Dr. Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Homeland Security at Penn State University. His research focuses on the communicative practices employed by terrorist groups to achieve strategic objectives, like recruitment and violent radicalization. He also explores the use of persuasion theory in the development of communicative counter-radicalization practices to be employed in the field. Dr. Braddock’s work has been published in several communication and national security journals, including Communication Monographs, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and Terrorism and Political Violence. He has also co-edited a volume of seminal work on terrorism called Terrorism Studies (Routledge, 2011). Dr. Braddock has performed research for several national and international organizations, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate.