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High school students get a taste of college (combined with fun) during PHC's 2004 Teen Leadership Camps in Journalism (pictured above) and Strategic Intelligence.
Over the past five years, Patrick Henry College has striven to build one of the most unique and rewarding programs of higher education in the United States. Continuing toward this goal, the college announces the addition of two new faculty members who will advance PHC's mission of training students to lead the nation and shape the culture.

Renowned author and journalist joins faculty

David Aikman, Ph.D., an author, respected Washington journalist, and former senior correspondent to Time magazine, has joined the faculty of Patrick Henry College as Associate Professor of History and Writer in Residence.

Dr. David Aikman
Dr. Aikman is a senior fellow of the Trinity Forum and has served as senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He was educated at Oxford University and the University of Washington, where he earned a Ph.D. in Russian and Chinese History. He speaks several languages, including Russian, Chinese, French, and German.

Of his six books, his latest, A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush, was a bestseller. His book Great Souls: Six Who Changed the Century was made into a six-part TV documentary for PBS. Other titles by Dr. Aikman include Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power, When the Almond Tree Blossoms, Hope: The Heart's Great Quest, and Pacific Rim: Area of Change, Area of Opportunity.

As a journalist, Dr. Aikman spent 23 years at Time. He reported from five continents and more than 55 countries, focusing mainly on Russia, China, and the Middle East. He has also interviewed several world figures such as Mother Teresa, Manuel Noriega, Boris Yeltsin, and Billy Graham. Dr. Aikman has been a broadcaster and commentator, appearing on ABC's Nightline, Fox News, CNN, BBC, and Voice of America. Dr. Aikman's 1999 two-hour documentary on the Middle East peace process, Vanishing Peace: The Aftermath of Oslo, was shown worldwide on BBC.

Strategic Intelligence program lands new director

Colonel Gordon Middleton
Colonel Gordon Middleton, a retired Air Force colonel with more than two decades of intelligence-related experience, has joined the faculty as director of PHC's Strategic Intelligence program. In addition to his oversight of the Strategic Intelligence track within the Government major, Col. Middleton will teach courses in American intelligence and assist with individual research and analysis projects. Col. Middleton has worked with several government intelligence agencies, and is currently a vice president at Science Applications International Corporation, one of the country's premier private-sector intelligence contractors. He is also candidate for a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership at Regent University.

Prior to this, Col. Middleton served the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI for Intelligence as the Special Counsel for Implementation of the FBI's Intelligence Program. Previous to his assignment with the FBI, he served in senior positions in national security and the Department of Defense. Col. Middleton led the development of concepts and architectures for future defense space systems.

In 1970 he graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. In 1972 he graduated from Colorado State University with a Master of Science in Physics/Bio-Physics. Col. Middleton graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a Master of Public Administration degree. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He has held ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Col. Middleton retired from the United States Air Force in 1997 after 28 years of service. His military decorations include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. He is a certified Department of Defense Level III Program Manager and is the recipient of the National Security Agency (NSA) Signals Intelligence Director's Medal of Achievement, the NSA Civilian Meritorious Achievement Award, and the National Reconnaissance Office Medal of Achievement.

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