Mark Stout, Program Director, Sr. Lecturer

Mark Stout, PhD, is the Program Director of the MA in Global Security Studies, the Certificate in Science, Technology and National Security, and the Certificate in Intelligence. He has previously worked for thirteen years as an intelligence analyst, first with the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and later with the CIA. He has also worked on the Army Staff in the Pentagon and at the Institute for Defense Analyses. He was also the Historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. He has degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities and a PhD in history from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Stout has appeared widely in the American and British media. He is a Senior Editor at War on the Rocks and President of the North American Society for Intelligence History. Dr. Stout is the co-author or co-editor of several books and has published articles in Intelligence and National SecurityStudies in IntelligenceThe Journal of Strategic Studies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. He is presently working on a book on American intelligence in World War I. He is also co-editor of Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom forthcoming in 2018.

His research interests include American intelligence history; the history of military thought; terrorism; and irregular warfare.

Selected publications:

Mark Stout First to the Rhine book coverMark Stout The Terrorist Perspectives Project book cover

Dr. Stout can be reached at

Dr. Mark Stout