Tagged: Thesis

Thesis Series: The Benefits of Collaborative Processes for Establishing All Hazard Incident Management Teams in Urban Area Security Initiative Regions

Interview — video. William Abbott. In 2008, consistent with past practice, the Phoenix Urban Area began a collaborative process to establish three All Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) with a three-year timeline for project...

Thesis Series: Twituational Awareness Using Crowdsourced #Disaster Epidemiology: Three Cases of Twituational Awareness

Interview — video. Dan Cain. Public health and other agencies need situational awareness to respond effectively to dangerous situations. Traditional means of obtaining this information requires significant time and personnel. Research demonstrates that social...

Thesis Series: The Effects of Obesity on Homeland and National Security

Interview — video. Daniel O’Connor. Through a series of policy decisions, innovations, and a growing complex food system, the United States has moved from a nation of people once considered to be undernourished, to...

Thesis Series: Foreign Flag Vessels in the Great Lakes and the Risk to Homeland Security

Interview — video. Christopher Sweeney. In his thesis, Foreign Flag Vessels in the Great Lakes and the Risk to Homeland Security, USCG Lieutenant Commander Christopher Sweeney strives to bring an awareness of the problem...

Thesis Series: The Road Less Traveled: Exploring the Experiences and Successes of Women Leaders in Homeland Security

Interview — video. Jonna West. Today, women constitute over 50% of the United States’ population. Yet, women are still a minority in many workforce fields, including homeland security. A woman currently leads the Department...

Thesis Series: Preventing School Shootings: a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

Interview — video. Ed Welch. Gun violence in America must be addressed at the highest levels of society. Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech were attacks on the very fabric of America. School shootings represent...

Thesis Series: Does Homeland Security Constitute an Emerging Academic Discipline?

Interview — video. Michael Falkow. In the wake of 9/11, the enterprise now called homeland security rocketed into the limelight leaving an educational gap that many academic institutions rushed in to fill. Educators and...