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Program Director; Professor, IA
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2009
  • M.A. Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2002
  • B.A. Political Science, Colgate University, 1995
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

Professor Marrin studies intelligence analysis and efforts to improve it, including the development of appropriate criteria for evaluating analytic quality, the policies and practices associated with the management of analysts and the analytic process, and the relationship between intelligence analysts and decision-makers.

Recent projects include an effort to understand and improve intelligence analysis by learning from other disciplines such as the social sciences, history, anthropology, and journalism.

  • Professor, School of Integrated Sciences, James Madison University 2023-Present
  • Associate Professor, School of Integrated Sciences, James Madison University 2013-2023
  • Lecturer. Department of Politics and History, Brunel University, London, UK, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Intelligence Studies Department, Mercyhurst University, 2006-2010
  • Analyst, Government Accountability Office, 2003-2004
  • Team Leader/Analyst. TRW (at CIA), 1999-2000
  • Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, 1996-1998
Other Activities

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