Ted Reynolds

Ted Reynolds is the Global Connections Senior Research Fellow in Terrorism Studies for the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives at the University of Central Florida. His work focuses on using both qualitative and quantitative methods of research to understand terrorist/extremist radicalization and participation, particularly within social media and other computer mediated communication (CMC) environments. He is a graduate of Rollins College with a B.A. in International Affairs, has an M.A. in Political Science from UCF, and acquired his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK), researching “The Use of Social Media and Computer Mediated Communication by Extremist Groups.”  

Dr. Reynolds also serves as a professor at the University of Central Florida teaching classes in Terrorism Studies, National Security and the Intelligence Community, and Cyberwarfare Policy.  He also works as a subject matter expert and consultant on terrorist/extremist use of social media and CMC in the radicalization, recruitment, and mobilization process. This work is focused toward the development and creation of effective cyber tools and strategies in various areas related to national security.