Dr. Bart Gorman


Dr. Bart Gorman is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor and currently serves as an instructor in the National Resources Department at the Eisenhower School at the National Defense University. Prior to his present assignment, Dr. Gorman was the Charge d’affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia from August 2019 to February 2022, and was responsible for managing key aspects of the U.S. – Russia relationship.

From 2017-2019, Dr. Gorman served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Threat Investigations and Analysis (TIA) in the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. In this capacity, he oversaw all Diplomatic Security programs that analyze, assess, investigate, and disseminate information on threats directed against U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas and domestically.

Previously, Dr. Gorman worked as the Director of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis (DS/ITA), where he led a cadre of analysts and support staff responsible for enhancing the safety and security of U.S. diplomatic facilities, personnel, and other key constituencies by monitoring, analyzing, and providing warnings about threats impacting U.S. interests worldwide.

Dr. Gorman has also served as the Senior Regional Security Officer (RSO) in Moscow, Russia (2014-2016); the Senior Deputy RSO in Baghdad, Iraq (2013-2014); the RSO in Amman, Jordan (2010-2013); the Deputy RSO in Beijing, China; a threat analyst in DS/ITA (2004-2006); the RSO in Almaty, Kazakhstan (2002-2004); the RSO in Yerevan, Armenia (2001-2002); and an Assistant RSO in Moscow, Russia (1999-2001). His first assignment as a special agent was in the New York Field Office (1999).

Dr. Gorman holds a Ph.D. and MA in Slavic Literatures and Languages from the University of Southern California, and a BA from Colgate University. He also holds an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.

Dr. Gorman is married to Donna Gorman and they have four children.