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Dr. Robert "Lee" Harris, Ph.D.
Senior Analyst - Contractor
Department of Defense's (DoD) Identity Matching Engine for Security and Analysis (IMESA) Program

Dr. Harris is the senior analyst (contractor) for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Identity Matching Engine for Security and Analysis (IMESA) Program. He provides anti-terrorism, law enforcement, force protection, and counterintelligence support to the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence). In addition, Dr. Harris is an adjunct professor with Liberty University, where he teaches doctoral-level courses in public policy administration, criminal justice, and national security and perform duties as a Committee Chair for doctoral candidates.


Previously, Dr. Harris served in the Army for 22 years as an enlisted military policeman until his retirement in February 2011. During his military and civilian career, Dr. Harris endured five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a military policeman and force protection SME. He has performed duties as a Senior Military Police Advisor, Company Operations Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader, Military Police Investigator, Military Police Desk Sergeant, All Source Intelligence Analyst, Operations Subject Matter Expert, Senior Law Enforcement Program Analyst, Senior Protection Program Policy Analyst, and Senior IMESA Analyst.


Dr. Harris has a Ph.D. in Public Policy Administration with a concentration in Homeland Security from Walden University, MS in Homeland Security from American Military University, and a BS in Legal Studies also from American Military University. In addition, he holds the following certifications from the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board: Certified Forensic Crime Scene Investigator (CF-CSI), Certified Physical Security Manager (CAS-PSM) and Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS). Dr. Harris lectures throughout the nation and was honored with an invite to the 10th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference (Atlanta, GA 2022) and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTFF) Conference (FBI Academy, 2022) where he discussed the connection between extremism and military service. In addition, Dr. Harris volunteers his time and resources to assist and mentor individuals from disenfranchised communities to include serving on the board for the Micah Ecumenical Ministries located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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