Dr. Diane Maye Zorri is an assistant professor of Security Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, serves as a Non-Resident Fellow at both the Modern War Institute at West Point and Joint Special Operations University at MacDill AFB. Prior to Embry-Riddle, Diane was a visiting assistant professor at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. She writes and does research on issues that involve security and governance in the Middle East, U.S. defense policy, and national security.
Diane started her career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and later worked in the defense industry. Upon leaving the Air Force, Diane worked for an Italian-U.S. defense conglomerate managing projects in foreign military sales, proposal development, and the execution of large international communications and physical security projects for military customers. During the Iraq war, she worked for Multi-National Force-Iraq in Baghdad, managing over 400 bilingual, bicultural advisors to the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Defense.