Ronald Marks BS '78

Ronald A. Marks BS ’78


Ronald A. Marks has been nominated and selected as a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Founded in 1918, CFR is one of America’s premier think tanks specializing in US foreign policy and international relations.


Ronald Marks BS ’78 has been selected as a founding national cabinet member of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation for supporting, empowering, and honoring U.S. military caregivers.


Ronald Marks BS ’78 was selected as a nonresident senior fellow by the internationally recognized Washington, D.C., think tank Atlantic Council. Working with its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Marks will be providing expert commentary and expertise on issues such as cybersecurity, intelligence, and defense policy.


Ronald Marks BS ’78 has been appointed a visiting professor of intelligence and cyber at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He has developed, and will be teaching, two master’s-level courses: 1) National Security Policy and the Effect of Technology, and 2) Congress and American Intelligence–Conflict and Cooperation. In addition, Marks is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., where he provides thought leadership and expertise on national security issues for the Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. The Atlantic Council, founded in 1961, is an internationally recognized think tank in the field of international affairs.


Ronald Marks BS ’78 was selected as the spring 2020 Sen. Robert J. Dole Fellow at the University of Kansas. In February 2020, he hosted a series of seven weekly seminars about spying in the age of the internet. Held at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, the seminars focused on topics such as the influence of new technologies and players; the shattering of old privacy norms; and career opportunities in this new cyber age of information.


Ronald Marks BS ’78, the president of Intelligence Enterprises, has been appointed to the board of management of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.