From 2003 until my retirement in 2010, I was Dean of Arts and Humanities at Liverpool Hope University. Since my retirement, I have continued with my research in the areas of Irish literature and conflict literature, in particular the literature of the First World War. I continue to teach in the area of early twentieth-century Irish literature and offer dissertation supervision in this area. I am currently engaged in completing a monograph on Irish literature and the First World War. In addition I am co-editing a volume of essays on conflict and memory in twentieth-century Europe which emerged from the colloquium on conflict and memory hosted by the Desmond Tutu Centre at Liverpool Hope in 2010. I am Chair of the International Board of Advisors for the Desmond Tutu Centre and an active member of the British Association for Irish Studies, the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies.
Mapping Liminalities: Thresholds in Cultural and Literary Texts, eds Kay, Kinsley, Phillips, and Roughley (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007),
‘Shaw, Ireland and World War I: O’Flaherty V.C., An Unlikely Recruiting Play’ The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol.30 (2010), pp.133-47.
‘Sean O’Casey and Radical Theatre’ Kritika Kultura 15 (2010), pp.113-31.
‘Enigmas of the Great War: Thomas Kettle and Francis Ledwidge’ Irish Studies Review, Vol. 16.4 (2008) pp.385-403.
‘A Study in Grotesques: Transformations of the Human in the writing of Liam O’Flaherty’ Gothic Studies, Vol 7 ( 2005), pp.41-53.
‘The Rules of War: Gothic Transgressions in the Fiction of The First World War’ Gothic Studies, Vol.3 ( 2000), pp.232-44.
‘The Wounds of War: Flawed Fertility in Annie Vivanti Chartres’s Vae Victis and H.D.’s Bid Me To Live’ Utah Foreign Language Review Journal, May 1999, pp.60-9.
‘The Wisdom of Experience: Patrick MacGill’s Irishness Reassessed’ in Sub-Versions, Transnational Readings of Modern Irish Literature, ed. Ciaran Ross (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010), pp.29-52.
‘Beyond the Literal’ in Learning the Language of Faith, ed. John Sullivan (Chelmsford: Matthew James Publishing, 2010), pp.224-39.
‘No Man’s Land: Irish Women’s Writing of the First World War’ in No Country for Old Men: Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature, eds Paddy Lyons and Alison O'Malley-Younger (Bern: Peter Lang, 2008), pp.265-79.
‘The Hero Under Fire’ in Heroines and Heroes, ed. Christopher Hart (Midrash Publishing, 2008), pp.125-34.
‘No World Between Two Worlds: The Big House in Anglo-Irish Literature 1925-1932’ in Mapping Liminalities: Thresholds in Cultural and Literary Texts, eds Lucy Kay, Zoe Kinsley, Terry Phillips, and Alan Roughley (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007), pp.69-90.
‘Re-writing the Narrative: Liverpool Women Writers’ in Liverpool Writing, eds Deryn Rees-Jones and Michael Murphy (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007), pp.145-59.
‘The Discourse of the Vampire in First World War Writing’ in Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, ed. Peter Day (NY and Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006), pp.65-80.
‘How can you know what Orpheus feels?’: Women, War and the Separation of Spheres in H.D.’s Bid Me to Live and Rebecca West’s The Return of The Soldier’ in The Great London Vortex: Modernist Literature and Art, ed. Paul Edwards (Bath:Sulis Press, 2003), pp.212-22.
‘At War with the Self: the War Writings of May Sinclair’ in Beyond Modern Memory: Essays on the Great War, eds Quinn and Trout (London: Palgrave, 2001), pp.55-66.
‘From Hearth to Heath - Angelic Transformations in the novels of May Sinclair’ in Women of Faith in Victorian Culture: Reassessing ‘the Angel in the House’ eds. Hogan and Bradstock (London: Macmillan, 1998), pp.101-16.
‘Battling with the Angel : May Sinclair’s Powerful Mothers’ in Image and Power: Women in Fiction in the Twentieth Century, eds Cunningham and Sceats (Harlow: Longman, 1996), pp.128-38.
‘May Sinclair, Moving Towards the Modern’, Modernism/Modernity, Vo.15.4 (2008)
‘Women’s Writing of the First World War’, ‘Eleanor Rathbone’, ‘Helen Zenna Smith’,
‘Annie Vivanti’, in Encyclopaedia of British Women’s Writing, 1900-1950 ed. Hammill, Miskimmin, and Sponenberg. (Palgrave, 2006).
