Dr. Linton Wells II, Program Manager
Dr. Wells has been involved with TIDES since its inception in 2007. Dr. Wells is also the Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at the National Defense University (NDU). He has served in the Department of Defense (DoD) for 47 years. During 26 years as a naval officer he served in a variety of surface ships, including command of a destroyer squadron and guided missile destroyer. Before NDU he spent 16 years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), serving last as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration). He has thrice been awarded the DoD medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Samuel Bendett, Research Analyst, North America
Samuel joined the TIDES team in 2010. His focus area for TIDES is North American region and outreach with domestic emergency and disaster response agencies. Before joining the TIDES Project, Samuel worked on science, technology and homeland security issues at the National Defense University. Prior to his work at NDU, Samuel worked at the US House of Representatives and held a range of research and analysis position with private and non-profit organizations dealing with conflict resolution, negotiation, security and defense matters. Samuel received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and his master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Lou Elin Dwyer, Research Analyst, Europe and Asia
Lou Elin joined the TIDES team in 2009. Her focus is Europe and Asia and outreach and support to the US European Command (USEUCOM). Before joining the TIDES Project, Lou Elin worked at an environmental non-profit organization. Lou Elin received her bachelor’s degree from American University and her master’s degree from The George Washington University.
Nelly Mobula, Research Analyst, Africa
Nelly joined the TIDES team in 2010. Her focus is the African region and outreach and support to the United States African Command (USAFRICOM). Prior to joining the TIDES project, Nelly worked for the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University. Nelly holds her bachelor degree from the University of Arizona in Political Science and her master’s degree from George Mason University's School of Public Policy. Nelly is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa and has experienced first-hand the consequences of conflict and is excited about learning more from TIDES.
Amy Gorman, Research and Program Associate
Amy joins the TIDES team in August 2012 as a Senior Consultant from Booz Allen Hamilton. Her focus area for TIDES is on event planning and management support. Before joining the TIDES program, Amy worked in the Strategic Studies Department within the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University (NDU). Prior to her work at NDU, Amy was a Medical Service Officer, serving two tours to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and held a range of health administration and staff positions in the US Army Reserve. Amy received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her master's degree from Pennsylvania State University.