CHDS Master’s Theses: September 2018 Graduation

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School graduates students with a Masters degree in Security Studies every March, September and December (with occasional June graduates).  Find all 800+ theses searchable at the Homeland Security Digital Library or browse the September 2018 theses below.


  • Terrorist Story in Three Acts: Dabiq, Rumiyah, and the Hero’s Journey
    Capece, Alexander G.
  • (Un)convinced to Kill
    Minor, Morgan M.
  • Systematic Approach to Law Enforcement Safety
    Finch, Joseph W.
  • Civilians on Police Use-Of-Force Review Boards: A Delphi Study Involving Six Police Departments
    Breckenridge, John H.
  • Imagining a Shift Toward Serial Terrorism
    Pedrini, Christopher J.
  • I Am the Dragoman: EMS Translations and Boundary Objects in National Preparedness
    Robinson, James L.
  • Measuring State Resilience: What Actually Makes a Difference?
    Cooke, Jasper V.
  • Facing Reality: The Benefits and Challenges of Facial Recognition for the NYPD
    Carter, Anthony M.
  • It Takes a Village: Integrating Firehouse Hubs to Encourage Cooperation Among Police, Fire, and the Public
    Hurt, Greta J.
  • DHS Acquisition Workforce: The Threat’s Not Leaving, Why Are You?
    Dumais, Wayne A.
  • Suicide in Law Enforcement: Protecting Those Who Serve
    Bernier, Raymond J.
  • Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Automated External Defibrillator Delivery in the Seattle King County Region Following Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    Tyerman, Aaron M.
  • Model of Creating Inpatient Hospital Surge Capacity Through Early Discharge
    Dunne, William J.
  • Challenges Associated with Providing Efficient and Effective Fire Services to Large Arab-American Populations and the Resources Required to Meet Them
    Murray, Joseph P.
  • Prescription for Information Sharing Between Law Enforcement and the Medical Community to Improve Threat Assessments
    Thibault, Amy L.
  • Navigating Troubled Waters: How Leaders Can More Effectively Prepare Intelligence Enterprises for the Risks of Intelligence Efforts in Transparent Societies
    Dambly, Jeffrey
  • Effects of Hypervigilance on Decision-Making During Critical Incidents
    Junger, Paul M.
  • Oregon Trail: An Exploratory Case Study for Higher Education Emergency Management Programs
    Dunn, Kelly

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