Scott Englund

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Office Location

2327 Girvetz


Areas of emphasis: Terrorism, counter-terror policy, political communication and public opinion.


B.A. in Political Science, San Diego State University, 1996

M.A. in International Relations, University of San Diego, 2001

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013


Scott Englund is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Non-Resident Fellow with Abu Dhabi based TRENDS Research and Advisory, and an adjunct professor of political science. Prior to his present academic career, Dr. Englund was a political and counter-terrorism analyst for the Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; in that capacity he provided assessments for the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and other senior US policy makers. Dr. Englund has also served on the professional staff of elected officials at the federal, state and municipal level of government in the US. His primary research interests are terrorism, counter-terror policy, political communication and public opinion.


Englund, Scott.  2015.  “At What Cost? United States’ Counter-terrorism Strategy, Reputation, and Public Opinion,” Perspectives on Terrorism, 9:39-55.

Englund, Scott and Michael Stohl. (forthcoming in 2016). “Chapter 10. Forms of Conflict: Terrorism. Situations, Structure, and Dispositions as an Analytical Framework,” in Michael Stohl, Mark Lichbach and Peter Grabosky (eds.) States and Peoples in Conflict. New York: Routledge.