David Hurley

Director of Master in Applied Criminology Program

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice 

Office: Ferguson Hall, Social Sciences Bldg., Rm 232
Phone: 903-886-6091


2003 Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
1994 Master of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
1985 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Minor in Sociology, University of Dayton.

Clearance: Current Top Secret security clearance with SCI access (CI polygraphed)


• Social Science Research Design and Development
• Survey Design / Program Evaluation/ Trend Analysis
• Counter-terrorism / Counter-intelligence / Force Protection / Intelligence Analysis
• Policing
• Cognitive Cultural Differences and Behaviors
• Neighborhood Level Analysis for Crime Prevention and Counter-insurgency

AUG 2011 – Present: Assistant Professor and the Homeland Security and Intelligence Analysis Coordinator at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
• Developed the Intelligence Analysis Security Graduate Certificate as part of The Citadel Strategic initiative – this is a five course graduate certificate.
• Developed the Homeland Security Graduate Certificate as part of The Citadel Strategic initiative – this is also a five course graduate certificate.
• Developed the Undergraduate Minor in Intelligence and Homeland Security.
• Developed the Master’s Degree proposal in Intelligence and Security Studies that is currently going through the states accreditation process.
• Chair of Homeland Security work-group, another graduate course certificate offering.
• Prepared, designed and taught graduate and under-graduate courses. Courses taught include: terrorism, crime prevention, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Administration.

NOV 2010 – May 2012 Instructor at the DIAC Bolling AFB, Washington DC.
• Developed and taught a basic and advance course on HUMINT targeting for National Intelligence Agency.
• Designed and taught Modules on Critical Thinking, Analytical Methods, and Pattern of Life.
• Moved to part-time status as of September 2011.

AUG 2009 to DEC 2009, SCIA, LLC, Senior Scientist, Human Terrain Analyst, CENTCOM, Tampa, Florida
• Analyzed the various tribal and ethnic components of the Afghan conflict.
• Tracked culture and socio-cultural differences via geo-based intelligence systems.
• Assisted in developing more precise metrics to portray an accurate operational picture of Operation Enduring Freedom.
• Tools used: M3, Pathfinder, ArcGis, CIDNE, Google Earth, also familiar with other statistical programs such as SPSS

MAY 2008 to AUG 2009, Radiance Technology, Senior Research Scientist, Dayton OH and Charleston, SC
• Cognitive Shield - analyzed U.S. Air Force Unit level online vulnerabilities – identified current and future threats including individual and group vulnerabilities through social network examination.
• Guardian Shield – developed macro and specific indictors that could be discerned through changes in routine activity patterns by sensor arrays.
• Behavioral modeling – provided insight and pattern recognition related to changes in individual and group behavior. This included the ability to construct theoretical models to underscore anticipated relationships among variables.
• Researched how technology and structural changes affect human behavior.
• Organizational behavior and decision making – provided knowledge of the variables that affect organizational behavior.
• Developed metrics to examine operational and/or research effectiveness.

JAN 2004 to MAY 2008: SRA International, Inc., Fairfax, VA.
AUG 2007 to MAY 2008, Senior Scientist, Fayetteville, NC Orion Center
• Conceptually developed statistical models to provide predictive analysis to uncover possible terrorist/insurgent actions in support of U.S. and coalition forces operating in Iraq/Afghanistan.
• Detected patterns and changes in patterns of terrorist/insurgent tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP).
• Provided insight into how cognitive cultural factors impact terrorist/insurgent decision-making.
• Advised and provided asymmetrical kit warfare targeting to TF-82 for HVIs in Bagram, Afghanistan.
• Analyzed intelligence indicators and produced intelligence products to target insurgent networks in Iraq and Afghanistan for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).

