Stephen Coulthart is a senior lecturer of security studies in the National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso and an emerging scholar of intelligence analysis methodology and national security policy. Currently, he is completing a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh (spring 2015) and he holds two master’s degrees (a MA in International Relations and a MPA). Recently, he received the Harold D. Lasswell award from the Horowitz Foundation for his dissertation research. His most recent publication, “The Methodological Challenges of Extracting Dark Networks” is a co-authored book chapter on combining ethnography with computational social network analysis in the forthcoming edited volume Illuminating Dark Networks: The Study of Clandestine Groups and Organizations available soon from Cambridge University Press. Beyond his academic work, he has conducted policy research with numerous governmental and non-governmental entities, including USAID and Amnesty International, to name a few.