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Rebecca Earnhardt

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University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in international security. She is also a Research Associate with the Nuclear Security program at the Henry L. Stimson Center. Prior to joining the PhD program at the School of Public Policy, Earnhardt was a Faculty Specialist in the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, focusing on technology transfer and adoption, red team scenario development, over the horizon CBRN threats, and CBRN adversary psychology. Earnhardt’s work centers on the impact of organizational structure and bureaucratic processes on nuclear security culture, reducing nuclear terrorism risks, and analyzing nuclear enterprise responses to emerging technologies. Her current research interests include emerging technologies, nuclear and radiological terrorism, nuclear security culture, physical protection of nuclear facilities, and nuclear facility crisis operations. Earnhardt holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a M.Sc. in Biodefense from George Mason University.