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Michael Botta, M.S., DSS

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies

Pictured is Michael Botta, assistant professor of criminal justice.
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  • Bachelor of Arts, Administration of Justice, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science, Intelligence and National Security, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • Intelligence Tradecraft Techniques
  • Issues in U.S. Security Policy
  • Counter Intelligence
  • International Terrorism
  • Evolution of Intelligence
  • Spies Among US

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Intelligence Educators
  • Office of Strategic Services Society
  • Pittsburgh Police Security Initiative Program

Selected Presentations

  • Guest speaker at the Heinz Historical Society
  • Lead lecturer for the New Jersey and New York Police HIDA organizations
  • Guest speaker at Penn's Colony Historical Society

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