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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

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Justin Maddox

Justin Maddox: Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor


Justin D. Maddox is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology.

Prof. Maddox is a counterterrorism expert with specialization in emerging technology applications. He is the CEO of Inventive Insights LLC, a research and analysis consultancy. He recently served as the Deputy Coordinator of the interagency Global Engagement Center, where he implemented cutting-edge technologies to counter terrorist propaganda. He has led counterterrorism activities at the CIA, the State Department, DHS, and NNSA, and has been a Special Operations Team Leader in the US Army. Since 2011, Mr. Maddox has taught National Security Challenges, a graduate-level course, requiring students to devise realistic solutions to key strategic threats.

Prof. Maddox holds an M.A. from Georgetown University’s National Security Studies Program and a B.A. in liberal arts from St. John’s College, the “great books” school. He has lived and worked in Iraq, India, and Germany, and can order a drink in Russian, Urdu and German.