PhD, Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
MPA, Public Administration, Seton Hall University
BA, Political Science & Public Justice, State University of New York at Oswego
Stephen Coulthart (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh) is an Associate Professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany. Dr. Coulthart’s research focuses on intelligence analysis and the impact of emerging technologies on security. Specifically, his research agenda focuses on three areas: (1) how homeland and national security organizations implement information technology, especially “big data” technologies; (2) the effectiveness and government adoption of new intelligence analysis methodologies; and (3) how academia provides human capital to the US national security enterprise.
His research has been published in Intelligence and National Security, International Affairs, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others. He is the lead editor of Researching National Security Intelligence: Multidisciplinary Approaches (Georgetown University Press). Dr. Coulthart has contributed commentary to outlets such as “Defense One” and the Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” and “Grade Point.” In 2018, Dr. Coulthart was selected by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to serve with other experts to analyze emerging national security technologies. He is also a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and has conducted analysis as well as provided training support to numerous governmental and non-governmental entities in the United States and Europe.