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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

ASP’s Adjunct Fellows are not located at ASP’s Washington, DC office. ASP does not forward U.S. mail to adjunct fellows.

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) and a member of the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Po... More

Paul W. Hamill
Paul W. Hamill


Director of Strategy and Communications

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

Paul Hamill is the Director of Strategy and Communications for the American Security Project (ASP), and a leading political & national security policy and communicatio... More

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 works at ... 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 responsibilities include reserving venues, coordinating meetings, planning and booking of travel arrangements... More

Kennington Cung
Kennington Cung

Multimedia and Research Intern

Expertise: Global Health, Public Health, Middle East, North Africa, Journalism

Kennington Cung is a current undergraduate senior at the University of California, Riverside where he is working towards a major in History with concentration in Middle East an... More

Luke Lorenz
Luke Lorenz

American Competitiveness Research Intern

Expertise: Economic Security, Infrastructure, Corporate Tax Shifting, Defense Industrial Base

Luke Lorenz recently completed his service with the United States Army, performing honorably as a Tactical Control Officer in a Patriot Missile Battalion. ... 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

Philip Rossetti
Philip Rossetti

Energy and Climate Security Research Intern

Expertise: Climate, Energy, and Nuclear Security

Philip Rossetti is currently a second year graduate student at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, where he recently completed a master’s thesis analyzin... More

William George
William George

Energy and Climate Security Research Intern

Expertise: Climate/Water Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, Leadership Studies, Saudi-U.S. Relations, Political Psychology

William George is the Energy and Climate Security research intern for ASP. He recently earned his M.A. in Political Science-... More

Riza Kumar

Middle East Security Research Intern

Expertise: Middle Eastern Politics, Islamic Law and Governance, South Asian History, and Feminist Theory

Riza Kumar is a recent graduate of UCLA, where she majored in Political Science and Gender Studies. Before joining ASP, she interned with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism where she coded the consequen... More