Education and Academic Interests
Welch earned his B.A. degree in journalism from Point Park University and worked as a reporter and city editor with the Erie Times-News for 29 years.
Welch is also involved with the MCIIS Press, the press arm of the Institute for Intelligence Studies. He is editor of The Analyst’s Style Manual, a manual published in 2008 to assist intelligence analysts in matters of style, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and general writing skills. He has also assisted in developing other books for the Press
As director of CIRAT, he has coordinated and supervised research projects for local businesses and institutions, as well as national and regional businesses. He is also part of the CIRAT team studying the role of intelligence and intelligence sharing in the nation’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program.
Mr. Welch teaches undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department of Intelligence Studies.His courses include:
INTL 275: Writing for Intelligence
INTL 580: Intelligence Communication