Dr. Breckenridge is the Dean of the Tom Ridge School for Intelligence Studies and Information Science. Dr. Breckenridge is the former Dean of the Walker School of Business and was appointed as the first chair of the Department of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University. He designed the curricular requirements and gained accreditation for the new major in Intelligence Studies in 2002, the graduate program in Applied Intelligence in 2004, and the Graduate Certificate program in 2005. During his military career, his leadership responsibilities ranged from commanding the U.S. Army’s first unit to engage in combat since the Vietnam War (in Beirut, Lebanon 1983) to serving as a Professor of Military Science. During his military career he taught Middle Eastern History and served as the course director for the World History program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Breckenridge is a founding board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), a former President of the Fairview School Board, and a former member of the Transportation Committee of the Erie Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech, a M.A. from the University of Virginia, a M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Gannon University.
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