William Costanza served as a case officer in the Directorate of Operations at the Central intelligence Agency for 25 years implementing operational targeting and intelligence collection strategies in a range of areas including counterterrorism, counternarcotics, weapons of mass destruction, telecommunications and strategic technologies.Dr.


William Costanza served as a case officer in the Directorate of Operations at the Central intelligence Agency for 25 years implementing operational targeting and intelligence collection strategies in a range of areas including counterterrorism, counternarcotics, weapons of mass destruction, telecommunications and strategic technologies.


Dr. Costanza also previously served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Forensic and Legal Psychology at Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia where he created the intelligence studies concentration in the Masters degree program in Forensic Psychology. Among his publications include Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence, HIzballah and Its Mission in Latin America in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Adjusting Our Gaze: An Alternative Approach to Understanding Youth Radicalization in Journal of Strategic Security.


Dr. Costanza received his BS in psychology from the University of Illinois, MA in international studies from American University and DLS (Doctor of Liberal Studies) from Georgetown University. His dissertation proposed an interdisciplinary framework to assess the radicalization of youth towards violent extremism across cultures.  


Dr. Costanza formerly served on the board of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) and is currently on the board of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) in charge of academic engagement.