Wesley Riddle, M.S., M.Ed.
Online Programs |
Associate Dean for Online Programs
M.S. in Strategic Intelligence (2018) – National Intelligence University; Washington, D.C.
Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Leadership (2009) – Kennesaw State University; Kennesaw, Ga.
M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration (2005) – University of Georgia; Athens, Ga.
B.A. in Communications (1998) – University of South Carolina; Aiken, S.C.
Wes Riddle is the Associate Dean for Online Programs at Waldorf University and an Adjunct Professor with over 15 years of leadership development, teaching and higher education experience. Wes has been with Waldorf University in an administrative faculty position since 2014 and serves on a variety of institutional committees. He started his career at the University of Georgia where he received his Master of Education degree and advised multiple student organizations before being asked to teach at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2005. Wes taught at KSU until 2011, almost exclusively in the Leadership Studies Program, before being deployed to Afghanistan with U.S. Special Operations Command in 2012. Upon his return, Wes joined Columbia Southern Education Group as a course developer and returned to teaching in an adjunct status with KSU’s Leadership Studies Program, transitioning to his position as Waldorf’s then-Director of Online Learning in 2014.
Concurrent with his civilian education background, Wes is a Military Intelligence officer in the Georgia Army National Guard. His military record includes time as a Human Intelligence Platoon Leader, Multifunction Team Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander of a multi-intelligence tactical collection company, a Battalion Operations Officer of an expeditionary military intelligence battalion, and, most recently, an Instructor at the National Intelligence University. While deployed in 2012, he served as Task Force East Team Lead and Senior Intelligence Analyst for U.S. SOCOM in eastern Afghanistan. Wes recently completed a three-year active duty tour at the National Guard Bureau where he worked in the NG-J5 Strategy, Plans, Policy and International Affairs Division overseeing a variety of international affairs engagements on behalf of the State Partnership Program.
Wes holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C., a Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Leadership from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., a Master of Education from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of South Carolina Aiken in Aiken, S.C. Wes’ research interests focus on security cooperation, international organizations, conflict, and the application of international affairs theory. He is married to a veterinarian in the U.S. Army and they have three young sons. In his spare time, Wes enjoys trail running, reading, riding bikes and traveling.