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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Cheyenne Mountain Complex

Our Faculty

Ben Gochman, Adjunct Professor

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Adjunct Professor Ben GochmanEmail: Gochman@du.edu

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Education

  • PhD, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • MA, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College

Research and Expertise

North American Defense and Security, U.S. - Mexico Defense Relationship, U.S. - Canada Defense Relationship, Transnational Criminal Organizations, Homegrown Terrorism and Islamic Extremism; Homeland and International Security.

Professional Profile

  • Adjunct Faculty, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2006-present)
  • Chief, Engagements and Mexico Desk Officer, N-NC/J39 Operations, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (2011-present)
  • Mexico Desk Officer, N-NC/J59 Security Cooperation and Partnership Division, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (Contractor, Consulting Group of the Americas, LLC) (2006-2011)
  • Strategic Communications/Cultural Linguist - Mexico, N-NC/PA Directorate of Public Affairs, U.S. Northern Command (Contractor, Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems, Inc.) (2006)
  • Senior Research Analyst, Bi-National Planning Group (Contractor, Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems, Inc.) (2002-2004)
  • Managing Director, Consulting Group of the Americas, LLC (2002-2004)
  • Chief Operating Officer, Latin America Trade and Technology Group, LLC (2000-2002)
  • Special Assistant to the Director of Communications, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (1987-1992)
  • Presidential Management Intern (1987-1989)

Courses

  • North American Defense and Security
  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security: Prevention and Mitigation