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Adjunct Faculty, IA
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. in International Relations, Indiana University, 1988
  • M.A. in Comparative Politics, Indiana University, 1984
  • Diploma for Joint Professional Military Education, Naval War College, 2013
  • M.S. in Strategic Intelligence, 1994
  • National Security Executive Leadership Program, School of Foreign Service, 2008
Courses Taught
  • IA 480 Introduction to Law Enforcement Intelligence
  • IA 200 Introduction to National Security Intelligence
  • IA 314 Intelligence Strategy Assessment
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Intelligence Support to National Security Decision Making
  • Leadership and Management of the Intelligence Community
  • Narco-Terrorism
  • Social, ethnic, nationalist and religious sources of conflict

Barry Zulauf is the ODNI Referent at the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He was the Recanati-Kaplan Intelligence Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

He was the Chief of the Solutions Division, Executive Secretary of the National Intelligence Analysis Board, and National Intelligence Collection Board, and the Intelligence Community (IC) Analytic Ombudsman from 2019 – 2021.  He delivered material and non-material recommendations for solutions to meet intelligence mission needs and fostered integrity and objectivity of intelligence across the IC.

Zulauf previously served as the Director of Analytic Integrity and Standards (AIS). He was responsible for evaluating IC compliance with analytic tradecraft standards as required in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act (IRTPA).  He had been the Deputy Chief of, AIS for Analytic Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). As the primary advocate for programs to integrate analysis across the Intelligence Community, envisioned in IRTPA, he provided executive oversight to Community-wide analytic training programs.

He was selected by Director Clapper for a three-year Rotational Assignment as the first ODNI Chair on the faculty of the National Intelligence University from 2012-2015.

In November 2009, Zulauf joined the Senior National Intelligence Service and ODNI as the Director of the College for the Advancement of National Intelligence. Barry developed and delivered an integrated program of courses–Understanding the IC and Integrating the IC–using cutting edge instructional technologies. Later, with IC CHCO, he managed a series of Intelligence Community-wide education and professional development programs: Human Capital Plans and Programs, IC Joint Duty, and the IC Awards Program.

Zulauf has been an adjunct professor in JMU's Intelligence Analysis Program since 2018 and was an invited speaker for a number of years prior.

His previous service includes creating DEA’s Intelligence Community Component in 2006. In this capacity, he served as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of the 16th Member of the IC. Served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in Naval Intelligence, both as a civilian and in uniform. Retired in 2013 after a 22 year career as a reserve Naval Intelligence Officer, including a combat tour in Afghanistan.

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