Resident Intelligence Officer | Intelligence Studies Project
Alan Kessler is a Resident Intelligence Officer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. As an officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis (DA), he drafted a wide range of analytic products on strategic communications to support US public diplomacy and developed new methods to assess the effectiveness of technical collection platforms for senior intelligence community and policy customers. Prior to serving in the DA, Dr. Kessler taught courses on international relations and foreign policy as a faculty member of the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has advanced degrees in political science from the University of Michigan and UCLA.