JAN 2004 to AUG 2007, Senior Intel Analyst, Dayton, OH C3I Adroit Center
• Technical Lead - DARPA project, Sensing and Policing Enablers Yielding Effective Security (SPEYES). Responsible for the conceptualization and design of this project intended to increase force protection in hostile urban environments by integrating and designing sensors to detect, identify, and track threats.
• Technical Lead - Air Force Research Laboratory programs. These projects include studying the impact of culture on organizational and individual decision making and PSYOPS effects based operations. The purpose of these projects was to model and predict human behavior for effects based operations.
• Technical Lead responsible for the methodology and data analysis for a study that investigated the vulnerabilities of Air Force Personnel who engage in online posting at sites such as MySpace.
• Developed the process, reporting and hiring of debriefers for technical and scientific research.
• Responsible for writing and editing intelligence reports (IIR) for the military and civilian intelligence organizations

AUG 1999 – DEC 2003: College Professor (Southern Illinois University Jan 03 –Dec 03, Illinois State University Aug 1999 – May 2001)
• Developed, designed, and conducted social and behavioral research.
• Evaluated the effectiveness of law enforcement technologies and strategies.
• Utilized advanced statistical techniques including time series and various regression based analyses.
• Constructed and maintained databases and ran statistical computer analyses using an assortment of computer software.
• Used geo-mapping technology to model the spatial aspects of crime and law enforcement interventions.
• Prepared, designed and taught graduate and under-graduate courses. Courses taught include: statistics, research methods, organizations and management, various investigation and policing courses.
• Presented ideas, findings, and recommendations to both professional associations and government officials.
• Co-authored three peer reviewed academic articles. Presented ten professional papers and authored or co-authored eight technical reports.

JUN 1998 - AUG 1999: Instructor, Regional Community Policing Institute, Cincinnati, OH
• Developed curriculum and wrote community policing modules.
• Conducted on-site training for police depts. in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
• Consulted with local law enforcement agencies in identifying and analyzing particular crime problems.


Introduction to Intelligence
Crime Prevention
Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Administration
Introduction to Policing
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice Organizations and Management
Criminal Investigation
Crime, Justice, and Social Diversity
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice Research Methods
Criminal Justice Statistics Criminal
Justice Administration Policing in America
Socio-Cultural Dynamics
Pattern of Life Analysis



Development and implementation both of the Homeland Security and the Intelligence Analysis Graduate Certificate. These initiatives became part of The Citadel’s strategic plan and were specifically listed in The Citadel’s LEAD 2018 Plan.


Hurley, David and Martha Hurley (2014) Education Alone is Not the Answer: The Specter of Right-Wing Authoritarianism for Criminal Justice Majors at Three Institutions. Revise and resubmit Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Hurley, M. L. and David Hurley. “Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills among Authoritarian Students.” International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Volume 25, Number 2, 248-261).

Hurley, David, and Mike McGannon “Who will Guard the Guards: the Vulnerabilities of Social Networking Site Usage.” In progress to be submitted to the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Hurley, David “Online Posting the New Dumpster Diving.” IOSphere Summer 2009.

McGannon, Mike and David C. Hurley, “Social Networking Websites: The Hidden Danger.” IOSphere Summer 2009.

Mazerolle, Lorraine, David C. Hurley and Mitchell Chamlin, “Social Behavior in Public Space: An Analysis of Behavioral Adaptations to CCTV.” Security Journal V 15, Number 3, 2002.

Travis, Lawrence, Ken Novak, Craig Winston, and David C. Hurley, “COPS at the Door: The Impact of Citizen Surveys by Police on Public Attitude.” Police Quarterly, V. 3 Number 1, 2000.

Smith, Brad W., Ken J. Novak, and David C. Hurley, “Neighborhood Crime Prevention The Relative Influence of Community Based Organizations and Neighborhood Watch” Journal of Crime and Justice. V. XX Number 2, 1997.


2007 Hurley, David and Michael McGannon, “The Impact of Internet Social Networking on the Vulnerabilities of United States Air Personnel to Adversary Influences Operations.” Presented to the Information Operations & Special programs Division of the Human Effectiveness Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH.

1999 Mazerolle, Lorraine Green, David C. Hurley, and Mitch Chamlin, “Surveillance Cameras in Cincinnati: An Analysis of the Impacts Across Three Study Sites.” Presented to Planning Section of the Cincinnati Police Department.

1998 Hurley, David C., and Lawrence F. Travis, “Geo Mapping for the Forest Park Police Division.” Presented to Forest Park Police Department and submitted in a report to the National Institute of Justice.