Since my retirement as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music in 2011 have furthered my research into the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. I was pleased to have recently published on Sunday from Light In Perspectives of New Music and to have been asked to give a paper on Monday from Light at the conference and festival of Stockhausen’s music in Birmingham in 2012. These papers are part of a longer-term project concerned with the seven operas of Stockhausen’s Lichtcycle.
I have continued to compose and have become especially interested in making settings of words, both those of others and my own texts. Some of these works relate to ethical dimensions, as well as exploring the role of the performer in performance. Additionally, I have taken the opportunity to re-enter the world of experimental music as a performing participant and have a variety of projects I wish to pursue in this area.
Being, as ever, committed to the University as a place of intellectual exploration and debate, I am enjoying participation in research seminars and events.
I am continuing to teach in selected areas (music and film, composition, music analysis) and to supervise research students engaged in the relation of original composition to theoretical models.
Music for six
flt, clt bssn, vln, vla, vlc, 12’
Reading University 1972 conducted by the composer
Bluecoat Chambers,Liverpool Jan 1979 conducted Stephen Pratt
Broadcast Radio Merseyside Feb 18th 1979
Sadie’s Quartet I
vln. vla vlc c.12’
(dance score for Dancework with Tony Thatcher)
Performances:Jackson’s Lane Community Centre Jan 1978. Directed by the composer.
Sadie’s Quartet II
vln, vla, vlc. c.12’
(dance score for Dancework with Tony Thatcher)
The Gardner Centre Sussex University Jan 1978
Alexander Palace August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 1978 conducted by the composer
Pre-recorded performances:Institute of Contemporary Arts, Action Space/Drill Hall, Brighton Polytechnic and Jackson’s Lane Community Centre, 1978
Losing the patter
(dance score for Dancework with Tony Thatcher)
vln, vla, vlc, pno c.10’
Performances at Alexandra Palace Aug 3, 4, 5, 11, 12,13th 1978
conducted by the composer
Commissioned with funds provided by Greater London Arts
2 flts, clt, bsn, vln, vla, vlc, pno vib, b.drm, cym, c.7 min
Wagner Hall, Brighton, Jan 13th 1979 Conducted by the composer
Friend’s Centre Brighton Jan 15 1979 Conducted by the composer
Gardner Centre, Sussex University Dec 11 1979 Conducted by the composer
University of Liverpool conducted James Wishart Nov 25 1989
University of Liverpool conducted James Wishart April 28th 1997
pno solo c.5’
Wrexham Library Arts Centre July 30th 1987 (James Wishart)
Liverpool institute of Higher education Jan 16th 1987 (James Wishart)
Recording for CD Waterfront; BML 033/4; 1999 Richard Casey
Liverpool Hope University College, July 2000, Raywyn Bailey
The Discourse of the Soothsayer, Jean-Jacques.
Stage work based on Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
2 sops, 2 bar; 2 vlns, vlc, hsprd, 2 clts, 2 b.clts, pno, trp, hrn, 2 trbns, tub, tape c.30’
Performances:University of Liverpool June 29, 30, July 1st 1989
A Story Recounted.
For solo percussion, tape and live electronics. Duration 12.00.
Psappha; Tim Williams and David Shepherd May 1995 Grange Arts Centre, Oldham
Psappha; Tim Williams and Matthew Fairclough, Feb. 1999, Hope on the Waterfront, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Psappha; Tim Williams and Matthew Fairclough, July 2000,Liverpool Hope University College
Piano Piece no.2, after John Cage.
Performed: February 1999, Hope on the Waterfront, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Recording: Excerpt on CD Outside in Pianist, Soundcircus 2, (Joanna MacGregor),
Played on Radio 3 Late Junction 15th Nov 2011
Flt, vlc, pno. c.13’
Recording: Psappha for CD Waterfront; BML033/4, Nov 1999
Performances: The Gardner Ensemble, July 2000,Liverpool Hope University College
Chroma, Cornerstone Festival, Liverpool November 2005
Piano and orchestra c.17’
Tim Horton (piano) Stephen Pratt (cond) Metropolitan Cathedral Orchestra, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 5th Feb. 2000
Mercedes Romero-Fernandez (piano), Patrick Isabell (cond), Soloists Chamber Ensemble, St.Alfege Church, Greenwich, London, Dec 3rd 2002
Pas de Deux
Piano and Clarinet c.10'
Commissioned by the Chester Summer Music Festival.
