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William Waddell

Associate Professor of Government

(434) 592-3687
Green Hall, Room 1661A

Office hours by appointment only


  • M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
  • M.A. in International Relations, Salve Regina University


William Waddell serves as an associate professor of government at Liberty University and is the program director for intelligence. He began his career as a Naval Aviator specializing in anti-submarine warfare with a focus on military operations and planning. He has since worked as a faculty member and director of Cyberspace Operations at the US Army War College and adjunct professor of Cyber Warfare at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. After 40 years of government service, Waddell transitioned into teaching government and intelligence education and national security at Liberty. Today, Waddell thrives in developing Liberty students in intelligence disciplines and personal character, developing programs that provide students with real-world opportunities, and meeting the academic challenges of the expanding areas of intelligence and national security.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Naval Aviators
  • Officers Christian Fellowship

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Intelligence
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • History of Intelligence
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Intelligence Symposium
  • Terrorism
  • Military Intelligence
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Ethics in Intelligence
  • Advanced Intelligence Analytics