Deans

College of Strategic Intelligence

Dr. Don Hanle has been with the National Intelligence University since 1997 as an instructor, where he taught classes such as Introduction to Analysis, Military Capabilities Analysis and Thesis Methodology and Design courses, among others.

Dr. Hanle earned his BA in History from the University of South Carolina in 1975 and an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1987. He went on to acquire a PhD in Military History from The George Washington University in May 2004.

Dr. Hanle’s intelligence career includes assignments ranging from Air Combat Command to Joint Command/J2 positions in Korea and Southwest Asia. He also served as Deputy Team Chief for three INF Treaty Inspection Teams, witnessing the destruction of SS-4s, SS-12s and SS-20s. Dr. Hanle also served twice as the Joint Intelligence Center Chief, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia (JTF/SWA), supporting Operation Southern Watch, which included the January 1993 air strikes on Iraq.

Anthony G. Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence

Dr. Brian R. Shaw is the Founding Dean of the School of Science and Technology Intelligence at the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC. The School is the focus for S&T analytic education, research and external engagement across the intelligence and international national security communities. He joined the University in 2007 to organize the University’s S&T Intelligence program, and developed and established the S&T School in 2010. The National Intelligence University was chartered by the Department of Defense in 1962, and the University’s degrees — the Master of Science and Technology Intelligence, the Master of Strategic Intelligence and the Bachelor of Science in Intelligence — are authorized by Congress.

Dr. Shaw received his B.S. from Western Michigan University in 1973, M.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1975, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1978. His principal areas of study were geology and mathematics.

After serving briefly as a lecturer at the University College at Syracuse University, he joined the petroleum industry in a variety of research, development and exploration positions. He later formed and was the managing partner of an energy-consulting firm in Houston, Texas. In 1991 Dr. Shaw joined the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Senior Program Manager and Technical Group Manager in Richland, Washington and Washington, DC. Dr. Shaw also served as a Senior Advisor in the Field Intelligence Element where he managed several research and special programs.

Dr. Shaw served as a Senior Analyst and Senior Advisor in the Intelligence Community and was appointed as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology to the National Intelligence Council.

Dr. Shaw’s primary focus is on threats to national security arising from globalization of science and technology, evaluating disruptive consequences of adversarial technology adaptations, examining geostrategic resource issues, and identifying frameworks for effective collection, warning, and analysis.