Jay Heslen

Assistant Professor, Augusta University

Heslen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Augusta University and serves on faculty at Augusta University’s Cyber Institute.

Before coming to Augusta University, Heslen served as an intelligence officer with both the Defense Intelligence Agency and the United States Air Force, specializing in combatting terrorism, counterintelligence, and strategic cyber intelligence. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve and has served in military operations on four continents to include humanitarian relief operations in Mozambique and South Africa as well as a combat tour in Afghanistan.

Heslen earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Georgia, an MA in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD with a doctoral dissertation in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.

In his capacity as a military reservist, he is currently assigned to the National Intelligence University pursing an advanced degree in Strategic Intelligence. His research interests include cyber conflict, the influence of cognitive bias on discrimination, and applying the tenets of coalitional psychology to international relations theory.

Location: Augusta, GA, United State