Michael W. Collier
Michael W. Collier, Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security in the Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, College of Justice and Safety. Previously he was a Professor of National Security and Intelligence Studies at American Military University (AMU), Charles Town, West Virginia. He is also a former Director of Research and Academic Programs at Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida International University (2000), an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College (1986), and a B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1974).
In a 22-year U.S. Coast Guard career, he was a specialist in deepwater cutter operations and a sub-specialist in law enforcement and military intelligence. He served senior officer tours as Coast Guard and Police Attaché in the U.S. Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia; Commanding Officer, USCGC Thetis (WMEC 910); and as Deputy Director of Intelligence, Joint Interagency Task Force East, Key West, Florida. His books include: Political Corruption in the Caribbean Basin, Constructing a Theory to Combat Corruption (Routledge, 2005) and Terrorism Preparedness in Florida, Improved Since 9/11, But Far From Ready (FIU, 2005). He is originally from Higginsville, Missouri.
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