Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla
Dr. Yayla is the Director of the Center for Homeland Security at DeSales University and an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security. Dr. Yayla is also a member of the faculty at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies Program in Master's in Applied Intelligence. Additionally, Dr. Yayla is a research fellow at the George Washington University Program on Extremism. Dr. Yayla is a 20-year veteran of the counterterrorism and operations department in the Turkish National Police and served as the chief of counterterrorism in Sanliurfa, Turkey, between 2010 and 2013. He earned his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in the United States. Dr. Yayla's unique position in counterterrorism rests upon his demonstrated mastery of policy, field operations, and academic theory. He is an experienced practitioner in law enforcement and has advised senior government officials around the world during his career in counterterrorism and academia. Dr. Yayla has published both scholarly works and written or co-written numerous articles related to counterterrorism and homeland security.