The College provides high quality courses online designed, developed and taught by professionals presently in the homeland security field. Professionals with real world experience, not just theory. You will be pleased to find that our programs are not just "watered down" criminal justice programs like many others offer.
The faculty is required to have an associate's degree and/or 10 years of real world homeland security experience to teach at the certificate and diploma levels. A master's degree is required to teach the bachelor's degree courses and a doctorate degree to teach at the masters and doctorate levels. All of our instructors and professors have years of emergency management, disaster management.
OUR COURSE DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS:
Courses are designed and developed by "real world" counterterrorism professionals or course content specific experts, they are written by counterterrorism experts who have this knowledge from working in the trenches, they review course content every three months with our counterterrorism analysts to ensure current information is provided.
The following is just a small sampling of our course designers and/or faculty.
Kelli Waxman, BA, MBA, is an Instructor with the Homeland Security Defense Coalition. She is a Private Investigator is the Founder/President of National Security Consulting & Investigations PLLC, Founder/CEO of Waxman Associates LLC and Founder/CEO of AviWax Enterprises LLC. She has a B.A. in Sociology, an MBA in Human Resources/Business Finance, and post-graduate certifications and course work in Homeland Security, Infrastructure Protection, Psychology, Psychiatry, Medicine, Bioterrorism, Counter-terrorism, Hazardous Materials, Radiological Terrorism, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Adolescent Psychopathology and Criminology.
Ms. Waxman’s investigation specialties include internet national security, criminal behavioral profiling, global internet linguistic research in 82 languages, threat prevention, intelligence analysis and development of proprietary investigative systems, target specific, technology aided. Ms. Waxman is the developer of a number of proprietary technological systems currently being patented to aid law enforcement in the fields of cyber-security, counter-terrorism, cyber-bullying, national security threat prevention, penetration testing and homeland security education.
Ms. Waxman is a seasoned veteran educator in the public, private and government industry developing and teaching adult educational courses, community and university courses, public awareness courses/seminars, curriculum development, program development and workforce/labor job development. Her private business industry experience has included a variety of consulting projects including human resources training and course development, border issues, military and war curriculum development, terrorism and cult-related law enforcement consulting, development of programs for the extraction of gang members from cults/gangs, development of horse therapy programs, development of re-entry programs for long-term foster children with PTSD, and program development and intervention for reactive attachment disordered youth.
Ms. Waxman has worked in the university, public and private sectors in behavioral health, program administration, juvenile justice, workforce development and behavioral programming. Ms. Waxman has completed a number of FEMA courses from the Emergency Management Institute, TEEX, Texas A&M, Rush University Medical School Counter-terrorism series, University of Nebraska Medical School courses on sociopathology and severe personality disorders and hundreds of courses from various MEDSCAPE providers. Ms. Waxman is a 3rd degree brown belt in Kenpo Karate and a former 100-mile high altitude endurance horse rider/racer. Ms. Waxman is a former extreme hiker having hiked rim-to-rim-to-rim in Grand Canyon 5 times to date, within 2.5 days, and an advanced classical pianist.
Ms. Waxman’s awards have included various musician awards, Stanley Kaplan scholarship, Honoree, International Association of Business Leaders (2011), Global Directory of Who’s Who (2010), Stanford Who’s Who (2010), International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women (1998), University of Arizona Honors Society (1984-1989), Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (1986), Cambridge Who’s Who (2010), and Golden Key National Honor Society (1986). Ms. Waxman is a current member of the National Investigative Security Professionals (NISP), United States Association of Private Investigators (USAPI), National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS), Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), High Technology Crime Investigation Associations Inc(HTCIA) (pending), and is a Federal Subject Matter Expert with Infragard (FBI program).
Joseph E. Fallon is an Instructor for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and the Homeland Security University College project. He is a senior cultural intelligence analyst. Mr. Fallon’s findings on the potential economic and social implications of political decisions are used by institutions, journals, authors and governments, his reputation as an educator and subject-matter expert on Islamic Extremism and cultures, tribes, nations, sects of the Middle East/North Africa and Central/South Asia backed by years of experience in research, data interpretation, and course design.
He is a U.S. Army Certified Instructor: ABIC, TRADOC, USAIC, and SGI, with multiple U.S. Army accreditations’ including Basic Intelligence Analyst, Advanced Intelligence Analyst, and Counter-Intelligence Familiarization. In addition, he is a Certified Internal Investigation Officer (CIIO).
As Cultural Awareness Instructor/Course Developer for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ, Mr. Fallon taught enlistees, NCOs, Warrant Officers, Commissioned Officers, International Officers, and DOD personnel, analysts, and interrogators on the cultures, sects, tribes, histories, and politics of Afghanistan and Iraq, the basic tenants of Islam, and the theorists, history, and operations of Islamic Extremism, Sunni and Shia.
In that capacity, helped to develop new political-social training doctrine for U.S. army regarding overseas missions and to design participant’s evaluation material included field exercises, “role playing” and simulated interactions. This included training personnel in cross-cultural rapport building/cross-cultural communications and instructing them in cultural anthropology examining the nature of culture, the influence of geography and history upon culture, and how culture is expressed through political and social structures ranging from egalitarian bands to industrialized states.
He has conducted qualitative/quantitative analysis of data collected by Human Terrain Teams on security situation in Afghanistan. He has also designed university level courses on Terrorism including CBRNE for law enforcement/emergency management personnel.
Mr. Fallon is currently a consultant and senior analyst for Saber Teams Ltd. providing cultural intelligence analysis on extremist groups in Africa and Asia, an instructor on Islamic Extremism for Center for Security and Emergency Management, as well as a guest lecturer on Central Asia and Geopolitics at Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH and Cultural Knowledge Consortium, Department of Defense, Fort Leavenworth, KS. http://www.homeland-security-college.org/faculty.php
Allan Britton Ph.D. is a professor at the Homeland Security University and a Project Manager working for the US Department of Defense advising on Anti- Terrorism Force Protection Standards relating to the refurbishment of existing and the construction of new buildings. His role involves understanding the various types of extremist groups and their methods of incursion/attack that may be used in an attack. He holds a Ph.D. in Fire & Safety; an MBA and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); and has recently been awarded a CHS III (Certified Homeland Security Level III) from the American College of Forensic Examiners.
He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, appointed as an Independent Scientific Expert to the European Commission in March 2004, advising on Life Safety and Ethical issues, also acting as a Reporter on various research review projects.
His expertise includes over 29 years in Project Management and Investigative Experience working in Government (Local and National), Academia and Industry. With Construction, Commercial and Teaching experience, Dr. Britton is a former engineer who has now climbed the academic ladder to become a renowned Academic who specializes in working on Environmental, Health & Safety and Physical Security Issues.
Dr Britton is at present carrying out research projects on Air Quality (Indoor and Outdoor) and the effects of Chemical and Biological Weapons. (The Protection of Persons from Explosions within Buildings.) His work in the construction arena has led to specify environmental, health and safety issues with regard to Life Safety issues and designing Blast Proof Security Buildings.
He is a career minded professional with over 30 years industry experience which includes project management, specification development and more recently working on Life Safety aspects in respect to Anti-Terrorism Construction. Working in Government (Local, National, European and International), and industry with construction, commercial and teaching experience.
Dr Britton is a Member of the American College of Forensic Examiner and Member International Commission on Occupational Health as well as being a Member of European Federation of Biotechnology.
John R. Hahn, MS, CFC, CAS, is an Instructor for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and the Homeland Security University College project . He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 and received a commission as an officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Hahn left the active duty Navy in 2000 and began a career in civilian law enforcement. Mr. Hahn is currently a Navy Reserve Officer and a private investigator. Mr. Hahn earned his national credential as a Certified Forensic Counselor in 2003 and became a Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist in 2008.
As a Naval surface warfare officer, Mr. Hahn held numerous duties to include assignments as operations officer, ordnance officer, command investigator, legal officer, antiterrorism/physical security officer, and force protection officer with such units as USS AVENGER, USS SIMPSON, Commander United States Harbor Defense Forces Western Pacific, and Embarked Security Detachment 132. He developed comprehensive training programs for security reaction forces and developed anti-terrorism training programs. Other similar pioneering programs developed by Mr. Hahn became the model for other warships and other land-based Navy units of similar size and mission. Currently, Mr. Hahn is a Navy Reserve lieutenant commander assigned to Navy Information Operations Center, Camp Parks, California. Mr. Hahn deployed to the Middle East in 2005-2006 and 2007-2008.
Mr. Hahn has been a peace officer in Northern California for over five years with such agencies as Town of Paradise Police, Sutter County Probation, Butte County Sheriff's Reserve, and the California Department of Developmental Services Police. While employed as a peace officer, Mr. Hahn compiled information regarding terrorist activity in the forms of hate/bias crimes, drug trafficking, and white supremacy/separatist militias. As a law enforcement physical skills instructor and certified black-belt martial artist, Mr. Hahn developed training programs for law enforcement officers and military personnel that included recognition of disguised and creatively hidden knifes, firearms, and explosives.
In 2006, Mr. Hahn obtained his California private investigator license and started Hahn Investigations and Security Consulting. Mr. Hahn provides investigative services, security/threat assessments and solutions in Northern California.
Mr. Hahn is currently a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, United States Naval Institute, the California Narcotics Officers Association, and the National Association of Forensic Counselors.
Kevin Johnson, TD, BA, is an Instructor at the Homeland Security University and has a BA degree in communications and several British academia teaching and assessment qualifications. His area of expertise is investigative, interviewing/debriefing and counter-terrorism. He has a wealth of professional operational and instructional experience internationally, with a proven track record in security, intelligence and investigation. He has had several articles published within the intelligence community.
Mr. Johnson has spent 20 years in the UK Police Law Enforcement, 17 years with the British Army Reserve and recently, 3 years on active military duty.
As a front-line police officer he worked in many disciplines including firearms, counter narcotics and serious crime investigation. He has supervised the tactical management of large public events, VIP visits and major disasters. As a national police instructor he taught a number of diverse subjects including bomb scene management, self-defense, 'method of entry,' advanced interview techniques and he delivered riot control instruction to several thousand students. He has been involved in the delivery of source handling and surveillance training to police and intelligence organizations and with the all agency UK counter-terrorism training programs in hostage negotiations and resolution.
Mr. Johnson's military career has focused upon all aspects of intelligence and recently included an operational deployment to Iraq where he was instrumental in implementing the interrogation and debriefing process for the US and UK in the delivery of a high quality training package for HUMINT operatives and security personnel. He was a senior analyst in British military defense intelligence, conducting high level briefs on strategic defense issues. He is currently delivering a hostage survival and hostile environment awareness package to British Foreign and Commonwealth pre-deployment courses. He is an internationally recognized expert on the maritime asymmetric threat.
