Category: Interviews

Thesis Series: Cybercrime Response Capabilities and Capacity: A Collaborative Approach for Small to Medium-Sized Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Ryan Monaghan (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at San Mateo Police Department (CA), talks about his thesis with Heather Issvoran. In his thesis, Monaghan identifies potential gaps in cybercrime mitigation that could be...

Thesis Series: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee: An Analysis of Selected Refugee Resettlement Programs to Improve Comprehensive Integration Outcomes in ‘Free Case’ Refugee Resettlement

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Will Bierman (MA1803/1804), Field Office Director at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security, talks about how, by law, refugees entering the United States must...

Thesis Series: Two Teams, One Mission: A Study Using Ems Units in Hospital Triage During Active-Shooter and Other Mass-Casualty Events

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Tom Simons (MA1803/1804), Firefighter at the Salt Lake City Fire Department, talks about gaps in the response of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospitals. His research sought to examine whether...

Thesis Series: Balas and Barrios: An Analysis of U.S. Domestic and Regional Anti-Gang Policies from a Human Security Perspective

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Max Pfaffinger (MA1803/1804), Federal Air Marshal at Transportation Security Administration, discusses his thesis with fellow master’s student, Scott Fenton. Pfaffinger’s thesis focuses on the topic of gang violence from a...

Thesis Series: Civil Rights Auditors: Defining Reasonable Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Activities

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Gary Cummings (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at the Garland Police Department, talks about how police increasingly encounter citizens who challenge constitutional boundaries between civil rights and police power. These so-called ‘civil rights...

Thesis Series: Case for State and Local Integration of the Separate Federal Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Matt Heckard (MA1803/1804), Assistant Director, Preparedness for the State of Arizona, talks about his thesis which provides an overview and policy options analysis of offsite radiological emergency preparedness and response...

Thesis Series: Optimize or Die: Dynamic and Innovative Deployment Models for Fire Departments

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Tyler McCoy (MA1803/1804), Captain/Paramedic at the City of Dayton, Ohio Fire Department, talks about his thesis which analyzes current fire department practices and explores how resource deployments can be modified...

Thesis Series: Engaging Children and Youth, Via K-12 School Curricula, to Build a Culture of Disaster Preparedness

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Kimberly Hayward (MA1803/1804), Community Preparedness Officer at FEMA, talks about her thesis where she analyzes how to engage children and youth to facilitate behavioral change and build a culture of...

Thesis Series: Regulating Hawala: Thwarting Terrorism or Jeopardizing Stability?

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Monika Mali (MA1803/1804), Transportation Security Inspector at the Transportation Security Administration, talks about her thesis which uses the case study method to investigate the unintended consequences that have resulted from...