Bridget Nolan

Adjunct Faculty
Bridget Nolan

Bridget Rose Nolan is a former counterterrorism analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. She received a postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University. Her research focuses on organizational change and failure, information sharing, and diversity issues in the intelligence community.



  • Ph.D. Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania M.A. Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania M.S.Ed.
  • Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania B.A. Department of Psychology, Princeton University


  • NSIA 830: National Security Research Design and Methods
  • NSIA 840 National Security Qualitative Research Design and Analysis