Sara Bush Castro
Sara Bush Castro, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, United States Air Force Academy. She received her Ph.D in 2017 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to that she worked as an intelligence analyst between 2003 - 2009.
M. Kathryn Barbier, Distinguished Visiting Professor, United States Air Force Academy (2021-2022) is a professor of History at Mississippi State University. She is a scholar of the Second World War with a particular focus on the Normandy invasion, deception, and double agents. She has published two books: D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion (2007) and Spies, Lies, and Citizenship: The Hunt for Nazi Criminals (2017), Her current research is on a WWII female double agent, whose work contributed to Operation Fortitude, the deception plan cover for the Normandy invasion. Dr. Barbier is also a member of the Society of Military History’s Board of Trustees, co-director of the Second World War Research Group, North America (SWWRG, NA), co-editor of War in History, and co-series editor of a six-volume Cultural History of War.
Timothy Andrews Sayle is Assistant Professor of History and Director of the International Relations Program with a focus on NATO, Canadian-American Relations, and intelligence. He authored Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order (Cornell, 2019), co-edited other works, and contributed to multiple edited volumes and journals. Professor Sayle is a Senior Fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. He is a Fellow of Trinity College and alumnus of Massey College.
Michael David Miner has taught at Harvard University for over a decade including courses on intelligence, cyberspace, strategy, and international security. He is an Associate with the Intelligence Project in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a particular interest in bureaucratic reform including the role of intelligence in policymaking. Michael earned his PhD at King's College London. The Perennial Quest: Intelligence Integration from London to Washington 1936-2019 examines the historical evolution of national intelligence systems in the United Kingdom and the United States. He holds a term appointment on the Fulbright Specialist Roster supported by the U.S. Department of State and volunteers in the United States Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary. Dr. Miner is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Fulbright Association and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
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Mallory Needleman is a fourth year PhD student in History at American University. She earned her MA in Holocaust Studies at Haifa University in Israel. Her dissertation highlights the triangulated diplomatic relationships between the United States, the Soviet Union, and Lithuania between 1917–1953. In addition to intelligence studies her research fields include the Holocaust, Cold War, and American foreign relations. She has presented her research across the United States, Germany, Poland, and Israel.
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Sarah-Jane Corke, Ph.D., is the co-founder and past-president of the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH). She is an associate professor of history at the University of New Brunswick. Her first book US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy: Truman, the CIA and Secret Warfare was published by Routledge in 2008. Her second book, an edited collection with Mark Stout, Adventures in Intelligence History: Stories from The International Spy Museum and Beyond is under contract and due to be published in late 2023. Her third monograph, The Nine Lives of Patricia and John Paton Davies was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant in 2022. Dr. Corke has published articles in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Intelligence and National Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, and the Journal of Conflict Studies.
Dr. Mark Stout was the founding President of the North American Society for Intelligence History. Dr. Stout has served in the US Intelligence Community and also headed the Master of Arts in Global Security Studies for Johns Hopkins University for several years. In addition, he is the former Historian of the International Spy Museum.