Kessler, Alan | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • BA, Political Science, University of Florida
  • MA, Political Science, University of Michigan
  • PhD, Political Science, UCLA
Research Areas
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Research and Empirical Methods
Teaching Areas
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Policy Process and Institutions

Alan Kessler is a Resident Intelligence Officer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. As an officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis (DA), he drafted a wide range of analytic products on strategic communications to support US public diplomacy and developed new methods to assess the effectiveness of technical collection platforms for senior intelligence community and policy customers. Prior to serving in the DA, Dr. Kessler taught courses on international relations and foreign policy as a faculty member of the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has advanced degrees in political science from the University of Michigan and UCLA.

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NewsOctober 16, 2018
CIA’s first Resident Intelligence Officer comes to UT Austin, LBJ School

The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Central Intelligence Agency’s first resident intelligence officer (RIO) under its new Visiting Intelligence Officer Program. As UT’s RIO, Alan Kessler joins the university community to help bridge the gap between the intelligence community and academia. Kessler will work within the LBJ School of Public Affairs through fall 2020.

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NewsMay 11, 2018
New Faculty Join LBJ School of Public Affairs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2018 summer and 2018-19 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include national security, public management, economics and philanthropy .

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