Kenneth Ryan, Ph.D.

                                                                                                                   . . .  Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kenneth Ryan, California State University - Fresno, Department of Criminology, is a specialist in international intelligence theory and government management.  He serves as Criminology Department Coordinator of International Programs for the College of Social Sciences and is a member of the University of Oxford (UK) Round Table in Criminal Law and Justice.  He has presented contemporary research in European criminal intelligence and has been published in international law, terrorism, and public policy by the University of Oxford.  Dr. Ryan has addressed the World Terror Conference three times on various topics relating to Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence and has addressed the Counter-Terror Expo in London on International Counter-Terror Intelligence Policy Coordination.  Recently he lectured on "American Politics in Intelligence" at Bletchley Park, Oxfordshire, UK for the University of Buckingham.  He also has lectured at the Brunel University (London) Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies in advanced game theory and intelligence policy.  Dr. Ryan also serves as a member of the Fresno Police Department Chief's Advisory Board.  He is a contributing writer and consultant in criminal justice and national security for The Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and The Military Channel (Discovery Communications); World Politics Review (World Bank, Paris); and IDEA Publishing (New York), among other publishers at home and abroad.  Dr. Ryan is a non-attorney member of the American Bar Association, co-founder of the Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and is active in other organizations at national and international levels.

Dr. Ryan received his Philosophić Doctoris from Washington University in St. Louis in Interdisciplinary Studies in Political Science where he focused on political violence and comparative politics with area studies in Europe and the Middle East.  Dr. Ryan’s recent research has focused on the comparative politics of international / transnational intelligence, particularly in counter-organized crime and counter-terror. He also has conducted funded research in post-war Iraqi governance and prepared statistical exhibits and models for UN Security Council reports on French-speaking Africa.  Dr. Ryan has been published in intelligence, criminal justice and law, and is a frequent speaker in counter-terror and intelligence in Europe and the United States.  At present he is working on manuscripts in global espionage and in intelligence theory.



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