Daniel J. Mabrey, Ph.D.

Daniel Mabrey Headshot Assistant Dean

Criminal Justice Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
Education

Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

B.A., Sam Houston State University

B.B.A., Sam Houston State University

About Daniel

Dr. Daniel Mabrey joined the faculty of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven in 2008.  He received tenure and promotion to Assocate Professor in March 2014. Currently he serves as a Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via a joint program between the University of New Haven and the King Fahd Security College in Riyadh.

From 2014-2016, Dr. Mabrey was a research fellow at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he led multidisciplinary research teams working in eastern Africa on energy development, political economy, demography, and transnational issues.  As a faculty member at the University of New Haven (2008-present) and Sam Houston State University (2006-2008), Dr. Mabrey was the principal investigator on more than 30 sponsored research projects totaling more than $7m in federal funding.  Sponsors included the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Army & US Navy Research Labs, and US Department of Justice.

From 2005-2010, Dr. Mabrey was an instructor for the US State Department’s International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Program where he was responsible for modules on Transnational Criminal Organizations, Counterterrorism, Case Studies, and Future Threats.  His research and consulting activities have taken him to more than 50 countries, usually through engagements with law enforcement or military organizations, and he worked extensively with the Ministry of Public Security in China between 2002 and 2010. 

Since beginning his academic career in 2006, Dr. Mabrey has published two books, written more than 30 articles, and given more than 40 presentations on terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, energy, policy, and strategic issues.  He received both the University Research Scholar designation and University Faculty Excellence Award at the University of New Haven for his contributions.  He was also a Proteus Management Group Fellow at the US Army War College from 2006-2008. He has a doctorate in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University (2006) and bachelors degrees in criminal justice and accounting. 

Academic Positions

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

  • Associate Professor (03/2014-Present), Department of National Security Studies
  • Received Tenure 03/2014
  • Assistant Dean (08/2011-06/2014)
  • Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (08/2008-06/2014)
  • Assistant Professor (08/2009-02/2014), Department of Criminal Justice
  • Visiting Professor (08/2008-08/2009), Department of Criminal Justice

US Army George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

  • Associate Professor (2016-Present)

Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Senior Advisor (2016-present)
  • Consultant and Advisor to Ministry of Interior, Dept. of Training & Education (2008-2014).

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Research Fellow (2014-2016)

US Department of State – International Law Enforcement Academy, Roswell, NM

  • Instructor for modules on Transnational Criminal Organizations, Counterterrorism, Case Studies, and Future Threats (01/2005-12/2010). 

College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

  • Visiting Assistant Professor (01/2007-08/2008)
  • Doctoral Teaching Fellow (01/2006-12/2006)
Awards and Honors

Research and Writing

University Research Scholar 08/2013–07/2017

University Faculty Excellence Award for Research or Creative Activity (04/2012)

Teaching and Service

US Army War College Proteus Management Group Fellow (08/2006-07/2008)

Noblis Innovations in Homeland Security Award from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University – Top-5 Finalist (03/2007)

Research

2014-2016 – Research Fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

2013 – $938,029 in Funded Research 

  • PI on $479,000 grant “Project Longevity” from the State of Connecticut – Office of Policy and Management. 
  • PI on $399,000 contract “Stability Alerting Algorithms for Developing Countries” from Dataminr, Inc. 
  • PI on $31,029 grant “Global Index of Heightened Risk Individuals (GIHRI) Continuation” from Yale University – Dept. of Emergency Medicine.
  • PI on $15k contract “Rating System for DataCards” from The HumanGeo Group, LLC.  Research support to National Defense University. 
  • PI on $14k contract “Stability & Security Taxonomies” from FlashPoint Partners, LLC. 

2012 – $913,665 in Funded Research

  • PI on $75,665 grant “Global Index of Heightened Risk Individuals (GIHRI)” from Yale University – Dept. of Emergency Medicine. 
  • PI on $75,000 grant “Advanced Data Analysis for ISEBOX” from the Office of Naval Research, Dept. of the Navy #N0017309-1-G023, Mod 8.
  • PI on $413,000 grant “Social Media in 28 Developing Countries” from the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Dept. of Defense #N00173-09-1-G023, Mod 7.
  • PI on $350,000 grant “Advanced Support to US Northern Command” with the Naval Research Laboratory, Dept. of the Navy #N00173-09-1-G023, Mod 6.

