At Johns Hopkins, Stephanie Blum is a lecturer for the MS in Intelligence Analysis program.
Blum is an attorney and author who has worked in various roles within the federal government for over 20 years. She has held positions within the Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. She is also a trained mediator and has clerked for three federal judges.
Currently, Blum works as an attorney for the National Security Agency, where she prepares applications for foreign intelligence collection and surveillance operations. She also reviews applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to ensure legal sufficiency and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and the U.S. Constitution.
Blum has taught several courses on national security and constitutional law and has written numerous articles on these topics. In 2008, she wrote a book based on her thesis, which explored the preventive detention of terrorists. She also served on the interagency Special Task Force on Detention Policy, which evaluated and analyzed policy options relating to the apprehension, detention, trial, transfer, or release of individuals captured in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations.
Blum is a graduate of Yale University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and The University of Chicago Law School, where she earned her juris doctor degree. She also holds a Master of Arts in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.