Mr. P. Michel (B.A. in Public Administration) is an instructor at the Homeland Security University. He is the president and owner of Praesidia Defence a German security consulting company, specialized in providing executive protection services, crisis management, terrorism awareness and bomb awareness as well as training programs in executive protection, bomb security and tactical shooting.
Mr. Michel is a former member of the Bundesgrenzschutz, the German Federal Border Police. As a member of an intervention unit in the then West German capital Bonn, he took part at anti-riot operations, surveillance & surveillance detection, aviation security and dignitary protection as well as search and arrest operations.
He successfully attended the 2.5 years of police and military training at the Federal Border Police Academy as best of the year. This training included normal patrol duties, advanced weapon training, anti-riot tactics, urban and rural combat, aviation security, bomb awareness, raids and dignitary protection. Besides his training inside Border Police, he attended several courses (hostage rescue, MP5 & pistol instructor, tactical driving, team leading and aviation security in France, UK, the USA and other countries).
He is a graduate of the German Federal University of Applied Sciences with a BA in Public Administration. At the University of Nevada/Reno he studied Terrorism & Political Violence.
His articles on topics like terrorism, bomb awareness and executive protection have been published in security magazines in France, Germany and the USA (like the Journal of Counterterrorism). He also participated in the development of a multi-media training program for bomb awareness. For the German media he acts as a consultant in terrorism and security.
Inside his company he participates actively as a consultant, instructor and in protective assignments. Clients of Praesidia Defence are foreign government authorities, multinational corporations and individuals.
Mr. Meir Karmon, M.A. is the Chief Commander of the Israeli Police and an Instructor of the Homeland Security University online programs.
Meir Karmon holds his B.A from Tel Aviv University and an M.A. from in Philosophy from Bar Ilan University. He is presently studying for Ph.D.
He is the Chief Commander of the Israeli Police; teaches Investigation & criminology at Police at the Academy for Police Officers; college and university courses at the Police College for chief officers; Intelligence courses an the Police Academy; Police Detective courses at the Police Academy and he is also a Private Detective, with the Bureau of Justice.
He teaches courses in Israel colleges and universities in investigation; intelligence; security and polygraph examination.
Arnold H. Webster, B.S., MBA (Can.), is an instructor with the Homeland Security University. He has a B.S (Computer Systems with an emphasis in Networking and Telecommunications) and is a candidate for an MBA (with an emphasis in Information Systems).
For the past 20 years, he has been employed with the Department of Defense in such areas as Instructor/Technical Writer, where he taught new equipment training on air defense equipment, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Systems (C3I); electronics systems maintenance supervisor, where he managed the repair of telecommunications systems, cryptographic equipment, tactical satellite and troposcatter ground based-systems, automation and data processing (computer) systems, avionics and RADAR systems; He developed, trained, and managed several electronics maintenance facilities consisting of well over 1500 personnel. He worked in the areas of Information Assurance and Quality control where he developed and implemented programs to ensure user systems were not compromised through electronic or physical means.
His community involvement includes developing Training With Industry (TWI) programs between the military and local civilian agencies and developing chapters of the Electronics Technician Association-International for the military to become certified electronics technicians.
Mr. Webster holds the Certified Electronics Technician (Journeyman), Certified Customer Support, and the Certified Communications Technician through the Electronics Technicians Association-International; The Certified Confidentiality Officer credential through the Business Espionage Controls and Counter Measures Association; Certified Technician (Class 3) through the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers Association, The FCC license with Ship RADAR endorsement through the Federal Communications Commission, The Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association; The Certified Emergency Program Manager through the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the Certificate, Electrical Repairer Apprenticeship Program through the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Certificate, Department of Defense (DoD) Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process(DITSCAP).
Fred A. Sams, BA, JD, CMI, DABLEE, CHS, is an Adjunct Professor with the Homeland Security University and a Captain with the Polk County, North Carolina, Sheriff's Department and Chief of Detectives for the Major Case - Crime Scene Investigator
Captain Sams' career in law and criminal justice began in 1967 when he was accepted as a member of the F.B.I. Over the years he has served with the Miami Police Department, the Metro-Dade Police Department, the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department, and as Director of Forensics for the Rutherford County, North Carolina, Sheriff's Department. He is a former member of the California Law Offices of Melvin M. Belli, Sr. Currently he is a Captain and crime scene investigator with the Polk County, North Carolina, Sheriff's Department. He is a regionally prominent forensic investigator and is consulted on many homicides and major cases occurring within the Western North Carolina Region. He has written a crime scene investigation curriculum for the North Carolina Justice Academy where he teaches as an adjunct instructor. Additionally, Fred is a facilitator for Boston University's Master's in Criminal Justice Program, a previous senior professor of criminal justice at Shaw University's Asheville Campus and criminal justice instructor for Isothermal Community College. Fred is a visiting instructor for The Taylor Group, Inc., for whom he travels throughout the United States teaching Crime Scene Investigation. He teaches seminars on clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, bomb threat assessment, profiling and deviant behavior as related to workplace violence for healthcare, private industry, and law enforcement agencies. In addition, he conducts physical security surveys and site assessments for large corporate entities and governmental facilities. Fred represents his region on the FBI's, Anti-Terrorist Task Force and lectures on "The Effects of Domestic Terrorism on Your Community".
He has also worked as a Federal Investigator in the areas of narcotics and child sexual assault cases. His background includes experience with the State of North Carolina as an Enforcement Agent II and with Probation and Parole. He holds certifications as a law enforcement officer in both Florida and North Carolina. He has been awarded the State of North Carolina's Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. Fred has participated in the forensics aspect of cases that are featured in books such as "The Greatest Crimes of the Twentieth Century" and movies such as 20th Century Fox's "Buried Alive". He has also been the subject of articles in magazines such as "Police One".
Mr. Sams holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Police Science, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Saint Leo College and a Juris Doctor (Law) Degree from Western State University/Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners and enjoys the distinction of Diplomate with the College's American Board of Law Enforcement Experts. The American College of Forensic Examiners has awarded Fred the prestigious designation of Certified Medical Investigator Level IV, as well as certification as an expert in Homeland Security. He is an acknowledged court expert witness in the fields of fingerprints, handwriting, shoe and tire impressions, crime scene reconstruction and bloodspatter, to name a few.
He was Special Forces trained during his initial period in the Army and after the war he remained with the Army's Criminal Investigation and Military Police Command as an investigator, instructor and negotiator. Fred was given a variety of post war assignments such as S-2 (intelligence) working in the South Florida Everglades coordinating nuclear security relative to threats posed to missile sites by radical and extremist groups. He holds the rank of Sixth Degree Black Belt with the United States Karate Association and Independent Martial Arts Federation. He also teaches self-defense classes and martial arts to law enforcement and special segments of the community.
Fred A. Sams is currently completing a book entitled: "Basic Child Sexual Assault Investigation" and a field manual dealing with: "Negotiating with Juvenile Hostage Takers".
Dr. Bob Guneyi, M.D., is a Professor with the Homeland Security University and involved in the curriculum development of our bio-terrorism programs. He holds a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Saint Francis, in addition to his Medical Doctor degree from the UTESA School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Hawaii. His clinical training was completed in Portland and Cleveland. After gaining invaluable real world experience in trauma and surgical cases at a major trauma center in Reno, he launched his academic career, teaching for the next six years at the collegiate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
Having designed an artificial pancreas, he has spent the last three years doing related biomedical research. It was during this time, after bearing witness to the 9/11 attacks, that Dr. Guneyi turned his interest to national security and disaster preparedness issues.
Bob has since attained full certification in Emergency Response Protocols and Procedures. He has subsequently recently become certified in Terrorism/Bio-Terrorism/Counter-Terrorism Assessment and Threat Analysis. Dr. Guneyi has studied the consequences of WMD attacks and their impact on the medical community. He is a member of the Washoe County Citizens Homeland Security Council and Community Emergency Response Team.
We anticipate Dr. Guneyi will be our campus medical director at our first campus opening within months.
Dr. Paul Davis is a Professor with the Homeland Security University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in International Relations and has been teaching for the University of Nevada System for the past twenty-four years. He has traveled around the world lecturing and conducting research on international terrorism and Politics. He is a three-time International Fulbright Scholar conducting research in India, Egypt and Israel as well as Russia, Spain and France and teaching in Germany, Italy, Belgium and Greece.
He was previously a participant in the United States State Department Scholar-Diplomat Program on National Security in Washington DC and was involved in conducting a program on international peace, security and conflict management for the United States Institute of Peace also in Washington DC.
He is a two-time National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow in the field of international violence and a two-time National Science Foundation scholar. He co-authored a textbook entitled: Introduction to Political Terrorism for McGraw-Hill Publishers and is also a contributing editor for Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism which is another McGraw-Hill publication and has been recognized in Who's Who in the West.
He was recognized in 1999 by the Nevada Board of Regents as Professor of the Year for the State of Nevada. In 2000 he was appointed by the Governor of Nevada to serve on the 5 member State Board of Dispensing Opticians. In 2001 he was appointed by the City of Sparks to the Sparks Community Advisory Committee for the Washoe County Airport Authority.
In 2001 the journal Cerebrum: Dana Forum on Brain Science (Summer 2001) published his article entitled The Terrorist Mentality. It was republished in the Seventh Edition of Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism 2004/05 by McGraw-Hill Publishers.
In 2002 he was appointed as a Commissioner to serve on the Sparks Centennial Commission by the Sparks City Counsel. In 2002 he was appointed by Congressman Jim Gibbons to serve on the anti-terrorism Homeland Security Advisory Board for the State of Nevada.
In 2003 he became an advisor for the National Education for Women's Leadership Program in Nevada and was selected to serve on the Academic Advisory Board for the Annual Editions: Homeland Security Publication by McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. In the Fall of 2003 he underwent training and became a member of the Citizen Homeland Security Council of Washoe County. In November of 2003 he was appointed by Washoe County Commission to serve on the 5-member Library Board of Trustees.
Since 1998, He has also been teaching a highly successful upper division Internet course on international terrorism for the University of Nevada, Reno. Finally in 2004 he became an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for the new Graduate department program in Emergency Management and Homeland Security teaching the required international terrorism courses including History of Terrorism and the Regional Overview of terrorism
Captain John F. Stampfli is an Instructor at the Homeland Security University (HSU). Before joining HSU, John held management positions with Ernst & Young, LLP and KPMG, LLP where he was a subject matter expert in global logistics operations and supply chain security. John was also the manager of Logistics for Unisys Corporation where he had direct responsibility for import/export operations, international and domestic transportation, and cargo security administration.
