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At Johns Hopkins, James Hamby is a lecturer for the MS in Intelligence Analysis program.

Hamby also teaches as an adjunct professor at several other universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides specialized training and consultation to the federal government and special operations forces. He owns and operates a consulting company and serves as a senior advisory board member of a cybersecurity firm.

Hamby brings to his teaching and consulting roles more than 35 years of experience. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel and a former Senior Executive Service intelligence professional from the U.S. Intelligence Community. His uniformed experience included service as the U.S. Central Command chief of counterintelligence and human intelligence, commander of the Department of Defense HUMINT Training Joint Center of Excellence, and deputy military advisor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. As a senior executive, Hamby was the first deputy director of the Defense Clandestine Service, supported the entirety of government efforts while in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and was the chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Insider Threat Program.

He has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal. He also has received special recognition from the DoD, DIA, CIA, ODNI, and FBI. His awards include the DIA Director’s Award and the Defense Clandestine Service Director’s Diamond Award.

Hamby holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in criminology from Florida State University and attended a specialized Executive Education Risk Management for Corporate Leaders program at the Harvard Business School. He has extensive military and government specialized training and certifications.

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