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Director, Federal Relations and Communications
Year Started at JMU: 2008
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Benjamin T. Delp is the Director of Federal Relations and Communications at James Madison University.  In this capacity, he leverages the resources of the university to identify research and scholarship opportunities for JMU faculty and students, while cultivating strategic alliances with government, university, and private sector partners.  Ben plays a key role in the marketing and promotion of JMU research capabilities and projects, along with supporting the Intelligence Analysis degree program through lectures and student mentorship.  He has published articles on energy and cybersecurity issues in The CIP Report, in addition to co-authoring two chapters in homeland security textbooks—Understanding Homeland Security:  Policy, Perspectives, and Paradoxes (2007); and Homeland Security:  Principles and Practice of Terrorism Response (2010).  

Ben serves on the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Summit (COVITS) Advisory Board, volunteers on the Harrisonburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee, and leads an annual Thanksgiving food drive in support of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  He is a graduate of James Madison University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as an Honors Scholar, and Master of Public Administration as a Fellow with the Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance.   

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