John has over 20 years of military, private and public sector experience. He is considered an expert in global logistics, security management and intelligence operations and has consulted several of the world's leading companies in these areas. John is currently the Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence Officer) for the Assistant Adjutant General for the State of New Mexico, and a Security Specialist working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He has also served as a Battalion Intelligence Officer (S2) in the California Army National Guard.
John has written on security and intelligence issues which have appeared in several major publications. John received a BA in History from California State University, Fullerton. In addition, he holds Professional Designations in International Business Management and International Trade from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command & Staff College. John also holds the rank of 6th Dan in Karate-Do and 5th Dan in Aikijujutsu.
Patrick Boylan, M.S. is an instructor with the Homeland Security University. He received his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, (UNLV) where he will also be receiving his Masters in Emergency Management and Homeland Security in May 2005. He has already been offered a position to teach classes in terrorism at UNLV due to his unique knowledge and understanding of the terrorist mindset.
He is well known for his thought provoking presentations on terrorism at UNLV, Regis University, The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), Las Vegas College, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO).
His upcoming book,"The Land of War (Dar ul Harb)" will not be a politically correct re-gurgitation of the causes and effects of terrorism as we know now them, but an expose of the deep and ancient hatred caused by religion. He has submitted an analytical article, "Terrorists and Las Vegas" to be considered for "Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism 2005/2006" by McGraw Hill Publishers, at the insistence of his instructor Paul Davis, a world renowned expert on terrorism and professor with the Homeland Security University.
Having grown up an Irish Catholic in Muslim Pakistan, he has first hand knowledge of, and experience with, the true causes of religious terrorism, and understands well the question that plagues so many in the Western world, "Why do they hate us?" He has not only read and understands the Koran but uses its own words to explain the deep hatred extremist Muslims harbor for all non-Muslims from America to Indonesia, Israel to Kashmir, and Chechnya to Thailand.
He has had many discussions, heated and otherwise, about religion and its role in every day living, with both moderate and extremist Muslims, some who were former Mujahaideen in the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. He feels strongly that the West has no idea who the real enemy is, and has adopted as his personal motto Sun Tzu's adage, "Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle."
As an educator he is an elected member of the Nevada State Board of Education, and has taught classes in Computer Concepts and Business Applications at the Community College of Southern Nevada, Education Dynamics Institute, Phillips Junior College, and Heritage College. He is proud to have educated responsible citizens in the handling and use of firearms while working for Nevada Pistol Academy as a handgun Specialist.
As a concerned and active citizen he has volunteered for many years to serve on the Town Advisory Board for Winchester Township, where he lives, and has been an active volunteer parent in the local school district.
Brian D. Landers, BS, MBA, is an instructor with the Homeland Security University. He has a B.S. Degree (Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems) and Master of Business Administration.
His position with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency has him serving as a Regional Director, facilitating and overseeing technology implementation for six locations. His focus areas include disaster recovery and management, business continuity, and emergency operations for critical healthcare systems and facilities. Prior to this, he served as a lead system engineer for a DoD contractor developing tactical systems for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). In this position he was responsible for installation and troubleshooting of C4I systems in several DoD command centers, as well as developing and teaching active duty military personnel on its use and providing senior officer management briefings on the integration of these systems into operational scenarios. His military experience with the U.S. Navy includes working with the Emergency Action Team for the Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. His community involvement includes serving as an emergency services officer with the Civil Air Patrol.
Mr. Landers holds certificates in I.T. Project Management from CompTIA as well as Colorado State University and a Master Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership from Villanova University. His expertise includes serving as the Information Security Officer, for which responsibilities include network security, information availability, and quality assurance of data. Courses that he has taught in the past include Web Design, Computer Networking, Network Security (Security +), Computer Hardware, and Office Systems (word, excel, etc). Additional specialties include Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics.
William E. DeFeo Sr. is an instructor at the Homeland Security University and a Security Consultant with a firm that provides risk assessment, disaster recovery and business continuity planning (NFPA 1600). He holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Bryant University.
Mr. DeFeo possesses a strong background in public safety management and is highly skilled at public relations and positive image creation in the media, with a clear mission for the financial and procedural stewardship of a large municipal organization. Extensive leadership and technical skills are coupled with a seasoned, direct approach to negotiations and quality in public safety service and effective crisis management.
His expertise includes 29 years of police work, retiring as Chief of Police. He led his agency through a process that culminated in national accreditation by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation. He was a security contract manager with a national security company supervising armed and unarmed officers providing security to more than twenty sites in Southern New England used by US Government agencies.
He is a member of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association, the New England Disaster Recovery Information Exchange and former Chairperson of the Rhode Island Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training. He is a certified instructor for the U.S. General Services Administration basic 90 hour security course.
He is an active volunteer in domestic violence prevention. He served as President of the Board of Directors for a local shelter serving victims of domestic violence and was an appointee to the State Attorney Generals Commission on Domestic Violence. In 2000 he was an award recipient recognized by the Rhode Island Coalition against Domestic Violence for his work helping to eliminate domestic violence.
Manny Duarte is an adjunct instructor at the Homeland Security University in the public administration areas. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Maryland. Manny has worked in the private, non-profit and public sectors of industry in a variety of educational and managerial capacities for the past 20 years. The common thread throughout his years of experience has been education.
Manny completed his BS in Business and Management with the University of Maryland while working for the American Red Cross overseas (Lajes Field, Azores). As Station Manager, he directed all office operations including emergency notifications to service members and civilians on base, financial assistance, health and safety training and a strong volunteer program. Additionally, he engaged in volunteerism during his free time as he became certified in CPR and First Aid and trained base personnel on these skills for several years.
Later, Manny earned his MS in Public Administration with Troy State University. He then experienced his first taste of teaching for an educational institution with City Colleges of Chicago in the early 1990's. Since that time, he has been dedicated to education and training.
Manny returned to the U.S. and worked for AT&T in the capacity of Personnel Administrator. This position afforded him the opportunity to take many computer training classes in which he thrived. He became skilled in working with computer applications and transferred those skills to the classroom as an adjunct instructor.
Manny's next calling involved working as a fulltime high school teacher for a flagship high school in Central Florida. With a professional teacher's certificate and a business background, Manny taught computer applications and Web design along with other business related courses. Manny returned to the private sector with Time Warner to serve as a trainer. He once again honed his teaching and facilitation skills in order to orient new workers and introduce company applications to them.
With the advent of eLearning, Manny saw an opportunity to use the Web as a vehicle to provide sound education to those who desired it, but led extremely busy lives which did not allow them to attend traditional campuses. He streamlined and implemented best practices as they related to online classes and added this skill set to his expertise. He has taught in the online environment for the past 4 years with four different schools.
Presently, Manny works in the capacity of Lead Web Strategist for the University of Central Florida where he manages a team of professionals responsible for the campus Web site, portal and a variety of Web applications. His project management skills have been fully utilized in this ever changing IT industry.
In recent years, Manny has also secured a series of certifications relating to the Web, computer applications and education. He has also earned a second Masters degree from Webster University (an MBA). Twenty years after entering the workforce, his passion continues to be education as he is focusing his efforts in the eLearning environment.
Col. Mark A. Onesi is an Adjunct Instructor with the Homeland Security University. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with over 23 years of active duty as both an enlisted soldier and officer. He has Masters degrees in both Education and Business Administration, as well as a Law degree. He is presently enrolled in a Doctor of Education program with an emphasis in Educational Leadership.
He is presently the Dean of Academic Affairs at ITT Technical Institute in Buffalo, NY. He manages an education department consisting of 30 fulltime and adjunct instructors, teaching over 600 students, while being responsible for curriculum oversight, instructor professional development and ensuring student success. When time allows, Mr. Onesi teaches Strategies for Technical Professionals and/or Writing and Communications courses. While serving as an Army ROTC Instructor, he taught Management, National Security, and Military History courses at both the University of Alabama and Stillman College. As an Army Human Resource Manager, Mr. Onesi rose through the ranks and served in a myriad of command and staff positions in the United States and Korea. He was responsible for training soldiers and civilians in any number of personnel functions, while also commanding deployment cells which supported divisional units.
During his military career, Mr. Onesi was selected for two highly competitive programs to work and train in civilian industry. These programs were the Army Training With Industry Program at Textron Lycoming and an Army Research Fellowship at the RAND Corporation; a premier government think-tank. While at RAND, his research team made several recommendations, which were adopted by the Army leadership, on such topics as alternate staffing options for ROTC units, future staffing of technical professional positions in Army research labs, and the use of Public-Private Partnerships to meet Army research and development needs. After RAND, he served as the Executive Officer in the Army Research Institute in Virginia for three years, coordinating research in Army units worldwide, while serving as a liaison between the Institute and the Army Staff. In his last Army assignment, Mr. Onesi was assigned to the Pentagon to work for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the Army Transformation Office. As a survivor of the Pentagon attack on 9/11, Mr. Onesi is a firm believer in the need for homeland security and preparation for emergency situations.
A motivational speaker and dynamic instructor, Mr. Onesi has been named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 2003-2004, is a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education and is sought out as a speaker on any number of topics. He recently received the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for extraordinary accomplishments while serving in the Army.
Mr. Virgil N. Perry (B.G.S. in Justice and Literature), PhD in Human Services (can.) is an adjunct instructor at the Homeland Security University. He has a B.G.S. from The American University (with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Literature) and is a Walden University candidate for a PhD in Human Services. He is a graduate of The Command and General Staff College, United States Army, Command and General Staff Officer Course. Mr. Perry has contributed to Joint Publications in Homeland security, Homeland Defense, Detainee Operations and Civil Affairs issues and recently awarded the CHS III (Certified Homeland Security Level III) by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.
Presently he is serving as the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Antiterrorism/Force Protection programs and policy officer, actively engaged in Antiterrorism/Force Protection, Homeland Defense/Security, and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) issues at the Joint Staff level. In addition, he represents the command on several Joint Staff level Antiterrorism/Force Protection working groups. During the past four years, he has worked as the USSOCOM Homeland Defense/Security subject matter expert addressing Antiterrorism/ Force Protection (AT/FP) strategy, policy and programs. Mr. Perry has twenty-four years of military experience, which has included Active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve. The last ten years of his military service has been as a Special Operations Forces officer with various assignments, which has included Civil Affairs, PSYOP and Military Police specialties. In the civil sector, he has approximately nine years of higher education experience of which six years were at Penn State University as a career counselor and part-time faculty member. Prior to starting active duty with USSOCOM, he spent a short time as Assistant to the Dean of Admissions at Campbell University. He is presently a Major in the United States Army Reserve on active duty.
