Staff Profile


Orlandrew Danzell

Assistant Professor (CAE, Room 302)
P: (814) 824-3249
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Dr. Orlandrew E. Danzell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Intelligence Studies. Dr. Danzell teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses within the Department of Intelligence Studies. He received a Ph.D. in Security Studies from Kansas State University in May 2011. He earned an M.A. in Political Science from Kansas State University in 2007 and B.As in History and Political Science from Cameron University in 2003 (Summa Cum Laude). Dr. Danzell’s research focuses on international/domestic terrorism, military interventions, and national security. His research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to develop and test new theoretical insights on these themes. Dr. Danzell’s scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Conflict Resolution and Defense Security Analysis. He has several other projects under review. He is currently working on research related to radicalization and evolution of lone wolf terrorism.


  • B.A., Cameron University
  • M.A., Kansas State University
  • Ph.D., Kansas State University

Courses Taught

  • RIAP 177: Introduction to Intelligence
  • RIAP 272: Terrorism
  • RIAP 313: Intelligence and National Security
  • INTL 501: Research Methods in Intelligence
  • INTL 510: Intelligence Theories and Applications
  • INTL 633: Terrorism

Research Interests

  • International/domestic terrorism
  • National security
  • Military interventions/conflict processes

Selected Publications and Projects

  • Danzell, Orlandrew E., and Stephen Zidek. 2013. “Does Counterterrorism Spending Reduce the Incidence and Lethality of Terrorism: A Quantitative Analysis of 34 countries?” Defense and Security Analysis. 29(3): 218-233. 
  • Danzell, Orlandrew E. 2011. “Political Parties: When Do They Turn to Terror?” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 55 (1): 85-105.
  • Establishing and Applying a Common Intelligence Doctrine for Combatting Global Terrorism (with Steve Zidek). Presented at the 2013 International Studies Association Annual Convention.
  • Foreign Military Intervention, Foreign Aid, and Terrorism (with Jeffery Pickering and Emizet Kisangani). Presented at the 2013Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
  • Government Coercion and Repression: An Analysis of Regime Type, Repression and Dissident Activity. Paper prepared for presentation at the 2009 Annual meeting of the International Studies Association-Midwest Central Slavic Conference, November 6-18, 2009.
  • Terrorism and Heterogeneous Population: Why Do Regime Types Matter? Paper prepared for presentation at the 2009 Annual meeting of the International Studies Association-Midwest Central Slavic Conference, November 6-18, 2009. Under Review.
  • Political Parties: Why Do They Turn to Terror? Presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
  • “Reassessing the Effects of Repression: Evidence from Group Level Data” (with Stephen Nemeth). 
  • “Examining the Evolution of Lone Wolf Terrorism: An Ethological Approach” (with Lisandra M. Maisonet Montañez).

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