CCSP Fellows, Faculty, and Staff

Chair, CCSP

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Richard J Harknett

Director, SPIA


Faculty Fellows

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Albert W Klein

Doctor or Colonel


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Michael Evan Loadenthal

Asst Professor - Research


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Gregory H. Winger

Assistant Professor


UC Research Affiliates

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Scott A Petersen

Exec Dir Defense Research Initiatives


External Research Affiliates

Igor Kovač research focuses on structure of the international system, its stability, security, and great power relations – stressing the intersection between International Security and International Political Economy. One of his inquiries looks at digital currencies as a crucial threat to the contemporary US hegemony. Moreover, his resent research projects include a study on cyber strategies of the EU member states, and a review of AI tools available for cybersecurity. 

Julia Schuetze is founder of Cyber Policy House BV, a start-up focused on improving cyber policies with innovative approaches. Her research focuses on cyber policies that are multi-stakeholder and multilevel governance dependent. 

Current research includes: 

  •  Bi- and multilateral cyber assistance
  • Responsibilities of federal, state and local level governance for cyber resilience
  • Cybersecurity of consumer products

She uses methods from public policy design, new governance and comparative political science research. By including design thinking methods, she aims to increase relevance and accessibility for current practice. 

She holds a MA in European Public Policy from the University of Bath with transatlantic track at UW Seattle and a BA in Journalism and Politics from the University of Stirling.  

Jelena Vićić is Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. She is a research collaborator at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) and Center for Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy (CCSP). Her work examines international conflict and technology, with the focus on topics such as strategic competition, cyber escalation, and disinformation. Currently, Jelena is working on projects related to these topics, as well as several projects on data measurement challenges in cyber events data.

Jelena holds a PhD from University of Cincinnati, MA from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and BA from American University in Bulgaria.

Graduate Research Assistants

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Nathan Bailleux

Graduate Assistant

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Soumyadeep Bidyanta

Graduate Assistant

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Billy M Douglas

Graduate Assistant

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Jin kyung Lee

Graduate Assistant

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Jonathan Liu

Ph.D. Student

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Lilly N Pace

Graduate Assistant

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Rebekah Jean-Cole Littlepage

Student Worker

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Jacob Matthew Lesick

Student Worker

Motion Graphics Designer

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Meghan R Sawyer

Student Worker

Ohio-Persistent Cyber Improvement (O-PCI) Team

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Mina Al Sada

Graduate Assistant

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Austin W Hodges

Graduate Assistant

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Joe F Kale

Graduate Assistant

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Peter Konstanty Kobak

Assoc Dir Persist Cyber Improvement OPCI


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Amanda Joyce O'Mara

Cyber Training Program Coordinator OPCI


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Prosper Tornyi

Graduate Assistant

Program Director, CCSP

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Stephanie Ellis

Program Director, Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy