Mercyhurst University

Katy Bobseine

Katy Bobseine

Instructor

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Katy-Jan Bobseine is an instructor of intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University.  She previously worked as a counterterrorism intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  After leaving the Department of Defense, Ms. Bobseine designed and taught criminal justice and homeland security curriculum for five years at SUNY Jamestown Community College.  In that capacity, she also advised multiple student organizations, served as coordinator of the college honors program, and received funding from the federal Undergraduate International Study and Foreign Languages program to pursue international internship opportunities in Japan.  She has a particular interest in studying homegrown violent extremism, including the role of social media in HVE radicalization and comparative studies in government-led efforts to counter terrorist messaging.  Ms. Bobseine enjoys writing, editing, and briefing and helping students strengthen their written and verbal communication skills.

Courses Taught

RIAP 177: Introduction to Intelligence Studies
RIAP 178: Intel Methods and Analysis
RIAP 250: Professional Communications
RIAP 310 Special Topics: Homeland Security

Research Interests:

Homegrown violent extremism
Impacts of structured analytic techniques on intelligence analysis
The clash of civil liberties and national security efforts
WMD nonproliferation policy and issues