Our Team - Rudy Hightower II, The Ohio State University

Rudy Hightower II, The Ohio State University


Hightower is a retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer and currently a Senior Lecturer at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. Hightower earned his doctorate degree in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University, a MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, a BS in Vocational Education from Southern Illinois University, a Basic Spanish Linguist Certification from the Defense Language Institute, and an AA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. His academic focus is National Security Policy and his research methods specialty is non-linear modeling, simulation, and visualization. Hightower is a contributing member of OPEN’s Investigating Ohio’s High Infant Mortality project.