Charles B. Vandepeer is an Adjunct Fellow in the University of Oklahoma Center for Intelligence and National Security. Dr. Vandepeer is a Senior Lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies at Charles Sturt University in Adelaide, Australia. Dr. Vandepeer’s career has included service in the Royal Australian Air Force and as a civilian Defence Operations Research scientist. As an RAAF Squadron Leader, he served as the senior Air Force lead for Australian and Coalition analytic teams on deployment, gaining operational experience in the Middle East.
He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Adelaide examining intelligence analysis and threat assessment within Australia, the United States and United Kingdom. He has been involved in lecturing and course development at the undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as teaching applied thinking skills in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Dr. Vandepeer completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the South Pacific (Fiji), where he gained first-hand experience in understanding the power and influence that cultures, mindsets and perspectives can have on how we interpret and interact with the world around us. Dr. Vandepeer has spoken and published nationally and internationally on intelligence analysis, operations research, critical thinking and decision-making. He is the author of the book Applied Thinking for Intelligence Analysis (Canberra, Australia: Air Power Development Center, Department of Defence, 2014) and is in the final stages of his next book Asking Good Questions.