SWJ – El Centro announces a new list of fellows / associates for 2022


SWJ – El Centro announces a new list of fellows / associates for 2022

New senior colleague, fellows, associate and intern

Small Wars Journal-The Center (SWJ – El Centro) is pleased to announce the Class of fellows and associates for 2022. Senior fellows are active in the management of El Centro. Fellows have already made significant and distinguished contributions to the field throughout their careers. Associates are actively involved in research or practice in the region and in transnational organized crime or insurrection. Interns are emerging academics and professionals.


The new El Centro Senior Fellow is Dr. Nathan P. Jones:

  • Dr. Nathan P. Jones He is an Associate Professor of Security Studies at Sam Houston State University and a non-resident fellow at the Baker Institute Mexico Center at Rice University. Having a PhD from the University of California, Irvine Jones published Mexico’s Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction (Georgetown University Press, 2016). He is a member of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) and has been a member of El Centro since June 2012.

The new fellows of El Centro are Dr. Pablo A. Baisotti, Dra. Patricia H. Escamilla-Hamm, Esteve M. Noguera, and Dr. Jonathan D. Rosen:

  • Dr. Pablo A. Baisotti He is an Associate Researcher in the Department of Latin American Studies at the University of Brasilia, and an External Professor at the Institute of Iberian and Latin American Studies at the University of Warsaw. He holds a PhD in Politics, Institutions and History from the University of Bologna, M.Phil. in International Relations Europe-Latin America from the University of Bologna, and Master in Law and Economic Integration from the University of Paris and the Sorbonne Pantheon and the University of El Salvador. As a publisher or author, he has published more than 20 books on Latin American history, politics, literature, and economic policy.
  • Dra. Patricia H. Escamilla-Hamm is a scholar and independent consultant and former associate professor of National Security Affairs at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University in Washington, DC. She taught at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), and was an assistant professor at Iowa State University (ISU) and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Colef, Tijuana, Mexico). Dr. Escamilla holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California; Master of Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
  • Stephen M. Noguera, CFE serves as Professor of the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) and Professor of National Security Studies at the European Center for Security Studies George C. Marshall, College of International and Security Studies at Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany. He also serves as Deputy Director of Programs for the Transnational Organized Crime Program (CTOC). Stephen holds a master’s degree in management, a diploma from US Naval War College, and is currently a doctoral candidate in criminal justice. After 14 years of service in local law enforcement, Stephen joined the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) in 2001.
  • Dr. Jonathan D. Rosen is an adjunct professor in the Department of Professional Security Studies at the University of New Jersey. Dr. Rosen earned his master’s degree in political science from Columbia University and received his doctorate in international studies from the University of Miami in 2012. Dr. Rosen’s research focuses on drug trafficking, organized crime, and security. . He has published 20 books with Routledge, Lexington Books, Palgrave Macmillan, the University of Florida and the State University Press of New York. He has published journal articles in Trends in organized crime, the Journal of Criminal Justice, Deviant behavior, International Journal of Delinquent Therapy and Comparative Criminology, i International Context, CS Magazine, among other magazines.

The new El Centro Associates are David A. Kuhn and Marisa Mendoza:

  • David A. Kuhn is an associate of C / O Futures, LLC and the director of VTAC Training Solutions. He has more than 3200 hours in the planning and execution of complex and dangerous underwater operations, along with extensive training and certification in HAZMAT, ADM, FDI, and incident management and projects of the U.S. military and related entities. It provides specialized law enforcement and first aid training in the United States, focusing on responding to terrorist incidents, threat mitigation, and interdiction. It is a recognized authority in the area of ​​weapons and military deployment, MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) and forensic analysis of areas of incidence where these weapons or explosives have been deployed.
  • Marisa Mendoza He is a PhD student in Political Science (Politics and Policy Concentration) at Claremont Graduate University. Ms. Mendoza holds an Executive MBA from Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies (concentration in English) from the University of Southern California.

The Internal Center for the 2021-2022 academic year is Issac Poritzky:

  • Isaac Poritzky is a senior in the College of William & Mary. He graduated in May 2022 with a degree in government and a major in religious studies. Isaac’s research interests lie at the intersection of Middle East security studies (mainly Iran and Israel), influence operations, and the fight against terrorism. Last year, during an internship at the U.S. Army Doctrine and Training Command, he analyzed emerging terrorist threats and foreign-influenced operations to inform policy.

SWJ – The Center wants to go on internships Anibal Serrano Godspeed as he pursues his academic career.

Dr. Robert J. Bunker

Dr. John P. Sullivan

Senior Fellows, SWJThe Center