Personnel Detail

Ken Stiles
  • Lecturer, Hume Center


107 Major Williams - Geography
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061


geospatial information systems, intelligence analysis, remote sensing


Stiles was hired by the CIA in 1984 as an imagery analyst. Additionally, he has worked with accounts covering societal issues, the Middle East, information operations, and most recently counterterrorism. He has worked in three of the four main directorates of the CIA. He has also completed tours in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Europe, and Iraq.

Throughout his career with the CIA, Stiles has taught individuals from U.S. military personnel to fellow agency officers to foreign liaison analysts. His vast array of experiences and expertise provide Virginia Tech's students and faculty with a tremendous asset.

Stiles has a bachelor's degree in history from Randolph-Macon College and a master's in history/military studies from Old Dominion University.