Kate Romano and Alan Hicks. Chester, July 2000
Nick Cox and Ian Buckle, Cornerstone Building, Everton, 14th March 2003
Mark Simpson and John Wilson, with film by James Harding of dancers choreographed by Virginia Taylor. Cornerstone Building Liverpool 29th November 2006
Madonna and Child
A cycle of Carols for SATB choir and solo sop.
I sing of a Maiden (solo); Ave Regina; I saw a Maiden; Dormi Jesu; I sing of a Maiden (Chorus).
Performance: Dec 2000, S.Katherine’s Chapel, Liverpool Hope University College,
Liverpool Hope Chamber Choir, cond. Mary Black
I saw a maiden
Dec 2002, Christ's and Notre Dame Chapel, Liverpool Hope University College, Oriel Singers, cond. Mary Black
I sing of a maiden
Performance: Nicola Bridstone, CND Chapel, Liverpool Hope University College,
11th Dec 1999
Broadcast:BBC Merseyside Radio 25th December 1999
Venice postcards. (performance version 1) c. 15’
Collaborative multimedia work (electronic music with computer manipulated images) with visual artist Pete Cummings. Performance: Cornerstone Festival, Liverpool, November 2004
Lecture presentation, Rockstock Hochschule, July 2005
Version put on file at http://www.fact.fm/factfm/indexArchive_www.html?index=241
Modified environmental recording. 3’38”
Hope Theatre, Capstone Building, Liverpool Hope University 22nd March 2010
Played as part of talks:
Rockstock Hochschule, July 2005; Liverpool Hope University, Feb 2006; BETA conference Liverpool, Dec 2006
Fanfares and toccata. c.8’
Org, 4 trps.
Commissioned by Liverpool Hope University for the service for the inauguration of Liverpool Hope University’s first Chancellor.
Performance: 25th Jan 2006, Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.
Oct 24th, 25th 26th Oct 2006,
19th July 2007 Revised version: July 17th 2008, July 15th and 16th 2009, Liverpool Cathedral:
Unequal Division c. 15’
For chamber orchestra 15 players.
(flt, ob, clt, bssn, tpt, hrn, trm, pno, 2 perc, vln 1, vln 2, vla, vlc, db)
Co-commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Liverpool Hope University. Performance by the 10:10 ensemble conducted Clark Rundell, Cornerstone Building Liverpool 12th November 2006
Orch and choir. 126.96.36.199; 188.8.131.52 1 perc, str SATB choir
Performances: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, Metropolitan Cathedral Choir and Orchestra cond. Stephen Pratt July 10th 2007
Liverpool Hope University, cond. Stephen Pratt, 8th Dec 2007
Solo soprano with tuned percussion.
18 Performances Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Sep – Nov 2008:
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral: 13th Oct 2008
Singers: Sarah Ledgerwood, Kirsten Maltby and Julia Platt.
Music commissioned by the artists in residence at the Liverpool Cathedrals, Jane Poulton and Lin Holland.
Work documented in Holland, L and Poulton, J (2010): Site, material, object. ISBN 978-1-898749-08-0
And at www.sitematerialobject.com
Piano and tape 11.00
Performance: The Capstone theatre, Nov 24th 2010, pianist Ian Buckle, sound projection Ian Percy
Tape projection: Forum: electro-acoustic compositions, Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree, Liverpool, 20th March 2011
The Dancers c.12 mins
Flt, hrp, vibra, vln, vla, vlc. Performance RLPO Ensemble 10:10 conducted Clark Rundell Great Hall Liverpool Hope University 16th March 2011.
‘Duration and Mental Arithmetic: the first movement of Webern’s First Cantata’
Perspectives of New Music, vol.23 no 1, 1985
Chapter in book:
‘Postmodernism and Art Music’
in Simon Miller, (Ed) The Last Post: Music after Postmodernism, University of Manchester Press, 1993, pp 27-51
Chapter in book:
‘Sacred Space and the singing voice’
in Sacred Space: Interdisciplinary Perspectives within Contemporary Contexts Editors: Steve Brie, Jenny Daggers and David Torevell
Cambridge Scholars Publishers (May 2009) pp 103 -114
(Conference proceedings of ‘Sacred Space’ held at Liverpool Hope University16th Sep 2008)
‘Threats and Promises: Lucifer, Hell and Stockhausen’s Sunday from Light.’
