Dr. John George Hatzadony

Dr. John George Hatzadony

Assistant Professor - Program Chair Homeland Security, Homeland Security Program

From 2002 to 2006 he served as a Law Enforcement Program Analyst and Intelligence Coordinator for the Transportation Security Administration in Cleveland, Ohio where he was responsible for coordinating TSA Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service enforcement and intelligence operations with other state, local and federal agencies throughout the Ohio region. In September 2006, he joined the KeyBank Financial Intelligence Unit as an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator and served as senior intelligence advisor and counter-terrorism financing subject matter expert and investigated over 300 AML and CTF cases. In 2009 John served as Senior Team Lead and Manager of the Customer Identification Unit where he managed a 15 person analytical team. From 2012 to 2017 Dr. Hatzadony was an Investigations Manager for the PNC Bank Anti-Money Laundering Unit coordinating 10 AML/CTF investigators working, money-laundering, embezzlement, fraud and terror financing cases.

Dr. Hatzadony joined Notre Dame College full-time in January 2010 to launch a new Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies and direct the Intelligence Certificate Program. He has taught for NDC in the undergraduate Intelligence Analysis and Research since 2006 where he teaches advanced courses in Intelligence and National Security, Advanced Analytical Methods, Strategic Intelligence and International Relations. Previously, he has taught for the US Navy, Heidelberg College, Hiram College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and the University of California-Berkeley. In addition, he has instructed personnel from the US Coast Guard, FBI, US Secret Service, DEA, Federal Air Marshal Service, Ohio HIDTA and Ohio Strategic Intelligence and Analysis Center and numerous state and local agencies on intelligence and terrorism topics.

  • PhD in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University
  • MA in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University
  • BA in International Studies with a Concentration in War & Peace Studies from DePaul University.
  • Intelligence Analysis and Methodologies
  • Counterintelligence
  • Financial Intelligence and Investigations
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Money Laundering and Organized Crime
  • Counter Terrorist Financing
  • Terrorist Group Organization

• “Islamic State Intelligence Organization and Operational Methodologies.” Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (forthcoming)
• Et.al, “Homeland Security Education and the Private Liberal Arts College.” Journal of Homeland Security Affairs. Vol 6. No 2. May 2010.
• —,”The Croatian Intelligence Community 1999.” Federation of American Scientists-Intelligence Studies Program Web Site: http://www.fas.org/irp/world/croatia/hatzadony.html.
• —, “Greek Foreign and Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era.” University of Limerick Political and Economic Review. Vol. 3. April 1998.


• Gokay, Bulent. A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and British Imperialism 1918-1923. London: Tauris Academic Studies. 1997. for Balkanistica 12
• Schierup, Carl-Ulrik. Ed. Scramble for the Balkans: Nationalism, Globalism and the Politics of Reconstruction. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1999. for Balkanistica 12


• Discussant: NATO: 21st Century Challenges: Ukraine, Afghanistan, and the “Human Aspect of the Operational Environment” – April 24, 2014
• Invited Lecture: “New Trends in Analytical Methodologies for Criminal and Counter-Terrorism Intelligence,” Cuyahoga Community College, April 16, 2011
• Presenter: “Strategic Leadership in Security: The Khobar Towers Case,” ASIS Cleveland, January 21, 2011
• Presenter: “Terror Financing in the AfPak Region,” Terrorist Threats in the AfPak-India Region and its Implications for the United States, Western Illinois University, October 29, 2010
• Discussant: “World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing,”, The Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, Case Western Reserve University Law School, April 9-12, 2008
• Presenter: “Intelligence Analysis: The View From Homeland Security,” Ninth International Colloquium on Intelligence: Teaching Intelligence-Developing Standards, Notre Dame College, July 9-12, 2007


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