Matthew (Matt) King - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Peace & Security Division
Mr. Matthew (Matt) King joined the Peace & Security (P&S) Division of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) in April 2019 as a lecturer. He was the functional lead, lecturer, and course director for the center’s Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program. In the fall of 2020, he transitioned to being a Regional Program Lead (RPL) for the Advising & Consulting Division with countries in the Sahel as his area of responsibility.
Beginning in 2001, Mr. King joined the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His duties included teaching in and overseeing the operations, logistics, and administrative functions for the center’s Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program both for resident education courses and overseas mobile education programs.
Prior to federal service, Mr. King worked at several high-tech firms in the Silicon Forest. Projects he managed and directed include re-engineering production processes/production lines and automating inventory and accounting systems. Mr. King was a member of the US Army Reserve for just over twenty years. Assignments included operations staff at a light infantry battalion, assistant Inspector General at a regional readiness command, and acting chief of special personnel actions at a reserve training division. Additionally, he taught critical thinking, symbolic logic, and ethics for several years at the University of Kentucky.
Mr. King holds an undergraduate degree in religion from Transylvania University and graduate degrees in religion from the University of Kentucky and Lexington Theological Seminary. Mr. King lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys sea kayaking, woodworking, and looking for out-of-the-ordinary birds.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Combating Terrorism & Violent Extremism
- Border Management
- Transnational Threats
- Ethics & Leadership