Orfalea Center and TRENDS Research and Advisory Partnership - Researchers & Affiliates

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Partial List of Researchers & Affiliates

Prof. Michael Stohl

Directer, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies

Michael Stohl was appointed as Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies in July 2014.  He is Professor of Communication and an affiliate faculty member of the Departments of Political Science and Global and International Studies at UCSB.  He served as Department Chair of the Department of Communication from 2004-2010.  Prior to his appointment in January 2002 at UCSB, Professor Stohl was Dean of International Programs and Professor of Political Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he had taught since 1972.  Dr. Stohl received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1969) and his M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees in Political Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Dr. Scott Englund

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies

Scott Englund is a post-doctoral scholar and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Before studying for his doctorate at Santa Barbara, Dr. Englund was a political and counter-terrorism analyst for the Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and has served on the professional staff of elected officials at the federal, state and municipal level of government in the US. His primary research interests are terrorism, counter-terror policy, political communication and public opinion.

Dr. Richard Burchill

Director of Research and Engagement, TRENDS Research and Advisory

Dr. Richard Burchill is the Director of Research and Engagement for TRENDS. Previously he was a member of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation and Reader in the Law School at the University of Hull. While at the University of Hull he has been the Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law, the Director of Postgraduate Studies for the Law School and the Director of International Partnerships for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has been an expert speaker on issues of international law, human rights and counter-terrorism for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the George C. Marshall Centre for Security Studies.