Dr. Michael Pat Hendrix is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Intelligence Analysis and Security Studies at The Citadel Military College. His research areas include intelligence analysis and communication and African national security issues. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including analysis and research, open source intelligence, homeland security, and the department capstone.
Dr. Hendrix holds a Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His dissertation focuses on the alliance between the United States and the Republic of South Africa in rolling back Soviet influence in Southern Africa during the Ronald Reagan and P.W. Botha administrations. More specifically, his research shows how the United States and South Africa attempted to use a combination of military intervention, intelligence sharing, counter-insurgency, and diplomacy to reorder the geopolitical balance of Africa. He also holds master’s degrees from Winthrop University and The Citadel Military College.
Prior to his time in academia, Dr. Hendrix worked in a political field coordinator for John M. Spratt, the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district. He also worked as a historian and archaeologist for public and private clients, including the Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, Exxon Mobile, and Verizon. As an archaeologist, he worked on prehistoric, protohistoric and historic sites in 32 states, the Caribbean, and South Africa.
His manuscripts include Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing for National Security Third Edition (with James S. Major), Murder andMayhem in the Holy City, Down and Dirty: Archaeology of the South Carolina Lowcountry, and The History of Fort Sumter: Building a Civil War Landmark.
Ph.D. History (Stellenbosch University) M.A. History (Winthrop) M.A. Intelligence Analysis and Security Studies (The Citadel) B.A. History (Coastal Carolina University)