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People

James Houck

Director
James W. Houck

Vice Admiral, JAG Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Director, Center for Security Research and Education
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs
Email: jwh32@psu.edu
Phone: 814-865-4294

Vice Admiral (Ret.) James W. Houck is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs. He joined Penn State in 2012 after a 32-year career in the United States Navy, beginning as a qualified destroyer officer of the deck and culminating in appointment as the 41st Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy. From 2013-2017, he served as the interim dean of the unified Dickinson School of Law and the School of International Affairs, as well as interim dean of Penn State Law in University Park for the school’s first two years. As a member of the Penn State Law and School of International Affairs faculty, he focuses on national security law, international law, law of the sea, law of armed conflict, and legal issues within the military.

James Houck

Associate Director
Herbert O. Wolfe

Associate Director, Center for Security Research and Education
Professor of Practice, School of International Affairs
Email: how2@psu.edu
Phone: 814-753-4941

Herbert O. Wolfe joined Penn State after more than 25 years of service in the U.S. government, most recently working on the National Security Council (NSC) staff at the White House. Dr. Wolfe served as the director for medical preparedness policy for the NSC, where he led medical and public health preparedness policy activities for the assistant to the president for national security affairs and the deputy assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. In this role, he collaborated with departments and agencies and multiple NSC and Executive Office of the President offices to address policy issues relating to biodefense and biosecurity, domestic chemical defense, defense of food and agriculture, environmental health, medical intelligence, domestic medical resilience, and emergent global health challenges.

Working Committee

Executive Committee 

Keith Aronson, Associate Director, Social Science Research Institute

Jenni Evans, Director, Institute for CyberScience

Marie Hardin, Dean, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Peter Hudson, Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Mukund S. Kulkarni, Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg

Lee Kump, Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Susan McHale, Director, Social Science Research Institute

Hari M. Osofsky, Dean, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs

Tom L. Richard, Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Richard Roush, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean, College of Engineering

Andrew Sears, Dean, College of Information Sciences and Technology

Neil A. Sharkey, Vice President for Research, Penn State

Paul E. Sullivan, Director, Applied Research Laboratory

Susan Welch, Dean, College of the Liberal Arts

Staff

Wyatt DuBois
Director of Communications
wdubois@psu.edu, 814-865-9030

Meghan Ingold
Events Coordinator
mbi2@psu.edu

Kim Wyatt
Financial Officer
kxw34@psu.edu, 814-867-3441