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Leonard Cole, an expert on bioterrorism and terror medicine, is an adjunct professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey, where he teaches on terrorism issues in the Division of Global Affairs. Trained in the health sciences and public policy, he has testified before congressional committees and made invited presentations to the United States Department of Energy, United States Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Office of Technology Assessment. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to the New Jersey-Israel Commission, he has coordinated exchanges on terror medicine and domestic security between American and Israeli academics and professionals. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his wife, Ruth.
Total Books: 15
Cole’s articles have appeared in numerous professional journals as well as general publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, and The Sciences. He has appeared frequently on network and public television and has been a regular on MSNBC. He is the author of eight books and editor of one, including The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story, which was named a 2004 Honor Book by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Other recent books include Terror: How Israel Has Coped and What America Can Learn and Essentials of Terror Medicine (co-editor).
Cole was a featured commentator in Avoiding Armageddon, a PBS documentary on biological and chemical warfare. He has also been featured in a 2008 television program on Anthrax entitled "Airborne Attack," part of the "Mega Disasters" series on the History Channel. Other recent interviews and presentations have been posted by the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, FrontPage magazine, and Eye on Books. He served as national chairman of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, 2000-2002, and since 2006 has chaired the Birthright Israel Committee of the United Jewish Communities.
Cole holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Columbia University, a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been awarded grants and fellowships by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation and received the 2008 alumni merit award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and board member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association.