Timothy Russell Russell is a lecturer in Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies’ Master of Applied Intelligence Program. Dr. Russell has more than ten years of experience working on national security issues for the federal government, both in Washington, D.C. and at U.S. Embassies overseas. He served as the National Security Council’s Director for Syria from 2014-2015, during which time he worked with departments and agencies across the federal government to coordinate the U.S. administration’s Syria policy. Prior to joining the government, Dr. Russell was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Originally from Memphis, TN, he received his B.A. in European Politics from Millsaps College (1996), M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University (2002), and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Mississippi (2006).