Mr. Perry has worked with United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), Interagency Coordination division as a liaison officer for USSOCOM, Homeland Security Command and Control Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Working Group as a member working with federal, state and local law enforcement, other government agencies and emergency services. He has coordinated training opportunities with the Florida Disaster Medical Assistance Team 3 and the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute, St. Petersburg College. Presently serves as the Certified Homeland Security - Preparedness and Response Team, military team leader, for Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg region of Florida.
Mr. Perry has diverse background, which is evident in the recognition that he has received throughout his lifetime. He is a 2002 International Society of Poets, International Poet of Merit Awardee, and 2001 Cosmopolitan University Honorary Degree - Doctor of Philosophy- Ph. D in Human Services. Selected as a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow in 1997, while at Penn State University, for his work with the Students In Free Enterprise, Inc. academic program. Mr. Perry has traveled professionally and personally throughout United States, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, France and Monaco. Mr. Perry is an active volunteer of the USSOCOM speaker bureau and Civil Air Patrol - Emergency Services, the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Tracy Olson, B.S., J.D. is an Adjunct Professor with the Homeland Security University, He received his bachelor's degree from Weber State University double majoring in psychology and criminal justice with an emphasis in criminal law. He graduated cum laude from Syracuse University's School of Law, where he received his juris doctor (law degree) and a certificate in National Security Law.
While at Syracuse University, he served as a graduate research assistant to Professor William C. Banks, who is Director of the Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism and author of several articles and books on homeland security issues, including the widely utilized textbook "National Security Law."
Tracy was the first program director for the National Security Association at Syracuse University. The National Security Association is a law student association that addresses issues of national security and terrorism. As program director, he was charged with overseeing and organizing the programs of the National Security Association, as well as working with other board members to establish the organization at Syracuse University.
He has written several sections of a report assessing the legal implications of New York State's counter terrorism initiatives. This report is currently being edited and will be presented to officials in New York's state government. If it is cleared by the New York officials, it will be released to the public.
He has also been involved in several volunteer and community service activities. He worked to raise supplies for the rescue and relief effort at the World Trade Center after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He taught an American College Test (ACT) prepatory course to under privileged and minority youth. He is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and recently served as a Cub Scout den leader. He has also coached high school track and field and middle and high school lacrosse.
Ilana Freedman is an Adjunct Instructor with Homeland Security University and is an internationally recognized and respected specialist in counter-terrorism intelligence analysis and trend forecasting. As CEO of Gerard Group International (GGi), she has framed the mission to provide leading edge programs to prepare and protect American interests from the impact of terrorist attack. She has put together a team of leaders in the field from around the globe to provide the blue-ribbon service that defines GGi. The inter-relationships between developing global trends in terrorism and their impact on America's safety is a special focus of her concern.
With over twenty years experience in the consulting field, Freedman is best known for her unique and highly accurate approach to analyzing rapidly changing trends and assessing their impact on client concerns. In 1987, she pioneered a system of research, analysis, and trend forecasting designed to accommodate the impact of rapidly changing environments that characterize current threats to the West. The methodology has developed a unique, rules-based approach to knowledge management that addresses the challenges of information overload. The system, which was designed to mirror the recognition patterns of the human brain, enables analysts to connect the dots with speed and accuracy that is unprecedented in the world of intelligence analytics.
Freedman spent sixteen years in Israel, where GGi was founded. As head of the Jerusalem-based consulting firm, she served as advisor to both government and industry. During this period, she received her training in civil defense and counter-terrorism, and carried out an ongoing, in-depth study of Israel's approach to counter-terrorism and its potential for application in America.
After returning to the United States in 1995, she established GGi as an American corporation and continued to provide strategic consulting services to major corporations and globally-oriented firms. During the last ten years, she has been a featured speaker at conferences in China, Canada, Israel, and throughout the United States. Since September 11, 2001, she has focused her speaking engagements on issues relating to global terrorism and its impact on American business, government, and society.
Freedman writes a regular column on terrorism, civil defense, and security in the Metrowest Daily News, and her columns have appeared in the Lowell Sun, and other publications. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Inc. Magazine. She is a Deputy Sheriff with the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and a participant on the Bristol County Homeland Security Task Force, working with first response agencies to identify anti-terrorism security vulnerabilities and to solve security and response issues. Freedman's past clients include Becton-Dickinson, Alcatel, NASA, Pepsi Cola, El Al Israel Airlines, Kollsman, and towns and cities throughout the country.
Ed Piper is an Adjunct Instructor at the Homeland Security University and has over 30 years of diversified experience in intelligence, law enforcement, security, education, training and consulting. Holds a Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing Doctoral studies in Adult Education at the College of Notre Dame. He is President of Homeland Security Consultants, Inc. His firm is providing homeland security training to a sensitive part of the Department of Homeland Security.
He served in both U.S. Army and Naval Intelligence and law enforcement. His experience includes assignments in crisis management, anti-terrorism and security training. He has conducted security assessments of sensitive facilities and received awards for his crisis management training and planning activities.
Ed has been teaching security courses in antiterrorism, physical security and security management since 1984. He has served on the faculties of Central Texas College, Webster University Graduate School, George Washington University, University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University. He designed a security management concentration for Johns Hopkins University a few weeks after the 911 attacks. Ed serves on the Graduate faculty of Norwich University and Johns Hopkins University. He is also Dean of Homeland Security Studies at Canyon College.
Ed was asked by the American Management Association to teach Crisis Management to business owners in New York City located in the Ground Zero area after the 911 attacks. Ed's work in private maritime security started in the Reagan Administration's Drug Wars.
Ed was one of the pioneer security consultants conducting security assessments of ships and ports in the late 1980's. He has utilized this experience to help design anti-terrorism security solutions for the maritime industry since the 911 attacks. He has taught courses in ISPS and USCG compliance for the maritime industry. He currently serves as a consultant to the senior RSO of Panama. His initiative for Homeland Security Tax Credits was published in the Journal of Commerce and reviewed by the White House and the Republican National Committee.
Ed has also served as a consultant to the federal government and state governments on workplace violence, school security and drug free workplace initiatives. He received awards from two Maryland Governors for his work in these areas. Ed has served as a Baltimore City Police Officer while completing his undergraduate studies on the Vietnam era G.I. Bill.
During the past eight years, Ed has been teaching courses in organizational development, human resource management, strategic management and business management at Johns Hopkins University and Towson University
Rynele M. Mardis, BS, M.A. is an Adjunct Instructor with the Homeland Security University. He is has over 12 years of military service as both an enlisted soldier and officer. He has Masters degrees in Business and Organizational Security Management. He is presently seeking his Doctorate of Human Services with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.
He has received in-depth training on the aspects of threats directed against business organizations, information networks, military installations, government operations and individuals. Additionally, he is trained in asset protection, information security, legal and ethical issues, emergency planning and corporate security issues.
He is presently plans, develops and manages current operations for numerous detachments worldwide. He is responsible for task management, coordination, and oversight of the current operations and its daily mission planning, task management, and the staffing of operations and concepts. Additionally, he serves as the primary office manager for Information Operations.
During his military career, Mr. Mardis received awards for his extraordinary accomplishments and contributions in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Mr. Mardis is a firm believer in the need for Homeland Security and preparation for emergencies of all types.
Bruce A. Thompson, M.A., M.P.A. is an adjunct faculty member with the Homeland Security University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development; a Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration and is currently completing a Doctor of Science in the field of Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management.
He is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers where he is also has a position on the Terrorism Committee. Additionally, he has memberships in The International Emergency Management Society and the American Society for Engineering Management.
A retired Navy Medical Service Corps officer and a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Security Specialist, Mr. Thompson has over 28 years of expertise in emergency management, continuity of operations, medical operations, intelligence analysis and WMD terrorism preparedness.
During his 20 years in the military he was an aeromedical evacuation technician, an instructor at the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and a combat medicine instructor with the Air Force Continuing Medical Readiness program. Upon his commission as a Navy Medical Service Corps officer in 1988 he specialized in Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence. During his tour in Camp Lejeune, NC, he planned and directed the response of a 40 person medical team in support of victims of Hurricane Andrew and was assigned as the Executive Officer, Joint Task Force, Field Medical Detachment, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1992, in support of approximately 30,000 Haitian migrants and responsible for coordinating over 300 medical personnel and all medical operations. While assigned as the Head, Readiness Operations Branch, he planned and coordinated medical support to the Cuban, Kurdish, and Haitian refugees, developed emergency preparedness plan guidance for all Navy Medical and Dental facilities worldwide and was the Navy liaison to the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Directorate Staff.
Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1997, he worked on the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici WMD Terrorism Preparedness Program as a government contractor. He developed and facilitated a series of five exercise workshops for emergency responders and federal agency representatives to devise responses to bioterrorist incidents and developed a casualty estimation tool for bioterrorist incidents. In addition, he assisted the New York City (NYC) Office of Emergency Management orchestrate the Medical Exercise (MEDEX) in twenty-three hospitals in the NYC area and the Biological Agent Drill (B.A.D.) tabletop exercise for NYC officials and first responders.
Mr. Thompson has worked for a number of different government contractors in the Washington DC Metro Area providing support to various federal government departments and agencies in the areas of emergency management, continuity of operations (COOP), continuity of government and WMD terrorism preparedness. Significant accomplishments included drafting the COOP plan and Emergency Response Plan for the U.S. Customs Service Headquarters, developing occupant emergency evacuation plans and conducting evacuation drills for the CIA and providing research and analysis of the United States Army, Alternate Joint Communications Center (AJCC) Emergency Plan for NBC and WMD Terrorism preparedness.
As a FBI Security Specialist, Mr. Thompson was the Program Manager for the Emergency Preparedness and Consequence Management program, developed COOP plans, training and exercises and planned, developed, and provided Emergency Preparedness and Consequence Management awareness briefings in response to tactical warning and threats.
Currently, he is a Senior Program Analyst with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security, Office of Defense Continuity and Crisis Management. As the Deputy Chief for the Test, Training, Readiness and Exercise division, Mr. Thompson coordinates all testing, training and exercises for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government programs. Additionally, he ensures the operational readiness of all personnel and facilities.
James A. King, M.S., Ph.D. is a professor at the Homeland Security University. Dr. King holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, an MS in Forensic Science, and a BPA in Criminal Justice, and has been awarded a CHS III (Certified Homeland Security Level III) from the American College of Forensic Examiners.
