Kenneth J. Ryan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kenneth Ryan, California State University - Fresno, Department of Criminology, is a specialist in international intelligence theory and government management.  He is a member of the University of Oxford (UK) Round Table in Criminal Law and Justice and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  He has presented contemporary research in European criminal intelligence and is published in international law, terrorism, and public policy by the University of Oxford.  Dr. Ryan has addressed the World Terror Conference three times on various topics relating to Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence and has addressed the Counter-Terror Expo in London on International Counter-Terror Intelligence Policy Coordination.  Additionally, he has lectured on "American Politics in Intelligence" at Bletchley Park, Oxfordshire, UK for the University of Buckingham.  Dr. Ryan also lectured at the Brunel University (London) Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies in advanced game theory and intelligence policy. 

He is a contributing writer and consultant in justice and national security for The Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and The Military/American Heroes Channel; World Politics Review (World Bank, Paris); and IDEA Publishing (New York), among other publishers at home and abroad.  Dr. Ryan is a non-attorney member of the American Bar Association, co-founder of the National Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and is active in other organizations at national and international levels.  Dr. Ryan also has instructed global violence and the operational environment topics for the United States Army Military Intelligence School, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and his publications are utilized as instructional material at the US Military Academy at West Point.

Before coming to Fresno State, Dr. Ryan worked in policing and as an executive in investigations and intelligence.  He worked in corporate America serving the defense and intelligence industries and during his career has served on the board of directors of five corporations and one government agency. 

Dr. Ryan received his Philosophiæ Doctoris from Washington University in St. Louis in Interdisciplinary Studies in Political Science where he focused on political violence and comparative politics with area studies in Europe and the Middle East.  While working with the US - led Coalition Provisional Authority and the United Nations, he was instrumental as principal investigator and theorist designing the post-war governance structure of Iraq. Dr. Ryan’s recent research focuses on the comparative politics of international / transnational intelligence, particularly in counter-organized crime and counter-terror.  In addition, he prepared comparative political analysis, exhibits, and models for UN Security Council reports on Francophone Africa.  Dr. Ryan is a frequent speaker in counter-terror and intelligence in Europe and the United States.  At present, he is working on manuscripts in global espionage and intelligence theory as well as in public policy and law.