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Thrall, Lloyd Gregory Scholar In Residence


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research overview

  • Lloyd Thrall’s research focuses on national security, defense policy, national security technology, and organizational change. Prior to joining CU Boulder, Mr. Thrall served extensively in national security roles. His background combines senior defense policy leadership, foreign policy research and analysis, and elite military service, receiving honors and commendations in all fields. Mr. Thrall previously served as a senior executive appointee in the Obama Administration, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness. In this capacity, he was the focal point within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the strategic and operational readiness of the Armed Services, developing and overseeing policies to ensure the U.S. military is ready to perform the missions assigned by the President and Secretary of Defense. This included regular reporting to the Secretary and the Congress on issues of strategy, policy, and the deployment of US forces.


courses taught

  • ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
  • COEN 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores topics of interest in engineering. Content varies by instructor and semester. May be repeated for up to 9 total credit hours.
  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 4228.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)