leslie guelcher
Assistant Professor
CAE 309

Professor Leslie A. Guelcher is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies. Professor Guelcher regularly teaches courses in communicating intelligence, intelligence theory and application, research methods, and strategic projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She received a B.A. degree in Communications in 1989 from Marymount University of Virginia, a M.B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University (Cum Laude) in 2011, and a M.S. in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University (Summa Cum Laude) in 2013. She is pursuing her Doctorate of Criminal Justice at California University of Pennsylvania, expected completion spring of 2020. She worked as a marketing and technology director for non-profit and for-profit organizations, as an analyst in anti-money laundering for Chase Bank, and led an investigations team in anti-counterfeiting before joining the faculty at Mercyhurst in 2018.

Courses Taught

  • RIAP 177: Introduction to Intelligence
  • RIAP 178: Intelligence Methods & Analysis
  • RIAP 250: Professional Communications
  • RIAP 280: Communicating Intelligence Analysis I
  • RIAP 281: Communicating Intelligence Analysis II
  • RIAP 325: Cyber Threat Analysis
  • RIAP 425: Strategic Analysis
  • INTL 676: Research Based Project

Research Interests

  • Climate security and trends
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Cyber security and threat analysis
  • Communicating intelligence