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Nathan Meehan


Dr. Nathan Meehan is the Director of Research and Development for Second Sight Training Systems. At Second Sight, he develops online and instructor-led threat assessment training for military, security, and law enforcement personnel. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Meehan led the JDLR Project research team while he was a Social Scientist at United States Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Adversarial Modeling Exploitation Office. At the NRL, he also successfully managed short- and long-term projects for the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security on topics ranging from crime analysis to the development of web-based research platforms for visual search. Dr. Meehan is also a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst and worked as the Lead Crime and Intelligence Analyst. As an analyst, he also assisted on an FBI Operation Safe Streets (OSS) Taskforce targeting violent gang members. Dr. Meehan has also instructed a variety of online and traditional undergraduate college course for SUNY Albany, Excelsior College, and the University of Maryland Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

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