NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAM STAFF

We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on occasional weekends. We will reply to emails or voicemails within two business days. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

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Cody Nicholls

Associate Director, National Security Programs, Research Development Services

Contact me:
rcn1@arizona.edu

(520) 626-7154
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Cody Nicholls is the Associate Director for National Security Programs at the University of Arizona. In this role, he supports faculty in pursuit of external funding (federal, foundation, industry) for fundamental research programs supporting national security topics, issues and challenges, Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related discovery and innovation. Previously he served for just under 9 years as the Assistant Dean of Students for Military and Veteran Engagement at the University of Arizona. Cody is a nine-and-a-half-year veteran of the Army Reserves and Wyoming National Guard. During his tenure in the Reserves he completed two deployments to the Middle East, Iraq (2004-2005) & Kuwait (2008-2009) and one stateside mobilization, in the National Guard, immediately following 9/11 (2001-2002). Cody currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance. Additionally, he currently serves on Congressman Juan Ciscomani’s veteran advisory council. Cody previously served on retired U.S. Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and U.S. Senator Jeff Flake’s (AZ) military and veteran advisory councils.  Cody previously served as the Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations. Cody served as the National Co-Chair for the NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community with his term of service March 2018 – March 2020. Cody received the “Super Et Ultra” Award from the Veterans Knowledge Community for going “above and beyond'' in his service to his fellow veterans in February 2019. Cody earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education with a major concentration in Organization & Administration from the College of Education and a minor concentration in Entrepreneurship from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

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Terrence Higgins

SkillBridge and Workforce Development Administrator, National Security Programs, Research Development Services

Contact me:
thiggins@arizona.edu

(520) 621-9138
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Terrence Higgins is the SkillBridge and Workforce Development administrator for the National Security Program at the University of Arizona. As the university’s single point of contact for the Department of Defense SkillBridge program, he works with military service members transitioning to the civilian sector and university personnel seeking SkillBridge participants. In addition to facilitating matches that meet both service members’ interests and university needs, Terrence engages in outreach to introduce and promote the SkillBridge program on campus. Additionally, he provides guidance and opportunities for students and faculty to secure positions and research collaboration opportunities at National Research Laboratories. He is a United States Army veteran with more than 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and training. His most recent position was Command Inspector General at Fort Carson, Colorado.

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Nathan Hogan

Associate, National Security Programs, Research Development Services

Contact me:
nhogan@arizona.edu

(520) 621-8585
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Nathan Hogan is Research Associate for the National Security Program, Research Development. Prior to joining the university, Nathan served more than 25 years in security and intelligence roles in the US Air Force, US Army, and as a defense contractor. His last position was as a team lead with Titania Solutions Group, Inc., designing immersive alternative future scenarios based on current global trends for the US Army Intelligence Center, as well as advising on joint and combined training environments for other DoD services and allied partners. He previously served on the committee for UArizona College of Humanities Thunder of War – Winds of Return veteran experience project. Nathan received his Ph.D. in mythological studies with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.