L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Maureen Moslow-Benway

Maureen Moslow-Benway

Assistant professor, program chair - Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Scherer Hall, Room 217 Phone: (804) 475-6496 Email: mmoslowbenwa@vcu.edu


  • Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • U.S. intelligence community
  • Human trafficking


B.S., International Affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy
M.A., Asian Studies, University of the Philippines


HSEP – terrorism, the U.S. intelligence community and intelligence process, counter-terrorism, survey of terrorism

Research interests

Terrorism, counter-terrorism, covert action, international development


While serving as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Moslow-Benway was honored as the Officer Agent of the Year for Southeast Asia as well as the Southeastern U.S. twice. She was selected as the Department of Defense’s Counterintelligence Agent of the Year and chosen by Rotary International to represent TN in a group study exchange visit to India.

In addition, Moslow-Benway co-led efforts to raise $100,000 for reconstructive surgery for Indian children afflicted with polio and is a board member (and former chair) of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s board of directors. She also serves as cochair of a bike tour that raises thousands of dollars for a local free health clinic.