1998 Travis, Lawrence F., David C. Hurley and Craig Winston, “Community Policing and Crime Prevention Officer Problem Solving in Hamilton County: Survey Results.” Presented to Forest Park Police Department and submitted in a report to the National Institute of Justice.

1997 Debbie Zorn, David C. Hurley, and Lawrence Johnson “The Skills Training Center Evaluation.” Presented to the Urban League of Cincinnati.

1996 Lorraine Green Mazerolle and David C. Hurley, “Corryville Summer Initiative “96.” Presented to University Village Business Association and members of Cincinnati’s City Council.

1996 Lorraine Mazerolle, Lawrence Johnson and David Hurley “Families and Children First: The Laurel Initiative.” Presented to Ohio Department of Human Services.


Hurley, David, and Martha Henderson Hurley. “Enhancing Critical and Reflective Thinking Skills among Authoritarian Students.” Presented at the Academy of Southern Criminal Justice Association annual meeting Virginia Beach, VA on September 19, 2013.

Hurley, David, Martha Henderson Hurley, Catherine Burton, James Robey, and Martin Butler. “They’re Just Not Like Us: Student Perceptions of Gang and Terrorist Group Behavior.” Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting New York, NY on March 15, 2012.

Hurley, David “Academic Support for Homeland Security and Intelligence.” Winter 2013 at the SC Infragard Members’ Alliance Conference. Invited presentation by InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector designed increase collaboration on Homeland Security issues.

2003 Hurley, David “CCTV: The Cincinnati Experience.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justices Association, Chicago, IL.

2000 Hurley, David and Lorraine Mazerolle “Someone Watching Over Me: A Study of Surveillance Cameras.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, New Orleans, LA.

1999 Hurley, David C., John Liederbach, Lawrence Travis “It comes from the Top: Police Chiefs Attitudes and Community Policing.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, Orlando, FL.

1999 John Liederbach, Hurley, David C., Lawrence Travis “You can Lead a Horse: A Comparison of Police use of Subsidized Police Training Programs.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, Orlando, FL.

1998 Hurley, David C. and Martha L. Henderson, “Race and Gender: A Comparison of Findings from Two National Datasets.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

1998 Travis, Lawrence F., David C. Hurley and Craig Winston, “Police Officer Problem Solving: Problems, Practice, and Perception.” Presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Milwaukee, WI.

1997 Hurley, David C., and Martha Henderson, “The Relationship of Juvenile Lifestyles to Offending and Victimization Patterns.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA.

1997 Winston, Craig, David C. Hurley, Al Ball, and Kenneth Novak, “Police Community Surveys: Opening a Pandora’s Box.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, Louisville KY.

1996 Winston, Craig, David C. Hurley, and Al Ball, “Police Surveys of Community Attitude.” Presented at the Midwestern Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, Indianapolis, IN.

1996 Smith, Brad W., Ken J. Novak, and David Hurley, “Neighborhood Crime Prevention: The Relative Influence of Community Based Organizations and Neighborhood Watch.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.


2014 Hurley, D. and M. Hurley. Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program for the FY 2014 Intelligence Community (HHM402-14-BAA-243) submitted to Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Mission Services Directorate, Office of Training, Education and Development. $ 2 Million. Role: Principle Investigator. Funding should be determined by end of June 2014.

2011 Hurley, M., Wellman, A., and D. Hurley. Charleston Healthy Habits for At-Risk Youth Program (CHHAY). Submitted to NIH under FOA Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21). $219,710. Role: Investigator.


CITADEL- Criminal Justice Department
2011-2014 Served as the Homeland Security and Intelligence Coordinator
2012-2014 Departmental Adjunct Coordinator
2012-2013 Member Research Committee
2012-2014 Member Curriculum Committee
2012-2014 Departmental Representative to CGC
2011-2012 Member Search Committee Criminal Justice Position
2011-2012 Member Search Committee Homeland Security Position
2011-2013 Development of Criminal Justice Operating Papers
2011-2012 Curriculum Development Homeland Security
2011-2012 Curriculum Development Intelligence Analysis
2011-2012 Participant in MASS Leadership Training Program
2011-2012 Development of MASS Leadership Course