He is the founder and former Executive Director of the International Association of Personal Protection Agents and has provided personal security for numerous entertainers, celebrities, U.S. and foreign dignitaries. He served as the chief of protective services for a high ranking NATO official and is the author of the book Providing Protective Services.
He spent 23 years in the U.S. Armed Forces as a law enforcement specialist, trainer, Criminal Investigator, Counterintelligence Special Agent, and protective service agent. He was an advisor to both the Vietnamese and Korean military in the area of law enforcement, counterinsurgency, and dignitary protection. After retiring from the military in 1991, he began a career in civilian law enforcement in Tennessee where he served as a criminal investigator and training officer as well as a certified firearms instructor, unarmed defense instructor, OC Spray instructor, police baton instructor and hostage negotiator. He is certified by the Department of Homeland Security as an instructor for the courses Law Enforcement Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and Terrorism Awareness for Law Enforcement.He holds numerous certifications from FEMA in the area of Incident Management.
Jim is currently the president of The Patriot Group, a law enforcement and security training firm.
Dr. Marian Leerburger is an Adjunct Professor with the Homeland Security University. Dr. Leerburger has been teaching for various Universities and Distance Learning programs since 1989. She holds several advanced degrees, including a Master's from American University in International Affairs, Asian Studies, and International Development, and a Master's from Georgetown University in National Security Studies, Technology, and Soviet Studies. Additionally, she has a Ph.D. from University of Maryland in Political Science, with majors in International Relations and National Security Studies, both earned while working full time, usually on shift work while working crisis management issues. Dr. Leerburger has developed courses and taught a variety of subjects over the last 16 years, including thesis writing, political science, and business courses, and has lived and worked overseas in isolated areas. She has published several journal articles on transnational illicit issues, and has concentrations in counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, illicit issues, homeland security, and organized crime, attending various academic and professional conferences annually on these topics. Additionally, Dr. Leerburger works with government, business, and academic leaders to pinpoint gaps and outline policy on transnational issues.
William M. Shields, Esq., is a professor with the Homeland Security University, specializing in the protection of nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors, the threat of radioactive material dispersion, Constitutional law limitations on anti-terrorism efforts, and in the history of terrorism from ancient times to the present. Mr. Shields has a degree from MIT in theoretical physics, a law degree from Columbia University, and will be receiving a doctorate in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech in 2006.
For the past thirty years, Mr. Shields has served in government and private practice as a nuclear safety expert. The first decade of his career was spent with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he became heavily involved in developing new safety regulations following the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 and the damaging fire at Browns Ferry in 1975. As one of the agency's senior lawyers possessing scientific and engineering credentials, he contributed substantially to enhanced safety rules and policies that have resulted in safe operation of U.S. nuclear plants since 1979. Mr. Shields left the NRC in 1987 for private practice and consulting
in nuclear regulation. He represented and counseled many utility-owners on safety issues and assisted them in preparing for and successfully undergoing intense federal safety inspections.
Mr. Shields returned to government in 1991, engaged by the newly-formed Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an agency devoted to ensuring the safe operation of the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons facilities. His experience during 14 years of service to the Board has ranged from defending the Board in federal court to frequent on-site safety inspections of weapons facilities at such sites as Los Alamos, Idaho, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, the Pantex Plant, Savannah River Site, and Hanford. As a nationally-known expert in fire protection for nuclear facilities, Mr. Shields has been instrumental in ensuring that DOE's weapons facilities possess a high degree of fire safety. In his role as a fire protection engineer, Mr. Shields currently serves as a voting member of the National Fire Protection Association's Code Committee on Nuclear Facilities.
In his doctoral studies at Virginia Tech (to be completed in the spring of 2006), Mr. Shields has studied a wide range of topics relating to the impact of science and technology on modern life and culture. He has received extensive training in sociology, history, and philosophy, and has contributed scholarly papers to a variety of publications and conferences. He is the author of three entries in the 2005 Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, published by MacMillan, and his article 'The Epistemic Value of Cautionary Tales' will appear in late 2005 in the Journal of Technology Studies.
Mr. Shields expects to retire from federal service at the completion of his doctorate, and thereafter pursue teaching, writing, and consulting in a variety of fields. In addition to his extensive knowledge of law and nuclear technology, Mr. Shields possesses expertise in ancient history, the history of theoretical physics, and in the development of industrial technologies. Mr. Shields is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of United States, the District of Columbia, and the State of Minnesota. He is also a court-certified mediator and mediator-mentor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bruce F. Price, B.S., M.S., is an adjunct instructor with the Homeland Security University and currently working for the Department of Homeland Security/TSA assigned to Newark Liberty International Airport. Assigned to coordinate United Nations Ambassadors escorts from the state department and Secret Service. Trained and respond to all possible explosive and incendiary devices.
Mr. Price earned his Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and Administration 1992 from the Jersey City State College and his bachelor of science in Criminal Justice from William Paterson State College in 1984. He graduated from West Point Command and Leadership Program, The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
As an Adjunct Professor he has taught Criminal Justice Courses: Drug Use and Abuse; Police Organization and Management, Criminal Law; Criminal Investigation; Crime Prevention and Juvenile Delinquency.
His background includes 28 years in the Paterson Police Department, culminating in an appointment as Executive Assistant (Deputy Chief) to the Chief of Police. He successfully directed all aspects of operations, administration, and management of a police force in an urban, ethnically diverse community, in the state of New Jersey's third largest city.
Mr. Price is a certified state training instructor in Defensive Tactics and a third degree black belt in Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate and was ranked fourth in the nation in 1995. He also holds his first degree Black Belk in Tae Kwon Do
Raymond M. McPartland, MA, MPA, is an adjunct instructor with the Homeland Security University and is an active trainer and police officer with the New York City Police Department. Currently assigned to the NYPD's Specialized Training Section as an instructor, Officer McPartland has been at the forefront of many new and exiting projects spearheaded by the NYPD. He is a lead instructor with the newly formed COBRA Training Unit responsible for training patrol and specialty personnel in weapons of mass destruction and terrorism preparedness. Aside from his work in chemical, biological, and radiological awareness, Officer McPartland has also taught the workings of the incident command system, NIMS (National Incident Management System) and the newly created CIMS (Citywide Incident Management System) to supervisors and line personnel. He guest lectures at supervisory seminars and was currently tasked with the creation of a civilian terrorism awareness program for all in-service civilian NYPD personnel.
Academically, Officer McPartland has received a double-undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton in Criminal Justice and Sociology, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University CW Post College with his thesis and research in counter-terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and a Masters in Public Administration from Marist College. Through his experience in WMD and counter-terrorism instruction he has attended nearly all of the major schools and training courses in chemical, biological, radiological and ordinance preparedness offered through the Office for Domestic Preparedness and the Homeland Security Department. He has amassed more than thirty courses through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute and is a certified Hazmat operator.
Currently, Officer McPartland is in process of beginning his own consulting and training company, The Provident Group and plans to begin his Doctoral work in the Spring of 2006.
Tom Gersbeck, BS, MFS, (CWO USMC Ret.) is an Instructor with the Homeland Security University. He has over 24 years of operational, instructional and managerial experience. He has a B.S. in management and a Masters in Forensic Sciences where his thesis topic was Visualizing Carbon Fiber Wire Utilized in Improvised Explosive Devices.
Mr. Gersbeck retired from the Marine Corps in 2001 as a Chief Warrant Officer after 20 years of service. As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Force Protection Officer his areas of expertise included explosives, forensics, military ordnance, military weapon systems, research, and countermeasures development.
Mr. Gersbeck is currently an Explosives Security Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security where his responsibilities include: field operations, post blast investigation, terrorist tradecraft, target hardening, conducting explosives and weapon systems research, as well as development and technical training in critical security areas that have an impact upon transportation infrastructure in the United States. He has worked in support of the FBI, ICE, TSA, FAA, NTSB, as well as numerous state and local agencies in this capacity.
Mr. Gersbeck's military assignments include Marine Security Guard duty at the American Embassy Damascus, Syria. As an EOD technician, team leader, and officer he participated in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy (Haiti) and over 20 other in-depth live-fire training exercises.
Mr. Gersbeck has authored and taught the following courses: "Introduction to Administration of Justice" and "The Legal Aspects of Evidence" for Copper Mountain College in California. "Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-Political Issues" for Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He also managed, marketed and instructed the International Unexploded Ordnance Training Program at Texas A&M University, the only Department of Defense certified training program of its kind. While at A&M he was involved in teaching numerous Office of Domestic Preparedness training courses such as "Threat and Risk Assessment", "WMD Response for Public Works Personnel" and he participated as a subject matter expert, in many WMD City Exercises.
A motivational speaker and dynamic instructor, Mr. Gersbeck is sought out as a speaker on a number of topics.
Steven C. LeCroy, B.A., MHS (Can.), is an adjunct instructor with the Homeland Security University. He has a B. A. (Public Administration) and is a candidate for a MHS (with an emphasis on Disaster Management).
Mr. LeCroy is a Captain with St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue, and has been with the department for 23 years. He has been the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) coordinator since 2000. MMRS was designed to enhance and coordinate local and regional response capabilities for highly populated areas that could be targeted by a terrorist attack using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). As the MMRS coordinator he has worked directly with federal, state, and local disaster preparedness officials, and has been instrumental in the development of disaster plans and exercises.
His position with MMRS has him serving as EMS advisor to the Co-Chairman of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF), and is a task force member for both the Florida mass ventilator and triage task forces.
He has completed training through the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP), National Fire Academy (NFA), and University of South Florida Center for Biological Defense on Homeland Security and Emergency Response. His training includes Incident Command, National Incident Management System, and WMD Threat and Risk Assessment to name a few.
In addition to being a certified firefighter, he holds a license as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Respiratory Therapist. As a paramedic he was a member of the St. Petersburg Police Department SWAT team for 14 years, and held the position as medic team leader. He has been an instructor and curriculum developer for St. Petersburg College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs for the past 20 years. He is also a court certified expert witness in Emergency Medical Services.
Adam Dolnik, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor for the Homeland Security University, Senior Fellow and Director of Research Development at the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP) at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Formerly he has served as chief trainer at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Singapore, and as a researcher at the WMD Terrorism Project at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California and at the United Nations Terrorism Prevention Branch in Vienna, Austria.
