Mark Lowenthal, PhD
Mark Lowenthal , PhD, an internationally recognized expert on intelligence, is President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, LLC, a national security education, training and consulting company. From 2002-2005, Dr. Lowenthal served as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production and also as the Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council. Prior to these duties, he served as Counselor to the Director of Central Intelligence. Dr. Lowenthal has written extensively on intelligence and national security issues, including six books and over 100 articles or studies. His most recent book, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy (Sage/CQ Press, 6th ed., 2014) has become the standard college and graduate school textbook on the subject. Two of his books are novels: Crispan Magicker (1979); and The Great God Pan (a Kindle e-book). Dr. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Intelligence Community’s highest award. In 1988, Dr. Lowenthal was the Grand Champion on Jeopardy!, the television quiz show.