Perspectives of New Music, vol.50 1 & 2, Summer and Winter 2012 pp393- 424
'On Interpreting Stockhausen's Lichter-Wasser.'
Hull University. Music Analysis Conference, July 2003
‘Stockhausen, listening and complexity.’
University of Liverpool, 13th Sep 2005 as part of the conference Complexity, Science and Society Conference (11th – 14th Sep 2005), organised by the Centre for Complexity Research, University of Liverpool.
‘On working with environmental sound.’
BETA conference, FACT centre, Liverpool, 3rd Dec 2006
'Theorising after composing'.
School of Music Research Seminar Series of the University of Liverpool, 29th January 2008
‘Pixelation and the piano: my composition The Pixelators’
Postgraduate Music Seminar Series of Liverpool Hope University February 2nd 2011
‘The film Cold Mountain and the image of the piano’.
RMA Colloquium: The Piano in Contemporary Music.
Liverpool Hope University 8th April 2011.
‘Learning by repetition: Stockhausen’s Monday from Light’
Birmingham University 20th Aug 2012
Conference ‘Stockhausen – Festival of Light - Birmingham 19th -21st Aug 2012
In process: on-line film of research talk
From 1989 until 2009 I was managing editor of Orbis Books in Maryknoll, New York, where I coordinated acquisitions in the field that has since become known as “world” Christian Studies. My fields of interest were interreligious interchange, mission and evangelization, Christian history, and the religion and the impact of global climate change. My background includes an S.T.L. degree from the Gregorian University (1972), a Ph.D. from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago (1987), and 22 years as a member of the Roman Catholic Society of the Divine Word.
Since retirement I’ve kept busy in areas closely related to the Walls Center at Liverpool Hope with projects that include lectures on ecumenism and interreligious issues, helping edit an introduction to the thought of Professor Walls, and editing a book by an Italian missionary anthropologist that promises to be the most in-depth study of the intellectual and spiritual horizons of Melanesians as they became Christian. My central focus is writing a book that is to appear in the Orbis Theology in Global Context Series, edited by Peter Phan, the working title of which is, Mission, Church, Cultures.
The second is a research project led by Professor Daniel Shaw of the Fuller School of Intercultural Studies that seeks to identify rituals and stories in primal (“local”) religions that have been excluded from serious dialogue by missionaries, but which continue to operate alongside Christianity.
With Jacques Dupuis (1923-2004). Jacques Dupuis Faces the Inquisition: Two Essays by Jacques Dupuis on Dominus Iesus and the Roman Investigation of His Work. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2012.
Editor, with Mark R. Gornick, and Janice A. McLean, eds. 2011. Understanding World Christianity: The Vision and Work of Andrew F. Walls. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011.
“Catholics, Carey's ‘Means,'’and Twenty-First Century Mission,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research (34 July 2010):131-38.
“The Importance of Liturgy in Ecclesial Mission Animation.” Missiology 38 (January 2010):37-49.
“Moving Beyond Christian Imperialism to Mission as Reconciliation with All Creation.” In Remembering Jamestown: Hard Questions about Christian Mission, edited by Amos Yong, 145-56. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications, 2010.
Editor, Redemption and Dialogue: Reading Redemptoris Missio and Dialogue and Proclamation. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2009 (orig. ed., 1993.
“Roman Catholic Church.” In Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries, edited by Jon Bonk, 389-94. New York: Routledge, 2007
“Secularism and Atheism.” In Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries, edited by Jon Bonk. London: Routledge, 2007.
“Dialogue.” In Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries, edited by Jon Bonk. London: Routledge, 2007.
“Mission.” In Encyclopedia of Christianity, edited by John Bowden, 762-84. New York / New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
New Ministries: The Global Context. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2006 (orig. ed., 1980).
Since June 2012 I have worked as a management consultant focused on helping clients position themselves for the future based on their strengths and anticipated business environment. My clients include organizations inside and outside the US Government undergoing changes in mission or wishing to pursue new market opportunities. Through a structured approach, I help organizations develop strategies; establish near-term objectives; and install the necessary governance to align work, budgets, and personnel management to meet those objectives. I also sit on the Board of Advisors of the Open Source Software Institute and one US-based private sector company.
