President and Board of Directors

IAFIE President

International Association for Intelligence Education

IAFIE President

Dr. Barry A. Zulauf

Georgetown University,
James Madison University,
and Mercyhurst University

Dr. Barry A. Zulauf was named in June 2022 by the Director of National Intelligence as the ODNI Referent in the Center for the Study of Intelligence.  He conducts studies on the history of intelligence and intelligence lessons learned for the ODNI and the IC, carries out academic outreach to institutions of higher learning, promotes the teaching of intelligence and related studies, and performs research and writing about the profession of intelligence. Associate, Harvard Kennedy School’s Applied History Project.

Dr. Zulauf spent the 2021-22 academic year on leave from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Recanati-Kaplan Intelligence Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He completed a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Harvard’s Executive Education Program.

Prior to Harvard, Zulauf was the Chief of the Solutions Division, Executive Secretary of the National Intelligence Analysis Board and National Intelligence Collection Board in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He was also the Intelligence Community Analytic Ombudsman. 

Dr. Zulauf is on the intelligence faculties of Georgetown University, James Madison University, and the Ridge College at Mercyhurst University. He is the international President of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE).

He provides executive oversight to Community-wide analytic training programs, leading an approximately $12 million dollar five year contract for Analysis 101 and 201, Logical Argumentation, Multi-INT collection education, and Managing Collaborative Analysis.

Prior to his current assignment, he was Director of Analytic Integrity and Standards (AIS), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).   He is the primary advocate for integration of analysis across the Intelligence Community through analytic tradecraft evaluation, as required by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act (IRTPA) Section 1019.  In 2019, Zulauf was first appointed as the IC’s Analytic Ombudsman, under IRTPA Section 1020.  He was Executive Secretary for the National Intelligence Analysis Board.

Zulauf was selected by Director of National Intelligence Clapper for a three-year Rotational Assignment as the first ODNI Chair on the faculty of the National Intelligence University from 2012 - 2015.   He created and was the founding Director of the Gold Standard Leadership and Management in the Intelligence Community Graduate Certificate and was elected Chairman of the Faculty Senate for 2014-15.

From December 2011 to June 2012 Zulauf was the Director of Policy and Plans, in the Office of the Assistant DNI for Human Capital (ADNI/HC). He managed legislative and policy review for Human Capital programs, conducted strategic planning for Human Capital, and represented ADNI HC in government-wide Human Capital working groups and committees.  He handled strategic communications, coordinated and drafted Intelligence Community Directives and led policy development.  He managed the National Intelligence Awards Program. From December 2010 to November 2011 he was Special Assistant for Transition Planning to the Assistant DNI for Human Capital.  He negotiated and planned the transition of approximately $50 million per year in education, recruitment, language training, lessons learned, and IC historian programs from the ODNI to other elements of the Intelligence Community, including transitioning National Intelligence University to DIA.

In November 2009 he joined the Senior National Intelligence Service as the Director of the College for the Advancement of National Intelligence, National Intelligence University (NIU), in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Dr. Zulauf led the chief instructional component of NIU, developing and delivering an integrated program of courses using cutting edge instructional technologies.  He managed Intelligence Community-wide education and professional development programs.

Prior to November 2009, Zulauf held the rank of Drug Enforcement Administration Associate Deputy Chief of Intelligence, serving as the Deputy Chief of the Office of National Security Intelligence (NN), the 16th member of the United States Intelligence Community. He was the DEA representative to the National Open Source Committee, National SIGINT Committee, GEOCOM, the National Intelligence Analysis and Production Board, the Counterterrorism Advisory Group for the National Counterterrorism Center, and the Board of Directors for the National Clandestine Service. He was the first Acting Chief of NN, from February to July 2006.

From 2002 to 2006 he was Chairman of DEA’s Intelligence Community (IC) Working Group; planning and implementing IC membership for this element of the DEA Intelligence Division.  He is a certified Intelligence Community Joint Duty Officer. From 2002 to 2006 he was the Special Assistant and Acting Executive Assistant to the Chief of Intelligence, Drug Enforcement Administration, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Office of the Chief of Intelligence.  From 1996 to 2002 he was the Congressional Liaison for National Security and Intelligence Issues in the DEA, and also Editor-in-Chief of the Congressional Informant newsletter.

Zulauf was Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence [Legislative Liaison] from 1993 to 1996.  Zulauf spent 1992-1993 as a Congressional Foreign Affairs Fellow, serving as the Military Legislative Assistant to Representative Norman Sisisky, Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of House Armed Services.  In 1991-92 he was the Maritime Intelligence Officer for Eurasia, representing the Director of Naval Intelligence.  His previous assignments in Naval Intelligence include progressively more responsible positions in Radio-electronic Combat, Systems Integration, Defense Decision Making, Military Strategy, Defense Conversion, and Naval Operations.

