Michael Donahue

Michael Donahue

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Michael D. Donahue brings over 27 years of military and foreign policy experience to the University of New Hampshire Security Studies Department.

He currently serves as a research advisor for the Joint Special Operations University, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Tampa, FL, and an Adjunct Professor for the University of South Florida.  Dr. Donahue has a diverse and deep understanding of many emerging and dynamic challenges facing national security related to cyber conflict, counterterrorism, and information warfare.  He served as the Senior Cyberspace Operations Research Analyst at USSOCOM and the Cyberspace Effects Coordinator for the United States Central Command; working two years in leading the cyber and information warfare campaign during Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, the military effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from 2014 to 2018.

Dr. Donahue served 21 years of active duty as a military officer in the United States Air Force.  His military assignments include Russia, Turkey, South Korea, the Philippines, Haiti, Guam, and two combat tours in Iraq.

Michael earned his Doctorate from the University of South Florida in 2019 and attained three master's degrees during his professional career.


  • Doctor of Business Administration, Emphasis on Action Research and Evidence-Based Management, University of South Florida (2019)\
  • M.A. Emergency and Disaster Management, Florida International University (2020)
  • M.S. International Relations, Global Security Studies, Troy University (2009)
  • M.B.A. Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1998) B.A. Criminal Justice, Temple University (1993)


  • International Relations
  • Global Sustainment and Conservation
  • Cyber and Information Warfare policy
  • Military History
  • Travel, Scuba Diving, Running


  • CPRM 850 Security Essentials II