2011 - $1,338,985 in Funded Research

  • PI on $119,000 grant “Seizures of Bulk Cash in Western Hemisphere” with the Naval Research Laboratory, Dept. of the Navy #N00173-09-1-G023, Mod 5.
  • PI on $1,000,000 grant “Support to US Northern Command” with the Naval Research Laboratory, US Northern Command, Dept. of Defense #N00173-09-1-G023, Mod 4.
  • PI on $69,985 subcontract “Evolved Irregular Warfare Threat” with the Noetic Group, Office of the Secretary of Defense US Contract Number HQ0034-10-A-0021-0003.
  • PI on $50,000 grant “Global Terrorism Database” with the Dept. of Homeland Security – Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, Award #2008ST061ST0004 – Subaward # Z930201.
  • PI on $50,000 grant “Regional Network Analysis of Transnational Organizations” with the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence & Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD), Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) #W15P7T-10-C-A268 – Subaward #SCT-11-001.
  • PI on $50,000 grant “Modeling Transnational Network Activities and Actors in Mexico” with University of Texas-El Paso for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, US Dept. of Justice, Award #2010CKWX0429 – Subaward #26-3001-64-61.

2010  - $553,181 in Funded Research

  • PI on $149,000 grant “Global Terrorism Database” with the Dept. of Homeland Security – Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, Award #2008ST061ST0004 – Subaward # Z930201.
  • PI on $25,000 grant “Georeferencing for Risk Analysis” with the Naval Research Laboratory, Dept. of the Navy Award #N00173-09-1-G023, Mod 2.
  • PI on $50,000 grant “ISEBOX” with the Naval Research Laboratory, Dept. of the Navy #N00173-09-1-G023, Mod 3.
  • Co-PI with Vesna Markovic on $783,998 grant from the Army Research Laboratory for “Border Security Open Source Research Program,” Dept. of the Army Award # W911NF-10-1-0393. Subaward $329,181 – Subaward # 321-20-C60B.

2009 - $1,439,133 in Funded Research

  • PI on $833,000 grant “Data Aggregation, Analysis, and Visualization of Violent Non-State Actor Networks with Spatial and Temporal Attributes” with the Naval Research Laboratory, Award #N00173-09-1-G023.
  • PI on $87,500 grant “Southeast Asia Threat Assessments” with the Dept. of Homeland Security – Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, Award #2009ST108000008 - Subaward #Z942001.
  • Co-PI with Richard H. Ward on $164,000 contract “Global Terrorism Database” with the Dept. of Homeland Security – Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, Award # 2008ST061ST0004 - Subaward # Z930201.
  • Co-PI with Richard H. Ward & Vesna Markovic on $1,600,000 grant from the Army Research Laboratory for the “Border Open Source Intelligence Program,” Dept. of the Army Award # W911NF-09-1-0387. Subaward $354,633 – Subaward # 321-20-C05B.

2008 – $1,046,000 in Funded Research

  • Co-PI with Richard H. Ward on $500,000 contract “Criminal and Terrorist OSINT Support to NRL” with the Naval Research Laboratory, Dept. of the Navy Award # N00173-03-C-2037 (continuation of 2007 award).
  • Co-PI with Richard H. Ward on $149,000 contract “Global Terrorism Database” with the Dept. of Homeland Security – Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, Award # 2008ST061ST0004 - Subaward # Z930201.
  • PI on $247,000 grant “Border Violence Knowledgebase” from the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grants Program of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Dept. of Justice, Award # 2008-DD-BX-0692.
  • PI on $150,000 contract from the Naval Research Laboratory “Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual Data Aggregation with Criminal, Extremist, and Terrorist Attributes, Dept. of the Navy Award # N00173-08-1-G032. 
Recently Published Books and Articles

Books

Ward, R.H., Kiernan, K., & Mabrey, D.J.  (2006).  Homeland Security:  An Introduction.  Lexis-Nexis Publishing:  Cincinnati, OH. 

Wilson, V.T., & Mabrey, D.J.  (2005).  Intelligence in Plain View:  Symbols, Logos, Markings, and Non-Verbal Clues Suggesting Involvement in Domestic Extremism, Illegal Gangs, and Illegal Drug Activities.  Office of International Criminal Justice:  Huntsville, TX. 

Refereed Articles

Hill, J.B., Mabrey, D.J. (2013).  “Modeling terrorism culpability:  An event-based approach.”  The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, 10, 2: pp. 181-191.

Asal, V., Deloughery, K., & Mabrey, D.J. (2012).  “Country susceptibility to rail infrastructure attacks.”  Journal of Transportation Security, 5, 4, pp. 293-204. 

Hill, J.B., Miller, J.M., & Mabrey, D.J.  (2010).  “Classification of terrorist group events in the Philippines:  Location, location, location.”  Journal of Policing, Intelligence, and Counter Terrorism, 5, 2, p. 41-54. 

Mabrey, D.J., Hepner, B.A., & Ward, R.H.  (2007).  “Developing collaboration for security along the Texas/Mexico border:  An experiment in intelligence-led policing.”  Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, 6, p. 254. 

Book Chapters

Mabrey, D.J. (January 2017).  “Natural Resources and the Demographic Dividend in Africa” – In Africa’s Population:  Demographic Dividend or Social Time Bomb? Edited by H. Groth and J.F. May (Editors):  Springer International Publishing AG:  Cham. 

