Longtime CIA Officer To Teach At WVU Through 2011

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University has its first CIA officer-in-residence.

Valerie Patterson was chief of the agency's administrative law division from 2005 to June.

Now, she's teaching students in international studies.

Through May 2011, she'll lead classes such as "Civil Liberties in the Time of War" and "Intelligence Issues through Spy Novels."

Since 1985, the CIA has sponsored officers at more than 50 colleges to promote understanding of the agency and closer collaboration with academia.

Patterson has also worked for the CIA as an attorney-adviser, associate general counsel and intelligence analyst focused on south America.

She's also an author: A Fiction Work for Teens, "The Other Side of Blue," will be published by Clarion Books in October.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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