Walter E Purdy

Walter E Purdy

Adjunct Faculty

Countering Violent Extremists, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Decision Making for Law Enforcement

Mr. Purdy directs the Terrorism Research Center and created Mirror Image: Training to Combat Terrorism to provide insight and understanding for law enforcement, military and the intelligence community. He previously served as a Police Supervisor and in various aspects of domestic and international Law Enforcement training. Mr. Purdy served as the In-Service Training Manager at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. He has coordinated a number of special projects and supported efforts by the U.S State Department, Department of Justice and the Department of Defense. Mr. Purdy has delivered lectures at the Joint Special Operations University, IACP Conferences, U.S. Army Intelligence School, Sandia National Laboratory, the New York Stock Exchange's Executive Forum, the Law Enforcement Innovation Center, Homeland Security Summit, Counter-terrorism Global Conference, the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security, SC Dept. of Emergency Management, New England Community Policing Conferences and numerous other organizations, universities and law enforcement agencies.


Current Research

Radicalization and Recruitment of Global Jihadists, Countering Violent Extremists, Suicide Bombings and Attacks, Understanding the Operational Methodology of Terrorist Networks

Grants and Fellowships

Previously Served as a Center Fellow-Center for the Study of the Presidency

Courses Taught

CRIM 230 Introduction to Homeland Security

CRIM 462 Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

CRIM 490 Police: Use of Force

CRIM 595 Terrorism and Homeland Security


J.D. Thomas Cooley School of Law