Dr. Howard Clark
Howard Gambrill Clark PhD ASSISTANT Professor

Howard Gambrill Clark, Ph.D. has served over 18 years in counterterrorism / counter-violent-extremism (CVE) positions throughout four continents.

He graduated from Yale University with a degree in international relations focusing on the Middle East.  While a student, Dr. Clark was a writer for USIA, served on the staff of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo via a Department of Defense grant.

After Yale, Dr. Clark served as policy analyst in the Executive Office of the President for the President’s Chief Economic Adviser, focusing on counterterrorism.  Following the White House, Dr. Clark served in the U.S. Marine Corps deploying to SW and SE Asia and the Middle East. 

After military service, Dr. Clark was presidentially appointed as DHS as a senior CVE analyst and SIO for DHS Operations.

While earning his Ph.D. from King's College London War Studies, he served as senior CVE and stability operations adviser and trainer for USAID, USSOCOM, USDA, DOS, USMC, NATO, and other partner governments in Southwest Asia and the Homeland and Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.  Most recently he has served as CEO of Stability Institute—advising and supporting training for stability operations and CVE professionals.

His publications include Revolt Against Al-Qa`ida (2010), Narrative Analyses: Taliban, AQAP (coauthor 2010), and Village Stability Operations (coauthor 2015), Defeating Violent Extremists: The Tradecraft, Version 1.0 (2016) as well as articles for the CVE Journal, Jane's Terrorism and Security Monitor, Competing Networks & Narratives Weekly, American Interest, and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation's Free Radicals.