Commander Zulauf retired in October 2013 with a direct commission as an intelligence officer in the United States Naval Reserve, most recently assigned to the Faculty of the National Intelligence University (formerly the National Defense Intelligence College), serving as the Officer in Charge of the Navy Detachment.  From 2006 to 2008 he was assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, most recently as the Training Department Head.  He volunteered for 7 months in active duty 2007 as the Chief of Insurgent Targeting for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. From 1999 through 2003 he served as a Professor of Strategic Intelligence at the Joint Military Intelligence College [JMIC] Post-Graduate Intelligence Program Reserve (PGIP-R).   He has held leadership assignments as Physical Readiness Officer, Annual Training Officer, and Division Officer in the Naval Reserves.  From 1996-1999 he was a watch officer on the Eurasia Desk in the Alert Center of the National Military Joint Intelligence Center, in the Pentagon, providing current intelligence support to the Joint Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  He served a previous tour at JMIC from 1993 to 1996, taking a leading role in standing up the PGIP-R program.  His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, NATO Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Community Volunteer Service Medal.

Dr. Zulauf is currently Adjunct Professor of Intelligence, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA, Adjunct Professor of Intelligence in the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University, and Adjunct Professor of Intelligence in the Graduate Program in Applied Intelligence at Georgetown University. Previously, Zulauf was Visiting Professor of Eurasian Politics at the Defense Intelligence College, specializing in Russian political thought, security policy, and institutional change.  He has also been the Visiting Chair of Intelligence at the Naval Maritime Intelligence Training Center at Dam Neck, Virginia.  Dr. Zulauf taught Soviet Affairs at Indiana University, and politics and history at Centenary College.  He analyzed Soviet Defense Economics in the Library of Congress.

Zulauf graduated from Wittenberg University [Political Science-History], and earned a Master's of Arts [Comparative Politics] and Doctorate [International Relations] from Indiana University, and a Master's of Science [Strategic Intelligence] from the Joint Military Intelligence College.  He has a Diploma from the Naval War College for Joint Professional Military Education (Phase 1). He has done post-doctoral work in intelligence and national security policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  He is a graduate of the National Security Executive Leadership Seminar, School of Foreign Service. He earned a certificate in Performance Measurement for Effective Management Program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.

He was a member of the Board of James Madison Crew Booster Organization, the home of numerous regional, state, and national championship boats, and is a member of the board of Merrifield Athletic Club, a youth sports development association. He is also a competitive Masters-level rower. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Data Analytics Program at Wittenberg University. A native of New Jersey, Zulauf resides in Vienna, Virginia with his wife, Shirley J. Finken, also a New Jersey native, their daughter Elizabeth Helen and their sons Alexander Leo and Chamberlain Russell.


2023-2025 Board Of Directors


Corporate Officers

President: Dr. Barry Zulauf (James Madison University/Georgetown University/Mercyhurst University)

Vice President: Dr. Craig Gruber (American University)

Vice President, Membership: Mr. Robin Lobb (Georgian College, Canada) - Membership Committee

Treasurer: Dr. Charles Gallagher (Boston College) - Finance Committee

Secretary: Dr. Sabrina Magris (École Universitaire Internationale, Italy)

Committee Chairs

Communications:  Dr. Carol Choksy (Indiana University, Bloomington) - Midwest Regional Director

Governance:  Dr. Duncan McGill (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Programs:  Andrew Borene (Flashpoint)

Educational Practices:  Dr. James Ramsay (Macquarie University)

Regional Directors (attending the Board or their representatives)

MIDWEST:  Dr. Carol Choksy (Indiana University, Bloomington)

METRO DC:  Ms. Linda Millis (Marymount University) - Washington DC Area Chapter President

NORTHEAST:  Dr. Keith Cozine (St. John’s University)

SOUTHEAST:  Dr. Jonathan Smith (Coastal Carolina University)

SOUTHWEST:  Mr. David Jimenez - Social Media Advisor

WEST: Dr. Filip Kovacevic (University of San Francisco)

AUSTRALIA:  Mr. Jeff Corkill (Edith Cowan University, Australia)

EUROPE: Open (Irena Chiru - European Chapter Chair)

CANADA:  Mr. John Pyrik (Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada)

Others Invited

President Emeritus:  Dr. Joe Gordon (National Intelligence University)

Vice President Emeritus:  Dr. Bill Spracher (National Intelligence University)

Liaison to APIO and EC:  Mr. Randy Pherson (Pherson Associates/Globalytica)

Of Counsel

Mr. Robert Heibel

Mr. Aaron Danis (The Institute of World Politics)

Research Director and Webmaster 

Ms. Kayla Murphy