Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler

Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler

Title: Director of the Michael J. Morell Center for Intelligence and Security Studies; Professor; Fellow, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: 214 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-421-8999
Email: kck@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.uakron.edu/polisci
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Karl Kaltenthaler’s research and teaching focuses on security policy, political violence, political psychology, public opinion and political behavior, terrorism, counterterrorism, and xenophobia.  He has been part of or completed multiple research studies in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, and the United States. He is currently researching the radicalization process and recruitment into violent political extremism as well as ways to counter this process (Countering Violent Extremism).  This work has resulted in academic publications and presentations as well as reports and briefings for the U.S. government.  His research has been published in three books, multiple book chapters, as well as articles in International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, as well as other journals. 



Ph.D. Washington University (St. Louis)



3700: 445/545 Al Qaeda

 3700: 446/546 Intelligence and Counterterrorism

3700: 400/500 Political Extremism and Violence

3700: 611 Seminar in War and Insurgency

3700: 612 Seminar in Security Studies

Areas of Responsibility

Karl Kaltenthaler’s research and teaching focuses on national security, civil and international conflict, terrorism, and political extremism.