Dolnik's areas of expertise include terrorist motivations, tactics, and innovations, crisis negotiations, terrorist organizations and CBRN terrorism. Dolnik regularly lectures for various governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies around the world, ranging from senior government officials to members of elite tactical units. To date he has delivered some twenty specialized training courses and more then a hundred lectures in over 25 countries. He has also conducted field research on terrorist networks in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and the North Caucasus, and his research has been published in over a dozen edited books and a variety of international journals, including "Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Negotiation: Journal of Theory and Practice, Perspectives: Central European Review of International Affairs, Yaderny Kontrol." He is also the author of Understanding Terrorist Innovation: Technology, Tactics and Global Trends (Routledge, forthcoming in 2007)
Dolnik has received a BA in Political Science from the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, MA in International Policy Studies form the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, and Ph.D. in Strategic Studies form the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore.
James J. Ness, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor at the Homeland Security University and is Director of Marketing and Business Development for Inmateplacement International LLC.
Dr. Ness has had a long and successful career in academe and government service. Dr. Ness is also currently a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, Mesa Community College, Western International University and Excelsior College. He is a consultant to many local and state police departments. He has developed courses in personal protection and security and teaches Domestic and International Terrorism and Counter Terrorism.
Prior to this he was the Chief of Specialized Training for the Kosovo Police Service School. He also served with other State Department missions as the Station Chief for the International Police Task Force in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina and as Dean of Academics for the Haitian National Police Training Center in Haiti. He has conducted national research on Police Executives, School Executives, and Basic
Police Training and Police Personnel Practices.
Previous professional service includes, Director of Criminal Justice Programs at Barton County Community College, Tenured Professor of Law Enforcement at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Police Chief City of Villa Grove, IL, as well as investigator and undercover narcotics investigator police supervisor and military service.
He has a BA from Northeastern Illinois University, MS in Law Enforcement from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale He has published extensively in the area of areas of law enforcement and
Scott R. Mikesell is an adjunct instructor with the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and the Homeland Security University. He is a 29-year veteran of the Columbus (Ohio) Division of Police. He is certified as an expert marksman and as a tactical driving instructor. During his 20 years as a Patrol Officer, he served as a Field Training Officer for 11 probationary officers. The City awarded him a special commendation medal for bravery in the line of duty.
From 1998 to his retirement in 2006, Mr. Mikesell was the Senior Master Instructor for the department's Advanced Training Section. In this capacity he researched, produced and delivered training not only to the 1,800 sworn officers of C.P.D., but also the Division's Reserve Officers, non-sworn personnel and Basic Training classes. In addition, he regularly instructed classes for the Citizen Police Academy, area universities, and civic groups, as well as training Public Safety and government personnel from various agencies. He is certified by the State of Ohio to instruct over 33 different law enforcement subject units and maintains his certification by fulfilling regular requests from the Columbus Police Regional Training Center to return as a guest instructor for both Basic and Advanced training courses in his areas of expertise. Although he has delivered training on a wide variety of subjects, his areas of expertise are terrorism, CBRN, explosives, HAZMAT, incident management, and community policing.
His extensive studies and knowledge of subject matter relating to terrorism / counter-terrorism resulted in his selection as lead instructor and Training Bureau P.O.C. for all terrorism and homeland security issues. His expertise was requested in the development of the Ohio SLATT program, and he is certified to instruct first responders across the country for the NSA as well as the Regional Community Policing Institute. He has completed comprehensive training through the ODP, NSA, BJA, DHS, NFA, National Guard, and FEMA.
He holds membership in the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, National Sheriff's Association, the International Counter-Terrorism Officer's Association, the Ohio Counter Terrorism Association, the International Association of Emergency Managers, and the International Emergency Manager Student Association. He is accredited with more than 120 hours of college credits in Electronics and Applied Communications, and is currently completing his BS in Homeland Security. Upon retiring from active police duty, he signed on as Senior Officer with the Columbus Police Reserves, thus maintaining his commission; and he formed Wolf Watch Homeland Defense Training, Ltd., through which he provides training for security forces as well as civilians.
Dexter Ingram MPA, M.A is an adjunct professor with the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and the Homeland Security University College project. Ingram is a national and international security specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the military, public, and private sector. He has led U.S. interagency delegations to Central Asia and North Africa focusing on nuclear smuggling and regional nuclear proliferation deterrence.
Ingram currently serves the U.S. Department of State as an adviser to the Helmand, Afghanistan PRT - prioritizing counterinsurgency governance and security efforts. Prior to this Ingram served as the Deputy Director of the State Department's Office of WMD Terrorism.
Ingram began his career as a U.S. Naval Flight Officer. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Heritage Foundation as a Threat Assessment Specialist where he analyzed non-conventional threats to international security. He then joined the House Select Committee on Homeland Security as a professional staff member, specializing in science & technology and terrorism policy. While working for the Select Committee, he advised members of Congress on key policy issues and contributed to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. During that time, Ingram was named a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.
As an adjunct professor at George Mason University, Ingram has taught Mass Communication and Public Policy. He has also guest lectured at George Mason's School of Management on Knowledge Work and Artificial Intelligence, in addition to teaching courses at the Foreign Service Institute, the National Press Club and his alma mater, Hampton University.
Ingram’s media experience includes appearances on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, BBC, Abu Dhabi TV (UAE), NHK TV (Japan), and Maghreb News (Morocco). He's provided commentary on the U.S./China EP-3 standoff, September 11th, homeland security, the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the northeast blackout, Iraq, Afghanistan, and cybersecurity. In addition, his work's been featured on ABC News "This Week," NBC News "Dateline NBC," USA Today, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report.
Ingram has served as a representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Bioterrorism Task-Force, the National Capitol Region Emergency Response Forum, and GeoIntelligence Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board. Ingram currently serves on the Board of Visitors for National Defense University, the DC Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, E.J. Krause & Associates' Global Border Security Advisory Board, and is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.
Ingram holds a Bachelor of Science from Hampton University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies from National Defense University. Ingram also holds executive education certificates from the Joint Special Operations University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
Donald Jenkins M.A., B.S. A.S. is an Adjunct Instructor with the Homeland Security University. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. He also holds a B.S in Information Technology from University of Phoenix and an Associates of Science from the Community College of the Air Force. In addition, he has specialized training and experience IT Project Management, INFOSEC, TEMPEST, and COMSEC.
Mr. Jenkins is an information systems security and information protection subject matter expert. His expertise yields from his 20 years of military service in the United States Air Force. His career in information security began in 1985 with his enlistment into the United States Air Force.
From 1985 - 1998 Mr. Jenkins performed as an Information Security Officer and Enterprise Records Manager working for the Communications Division and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. He orchestrated and upgraded the technological platform baseline security configuration of numerous organizations to ensure effective support of critical organizational programs and systems. As a Records Manager he effectively implemented electronic records management schemes to effectively assist lawyers and other customers with the proper disposition of their electronic documentation.
From 1999 - 2004 Mr. Jenkins held senior level information assurance positions in which developed goals and objectives that integrate organizational information technology with information assurance objectives and business processes. He also provided oversight in the management of computer security personnel and of the enterprise information security systems. He also, established policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organizational design to ensure information systems and sensitive information were properly secured. In addition, he has authored network enterprise directives such Network System Security Plans and the Enterprise software licensing regulations. He is well versed in the DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) of network computer systems. Completed over 20 and provided oversight of over 100 approved Certified and Accredited systems at all security levels. Mr. Jenkins is also a certified Emissions Security Manager. He has performed numerous emissions evaluations and has vast knowledge of TEMPEST requirements. In addition, he is a successful Information Technology Program Manager. As Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Program Manager he conducted feasibility studies, developed a PKI implementation plan, PKI training plan, and oversaw the successful implementation of his plan in 20 organizations.
Mr. Jenkins currently holds the position as an Information System Security Representative Subject Matter Expert for the FBI. In this task he supports FBI HQ and FBI Field Offices in compliance with FISMA, and other Federal Information Security Mandates. His advises on new Information Technology security applications and performs security analysis to help identify the IT security posture of offices and systems throughout the FBI.
Jose Delgado is an adjunct instructor for the Homeland Security University. He is a career Federal Government employee who has spent the vast majority of his career as a military intelligence officer in a wide variety of assignments stateside and overseas. He has spent the last three years working as a United States Army counterintelligence operations specialist at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Mr. Delgado has also worked as a foreign disclosure officer, reviewing and approving classified information for release to foreign allies and counterparts and was an adjunct faculty member of the Joint Intelligence Training Center, United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army in July 1985 and transitioned to a civilian intelligence career in October of 1997.
As an Army Military Intelligence Officer, Mr. Delgado served in a myriad of functions, to include: Senior Counter drug Analyst, Joint Interagency Task Force West; Chief, Collection Management Division, Joint Interagency Task Force West; Intelligence Officer, 1/327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and Counterintelligence Officer, 470th Military Intelligence Brigade (Panama).
Mr. Delgado is a combat veteran of the El Salvadoran insurgency, Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and numerous counter-drug assignments in Central and South America, as well as the Far East. He has over ten years of training experience delivering adult-level education in foreign disclosure, intelligence subject matter and advanced weapons and tactics to both U.S. and allied armed forces.
Mr. Delgado earned his undergraduate degree in Coastal Marine Biology from the University of Puerto Rico. He graduated in October 2005 with a Master of Arts in Education specializing in Adult Education and Distance Learning from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Educational Leadership from Walden University.
Detective Frank R. Kosciow: Is an adjunct instructor and member of our curriculum design team for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and our Homeland Security University College project . He is currently employed as a police officer with the Santa Ana Tribal Police Department, and is a member of their Emergency Services Team (EST). He has been his agency's representative to the NM WMD Working Group, FBI/JTTF, US Attorney's Office ATAC, NM Indian Country Emergency Management Collaborative, and the NM Gang & Terrorism Task Force, & the Middle Rio Grande Terrorism Early Warning Group. He holds a BA in Psychology and an MS in Criminal Justice Administration.
Det. Kosciow is a certified police instructor and has been an adjunct instructor for the NMDPS Training Division, BIA OLES/IPA, Albuquerque TV-I/Central NM Community College and the University of New Mexico/Gallup Branch Campus. Additionally he has taught at academies throughout the nation. He developed the basic terrorism awareness/WMD curriculum for Central New Mexico Community College & the NM Dept. of Public Safety Training Center. He has also been a guest speaker for NMSPA conferences, Bureau of Indian Affairs-OLES/U.S. Department of the Interior, University of New Mexico Center for Criminal Justice Studies and the US Attorney's Office ATAC programs.
As an adjunct faculty member for Louisiana State University/Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education/National Center for Bio-Medical Research & Training, he instructs the Law Enforcement Prevention & Deterrence of Terrorist Acts course, Law Enforcement Response to WMD course, Law Enforcement WMD Operations/Performance Level A course, and other awareness and trainer level courses. He is also certified as an instructor by the Department of Homeland Security/ODP/CDP, and has completed several live nerve agent trainer courses & terrorist bombing courses through them, as well as the WMD Tactical Commanders School.