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
American Society of Criminology (ASC)


JAN 2007 – Present: Senior Counterintelligence Analyst (CW2) at DET 5 EUCOM JAC ARE, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, US Army Reserves
• Reviewed and researched intelligence on currently held detainees for a legal review pending release to host nations.
• Provided threat updates for selected EUCOM countries and produced written threat products for the EUCOM JAC.
• Country area studies for EUCOM.
• Deployed to Molesworth, England APR 2010 to OCT 2010: Developed a 40 hour courses designed to teach Socio-cultural Dynamics to intelligence analysts (Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility (RJIFT) Molesworth, England). The courses blend a variety of social science perspectives to help analysts better recognize and analyze unique cultural aspects/events within an area of operation (AO).

NOV 2005 – OCT 2006: CJSOTF ORA LNO 10th Special Forces Group Liaison Officer for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force assigned to the Office of Regional Affairs, Baghdad, Iraq
• Coordinated collaborative intelligence and operations efforts between CJSOTF and the National Intelligence Community
• Provided environmental and local atmospherics obtained from CJSOTF to National Intelligence Community
• Represented CJSOTF and the Special Forces perspective on ongoing operations, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and Force Protection.
• Assisted in Coordinating personnel recovery efforts between agencies.
• Liaison and coordinated role in the discovering and recovery of weapons of mass destruction in the Iraqi theatre

DEC 2001 - DEC 2002: Intelligence Support in a Combat Zone: Senior Counter- Intelligence Agent for 2/19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan/Uzbekistan.
• Supervised or conducted all CI HUMINT battalion operations.
• Conducted and in charge of battalion level CI force.
• Collected and analyzed actionable intelligence
• Liaison with other U.S. and allied security forces.
• Monitored the unit operations OPSEC and investigated various violations.
• Provided route reconnaissance and counter-surveillance.
• Conducted threat vulnerability assessments (TVAs) on Special Forces safe houses in Afghanistan.
• Debriefed Special Operations teams returning from missions and deployments.
• Awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantry Badge for service in Afghanistan.
• Provided intelligence products that enabled the commanders to see and understand the counterintelligence threat.

AUG 1995 – DEC 2006: Counter-Intelligence Section NCOIC for 2/19th Special Forces Group (A), Functionally responsible for: counterintelligence production, Collection operations, Counterintelligence/Force Protection, Operation security.
• Conducted CI Force Protection Operations in support of 2nd BN 19th SFG (A).
• Collected, analyzed and tracked terrorist and developed country files.
• Debriefed Special Forces teams according to a SODARs format.
• In charge of investigating subversion and espionage directed at the U.S. Army.
• Responsible for monitoring the Units OPSEC posture and procedures.

JAN 1990 – MAY 1994: Russian Linguist on a Special Operations Team A, 11th Special Forces, U.S. Army Reserves. Trained as a member of a SIGINT team.

• Combat infantry course (11B), Ft Benning, GA (JUL 1990)
• US Army Airborne School, Ft Benning, GA (AUG 1990)
• Trained as a Russian Linguist Ft Devens, MA and Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA (JAN 1992 – FEB 1993)
• Counterintelligence course/counterintelligence agent (35L formerly 97B), Ft Huachuca, AZ (SEP 1995)
• Counter-surreptitious entry course (JUN 2003)
• The Asymmetrical Software Kit training (SEP 2005)
• Strategic Debriefer (FEB 2002)
• Level I and II Force Protection/Anti-terrorism Courses
• Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course
• Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course
• Warrant Officer Candidate School, Ft Rucker, AL (JUL 2010)
• Warrant Officer Basic Course Counterintelligence Technician (351 L) Ft Huachuca, AZ (SEP 2010)

Fall 2015 Courses:

  • CJ 201 Police & Law Enforcement  CRN: 82662
  • CJ 500 MSAC Student Orientation  CRN:  82761
  • CJ 500 MSAC Student Orientation  CRN: 82762
  • CJ 500 MSAC Student Orientation  CRN: 82763
  • CJ 501 Sem in Police and Law Enf  CRN: 82764
  • CJ 575 Research Methods in CJ  CRN: 82771