Follow by Email

Sunday, July 24, 2016

SJ SinC August Speaker, Dr. Kathleen M. Puckett

Dr. Kathleen M. Puckett spent 23 years as an FBI Special Agent, where she was primarily involved in the investigation and analysis of cases involving foreign counterintelligence and domestic and international terrorism. Between 1994 and 1998 she was the primary behavioral expert during the UNABOM investigation. She assisted FBI Inspector Terry Turchie in the investigation of Eric Rudolph in North Carolina in 1998, and received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service the same year. In 2000 she completed a research internship that led to the production of a dissertation concerning the prediction of violence and finished her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In 2001 Dr. Puckett conducted a multi-jurisdictional risk assessment study concerning lone domestic terrorists including Theodore Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph for the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI.
Since her retirement from the FBI, as a principal with TK Associates, LLC, Dr. Puckett has specialized in behavioral analysis related to threat assessment and risk analysis in the private sector. She has co-authored two books on domestic terrorists and national security. She is a law enforcement consultant to the Program of Psychiatry and the Law at the University of California at San Francisco, and is frequently consulted by the media when acts of domestic and international terrorism by lone offenders occur.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing woman, and what an excellent tribute.