Joseph Wippl

Picture of Joseph WipplJoseph Wippl
152 Bay State Road
Room 338
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
(617) 353-8992
(617) 353-9290 fax
jwippl AT

Director of Graduate Studies; Professor of the Practice of International Relations. (BA Marquette University; MA University of Minnesota in European History; PhD Candidate in European History, University of Minnesota)

Specialization: Security and Intelligence.

Joseph Wippl is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. He spent a 30 year career as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Wippl has served overseas as an operations officer and operations manager in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City; Vienna, Austria; and Berlin, Germany. On assignments in CIA headquarters, he served as the Deputy Chief of Human Resources, as the Senior NCS representative to the Aldrich Ames Damage Assessment Team, as Chief of Europe Division and as the CIA’s Director of Congressional Affairs. Wippl has coordinated extensively with other members of the U.S. intelligence community. Prior to his arrival at Boston University, he occupied the Richard Helms Chair for Intelligence Collection in the NCS training program.  Wippl has taught at BU since 2006.

Professor Wippl teaches the following courses:

Intelligence & Homeland Security (IR 516)

Congress & National Security (IR 521)

Current Intelligence Issues (IR 556)

The Evolution of Strategic Intelligence (IR 581)

CIA’s National Clandestine Service (IR 780)

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