National Security Studies Fellows

​The Anderson University National Security Studies Fellows program connects students to professionals with current or recent experience in national security who visit campus, network with students, and provide insight to classroom study.

The Situation Room gives students classroom space to respond to mock crises and a video conferencing setup to allow more opportunities to hear from National Security Studies Fellows and other experts. The generous donor for this project is Charles R. Carroll ‘77, senior vice president for Identity Services and NorAm at IDEMIA.

Melvin Carroway visits campus

Meet the National Security Studies Fellows

  • Matthew Olsen: American prosecutor and the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Olsen is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School
  • Lloyd Rowland: Appointed in 2006 as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) after serving in numerous leadership positions throughout NGA. Rowland is a 24-year veteran of the United States Air Force, and now is a private national security consultant.
  • David Shedd: Retired U.S. intelligence officer whose final post was acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He also served in senior positions in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and at the White House.
  • Juan Zarate: Senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, chairman and cofounder of the Financial Integrity Network, and a visiting lecturer in law at the Harvard Law School. Zarate served as the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism from 2005-2009. Zarate is a former federal prosecutor who served on terrorism prosecution teams prior to 9/11.