Prior to my consulting work, I enjoyed a 33-year career in the US Intelligence Community. As a senior executive, I accrued extensive experience managing multinational operations while establishing a track record of delivering groundbreaking information technology. I led several major change efforts in the IT and Open Source business areas, and as the first director of the US Intelligence Community’s Open Source Center (2005-2012) increased the breadth and impact of Open Source Intelligence while building a network connecting US Government, commercial sector, academic, and foreign partners.
Since 1990 I have worked as the curator in charge of Methodist manuscript and archival collections at the John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester. This is the finest research collection in the world for the study of early evangelical Christianity and includes the official archive of the Methodist Church of Great Britain. In 2011 my collection responsibilities were broadened to include all Christian religious archives at the Library, including significant material relating to the Moravian, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian and Quaker traditions as well as ecumenism.
In addition to supporting academic activities, I am research active in my own right and was awarded a doctorate by Liverpool University (supervised by Liverpool Hope) in 2003 for work on Charles Wesley. I have published extensively on Methodism, related evangelical movements and archival collections. I have presented at conferences in the UK and the USA, including the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. My particular area of interest remains Charles Wesley and the early Methodist movement. I am currently co-editor with Professor Kenneth G. C. Newport of the Charles Wesley Letters project (Oxford University Press).
‘Methodist Printed and Archival Research Collections: A Survey of Material in UK/USA Repositories’, in Charles Yrigoyen Jr. (ed.), T & T Clark Companion to Methodism, (T & T Clark International: London & New York, 2010), 369-386.
‘The Charles Wesley Letters Project: The Challenge and the Methodology’, Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, vol. 4 (2010), 25-40.
‘Charles Wesley manuscripts: a guide to provenance and location’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 88, number 2 (2006), 121-131
‘The Methodist Archives and Research Centre at the John Rylands Library’ –published by Abingdon Press in 2002 in the Proceedings of the World Methodist Historical Society Conference on the Global Impact of Wesleyan Methodism held at Asbury in August 2000
‘Anti-Methodist Publications of the Eighteenth Century: A Revised Bibliography’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 73, number 2 (Summer 1991)
‘Sources for the Study of Protestant Nonconformity in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, number 2 (Summer 1989)
“The Letters of Charles Wesley”, volume 1 (1727-56) (OUP: 2013). Volume 2 (1757-88) to follow in due course.
“Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity” (OUP: 2007)
‘In the Shadow of the Founder: Methodist Memorialisation of John Wesley’, to be published in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society during the late summer of 2013
‘Scipio Africanus: The first Black Methodist’, Wesley and Methodist Studies, vol. 3 (2011), 87-95
“My dearest Sally”: The marriage of Charles Wesley and Sally Gwynne’ – forthcoming in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society (October 2007)
2 chapters - ‘Charles Wesley and his biographers’ and ‘The letters of Charles Wesley’ –published in Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy edited by Kenneth Newport and Ted Campbell (Epworth Press: March 2007)
‘Repression and Resistance: Wesleyan female public ministry in the generation after 1791’, in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, 55:3 (October 2005), 101-114.
‘Sarah Perrin (1721-1787): Early Methodist Exhorter’ – published in the April 2003 issue of Methodist History
‘Running After Strange Women’: An Insight into John Wesley’s Troubled Marriage’ – published in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, (May 2002)
‘A Cloud of Perfect Witnesses:’ John Wesley and the London Disturbances 1760-1763’ - published in the Fall 2001/Spring 2002 issue of The Asbury Theological Journal
“My dearest Sally”: The marriage of Charles Wesley and Sally Gwynne’ – forthcoming in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society (October 2007)
‘Eighteenth-Century Methodism and the London poor’ - published in The poor and the people called Methodists edited by Richard P. Heitzenrater (Abingdon Press: 2002)
‘Charles Wesley junior: Prodigal child, unfulfilled adult’ - published in the Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, (vol. 5, 1998)
‘Charles Wesley and Methodist religious life, 1750-75’ - published in the Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, (vol. 1, 1994)
“John Wesley: Life, Legend and Legacy” edited by Gareth Lloyd – tercentenary illustrated exhibition catalogue published by the Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (2003)
Before moving to the Tutu Centre I was Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. At UWE I was founder and leader of the MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and convener of the University Peace and Conflict Research Cluster.
