Anthony Lemieux

anthony Lemieux
Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program
Georgia State University
Office Address:

25 Park Place, #1118, Atlanta, GA 30303


Dr. Anthony (Tony) F. Lemieux, is a START investigator and an associate professor of communication at Georgia State University, where he is a lead researcher in a newly established interdisciplinary Second Century Initiative on trans-cultural conflict and violence. In addition, he is an adjunct associate professor in both the School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Lemieux is also an affiliate of the Emory Neuropolicy Center. His current experimental research on support for terrorism is supported by START and his collaborative work on psychological, communicative and behavioral aspects of cyber security is supported by the National Science Foundation. Previous research on health behavior change and HIV prevention has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health and Concerned Citizens for Humanity.

Lemieux has lectured at a wide range of academic institutions, as well as the United Nations headquarters in New York, the headquarters of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the National Counterterrorism Center / Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Lemieux’s extensive record of peer reviewed publications includes articles in Terrorism and Political Violence, Critical Terrorism Studies, AIDS & Behavior, The Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, The Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict and Health Psychology. He has taught extensively and has served as a subject matter expert on radicalization, behavioral screening technologies and innovative survey methods. Lemieux has a blog at Psychology Today on the motivations and methods of terrorism. Prior to moving to Atlanta, he was an associate professor of psychology at Purchase College, State University of New York where he chaired the University’s Strategic Planning Committee.  Lemieux earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in social psychology at the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in psychology and sociology at Boston College.



  • University of Connecticut, Ph.D., Social Psychology, 2003
  • University of Connecticut, M.A., Social Psychology, 2000
  • Boston College, B.A., Cum Laude, Psychology and Sociology, 1997
  • Selected as a Fellow of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), A Center of Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mentor: Jonathan Wilkenfeld. August 2006 - July 2008.
  • "A theoretical approach to music based HIV prevention." Individual NRSA Grant # F31 MH65060-01, awarded by NIMH. Period of funding: 2 years, December 2001 - December 2003
  • Curriculum Development Grant from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, A U. S. Department of Homeland security Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. Creating. Creation of course modules for use in online and blended environments focusing on research methods in studying terrorist motivations, Summer 2009
  • Elected Chair, Purchase College Strategic Planning Committee takes effect, Fall 2010
  • Psi Chi, Psychology International Honors Society, elected lifetime member, Fall 2007
Professional Experience:

Current Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Georgia State University; Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative, Aug. 2012 - present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Aug. 2011 – present 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Oct. 2011 – present 
  • Investigator, Emory University Center for Neuropolicy, Oct. 2011 – present
  • Investigator, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Jul. 2008 – present
  • Instructor, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Graduate Certificate Program (Terrorist Motivations and Behavior Course), May 2010 – present
  • Affiliated Faculty, Partnership for Urban Health Research, Georgia State University, Oct. 2012 – present
  • Affiliated Faculty, Experimental Economics Center, Georgia State University, Oct. 2012 – present


  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Purchase College – State University of New York, Aug. 2010 – Aug. 2012     
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Purchase College – State University of New York, Aug. 2001 – Aug. 2010

Lead Investigator on START Research Projects

Selected Publications

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