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Yvette Wooley

Professor of Practice

Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy



Ms. Yvette C. Wooley is currently an adjunct professor with the Gordon Institute (JGI) at Florida International University (FIU). As such she teaches National Security; Analytic Writing; and Effective Governmental Communication to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a certificate in the National Security Studies Program. A retired Senior Executive with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Ms. Wooley’s last assignment (2009-2014) was as the ranking DIA official at US Southern Command in Doral. Ms. Wooley also served as a senior analyst, an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a Strategic Planner. During her DIA career, she was selected as a Congressional Fellow on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a professional staffer for the late Senator Jesse Helms (NC). She has a M.A. and B.S. from Georgetown University, and she has a M.S. from the Eisenhower School at National Defense University, also in Washington D.C. She earned various training certificates from Harvard’s Kennedy School; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School; and the Inter-American Defense College. She is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the DIA Alumni Association.