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 and studies.
His book, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, now in its sixth edition from CQ Press, is the standard college and graduate school textbook on the subject.
With Robert Clark, he was co-editor of The 5 Disciplines of Intelligence Collection (CQ Press, 2015).
He has also written two novels: Crispan Magicker (1979); and The Great God Pan (a Kindle e-book). In 1988, Dr. Lowenthal was the Grand Champion on Jeopardy!, the television quiz show. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Intelligence Community’s highest award.
Dr. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.