He has completed several training programs through the U.S. Department of State Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP), to include the Hostage School (trained with the Republic of Georgia National Police) and the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Dignitary Protection Program. His Emergency Services Team also assisted with ATAP/DSS training exercises & acted as the C.A.T. team for visiting dignitaries & program participants.
Det. Kosciow in July of 2005 attended homeland security/counter terrorism training in Israel through SSI (which included protection of critical infrastructures/historical-religious sites, suicide bombing-counter measures, tactics & techniques and case studies, vehicle bomb & small arms attack counter measures, Krav Maga, dignitary protection, aviation security & security/intelligence functions. In September of 2006 attended the Global Terrorism Conference at the ICT/IDC-Lauder School, Herzliya Israel. Kosciow is also the Assistant executive director of the New Mexico Sheriff's & Police Association and sits on the Albuquerque Jewish Community Center (JCC) security committee. In January-February of 2007 he was accepted into and completed the graduate Executive Certificate program in Counter Terrorism Studies/Arab Studies at the Institute of Counter Terrorism Studies (ICT)/IDC at the Lauder School of Government in Israel.
Mr. Kosciow also attended an Advanced Counter Terrorism Workshop hosted by ICT & the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC in March of 2007.
Memberships: ILEETA, NTOA, IAPE, ACFEI (Homeland Security Certification awarded by them) and IALEFI.
Dr. Umit (Bob) Guneyi, M.D., is the Vice President of Medical Centers for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and a Professor with the Homeland Security University and involved in the curriculum development of our bio-terrorism programs.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Saint Francis, in addition to his Medical Doctor degree from the UTESA School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Hawaii. His clinical training was completed in Portland and Cleveland.
After gaining invaluable real world experience in trauma and surgical cases at a major trauma center in Reno, he launched his academic career, teaching for the next six years at the collegiate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
Having designed an artificial pancreas, he has spent the last three years doing related biomedical research. It was during this time, after bearing witness to the 9/11 attacks, that Dr. Guneyi turned his interest to national security and disaster preparedness issues.
Bob has since attained full certification in Emergency Response Protocols and Procedures. He has subsequently recently become certified in Terrorism/Bio-Terrorism/Counter-Terrorism Assessment and Threat Analysis. Dr. Guneyi has studied the consequences of WMD attacks and their impact on the medical community. He is a member of the Washoe County Citizens Homeland Security Council and Community Emergency Response Team.
We anticipate Dr. Guneyi will be our campus medical director at our first campus.
Daniel Sharon is an Instructor with the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and the Homeland Security University College project . He is a retired Police Commander with more than 28 years experience in the Israeli Security Forces.
He served in the Golani Brigade Special Forces and 810 Alpine Unit Mount Hermon, fighting in two wars. As Police Commander of the Northern Golan Heights he was responsible for civil administration of an area of approx. 100 sq. km. on the Syrian Lebanese Border.
His fields of expertise include counter-terrorism evaluation; identification of suicide bombers, containment and subsequent disarmament; operational behavior body language; intelligence; airport and perimeter security; bomb management and containment planning; exposure and infiltration into criminal and terrorist organizations; training police forces and security personnel.
Mr. Sharon's achievements include: As Northern Golan Heights Police Commander, Cross- border infiltrations by terror groups were reduced to almost zero, crime was reduced by 20% and several espionage rings were exposed; he disarmed and captured a suicide bomber; formulated a Counter-action Training Manual; Night of the Gliders Operation 1987 - received commendation; Police Officer of the Year; and the Bravery Award from the Israeli President.
Major Dave Kutcher(ret.) is an Instructor with the Homeland Security Defense Coalition seminar programs. He brings 32 years experience in anti terrorism to the Homeland Security Defense Coalition. While serving in two wars and two wars of attrition, he trains and prepares IDF personnel in the area of counter suicide bombers and also trains the Israel police civil guard.
He served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Paratroopers and Spec-Ops. (Yom Kippur War). EL AL Israel Airlines, Security Officer. As a member of the Israeli Border Police, Anti-terror Unit (Yamam), he was a member of the Israeli Border Police advanced Training Facility, a member of a team responsible for creating the school's new department for developing and teaching anti-terror Tactics. An Israeli Border Police Brigade Weapons Instructor and spec ops officer responsible for training groups under his command for cross border field operations (Anti-Terrorist operations). While serving in the Israeli Border Police, as the Security Officer in charge of all aspects of installation security where assigned.
He has worked as a private security professional with an assignment in London, director of executive security for an individual and his family, responsible for all aspects of the VIP protection and the hiring, training and daily work of a team of close protection security personnel.
While employed with the Israeli Police School for Operational Fitness, he filled the position of Chief Weapons Instructor. With the Israeli National Police, National Headquarters, in Jerusalem as their chief Weapons and Operational Behavior Instructor of the Police Civil Guard, he was responsible for all firearms and operational training for an Organization of approximately 80,000 volunteers and uniformed regular police personnel, He established Special operations units in the police civil guard. He is a private consultant and trains in Security staff in VIP Protection, S.W.A.T. Tactics and Survival and he is an Israeli Executive Firearms Instructor. He is a member of IALEFI, ILEETA AND IPA (INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASOCIATION).
A sampling of our Psychology of Terrorism Professors/Instructors
Dr. James Michael Nolan is an Adjunct Professor for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and the Homeland Security University College project . He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1989. He has taught for a dozen Universities, from Ohio State to the University of Texas to most of the major online universities. Currently Dr. Nolan is the President of Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previous positions include Director of Training for a premier distance learning doctoral program in Psychology and Director of Health and Counseling Services for a university in the Midwest.
Dr. Nolan has been involved in clinical practice and supervision for twenty-five years, and has a gubernatorial appointment to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board in New Mexico. Dr. Nolan developed a course in the Psychology of Terrorism for the Homeland Security Defense Coalition and he has a special interest in EcoPsychology and in how psychological and spiritual principles manifest differently across cultures. He currently lives in the high desert of New Mexico.
Dr. Steve Lifrak, an Adjunct Professor with the Homeland Security University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 1971. He was on active duty in the US Army for nine years as a military psychologist serving in both research and clinical positions. He spent four years directing the Cadet Counselling Centre at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was instrumental in developing initiatives to effectively transition civilians into a military environment. He later served as the on-site Director of the Long Term Stress and Illness project from 1991-1995 at the same institution seeking to assess the impact of stress and transition on illness and performance. Dr. Lifrak also spent time conducting special projects for the Army Intelligence and Security Command. He also maintained a private clinical practice for more than 30 years and developed, implemented, and evaluated numerous workshops focused on transition, stress, anger and dealing with difficult people. He was the co- director of a leadership oriented private consulting firm.
Dr. Lifrak taught in several institutions with his main teaching effort since 1996 being with a major on-line university. During that time he has taught over 80 courses, supervised doctoral students, and was heavily involved in the development of the institution in its formative days. Since 2000 he has been Director of Admissions at a small prep school in the Northeast where his main function is to select appropriate applicants for acceptance to the school from the pool of candidates applying. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and its Clinical, Consulting, and Military Divisions. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York and listed in the National Register of Psychological Providers.
Michael P. Johll, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor of the Homeland Security University and is founder and principal of The Johll Consulting Group, a consulting firm specializing in training and development, research and assessment. Dr. Johll earned his BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 and a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998. He received further training at Ball State University Counselling Center. Dr. Johll served on the graduate faculty at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas where he taught courses in assessment and group processes. He also served as a clinical supervisor to counselling doctoral students. Dr. Johll then served as a faculty member at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea Ohio, teaching in the undergraduate division of psychology and the graduate division of business.
In 2001, Dr. Johll co-directed an international study examining how people coped with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. This research has important implications for how individuals and organizations proactively plan for such events. This research has briefed the current President of the United States and has been featured on National Public Radio, PBS television, APA Monitor, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Organizational areas of interest for Dr. Johll include program development and assessment, crisis intervention/prevention, communication and feedback strategies, diversity issues in the workplace, and conflict resolution/mediation. Dr. Johll's clinical and applied areas of interest focus on life transitions and the accompanying psychological stresses. Dr. Johll has received awards for both his teaching and research, has published in peer-reviewed journals and the popular press, and received numerous grants.
Dr. Johll is a member of the American Psychological Association and The Society for Consulting Psychology. Representative clients of The Johll Consulting Group include Ernst and Young, Accenture, The PGA of America, The Bank of Shanghai and Suther Feeds Inc.
Curtis R. Brant, Ph.D. is and Adjunct Professor with the Homeland Security University and the Chief Scientist of the Johll Consulting Group. The Johll Consulting Group draws on research in the field of psychology to help educators and business leaders make better decisions. Drawing on principles of Appreciative Inquiry, Psychological Type, Social Cognitive Theory, and sound assessment, we offer seminars, workshops, and individualized services to promote self-awareness, effective communication and sound decision-making. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Bowling Green State University. His concentration while at Bowling Green was in Decision-Making and Quantitative Analyses. Before he entered the field of consulting, he was a tenured associate professor of psychology at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio.
Dr. Brant's general areas of expertise lie in research, program development, and assessment. He has employed many unique measurement designs, such as "policy capturing" which is a powerful technique used to assess individuals' judgments and attitudes in a variety of situations. For instance, using this methodology he examined perceptions of school violence. This research examined the accuracy of teachers' judgments in identifying potential aggressors in school environments.
Dr. Brant also has an expertise in stress and coping. In 2001, he co-directed an international study examining how people coped with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. This research has important implications for how individuals and organizations proactively plan for such events. This research has briefed the current President of the United States and has been featured on National Public Radio, PBS television, APA Monitor, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He is an active member in the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society. He has authored over 50 scientific publications/presentations, received numerous grants, and has been awarded for his research and innovative teaching.
Dr. David Ciampi, an Adjunct Professor with Homeland Security University, has studied the root problems of criminal behavior for over twenty years. Dr. Ciampi earned a Ph.D. from New York University in media ecology and is concluding his doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Walden University. He has also earned a Master of Science degree in psychology from Walden University, a Master of Arts degree in media studies from the New School for Social Research, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from John Carroll University. David is a former elected President of New York State Psychological Association's Independent Practice Division (2003), a member of the American Psychological Association, and a board member of the American Board of Psychological Specialties. His research interests are focused on the developmental and motivational factors that nurture different genres of transnational and indigenous terrorists. Dr. Ciampi has an interdisciplinary orientation to terrorism that includes the integration of media ecology, psychology, public health, and mortuary science. He has also served as President for three non-profit corporations.
