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Timothy W. Nichols, Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Executive Director, Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program  

Office Location: 138 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: 919-613-9301
Duke Box: 90250
Email Address: twn@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • National Security and Defense, Homeland Security

MBA, North Carolina State University, 2010
M.A., University of South Florida, 2000
B.A., University of Virginia, 1989

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • Pubpol 505s.01, Natl security decision making Synopsis
    See instru, W 11:15 AM-01:45 PM

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests include: Homeland Security Counterterrorism National Security Policy National Security Strategy Military Campaign Design

Tim Nichols (B.A, UVA, M.A, USF, M.B.A.,NCSU) Tim served as an intelligence officer in the Marine Corps for over 21 years with extensive experience in the special operations and counterterrorism fields. His overseas experience spans deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Africa, Central America, and the Pacific. He has been designated as a Regional Affairs Officer for East Africa. While in Iraq, he led a joint interagency task force in tracking and targeting the migration paths of foreign extremists traveling to Iraq for violent activities. Prior to his retirement from the military, Tim taught courses in Leadership, Ethics, and Management at Duke, UNC, and NC State for four years. In addition to his consulting activities, Tim is currently a research fellow and adjunct professor in the School of Public Policy at Duke University. His research interests and teaching responsibilities include interagency coordination, national security, homeland security and counterterrorism policy.

Timothy W. Nichols