Kathryn H. Floyd
Director, Whole of Government Center of Excellence
Kathryn H. Floyd '05, Ph.D., is Director for William & Mary’s Whole of Government Center of Excellence (COE). She is also the Director for the e-internship program, Global Research Institute, William & Mary. Prior to this, she was the Project Director for the COE, which was commissioned by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr. Floyd has taught courses in the Government Department on terrorism and security, while conducting research on youth and adolescent developments prior to radicalization.
Floyd served as the Mass Violence & Terrorism Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2017 until 2019. In this capacity, she worked with emergency managers and planners at the federal, state, and local levels, focusing on preparedness and recovery. Floyd continues to be deeply involved with the new national standard, NFPA 3000 (PS): Active Shooter Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program.
Through a previous position at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, she worked with numerous governments and hundreds of media outlets in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, and North America for the Shangri-La Dialogue, Manama Dialogue, and other global summits. For assistance to Multi-National Force-Iraq and then-Colonel H.R. McMaster, Floyd received a “Certificate of Appreciation” from General David Petraeus. She also founded an international consultancy focusing on strategic communications, foreign policy, and event management.
Floyd is a member of the National Press Club, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Warlord Loop. She has been published by the International Public Safety Association, Strategic Comments, Diplomatic Courier, and more. Floyd received her Ph.D. in Strategic Studies (focusing on pre-radicalization) from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) where she worked with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR). She holds an M.A. in War Studies from King’s College London (United Kingdom) and a B.A. in Government from William & Mary.