Tom Newcomb

Tom Newcomb
Professor of Criminal Justice and Political Science
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Aigler 200A

Professor Newcomb retired as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in 2005 and, after a semester at Harvard's Institute of Politics, came to Ohio. Over his 25 years of service, Tom served at the senior-executive level in each of the three branches of our federal government. In addition to his post at the White House, Tom was a legal advisor to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice; a Counsel and Subcommittee Staff Director in Congress; and an undercover CIA officer and Chief of Station at five CIA stations in Europe and Africa.

  • Presented: “The Foreign Intelligence Act and Court” with Senior Federal District Court Judge James Carr (ND Ohio) at the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association Winter Conference in Dublin, December 2013
  • Worked on declassification issues as a member of the CIA Director’s Historical Review Panel at Agency facilities in Virginia, June 2013
  • Took MUS 211 Journey of the Blues students to Memphis and the Mississippi Delta in 2013 during Fall Break
  • Hosted senior FBI and Secret Service officers and Senior Federal District Court Judge James Carr, 2013, and arranged the visit of musician-activists Sparky and Rhonda Rucker for Black History Month Convocation in January 2014