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Our Staff & Fellows

As well as writing reports and on our Flashpoint Blog, ASP Fellows and Professional Staff are available for on-the-record discussions and on-air appearances.

To reach our experts, please contact our Press Office:  (202) 347-4267 or press@americansecurityproject.org

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise: Military and Defense Issues, National Security Strategy

BGen Stephen Cheney USMC(Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP). He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years experience as a Marine.  H... More

Paul W. Hamill
Paul W. Hamill

Chief Operating Officer and Director of External Affairs

Expertise: Communications Strategy, Communications Research and Analysis, National Security Communications Planning, Public Policy and Influence Campaigns

Paul Hamill is the Chief Operating Officer and  Director of External Affairs for the American Security Project (ASP), and a leading political and national security commun... More

Terri S. Lodge
Terri S. Lodge

Director, Nuclear Security

Expertise: Nuclear issues including Iran, the nuclear stockpile, nuclear negotiations and national security legislative issues 

Ms. Lodge has over thirty years of substantive and legislative experience handling critical nuclear security issues.

 

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Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate

Expertise:Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate. He is a Washington-based expert on energy, climate change, and infrastructure policy. He has over ... More

Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Fellow & Office Manager

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, international conflict

A Los Angeles native, Matthew completed his Masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in 2010. While at USC, his studies focused on the public diplomacy implications of military conflict, and viral communication by non-state actors.... More

Porter Brockway
Porter Brockway

Events Coordinator

Expertise: Event Planning, Social Media, Climate Change, Energy, and National Security

Joining ASP in December 2013, Mr. Brockway was hired on as the Events Coordinator to handle the planning and logistics of the National Security & Climate Change National Tour. His main responsibi... More

Adin Dobkin
Adin Dobkin

Government and Media Affairs Officer

Expertise: American Competitiveness, Military Capabilities, Governance

Adin is ASP’s Government and Media Affairs Officer. In his role, he briefs key members of government bodies, coordinates ASP’s efforts with nationally-recognized media outlets, and develops the political strategy behind ASP’s research efforts. His wor... More

Theresa Shaffer
Theresa Shaffer

Research Intern 

Expertise: Nuclear Security, Non-proliferation, Iran, North Korea, India & Pakistan, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Theresa is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas, and is originally from Buffalo, NY. She received a B.A. in French and a B.A. in International Studies... More

Naman Jain
Naman Jain

Media and Government Relations Intern

Expertise: South Asia, Foreign Policy, International Security

Naman Jain is the Media and Government Relations Intern at the American Security Project. Originally from India, he graduated from the College of Wooster, Ohio in May 2014, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He is interested in the topics of foreign policy, international security, South... More

Maggie Feldman-Piltch
Maggie Feldman-Piltch

Research Intern

Expertise: Economic Analysis of Law, Governance, Human Rights

Maggie Feldman-Piltch is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University where she completed an independently designed major in Theories of Ethics in Capitalism and earned Honors in General Scholarship for her senior thesis entitled “The Human Rights Obligations of States and Firms: An Economic Analysis of Law.” She is passiona... More

Albert James DeGarmo
Albert James DeGarmo

Research Assistant and Intern

Expertise: Energy, Climate Security, Arctic initiatives, and Canadian Affairs

Texas raised, Albert moved to Washington D.C. to attend American University and is currently in his second year of his Master’s program, Global Governance Politics and Security. Albert spent his fi... More