American University

Trace Lasley

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Trace Lasley is a Professor of Practice in the School of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology at American University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. His research agenda focuses on illicit organization behavior including strategy, tactics, recruitment, and funding of violent political groups. He teaches courses on terrorism and homeland security policy. In addition to his teaching appointment, Dr. Lasley is a historian for the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, an interagency unit organized by Homeland Security Investigations with the mission to identify, investigate, and prosecute human rights violators in the United States. His research has appeared in Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Studies in Comparative International Development.

Course taught: JLC682