B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1999
M.A., London School of Economics, 2000
national security, intelligence, cyber attacks, terrorism, crisis decision making, technology, resilience
Andrew Macpherson is a senior lecturer in political science and a researcher in Justiceworks at UNH. For Justiceworks, he serves as the director of the Technical Analysis Group (TAG). TAG completed support to the New Hampshire Attorney General's office and state law enforcement partners as they increased the state's capabilities to respond to cyber crimes in the spring of 2008. Macpherson also advises the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Training and Technical Assistance Program and Fox Valley Technical College on strategic planning. Macpherson has served as an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division on state and local law enforcement matters. Prior to his appointment at the University of New Hampshire, he served at Dartmouth College's Institute for Security Technology Studies. In his role as technical program coordinator, he received funding from the Department of Homeland Security Office for Domestic Preparedness and National Institute of Justice for research efforts including the studies titled Examining the Cyber Capabilities of Islamic Terrorist Groups and Law Enforcement Tools and Technologies for Investigating Cyber Attacks: A National Research and Development Agenda. Prior to his work at Dartmouth, Macpherson served at the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he received his M.A. in the history of international relations. Macpherson earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, at Mercyhurst College in the research intelligence analysts program. He was named one of the top 40 under 40 in New Hampshire for 2007 by the Union Leader newspaper. The award honors 40 individuals, under the age of 40, who are making a difference in the state.