William M. Nolte, Adjunct Faculty

William M. Nolte retired from the US Intelligence Community in 2006 as Chancellor of the National Intelligence University System. A career National Security Agency employee, he served in that agency in positions including senior analyst for the Near East and South Asia, director of congressional affairs, and director of education and training. He also served in three assignments at the CIA, two at the National Intelligence Council, and one as deputy assistant Director of Central Intelligence for analysis, before his final assignment in the office of the Director of National Intelligence. He continues as a reservist at NSA, working with the Center for Cryptologic History and the National Cryptologic School.

Dr. Nolte joined the school of public policy at the University of Maryland in 2005, teaching graduate courses in intelligence and the intelligence/policy relationship. From 2007-2012, he directed the University’s Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence program. In 2010, he began offering a graduate course in cyber policy, and in 2013 he joined the faculty of the University’s undergraduate honors cyber program. He has taught or lectured at a number of schools, including Georgetown and George Washington, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Army War College, as well as now Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Nolte has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes, including a chapter on signals intelligence in The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection edited by Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert Clark. He has also published articles in American Archivist, Cryptologic Quarterly, Defense Intelligence Journal, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Intelligence and National Security, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and Studies in Intelligence. He has also served on the boards of several intelligence and national security journals.

Dr. Nolte received his undergraduate degree from La Salle University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, both in history.

William M. Nolte