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George Scott

Adjunct professor

Interest and areas of expertise

Terrorism & Insurgency; Middle East Politics; Intelligence; Arabic; U.S. Electoral Politics; Faith & Public Policy


BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1984
MS, Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, 1993
Master of Divinity, United Lutheran Seminary, 2013
Basic Linguist Certification – Arabic, Defense Language Institute, 1994
Advanced Linguist Certification – Arabic, Foreign Service Institute, 1995
Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, 1996

Classes I teach
  • POLI 330 - Terrorism

George Scott is an ordained Lutheran minister, retired intelligence officer, and former candidate for US Congress and PA State Senate. George served 20 years on active duty in the US Army to include five years overseas in Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Korea. He deployed for Operations Just Cause (Panama), Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia/Iraq), and Enduring Freedom (Kuwait). George later served in the CIA as a Staff Operations Officer; in Iraq as a Program Manager at MNF-I’s Counterinsurgency Center for Excellence; and in the Joint IED Defeat Organization as the Chief of Red Team at the Counter-IED Operational Integration Center. In ministry, George currently serves as the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lemoyne, and previously as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in East Berlin. George and his wife, Donna, live in Dillsburg, PA. They have four grown children yet are kept busy by three old dogs and one cool cat.