Dr. Diane L. Maye is an assistant professor of Homeland Security and Global Conflict Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an affiliated scholar at George Mason University. She has taught undergraduate courses in International Relations, American Foreign Policy, and Political Islam. She writes on issues that involve security and governance in the Middle East, U.S. defense policy, and national security strategy. Prior to her work in academia, Diane served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the defense industry. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and George Mason University. Follow Diane on Twitter at @dianeleighmaye.