Joe Eyerman, Ph.D.
Director for Research and Management

Dr. Joe Eyerman is a senior research methodologist and the director of the RTI Security Program, with more than 16 years of professional experience in the statistical modeling of social behavior and managing large applied research projects.  His substantive interest is in the modeling and analysis of the decision processes related to political behavior, political violence, terrorism, and international and sub-national conflict. His recent methodological work has focused on the relationship between the data collection process and error in population estimates. He has also conducted research on multi-agency coordination, planning, and response to terrorist threats. Dr. Eyerman is an experienced project manager, social science methodologist, and data analyst. In addition to his work with RTI, Dr. Eyerman also serves as an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University, where he teaches graduate courses on terrorism and political violence and quantitative research methods.


David Schanzer
Director for Strategy and Outreach

David Schanzer is the Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a collaboration between Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and RTI International to promote research and educational initiatives in support of the national counterterrorism and homeland security missions. Schanzer is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Studies at Duke University and teaches courses on post-9/11 security strategy and counterterrorism law and policy at both Duke and UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to these appointments, Schanzer was the Minority Staff Director of the Committee on Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives. He previously served as a staff member and counsel in the United States Senate, the United States Department of Defense, and the United States Department of Justice.

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