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Associate Professor, Intelligence and National Security

Pictured is Mark Wintz, Ph.D., assistant professor of intelligence and national security. | Photo by Jim JudkisContact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Akron
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Public Policy and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • Competing Political Ideologies
  • Counterintelligence
  • Current Issues in U.S. Security Policy
  • Ethics of Spying
  • Generations of Warfare
  • Intelligence Case Studies
  • Intelligence Failures
  • Intelligence in the Media
  • Intelligence Tradecraft Techniques
  • International Terrorism
  • National Intelligence Authorities
  • Politics of War
  • President's Daily Brief (Senior Capstone)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism Risk Assessment and Investigation
  • Threat Analysis
  • World Conflicts
  • World Intelligence Organizations


Mark Wintz, Ph.D., is an associate professor of intelligence and national security at Point Park University. Prior to joining Point Park, Wintz was assistant professor and director of international studies at SUNY-Brockport. Before that, he was a visiting assistant professor at Westminster College and a center associate at the University of Pittsburgh's European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence. He was formerly employed in the private security field and has worked with two international organizations.

Wintz has served as an academic advisory board member for McGraw-Hill Publishers' Annual Editions on Violence and Terrorism, American Foreign Policy and Global Issues. His areas of teaching experience include American foreign policy, intelligence case studies, intelligence tradecraft techniques, international relations, international terrorism, Middle East politics, military history, military intervention, national intelligence authorities, national security, risk and threat assessment, strategic intelligence, weapons of mass destruction, insurgency/counterinsurgency and military history.

Publications and Articles

  • “Military Intelligence: Tools and Techniques for Surveillance,” The Sage Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy, Bruce A. Arrigo (ed.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2018.
  • "Transatlantic Diplomacy and the Use of Military Force in the Post-Cold War Era," New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • "Options for U.S. in Afghanistan," The Democrat and Chronicle, October 2009.
  • "Transatlantic Crisis Not New," Christian Democratic Perspectives, Fall 2003.

Selected Presentations

  • "Earthquake and Aftershocks: Implications of the 2011 Revolution in Egypt," Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel, SUNY-Brockport, April 2011.
  • "Foreign Policy Challenges for President Barack Obama," Osher Arts and Lecture Program, Rochester Institute of Technology, April 2009.
  • "The Challenges of EU Enlargement," World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, June 2007.
  • "The Rise of Al-Qaeda and the Global War on Terrorism," Westminster College, May 2007.
  • "NATO and the EU in the War on Terrorism," University of Pittsburgh, November 2005.
  • "American National Security in the 21st Century: Challenges and Issues," University of Pittsburgh, December 2004.

Conference Papers

  • "Arming the Union: The EU as an International Military Actor," Jean Monnet Symposium on European Union External Relations, University of Pittsburgh, November 2006.
  • "Turkish Accession: Implications for NATO and the U.S.-Turkish Relationship," EU Accession and Turkey's Role in the World conference, University of Pittsburgh, November 2005.
  • "From Shield to Sword: Elites, Belief Systems and the Collective Use of Military Force," International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo., November 2003
  • "Explaining Multinational Security Policy Change in the Former Yugoslavia," European Community Studies Association Biannual Conference, Madison, Wis., May 2001.
  • "Lessons for CFSP: Multinational Security Policy Change in the Former Yugoslavia," European Community Studies Association Biannual Conference, Madison, Wis., May 2001.
  • "Conflict or Cooperation: The Integration of the Visegrád States into European Security Structures," Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists Annual Conference, Youngstown, Ohio, March 1995.

Leadership Positions

  • Founder and director, University of Pittsburgh First Annual Model NATO Conference, 2006
  • Founder and Advisor, University of Pittsburgh Model NATO Club, 2003-2006

Grants and Fellowships

  • Three grants to establish and develop the first annual University of Pittsburgh Model NATO Conference, 2005-2006
  • Teaching fellowship, University Honors College and European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-2006
  • Travel grants from the European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2002-2006
  • Travel grants from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 2002-2003
  • Research fellowship from the European Union for research in Brussels, Belgium, 2001

Professional Memberships

  • Foreign Policy Association
  • Intelligence & National Security Alliance
  • International Association for Intelligence Education
  • International Studies Association
  • World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
  • Association of Former Intelligence Officers
  • National Military Intelligence Association
  • Order of the Sword and Shield Intelligence and National Security

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