Spring on the York College campus

Class Project Becomes a Book

By Gail Huganir
Intelligence Analysis
John Weaver, DPA, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Intelligence Analysis Program and Jennifer Pomeroy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography

John Weaver, DPA, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Intelligence Analysis Program in the Department of History and Political Science, formed a collaboration between his intelligence analysis class and the world regional geography class of Jennifer Pomeroy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of History and Political Science. Their students worked on a joint project to assess President Obama's 2015 National Security Strategy and focused on eight country or regional issues as well as ISIL and Al Qaeda, two non-state actors. Pomeroy pointed out that geography knowledge and spatial skills are important for intelligence analysts. The 10 projects became 10 chapters in a book edited by Weaver and Pomeroy, titled Intelligence Analysis: Unclassified Area and Point Estimates, from Nova Science Publishers.