Brandon Behlendorf

Brandon Behlendorf
Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, SUNY Albany
University at Albany, State University of New York

Brandon Behlendorf is an assistant professor with the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at SUNY Albany. Prior to this, he was a senior researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where he conducted multi-method modeling and analysis focused on terrorist targeting strategies, maritime piracy, nuclear trafficking and transnational criminal activity. He has received funding from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation, and has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. He was also a researcher with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, where he coordinated a multi-agency evaluation of a commercial vehicle diversion program and assisted in the creation of risk management programs and assessments for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  He is a Ph.D. candidate in criminology at the University of Maryland, and has a M.A. from the Ohio State University and a B.A. from UC San Diego.                                          


  • University of Maryland, Ph.D., Criminology
  • Ohio State University, M.A., Education Administration
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., History and Religious Studies

Researcher on START Projects