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.
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.