Mabrey, D.J., & Ward, R.H.  (2013).  “Chapter 5:  Analyzing and Evaluating Criminal Organizations.”  Published in The ‘New’ Face of Transnational Crime Organizations (TCOs):  A Geopolitical Perspective and Implications US National Security, Edited by Carley St. Clair.  Washington DC:  Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Dept. of Defense. 

Ward, R.H., & Mabrey, D.J.  (2013).  “Organized Crime in Asia and the Middle East.”  Published in Handbook of Transnational Crime, 2nd Edition, Edited by Philip Reichel & Jay AlbaneseThousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications. 

Kiernan, K.L., & Mabrey, D.J.  (2012).  “From Shoe Leather to Satellites:  Shifting the Conceptual Lens.”  Published in From the Mind to the Feet: Assessing the Perception-to-Intent-to-Action Dynamic, Edited by Lawrence A. Kuznar & Allison Astorino-Coutois. Washington, DC:  Bibliogov (For the US Air Force). 

Mabrey, D.J., & Ward, R.H. (2009).  “Terrorist De-Radicalization:  Comparative Approaches for Reintegrating Terrorists Into the Community.”  Published in Building Terrorism Resistant Communities:  Together Against Terrorism, Edited by Siddik Ekici.   Amsterdam, The Netherlands:  IOS Press. 

Ward, R. H., & Mabrey, D. J. (2008). “American Perspectives in Criminology.” In Comparative Perspectives in Criminology. Edited by Evgeny Streltsov. Odessa National University: Ukraine.

Ward, R.H., & Mabrey, D.J.  (2005).  “Organized Crime in Asia.”  Published in Handbook of Transnational Crime, 1st Edition, Edited by Philip ReichelThousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications. 

Non-refereed Articles

Mabrey, D.J.  (2016).  “Macroeconomic Impacts of Oil and Gas Discoveries in New Producing Countries.”  KS-1659-WB053A.  KAPSARC:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mabrey, D.J.  (2016).  “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Demographic Dividend:  Is There a Role for Natural Resources?” KS-1650-DP045A. KAPSARC:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Mabrey, D.J.  (2016).  “Expectations of Stakeholders in Eastern Africa’s Oil and Gas.” –KS-1633-WB032A.  KAPSARC:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Mabrey, D.J. (2015).  “The Challenges of Developing East Africa’s Natural Resources” –KS-1515-WB18A.  KAPSARC:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Mabrey, D.J.  (2015).  “Implications of Local Content Policies on Developing Eastern Africa’s Natural Resources” KS-1521-WB19A.  KAPSARC:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Hill, J.B., & Mabrey, D.J. (2010).  “Terrorist De-Radicalization as Peacemaking.” Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences, 4, 4. 

Mabrey, D.J. (2010).  Review of Counter-terrorism in Comparative International Context. Published in ASIS Council on Global Terrorism and Transnational Threats Newsletter.

Mabrey, D. J. (2006). “The Next Target: US Interests in Nigeria?” Crime and Justice International, 22, 94.

Mabrey, D. J. (2006). “The Challenge of Hamas.” Crime and Justice International, 22, 92.

Mabrey, D. J. (2005). Homeland Security Funding, Strategies, and Needs. Texas Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics Program (TELEMASP) Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 2. Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas: Huntsville, TX.

Mabrey, D. J. (2005). “Counterterrorism Efforts in the People’s Republic of China.” Crime and Justice International, 20, 84, p. 29-31.

Mabrey, D. J. (2003). “Human Smuggling from China.” Crime and Justice International, 19, 71, p. 5-11.

Mabrey, D. J. (2003). “Demystifying Hawala: Understanding Terrorist Financing Networks.” Crime and Justice International, 19, 69, p. 23-28

Government Reports

Mabrey, D.J., Pecori, C.J., & Ward, R.H.  (2013).  From Monterey to Mogadishu:  Social Media Insights from 28 Countries – Africa Profiles.  Published by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, US Dept. of Defense. 

Mabrey, D.J., Pecori, C.J., & Ward, R.H.  (2013).  From Monterey to Mogadishu:  Social Media Insights from 28 Countries – Middle East Profiles.  Published by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, US Dept. of Defense. 

Mabrey, D.J., Pecori, C.J., & Ward, R.H.  (2013).  From Monterey to Mogadishu:  Social Media Insights from 28 Countries – South & East Asia Profiles.  Published by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, US Dept. of Defense. 

Mabrey, D.J., Pecori, C.J., & Ward, R.H.  (2013).  From Monterey to Mogadishu:  Social Media Insights from 28 Countries – Western Hemisphere Profiles. Published by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, US Dept. of Defense.  

Courses Taught
  • CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 578/678 Homeland Security
  • CJ 611 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 638 Public Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice 
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