Dr. Keith Ludwick

Full-Time Associate Professor, Security and Global Studies
Dr. Keith  Ludwick


M.S. in Cybersecurity Studies
American Military University
Ph.D. in Biodefense
George Mason University
M.A. in Homeland Security and Defense
Naval Postgraduate School

Research Interests

Terrorism, Lone Wolf Terrorism, Technology & Intelligence Policy, Cyber

Positions Held

2023 - Present
The Ludwick Agency
2018 - Present
Aurora University
Adjunct Professor
2019 - 2024
Notre Dame College
Adjunct Professor
2022 - 2023
Trinus Consulting
Vice President
2019 - 2023
Wellmont Academy
1995 - 2018
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Supervisory Special Agent
1990 - 1995
U.S. Air Force

Intellectual Contributions

Social Media Lies: User's Private Information and the Spread of Misinformation and Disinformation

Christina Roberts,Keith William Ludwick
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 27, 2023
Global Security and International Studies

Utilizing AI/ML to Reduce Forensic Workload of Ballistic Evidence

Ari Basen,Keith William Ludwick
September 2023
International Criminology Hybrid Conference

Societal Security and COVID-19

Jennifer Osetek,Keith William Ludwick
February 2022

Preventing Terrorism: Structure and Processes

Keith Ludwick
Emerald Publishing

Sorry, We're Closed: Applying Business Models to Failed Terrorist Organizations

Keith Ludwick
June 19, 2020
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Lone Wolf Terrorism in Legislation: A Legal Overview

Keith Ludwick
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2019
Global Security and Intelligence Studies

Law Enforcement in the Cyber Domain: Organizational Recommendations

Keith Ludwick
June 2019
Law Enforcement Executive Forum

The Alphabet Bomber: A Lone Wolf Terrorist Ahead of His time - A revew

Keith Ludwick
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 16, 2019
CBRN Central

External Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

Homeland Security: An Evolution of Leadership

American Public University System
2023 - 2023
Funded - Completed


A Case for a Doctorate in Intelligence: A model from the American Military University's Doctorate of Strategic Intelligence

September 2024

Homeland Security: An Evolution of Leadership

Research Grant Showcase
June 13, 2024

Big Data and Open Source Intelligence

Private Investigators Business School: Advanced Skills Session
February 19, 2024

Big Data

Society for Defense and Strategic Studies - Professional Development Program
September 30, 2023

Utilizing AI/ML to Reduce Forensic Workload of Ballistic Evidence

International Criminology Hybrid Conference
September 27, 2023

OSINT - Practical Applications

Society for Defense and Strategic Studies - Professional Development Program
September 23, 2023

Virtual learning for private schools during COVID

Pinellas County Meeting of Christian Private Schools
February 2020

Ed Tech

Council of Foreign Relations - Higher Education
April 2019

OSINT and Social Media in support of Law Enforcement Investigations

U.S. Central Commad Conference
October 17, 2017

Media Contributions

The State of National Security Education and Beyond: The CFR Educators Workshop 2019

Modern Diplomacy
April 23, 2019

Can We Stop Publicizing Terrorists without Censorship?

InHomeland Security
March 25, 2019

Certifications and Licensure

December 2023
Licensed Private Investigator
Florida Division of Licensing (FDACS)
January 30, 2022
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
January 30, 2022
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
March 15, 2019
CITI - Social and Behavioral Research Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

Awards & Honors

May 18, 2023
2022/2023 Wellmont Academy Teacher of the year
Wellmont Academy
During the 2022/2023 school year, I was awarded the Teacher of the Year for all grades K-12 at the Wellmont Academy. This award recognizes teaching excellence, contributions to the school, mentorship toward students, and overall impact.
June 2022
Graduate Excellence in Teaching
This faculty award recognizes outstanding experienced and new faculty at the graduate level who demonstrates teaching excellence, as well as leadership and scholarship in their discipline.
June 16, 2021
2020 University Strategic Initiative – Catalyst – Learning Management System Migration
During 2020, the earner of this badge made significant contributions to the migration of courses to a new online classroom to improve user experience, promote student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, enable a robust mobile classroom, and further differentiate APUS as a leader in online learning.
December 10, 2020
SSGS Faculty Mentorship Award
AMU - School of Security and Global Studies
Excellence in mentoring students in achieving their academic objectives through moral, social, and intellectual support.
May 2011
National Intelligence Medal
National Security Agency
October 2008
Outstanding Academic Leadership Award
Naval Postgraduate School
October 2008
Top 10% of all Naval Postgraduate School Thesis
October 2004
FBI Director's Award for Technical Advancement
May 1998
Meritorious Unit Citation
Central Intelligence Agency