Welcome to the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence

Goal:  To prepare the next generation of intelligence and security professionals (to include national security, homeland security, law enforcement and private sector security).

Members:  The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence is a consortium with members Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University.  Students from other universities are also welcome to attend and participate in consortium activities.

Cooperating Partners: The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence supports students at partner universities, which include Kentucky State University, University of Kentuky, Western Kentucky University, and Marshall University.

Sponsorship:  The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence is supported by the US Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program. 

Consortium Advisory Board:

Alexandria, KY Police Department
Appalachia HIDTA, London, KY
Advanced Technical Intelligence Center, Beavercreek, OH
FBI Louisville Division
Lexington-Fayette County Police
Louisville Metro Police
Kentucky InfraGard
Kentucky Fusion Center
Kentucky National Guard
Kentucky State Police
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley

Consortium Activities:

Academic Programs

Academic Certificates
        Undergraduate Certificates in Intelligence Studies
        Graduate Certificates in Intelligence & National Security

Outreach Activities
       1-day Intelligence Workshops
       Career Panels
       Guest Lectures
       1-day Kentucky Intelligence Colloquium

IC CAE Scholars Program

Student Scholarships and Grants:
      Semester Abroad and Study Abroad
      Advanced and Critical Language Instruction
      Research and Conference Participation

Faculty Grants:
      Course Development
      Research and Conference Participation

Consortium Members and Points of Contact:

Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. Michael Collier, Principle Investigator and Co-Director, Stratton 282, Mike.Collier@eku.edu

Dr. Brian Simpkins, Associate Director, Stratton 50, Brian.Simpkins@eku.edu

Mr. Joel Bottomley, Graduate Assistant, Stratton 284, joel_bottomley@mymail.eku.edu

Ms. Kim Matola, Student Worker, Stratton 284, kimberly_matola1@mymail.eku.edu

Morehead State University

Dr. Michael Hail, Co-Director, Combs 110B, M.Hail@moreheadstate.edu

Ms. Ashley Taulbee, Graduate Assistant, Combs 110B, aktaulbee@moreheadstate.edu