An accomplished public speaker in the area of socialization issues of youth (cultural, intergenerational, and socializational processes, developmental aggressive cognitions among youth); behavioral patterns and psychodynamics of transnational terrorists, emerging terrorist threats, forensics, public and mental health issues, as well as inter-group dynamics.
Robert "Bob" Bidwell, M.S., is an adjunct instructor with the Homeland Security University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Campbell University and his Master of Science in Forensic Science from the George Washington University. Mr. Bidwell is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (104th Session) and completed a one year fellowship in Forensic Medicine at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
During a twenty-two year career in the U.S. Army, he served in the Airborne Infantry, Special Forces, Military Police and Criminal Investigation Division where he was on the Personal Security Detail of the Secretary of Defense and where he participated in several high-level investigations. During his military career, he taught Criminal Justice subjects at several colleges near his duty stations.
After retiring from the Army, Mr. Bidwell enjoyed a 16-year career as a police chief and instructor in Criminal Justice at a college in Georgia. He was tasked with converting a campus security department to a full-fledged police department and made several innovative changes to the department's operation.
He held the Executive Certification with the State of Georgia.
Mr. Bidwell taught Criminal Justice classes at a community college in North Carolina where he also served as a certified instructor and assistant director in the college's Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. While teaching at the college, he began an on-line program in Criminal Justice and offered Criminal Justice courses to high schools in the area. Shortly after the September 11 attacks, he incorporated Terrorism into an existing class to prepare students and local law enforcement officers for the long war ahead. During his time at the college, he completed the North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, working school events and assisting School Resource Officers and providing training for the Sheriff's Department.
He has retired from that position but continues to teach in the college's on-line program and is teaching in the classroom at a community college near his home. He facilitates in Boston University's Master's Program.
Tonia R. Parker, M.S., NCC, LPC, BCETS, CTS is an adjunct instructor with the Homeland Security University. Tonia holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, both from Georgia State University. She is currently in the process of completing a doctoral degree in General Psychology through Capella University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (GA) and a National Certified Counselor. She is also a Certified Trauma Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She has over ten years of experience in providing mental health services in outpatient, residential treatment, and correctional settings.
Tonia is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation for their Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support course. Tonia has provided training on mental health issues to a variety of audiences. She has experience providing clinical supervision to interns from graduate counseling and psychology programs.
Her community involvement includes being a Disaster Mental Health Volunteer for the American Red Cross, through the Augusta Chapter. She volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps (through the East Central GA Public Health District), where she is a section leader in charge of developing protocols for out-processing of volunteers after deployment. Tonia is also a clinical coordinator and training chair for the East Georgia Crisis Response Network, a community based CISM team.
Tonia has experience providing post-incident crisis intervention services to the general public and to emergency services personnel. She has participated in local and national disaster responses. She has also worked with a variety of agencies through participation in disaster planning and drills, and is well familiar with the culture of emergency responders. One of her main goals is to expand the education of mental health professionals and non-mental health professionals toward an understanding of traumatic stress.
A sampling of our Public Administration Professors/Instructors
Theosious Fuqua, Ph.D. is a Professor with the Homeland Security University. Dr. Fuqua holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration; an MBA in business administration and marketing; a BBA with an emphasis in marketing; and a degree in Management Technology and Commercial Art.
He is the Business Department Chair and Professor of the National College of Business in Louisville KY. He teaches undergraduate courses in Business Management and Business Administration programs. He collaborates in course design and development of innovative undergraduate programs in Accounting and Humanities. Other responsibilities include Business Department-Chair, and the Community Resource Coordinator that involves participation in school collaboration with state and local educational agencies, and related professional organizations in regards to grant programs.
He is responsible for soliciting new and existing clients in regards to marketing their product or services to potential customers. Implement suggestions and ways the client should utilize their financial resources by investing in a marketing media that will help them reach their goals and objectives. Maintain all records for each account in regards to accounts receivables and collections.
As an Accounting Managed with UPS he supervised accounts receivables and collections, accounts payables, billing, COD's, and the general accounting departments to provide a multifaceted accounting service and ensure the accuracy of thorough services. Conducted quantitative analysis comparison as related to salary increases for Supervisors.
With the United States Navy as a Systems Coordinator for four years, he supervised and motivated military personnel to assist in the successful accomplishment of organizational missions. Developed and implemented new and existing supply procedures and responsible for inventory of all aviation supplies and equipment on the aircraft carrier USS America-CV-66.
William S. Ringer (B.A., M.Ed. and M. EdL.) is an Adjunct Instructor with the Homeland Security University. He is a Magnet School Grant Coordinator with ten years experience in public education. He has Masters degrees in both Education and Educational Leadership. He has also studied at Oxford University through their Visiting Scholars Program.
He is presently focusing on promotion, technology, and curriculum reform as a magnet coordinator for his school district. He manages part of a federal grant targeting racial and economically disadvantaged schools with an emphasis on systemic reform and improved student performance. When time allows, Mr. Ringer conducts staff trainings within his school or district. While working as a high school English teacher, he taught college level writing and literature courses and advised award-winning student publications.
Mr. Ringer is a National Board Certified teacher and has mentored aspiring educators throughout his career.
Before becoming an educator, Mr. Ringer managed an agri-business in Pennsylvania for seventeen years, worked in the banking industry for six years, and worked for a technology and communication company. Becoming an online instructor to help other working professionals attain their educational goals has always been one of Mr. Ringer's most passionate ambitions.
Hercules Takis Sifonas is a member of the Homeland Security Defense Coalition' Intelligence Team. He began his career in the corporate security milieu in 1983 and has been an avid member of the Martial Arts Community since the age of 9. He began to work under the auspices of the Canadian Security Agency Inc. as a corporate investigator and bodyguard. He graduated studies in Dawson College in 1986 with an Honors Diploma in Social Sciences and maintained his training in the security industry while being ensconced in the Corporate Investigations and Intelligence gathering milieu. In 1987, he was recognized for his skills in by the Public Security Minister in Quebec and by the Canadian Security Agency Inc., and as a result, was chosen as an elite few that were to embark on a major defense contract involving US - Canada and NATO interests. Thus, he was sent to train members of the US Intelligence and Military at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and to receive training concerning Special Operations therein. After completion of a three-year investigation and infiltration of various defense contract entities, Mr. Sifonas' work and intelligence gathering lead to several incarcerations and the identification of various individuals improperly disseminating defense blueprints. The FBI, RCMP, CIA and CSIS were involved in the operation. Mr. Sifonas received accolades for his work by Canadian and American authorities. He also worked as an undercover narcotics and illicit weapons troubleshooter for the Canadian Security Agency via liaison with the Montreal Urban Community Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He received top accolades for his investigative work by both authorities and was promoted to Assistant Chief Investigator by the
Following the above, Canadian Security Agency and Smith and Wesson USA merged in a strategic business alliance. Mr. Sifonas was trained at the Smith and Wesson Academy and became the Chief Operations Agent in all security matters pertaining to the international expansion and corporate hierarchy of both entities. He successfully performed protective and reconnaissance duties in Yemen, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Mali and the Belgian Congo. He also received training in Firearms and Police Tactics from within the highest acclaimed academies in Canada and the United States as a part of his grooming for the corporate security plan. He underwent Level 3 Security Clearance by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and became a member therein in 1999. He received training in Depot Division in Regina under regimental number 63116.
In May of 2001, Mr. Sifonas was employed as a Security Officer at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, the 2nd largest hotel in Canada, and became the Assistant and Acting Director of Security therein in 2004. He received training as a Fire Engineer and Fire Brigade Marshal through the Institute of Fire Engineers and was also certified in HAZMAT and Industrial Security, after becoming Co-Chairman of the Canadian Society for Industrial Security. He published several articles for the society and conducted research into firearms and security that was published in CSO Magazine. He constructed the Disaster Management, Security and Crisis Intervention Manual for the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel and received several accolades for his liaison work in the protection of US Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Pawlenty, Canadian Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Stephen Harper, as well as for working with the US Secret Service, RCMP and Quebec Provincial Police for the protection of Former President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Sr. Hercules Sifonas was also an active member with CARTA (Canadian Armed Robbery Training Associates) and was trained as a Hotel Manager through the Fairmont Fundamentals Management Program via Cornell University, for which he received his Certificate of Excellence. He also completed a correspondence course and study in the Military Sciences and received his Diploma in Graduate Studies. He went on to complete the full training at the Officer Survival Institute as a Master Instructor in the Monadnock PR-24 and Expandable baton while successfully completing the full Executive Protection Course with The Steele Foundation and EVOC in Tavares, Florida with the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
In 2005, he entered the logistics and high-risk environment security milieu through Global Protection Services International and was trained by former SAS John T. McAleese MM-VC, who mentored him for six years and became a close family friend. He was trained in the latest counter terrorist tactics and automatic weapons through the Spec Ops Academy and Tactical Firearms Academy and received the highest certification level through John T.McAleese and other former retired members of the UK SAS Special Forces Regiment. His training also included hand to hand combat, logistics, explosives handling and detection, PSD and CPO training at the highest level, as well as Counter Insurgence Tactics. He continued on to attain his instructors certificate through Paul Castle in CAR - Center Axis Relock Tactical Firearms Combat Training and worked as a high risk operations manager for Unitas World and SSIS, Specialized Security and Investigations Service in Canada.
Finally, Mister Sifonas served in the Hellenic Special Forces from 2006 - 2010. He was recruited into the regular army and then graduated to the 3rd LOK (Commando Regiment) of the Hellenic Green Berets, wherein he worked closely with Hellenic Intelligence and was promoted to Sergeant, wherein his duties included instruction in drill, CQB, hand to hand combat and the use of automatic weapons and specialized warfare in the infantry. He was given commendations for his diligence by his commanding officer, Brigadier General Georgios Tsondos and was honorably discharged in 2010. Sergeant Sifonas was physically one of the strongest soldiers in the Regiment, having had a semi-professional background in power lifting and martial arts.
Mr. Sifonas is now Director of Training and Chief of Operations for H&S Tactical Security Solutions, based out of Utah and Montreal. He also heads the American Academy of Tactical Sciences for CEO Russell A. Harms in Utah and performs training for various security, police and military personnel on the Domestic and International level. He has performed high risk security duties in the maritime and transport sector internationally and has acted as an adviser to security entities in Canada and the USA on the topic of training and high risk environment security operations and management. He holds valid permits for security, investigations and crisis management.