Jason Houser

Jason Houser

Faculty Associate
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Faculty Associate
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420

Biography

A native of West Virginia, Jason Paul Houser has recently served as a foreign engagement expert with United States Cyber Command, and as a counterterrorism, intelligence and emergency management subject-matter-expert through Argonne National Laboratory where he serves as an Argonne associate.

Notably, Houser served as the deputy chief of staff of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and as a senior advisor for CBP Field Operations. Prior to this, he served from 2009 to 2011 as the assistant director of legislative affairs within DHS supporting Science and Technology, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

Houser has an extensive and diverse background in homeland and national security work as well as campaigns and politics, working for a variety of candidates and issue groups around the country. JHe served both Senator Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Henry Cuellar on Capitol Hill. Prior to his tenure at DHS, he worked as a political director for Senator Hillary Clintons 2008 presidential campaign and recently served as the primary state director for Secretary Clintons primary campaign in Illinois in 2016. 
Houser serves as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves where he supports U.S. Strategic Command Space mission. He is qualified in information dominance, space operations, operations planning and strategic debriefing. In 2015, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of NATO and Afghan forces operations against the Taliban, ISIS and Al Qaida. 

After completing his degree at the University of Tennessee, Houser went on to earn a masters degree in public policy from George Mason University and has completed JPME-1 & JPME-2.  He is a 2013 graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School National Security Program and Executive Fellow Program(s).

Houser, his wife Jaclyn and his two-year-old son, Lyndon, live in Annapolis, MD.

Education

Masters degree. Public Policy, George Mason University. JPME-1 Naval War College. JPME-2 National Defense University 

Courses

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 417Cyber Terrorism
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 417Cyber Terrorism
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 417Cyber Terrorism
CRJ 598Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 417Cyber Terrorism
CRJ 598Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 417Cyber Terrorism
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 412International Terrorism
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 419Domestic Terrorism

Honors/Awards

The University of Tennessee Master in Public Policy Advisory Board (2016  Present)

Annapolis Conservancy Board - City of Annapolis (2015  Present) - Solicit the dedication of properties, real and
personal, to the City; administer and manage said properties; encourage the preservation of environmentally sensitive land;
further, implement the goals for improving water quality; provide for the development of additional recreational resources of
the City.

No Greater Sacrifice  Team Volunteer (2011-Present) Joined the No Greater Sacrifice Non-Profit Team to assist in their
support to families and children of our fallen soldiers. Planned and executed Tough Mudder Team Fundraising Efforts as well
as supported fundraising for multiple events.

University of Tennessee Young Alumni Council (2011-2013) Selected member of the University of Tennessee Young
Alumni Council, as well as led the Washington DC Chapter.

Alumni Promise Award Winner  University of Tennessee (2010) The Alumni Promise Award recognizes alumni under
40 who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement or both.

Accomplished Alumni Award Winner  University of Tennessee (2010) The Accomplished Alumni program is designed
to engage the University of Tennessee, Knoxville alumni with students, other alumni, and the campus community. As part of the
award, I was given a chance to speak to two political science courses, as well as meet with Baker Public Policy Scholars to
discuss my career and career course.

Project for National Security Reform  Research Fellow (2008-2009) Coordinated and facilitated preliminary and topic
area research for Senior PNSR fellows and staff on a wide range of topics including cyber-security, National Immigration
Information Sharing Office, and nuclear detection architecture issues within the Department of Homeland Security.