Dr. Larry Regens

University of Oklahoma
Regents Professor & Director, Center for Intelligence and National Security

Dr. Larry Regens is Regents Professor and the founding Director, University of Oklahoma Center for Intelligence and National Security, an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

Dr. Regens is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and International Association for Intelligence Education.

He is a Professor of Strategic Communication, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the OU Health Sciences Center. He was the founding Director of the OUHSC Center for Biosecurity Research and Presidential Professor. He previously held the Edward E. and Helen T. Bartlett Foundation Chair at OUHSC and the Freeport-McMoRan Chair at Tulane.

Dr. Regens has authored and co-authored over 200 publications including articles in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Intelligence and National Security, Journal of Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict and eight books including Islamic Radicalism and Global Jihad (Georgetown University Press). He has been PI for over $40 million in research funding, primarily from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Department of Homeland Security to conduct a series of large-scale, interdisciplinary projects. His research focuses on intelligence-based adversarial threat characterization, computational modeling, bioinformatics; advanced video analytics; dispersion, deposition, and persistence of bioaerosols, chemical agents, and fissile/non-fissile radioactive material; mechanisms to attenuate biological pathogen virulence; and biomarkers of non-traditional chemical agent exposure. He holds multiple U.S. patents.

He previously served in policy and analytical positions in the U.S. Government and national laboratories and in the USMC as well as a tenured faculty member at major research universities. Dr. Regens has demonstrated expertise in modeling/simulation, risk assessment, statistical and spatial analysis techniques, and decision analysis. He has field experience in Western Europe, Russia, China, the Middle East, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. He has chaired multiple International Atomic Energy Agency technical committees and is a former chair of the Group on Energy and Environment, Organization for Economic Cooperation Development. Dr. Regens has been a consultant to and/or has served on review panels for numerous organizations including the US Special Operations Command, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, National Academy of Engineering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory.

Last updated on: April 21, 2021