My areas of expertise include:
• Peace-Building and Democratization
• Transitional Justice
• National / Ethnic Identities and Conflict
• Politics of Contested Heritage
• Public Policy in Divided Societies
• Migrants / Migration
• Geographic Areas: Cyprus, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Spain and parts of the former USSR; subsidiary interest in other parts of sub-Saharan Africa as well as the Middle East
I was head of the EU/EuropeAid project "Reconciliation and Peace Economic in Cyprus" (2010 – 2012). I also headed the project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, "Post-Conflict Settlement, Heritage and Urban Regeneration in South Africa and Northern Ireland: the Redevelopment of the Old Fort and Long Kesh / Maze Prisons" (2007 –2008).
Other posts have included:
• Senior Lectureship in International Studies at Monash South Africa near Johannesburg
• Lectureship in Politics and International Relations for the Civic Education Project in Donetsk and Odessa, Ukraine; and
• Research Fellowship at the Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
I’ve taught extensively at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision. This includes MA modules “Foundations for Peace and Conflict Studies” and “The Politics of Human Rights,” as well as specialised undergraduate classes covering migration, development (focused on sub-Saharan Africa), nationalism, and ethnic conflict.
My academic qualifications are a double BA in Political Science (Departmental Distinction of High Honors) and English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College).
EuropeAid Project Report
Since my retirement in 2000 from the National Intelligence Council as National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Latin America, I have been developing and teaching analytic techniques and critical thinking and writing skills to both government and private sector analysts in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. I collaborated with Richards J. Heuer, Jr. in launching the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses methodology and computer software and in writing Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis. I have also co-authored Cases in Intelligence Analysis, Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence, the Handbook of Analytic Tools and Techniques, and the Analytic Writing Guide.
I am CEO of Globalytica, LLC and President of Pherson Associates, LLC. At Globalytica, we developed a suite of collaborative web-based software, TH!NK SuiteTM, and are building a set of freeware tools for analysts. In 2013, we began certifying students and analysts in the use of structured innovative techniques, structured diagnostic techniques, foresight analysis, and analytic production and presentation. When I retired, I was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for my service as NIO for Latin America as well as the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. I earned my A.B. from Dartmouth College and M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.
Heuer, Richards J. Jr., and Randolph H. Pherson, Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011.
Beebe, Sarah Miller, and Randolph H. Pherson, Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2012.
Pherson, Katherine Hibbs and Randolph H. Pherson, Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence. Washington, DC: CQ Press/Sage Publications, 2013.
Pherson, Randolph H., Handbook of Analytic Tools and Techniques. Reston, VA: Pherson Associates, LLC, 2008.
Pherson, Randolph H. and Louis M. Kaiser, Analytic Writing Guide. Reston, VA: Pherson Associates, LLC, 2013 (forthcoming in summer 2013)
Pherson, Randolph H. and Vaughn F. Bishop, “Cyber Attack on the Office of Intelligence Production: A Collaboration Simulation,” in Ruben Arcos and William Lahneman, editors, Simulation and Gaming. Madrid, Spain: Sage Publications, (forthcoming , 2013)
Pherson, Randolph H. “The New Age of Structured Analytic Techniques” in George, Roger Z., and James B. Bruce, editors, Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 3d ed., (forthcoming, 2014)
Pherson, Randolph H., “Overcoming Analytic Mindsets: Five Simple Techniques,” National Security and Law Society Conference on Emerging Issues in National and International Security, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, 21-22 March 2005.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Rethinking National Security in a Globalizing World:
A New Ecology,” Revista Romănă De Studii De Intelligence (Romanian
Journal of Intelligence Studies), București, Romania: Nr. 1-2, December 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H. and Joan McIntyre, “The Essence of Collaboration: The IC Experience,” Collaboration in the National Security Arena: Myths and Reality – What Science and Experience Can Contribute to its Success, Washington DC: Topical Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA), Multi-Agency/Multi-Disciplinary White Papers in Support of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-WMD in the Office of Secretary of Defense/DDR&E/RTTO, June 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Transformation Cells: An Innovative Way to Institutionalize Collaboration,” Collaboration in the National Security Arena: Myths and Reality – What Science and Experience Can Contribute to its Success, Washington DC: Topical Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA), Multi-Agency/Multi-Disciplinary White Papers in Support of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-WMD in the Office of Secretary of Defense/DDR&E/RTTO, June 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Breaking the Mold in Developing Training Courses on Collaboration,” Collaboration in the National Security Arena: Myths and Reality – What Science and Experience Can Contribute to its Success, Washington DC: Topical Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA), Multi-Agency/Multi-Disciplinary White Papers in Support of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-WMD in the Office of Secretary of Defense/DDR&E/RTTO, June 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H. and Sarah Miller Beebe, “How Do Cognitive Pitfalls Limit Our Ability to Anticipate Rare Events?” International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2010.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Cuba Ungoverned: How Could It Happen and What Would It Mean?” International Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Making Critical Thinking More Visual: Integrating New Media into Intelligence Analysis,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, April 2012.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Rethinking National Security in a Globalizing World:
A New Ecology,” “Occasional Papers: A Selection of Articles,” Revista Romănă De Studii De Intelligence (Romanian Review of Intelligence Studies), București, Romania: 2013.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Tracking the Spread of Structured Analytic Techniques: Trends and Traps,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, April 2013.
