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At Johns Hopkins, Greg Elder is a lecturer for the MS in Intelligence Analysis program.

During his 25-year career with the Intelligence Community, Elder served as a President’s Daily Briefing briefer, deputy defense intelligence officer, senior intelligence officer, chief historian, analyst, and interrogator. He also completed rotations as a course director and instructor in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and an instructor of tradecraft at the Academy for Defense Intelligence; in his role as course director, he was one of a six-member team recognized with the 2023 National Intelligence Professionals Award for Teaching. As the chief historian of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Elder oversaw the development, design, fabrication, and installation of the Defense Intelligence Agency Museum, working closely with Smithsonian Exhibits. He initiated and oversaw a nine-battlefield IC staff ride program, which continues today.

Elder is a routine guest on podcasts, such as the International Spy Museum’s SpyCast and Ed Helms’ SNAFU, which won the 2023 Signal Award for best history podcast series. He is the recipient of two gold and one silver Telly Awards for excellence in broadcasting and has consulted on projects such as Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Elder holds Master of Arts degrees from Northeastern University and the United States Naval War College and completed graduate studies at National Intelligence University, Norwich University, and the University of Maryland. He holds more than thirty professional certifications.

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