fred hoffman
Fred
Hoffman
D.Sc.
Assistant Professor
CAE 307

Fred Hoffman is an assistant professor of Intelligence Studies. Before joining the faculty at Mercyhurst, Fred taught as an Associate Professor of Military Science at The Johns Hopkins University, where he taught courses on national security and the intelligence community. Fred has more than six years of experience as a competitive intelligence professional in the private sector. He also has 30 years of experience in the military and in multiple intelligence community organizations as a human intelligence officer and as a military attaché, serving in 28 different countries, including Afghanistan and the Balkans. His favorite professional experience to date: Experiencing the opening of the Berlin Wall firsthand. His least favorite experience: Being in the Pentagon when the plane struck it on Sept. 11, 2001. Fred’s hobbies include motorcycling, photography, weightlifting, and studying foreign languages; he is fluent in German and conversational in Mandarin Chinese and Russian.

Degrees

  • D.Sc., Information Systems and Communications, Robert Morris University
  • M.S., Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
  • M.A., Asian Studies (Chinese), University of Michigan
  • B.A., Government, Lawrence University

Courses Taught

  • RIAP 240 Intelligence for Business
  • INTL 510 Intelligence Theories and Applications
  • INTL 520 Advanced Analytic Techniques
  • INTL 627 National Security
  • INTL 655 Managing Strategic Intelligence

Research Interests

  • Intelligence & national security
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Information Operations/Information Warfare
  • Intellectual property (IP) protection
  • Human factors aspect of cybersecurity
  • National and organizational culture

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • Hoffman, F.P., and Freyn, S. L. (2019). The future of competitive intelligence in an AI-enabled world. International Journal of Value Chain Management (IJVCM) 10(4), 275-289.
  • Hoffman, F.P. (2019). Industrial Internet of Things vulnerabilities and threats: What stakeholders need to consider. Issues in Information Systems, 20(1), 119-133.
  • Hoffman, F. P., Wang, C. J., Lim, A., & Kwon, J. (2019). The Yin and Yang of a Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications program: Personal reflections and reverse engineering. Issues in Information Systems, 20(2), 128-139.
  • Hoffman, F. P., Kempf, B., & Lim, A. (2018). Knowledge Management and Transfer: The Role of Cuisine in Transferring Cultural Knowledge. Issues in Information Systems, 19(1), 159-169
  • Hoffman, F. P. (2018). Considerations for Successfully Investing in Commercial Intelligence and Knowledge Management. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 7(1), 5-18.
     

Conference Presentations

  • “The Organizational Security Culture Index as a tool for assessing the impact of national culture on information security attitudes within an organization,” PIConf 2019, Pegaso International Conference on Social Inclusion, Education, and Digital Society, Malta, 18-19 October 2019.
  • “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Vulnerabilities and Threats: What Stakeholders Need to Consider,” International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 2019.
  • “The Yin and Yang of a Doctor of Science in Information Systems & Communications Program: Personal Reflections and Reverse Engineering,” International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 2019.
  • “The A2E Model: Integrating Five Types of Intelligence to Achieve Organizational Excellence”, 2019 Intelligence Community Forum, Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences, Erie, Pennsylvania, June 2019.
  • “Integrating Five Types of Intelligence to Achieve Organizational Excellence”, 2019 MakeLearn & Technology, Innovation and Industrial Management International Conference, EMUNI University, Piran, Slovenia, May 2019.
  • “The Future of Competitive Intelligence in an Artificial Intelligence-enabled World”, 2019 MakeLearn & Technology, Innovation and Industrial Management International Conference, EMUNI University in Piran, Slovenia, May 2019.
  • “Knowledge Management and Transfer: The Role of Cuisine in Transferring Cultural Knowledge.” International Association for Computer Information Systems, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 2018.
  • “Considerations for Successfully Investing in Commercial Intelligence and Knowledge Management.” MakeLearn & Technology, Innovation and Industrial Management International Conference, Naples, Italy, May 2018.

Peer-reviewed Journal Roles

  • Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH), IGI Global
  • Editorial Review Board, Issues in Information Systems (IIS), International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). CSCP certification # 2006402. 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP). Project Management Institute. PMP certification #1796079. 
  • Masters Certificate (Program Management). George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Masters Certificate (Project Management). George Washington University, Washington, DC
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