Andrew Macpherson

Andrew Macpherson

Office: Dept of Security Studies, Huddleston Hall Room 303, Durham, NH 03824

Andrew Macpherson is an assistant professor of security studies. Dr. Macpherson completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Northeastern University. He teaches courses in international conflict and security, intelligence, terrorism, and technology policy. His research interests include international security, political violence, national security intelligence, resilience policy, technology policy, and terrorism. His current research projects focus on the effects of electronic surveillance on terrorism.

Dr. Macpherson holds a M.A. in the History of international Relations from the London School of Economics and a B. A. in Research / Intelligence Analysis from Mercyhurst University. Courses taught include terrorism, intelligence and critical infrastructure security and resilience.

Courses Taught

  • HLS 505: Political Violence and Terror
  • HLS 550: History & Structure US Intel
  • HLS 650: National Sec Intelligence\Hon
  • HLS 695: Independent Study in HLS
  • HLS 790: Capstone in HLS
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience
  • JUST 602: Research Internship
  • NSIA 710: Nat Sec Policy
  • NSIA 710/810: Nat Sec Policy
  • NSIA 810: Nat Sec Policy
  • PS 505: Polt Violence and Terrorism


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northeastern University
  • M.A., International/Global Studies, London School of Economics
  • B.A., Research, Mercyhurst College

Research Interests

  • Corporate/Strategic Planning
  • Crisis decision making
  • Cyber attacks
  • Cyber Security
  • Cybercrime
  • Cyberspace
  • Defense Planning/Policy
  • Defense Systems/Technology
  • Foreign Policy
  • Intelligence
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • International Planning/Policy
  • International Relations/Diplomacy
  • International Security
  • Military Intelligence
  • National Planning/Policy
  • National Security
  • Planning/Policy Studies
  • Public Affairs Planning/Policy
  • Resilience
  • Science Planning/Policy
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Technology
  • Technology Planning/Policy
  • Telecommunications Policy
  • Terrorism

Selected Publications

  • Ramsay, J., & Macpherson, A. (2024). The integration of statistical learning in intelligence education: is the academy equipping tomorrow’s intelligence professionals to analyze data-centric threats?. In Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Vol. 19 (pp. 3-21). Informa UK Limited. doi:10.1080/18335330.2022.2048965