Cindy Storer is a Lecturer for the MA in Intelligence Analysis. Previously she was a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, provided analysis training and education to US federal, state, and local agencies, and was a Lecturer at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. Prior to teaching, Ms. Storer was a Senior Terrorism Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, and was among the small cadre of analysts who first identified and warned about al-Qa’ida in the 1990s. She also researched, wrote, and briefed about Afghanistan, Islamic Extremism, and various other aspects of the “War on Terror” to senior policymakers. She received an intelligence medal for analytical breadth and expertise in 1999. Her original model for understanding terrorist radicalization was featured as one of the Best Ideas of 2006 by the New York Times Magazine.
Ms. Storer received an MA in International Relations from The Catholic University of America in Washington in 1991, DC and a BA with Honors from the College of William and Mary in 1986. Ms. Storer is dedicated to communicating with the public about intelligence and terrorism. Her work includes serving on the content redesign committee for the new International Spy Museum in Washington DC and co-designing several exhibits, contributing to texts on critical thinking and structured analytical techniques, presenting at conferences, public speaking, and participating in documentaries and other media.