmental factors that predicted and influenced human behavior and the corresponding affect upon police operations. After 9/11 he used his background to in social science to help pioneer the field of socio-cultural intelligence for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has worked at CENTCOM and other U.S. Intelligence Agencies 1) developing models to predict terrorist and insurgent behaviors such as the placement of IEDs; 2) discovering neighborhood and community variables to assist in counter insurgency operations; and, 3) analyzing how cognitive cultural factors affect terrorists and insurgents’ perception and decision making.

Dr. Hurley is also an experienced instructor with over 17 years teaching experience. Currently, at The Citadel his focus is intelligence, terrorism, policing, crime prevention,homeland security and criminal justice administration. He has taught socio-cultural dynamics to Department of Defense intelligence analysts and developed and taught HUMINT targeting courses for a National Intelligence Agency. He has developed curriculum and conducted on-site training for police departments in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Dr. Hurley is still active in the U.S. Army Reserves and is currently a CW2 with 22 years of experience. He spent 17 of those years doing intelligence and counterintelligence in the Special Forces Community. CW2 Hurley is a veteran of both Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom), where he served with distinction.

Contact Information:
Telephone: 843.953.6407


Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati)
M.S. (University of Cincinnati)
B.S. (University of Dayton)

Vita: Dr. Hurley's Vita

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