Diane Maye, Ph.D.  Dean, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program

Diane Maye, Ph.D.

Dean, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program

  • Ph.D., Political Science
  • M.A., Security Studies
  • B.S., Political Science

Dr. Maye’s major research interests include: security issues in the Middle East, U.S. defense policy, and country-level counterterrorism initiatives. She has published several works and has appeared in online and scholarly mediums including: The Digest of Middle East Studies, The National Interest, Radio Algeria, The Bridge, Business Insider, Small Wars Journal, Military One, In Homeland Security, and the New York Daily News. Prior to her work in academia, Maye served as an officer in the United States Air Force and worked in the defense industry. Upon leaving the Air Force, Maye worked for an Italian-U.S. defense company managing projects in foreign military sales, proposal development, and the execution of large international communications and physical security projects for military customers. During the Iraq war, she worked for Multi-National Force-Iraq in Baghdad, managing over 400 bilingual, bi-cultural advisors to the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Maye has also done freelance business consulting for European, South American, and Middle Eastern clients interested in security and defense procurement.

Professional Experience

  • Officer, United States Air Force
  • Manager, International Business Development, DRS Technologies
  • Program Manager, Operational Support and Services
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, George Mason University

Education & Professional Certifications

  • Ph.D., Political Science, George Mason University
  • M.A., Security Studies, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.S., Political Science, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Graduate Certificate, Government Contract Management, Villanova University
  • Italian Language and Culture, A1-B2, University of Foreigners, Perugia, Italy