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Mary Kent

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SIPR International Academic Member
Evidence and Investigation Network, Education and Leadership Network
University of Stirling

I currently serve as the Director of the Open Source Intelligence Center at Utah Valley University, Utah, USA. Before coming to UVU, I served as an Intelligence Analyst working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. I have received intelligence analysis training from multiple agencies to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the United States Secret Service. Further back in time. I served in the United States Army for 7 years and worked as a Victim's Advocate for a local Utah police agency where she lead the internship program and provided training and case interviews for the Provo Police Citizen's Academy, Fox13 News, ABC4 News, the Center for Women and Children in Crisis, and the University of Toledo's International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. I obtained a Master's Degree in National Security and Terrorism Studies with honors from the American Military University and I am currently earning my PhD in Criminology from the University Of Stirling, Scotland. I am working with Dr. Niall Hamilton-Smith and Dr. David Griffiths as my professors.


My PhD focuses on social media linguistics and criminal profiling. I am interested in the uses of emoji, memes, GIFs, and online text communications as well as the use of open source intelligence in criminal investigations and court judgements.

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