Saunders, Karen and Randolph H. Pherson, “Using Structured Analytic Techniques to Assess the Interrelationship between Warlordism and International Diffusion,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, April 2013.
Boardman, Mary and Randolph H. Pherson, “Indicators: A Rigorous and Adaptive Analytic Technique for Addressing Diffusion,” International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, April 2013.
Pherson, Randolph H., “The Five Habits of the Master Thinker,” International Association for Intelligence Education Conference, El Paso, Texas, May 2013.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Teaching Critical Thinking: A Fad or a Necessity?” International Association for Intelligence Education Conference, El Paso, Texas, May 2013.
Pherson, Randolph H., “Intelligence and Medicine: Parallel Cognitive Traps,” www.pherson.org, 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H., “The Tradecraft of Warning: Overcoming Cognitive Barriers,” www.pherson.org, 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H., Richards J. Heuer, Jr., and Sarah Miller Beebe, “Analytic Teams, Social Networks, and Collaborative Behaviour,” www.pherson.org, 2009.
Pherson, Randolph H., Alan Schwartz, and Elizabeth Manak “Anticipating Rare Events: The Role of ACH and Other Structured Analytic Techniques,” www.pherson.org, 2009.
After specialising in Classics for A level, I received a BA in Russian from Liverpool University. During this course I also held a British Council scholarship for a year at Moscow University. I then followed post-graduate taught courses in Russian and Soviet Studies at two Canadian universities.
My initial study of Theology was at Mansfield College in the University of Oxford, where I was taught individually by the late Professor G. B. Caird; I later obtained a Diploma in Theology from London University. My PGCE was also from Oxford University. In mid-career I received an M. Ed. from Nottingham University specializing in educational law and a Ph. D. in Theology from Liverpool University. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2002.
After a year teaching Russian to science students in a Canadian university, I was head of Russian and Religious Education departments in grammar and comprehensive schools and a tertiary college, also teaching at various times History, Latin and Greek. During my first school teaching post I was awarded a Teacher Fellowship at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University to develop the teaching of non-Christian religions.
I taught at Hope as a Senior Lecturer from 1990 to 2012, first leading the Secondary Religious Education PGCE for twelve years and teaching advanced professional courses at Master’s level for serving teachers. During this time I was seconded for a year to the Teacher Education Team of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools (England).
From 2002 to 2012 I worked exclusively in the Theology and Religious Studies department, teaching at different times Christian Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, New Testament, Judaism and Hinduism, mostly in the second and third years of the BA degree.
Research and publications
My research is focused on the religious difficulty in English education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I have published articles on the history of Religious Education and on ethics in book and journal format. I have reviewed extensively in Theological Book Review.
My projected monograph ‘The Emergence of Gladstone’s Moral Monster’ about the origins of undenominational religious education in the school curriculum in the nineteenth century is currently being considered by Sussex Academic Press.
I am also preparing a monograph on Gladstone and the religious difficulty in education from 1833 to 1870, which I hope to finish by 2015. My twentieth-century research is centred on the Catholic Church and the reorganization of its schools in the inter-war period.