Dr. Copeland serves as Director of Research, coordinating and advancing the research objectives of the Centennial Institute. He writes and edits op-eds, articles, and white papers, in coordination with our Policy Fellows and Faculty Fellows, and provides testimony on legislation in Colorado.
Dr. Copeland was previously professor at CCU, teaching a wide range of courses in public policy, national security, international relations, terrorism, and American government. Dr. Copeland formerly served as Chief of Staff in the Government Services Division of LexisNexis, working with the FBI, DEA, INS, SEC, DOJ, and TSA. He was Director of Admissions at The Institute of World Politics, and spent three summers at the Office of Naval Research.
Dr. Copeland previously taught at Biola University and at Geneva College. He is the editor of Drawing a Line in the Sea: The 2010 Gaza Flotilla Incident and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Lexington Books, 2011); author of Fool Me Twice: Intelligence Failure and Mass Casualty Terrorism (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2007); and editor and author of other books articles. He received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.