College of Management and Technology
Dr. Noor Razzaq is a university professor with varied experience across the military and law enforcement spectrum. He has served as SWAT team operator/commander/instructor, training supervisor, patrolman, investigator, protective services officer, and federal law enforcement officer. He is currently a professor in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Walden University. He has served as an Associate Professor of Advanced National Security Studies at Morgan State University and as faculty in Aurora University and American Military University's Homeland Security Program, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Tulane University. He has also served a a founding member of the National Cauasus of Student Veteran Faculty Advisors and was among Student Veterans of American (SVA) members who advised Eric Shinseki, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters impacting student veterans across the country.
Professor Razzaq’s professional experience consists of work in counterterrorism, force protection, anti-terrorism, and law enforcement to include joint operations with multiple federal and local law enforcement agencies. The professor served in the U.S. Air Force in roles ranging from police supervisor to Presidential Security working with U.S. Secret Service and served in Operation Iraq Freedom with U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army units during the invasion of Iraq. He has since served as Spec. Deputy U.S. Marshal, a city police officer (Chesapeake, VA), SWAT commander/ instructor, and investigator to include a background in advanced interrogation and Forensic Behavior Analysis with an emphasis on offender profiling in serial rape and serial homicide cases.
Dr. Razzaq earned his Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis on biosocial criminology to include the study of the relationship between neurology, genetics, and environment on criminal behavior. He completed doctoral coursework in strategic security at Henley-Putnam University and earned his Doctor of Management in Homeland Security at Colorado Tech while studying under Dr. Nadav Morag, former Israeli President Ariel Sharon's Senior Director for Domestic Policy and subsequently for Foreign Policy, Israel’s National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Office. His doctoral dissertation was titled “Is there such thing as a Muslim World? Quantitative Answers and Implications for Countering Violent Extremism” and laid the groundwork for quantitative measurement and analysis of cultural values in the security environment. This groundbreaking work was a finalist in consideration for the Annual Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism sponsored by the Terrorism Research Initiative.
The professor’s previous publications cover topics ranging in scope from counterterrorism, behavioral analysis, interview and interrogation, and law enforcement, biosocial criminology, and management to intelligence reform and his current scholarly pursuits include quantitative cross-cultural studies, counter-radicalization, and the political psychology of terrorism. Currently, he is writing two chapters for the upcoming Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence for Taylor & Francis, four publications pertaining to the use of Big Data in mitigating crime and Russian Information Warfare, and recently completed an extended chapter in the first-ever comprehensive textbook on Culture in Homeland Security in cooperation with colleagues at Penn State and the Center of European Security Studies (CEUSS) in Vienna. Dr. Razzaq is has been affiliated with the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security (NPS/CHDS) and the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE).