Faculty of Senior Fellows
The Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI) boasts an unparalleled faculty of highly experienced homeland security professionals who hold doctoral degrees and other outstanding academic and management credentials. Called Senior Fellows, the HSMI faculty includes four Fulbright scholars, chiefs of police, colonels, FBI agents, directors of security, emergency managers and United States government officials. Their broad base of practical experience allows them to integrate theory and practice in meaningful and relevant ways.
In conjunction with a renowned Board of Advisors, the Institute's Senior Fellows make our graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management and the Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree the nation's only programs that are designed and delivered by professionals, for professionals.
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Faculty of Senior Fellows
|W. Neal Anderson, M.A.
||Louis Barani, M.S. (HSM)
||Raphael M. Barishansky, M.P.H.
||Bruce A. Blakeman, J.D.
|Judith K. Boyd, M.A., J.D.
||Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
||Brian Dietzman, M.S., M.M.A.S.
||Vincent Doherty, M.A.
|Frederick J. Ferrer, MSSI, Ph.D. (ABD)
||Raymond Guidetti, M.A., M.A.
||Vincent E. Henry, CPP, Ph.D.
||J. Greg Kaufmann, M.S., M.A.
|Randall J. Larsen, M.A.
||Sean Malinowski, Ph.D.
||Adam A. McLaughlin, CEM, M.P.A., M.S. (HSM)
||James F. McShane, J.D.
|James F. Miskel, Ph.D.
||Daniel T. Mullin, J.D.
||James W. Munday, CEM, M.S., M.A.
||Daniel J. Oates, M.A., J.D.
|Apostle Rapess, M.S., M.S. (HSM)
||R. Lance Robinson, Ph.D.
||Stanley B. Supinski, Ph.D.
||Bert B. Tussing, M.A., M.S.S.
W. Neal Anderson, M.A.
Mr. Neal Anderson is North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) and US Northern Command's (US NORTHCOM) first permanent Senior Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity he works myriad issues across DHS and the interagency, focusing on strengthening collaboration throughout the homeland security enterprise to achieve national unity of effort. He relinquished in November 2005 his position as Director of the Commands' Washington Office, a position he had held since the establishment of US Northern Command in 2002. He has been a key architect of and partner in the maturation of DOD-DHS relations since 9/11. Mr. Anderson retired from the US Army as a Colonel in 2006 after nearly 28 years of active military duty.
He was commissioned an Armor officer on graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point and held a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. From June 1995 to June 1997 he commanded the 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, which deployed to Bosnia as a part of NATO's Implementation Force during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. He later served as the Senior Armor Task Force Trainer at the US Army's Combined Arms Training Center in Germany and was a Senior Service College Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, DC. His most recent deployment was in 2004 to Baghdad as Chief of Staff, Strategy, Plans and Policy, CJT-7, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Mr. Anderson was also a China Foreign Area Officer, with postings in Hong Kong as a student and in Beijing as an Assistant Army Attaché.
Neal Anderson earned an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1986, is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute (Mandarin Chinese), MIT's Seminar XXI (2000), and the US State Department's Senior Seminar (2002). In early-2002, he was an intern in the Office of the Vice-President, where he worked on both aviation and nuclear power industry security issues. Since helping establish US Northern Command in 2002, he has also graduated from the Defense Support of Civil Authorities course, the Joint Task Force-State Commander's course, the inaugural DHS Strategic Studies program, and the National Security Studies Management course at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Mr. Anderson continues to serve as a visiting lecturer at the National Defense University and Army War College, as well as presenter and panelist at homeland security forums around the country on issues ranging from the military’s role in homeland security to the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. He also appeared in the PBS Frontline documentary “The Future of War” co-hosted by the Northwestern University School of Law and the Council on Foreign Relations. His publications include “Comprehensive Security and a Core Military Capability;” “Overcoming Uncertainty: US-China Strategic Relations in the 21st Century;” and “Peace with Honor: Enduring Truths, Lessons Learned, and Options for a Durable Peace in Bosnia.” His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star, and he has earned the Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, and Cavalry Spurs.
He and his wife Debbie, a professional educator, have three adult daughters, of whom they are most proud, and are enjoying their first grandson.
Louis Barani, M.S. (HSM)
Louis Barani serves as General Manager, Security Programs at the Office of Emergency Management for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. In this role, he provides leadership, subject matter expertise and technical assistance to Executive Management, Port Authority Police Department and the agency's operating departments on security policy, planning, operations, emergency management and capital investment as necessary to reduce overall security risk and assure safe and efficient agency operations. He is currently assigned as the Acting Director of Security for the World Trade Center and is managing the development of the World Trade Center Security and Emergency Management Program.
Barani has 25 years of private-sector experience in security risk management and critical infrastructure protection. His diverse experience includes vulnerability and penetration studies; design of physical security programs; participation in efforts to determine commercial aircraft vulnerability to Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS); HSEEP exercises for U.S. military bases; development of a Design Basis Threat methodology specifically for the Port Authority, and providing technical expertise in the planning of perimeter intrusion detection systems for overseas military bases. For the Port Authority he has managed the development of an agency-wide risk assessment based on NIPP risk-based methodology requirements. In 2010 he initiated the fourth agency-wide risk assessment with the same risk methodology. In this current iteration he will evaluate the Port Authority's security risk profile using multi-hazard scenarios. Under his leadership, the methodology has evolved from a traditional risk assessment to an All-Hazards Risk Management Program. As part of the World Trade Center security program he is developing a hybrid Physical Security/Identity Management System that will fuse and correlate information from 11 security and business systems for site-wide situational awareness.
Barani was awarded a Master of Science degree in Homeland Security Management from the Homeland Security Management Institute, Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from St. John's University. He is affiliated with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and other relevant industry organizations. He also brings 19 years of military experience with the U.S. Navy, serving in Naval Special Warfare, Naval Coastal Warfare and Naval Intelligence units, and holds the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. Since September 11, 2001, Barani has been activated for military service and deployed four times in support of combat operations.
Raphael M. Barishansky, M.P.H.
Raphael M. Barishansky currently serves as Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. In this capacity, he is responsible for regulation, development and oversight of Connecticut's EMS system, which includes over 24,000 credentialed personnel. He directs the operations of the State Office of Emergency Medical Services, with 16 employees whose responsibilities include Education and Training, Regulation and Compliance, Planning and Regional Coordination, and Technical Assistance for localities and EMS Officials. Mr. Barishansky reviews all state-level policies regarding areas of EMS practice (clinical, operational and other) and coordinates with various stakeholders to ensure compliance with state public health codes and regulations.
His previous positions have included Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Prince George's County (MD) Health Department and Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Council, based in Newburgh, NY.
Mr. Barishansky has been published extensively and his articles have been featured in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Domestic Preparedness Journal, EMS Magazine, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), EMS Insider, Emergency Management Magazine, Public Safety Communications, and the Crisis Response Journal (UK). He is a regular presenter at various regional, state and national EMS and Public Health conferences.
Mr. Barishansky holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Touro College and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College. He is completing the requirements for HSMI's Master of Science in Homeland Security Management program. He is also a 2006 graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as the Healthcare Leadership and Administrative Decision Making program at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL.
Bruce A. Blakeman, J.D.
Bruce Blakeman, a practicing attorney and 2006 graduate of the Homeland Security Management Institute's Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management program, has been a member of the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 2001. In this capacity, Mr. Blakeman serves on numerous committees managing all financial, risk management, and policy aspects of the nation's largest and most complex Port Authority, an entity with a $4.6 billion annual budget whose transportation infrastructure includes JFK, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Teterboro and Stewart International airports, the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth, the PATH Commuter Railroad, and the World Trade Center. Reflecting his particular expertise in homeland security and transportations security matters, Bruce serves as vice chairman of the Port Authority's Security Committee, and he is a member of the Construction, World Trade Center, and Legal Committees.
Mr. Blakeman is Associate Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Foundation, and he holds numerous law enforcement and homeland security positions that include honorary sheriff of the City of New York, honorary chief of the Hempstead, N.Y. Police, and honorary Police Commissioner of Mineola, N.Y. Mr. Blakeman served as a panel member and subject matter expert for the U.S. Naval Institute's prestigious Homeland Port Security Conference in 2006, and he is a frequent panelist and commentator on legal, homeland security, and transportations security issues for media outlets that include CNBC, the Fox News Network, WLIW (PBS), and Court TV.
Mr. Blakeman received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law. Mr. Blakeman became one of the Homeland Security Management Institute's first graduates in 2006 when he earned the Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management.
Judith K. Boyd, M.A., J.D.
Judith K. Boyd recently assumed the duties of the newly created Northeast Regional Privacy Officer position within the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (DHS/USCIS) Office of Privacy. Her responsibilities include promoting compliance with federal privacy laws, regulations and policies through education and awareness training, policy development, and incorporating appropriate privacy protections into USCIS technology systems. She came to DHS/USCIS after completing a one year deployment as an Army Reservist in support of the United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. While on active duty, Ms. Boyd engaged in extensive high-level interactions with senior international and national military and civilian officials on a significant number of highly complex issues affecting all countries in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, to include negotiating the terms of reference and implementing agreements for Status of Forces Agreements and Ballistic Missile Defense Agreements.
Prior to her mobilization, Ms. Boyd served as the Chief Counsel for the Minority, U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Her responsibilities include advising the Ranking Member and minority staff, conducting oversight of Intelligence Community activities with emphasis on covert activities, cyber security and homeland security, and drafting legislation.
Ms. Boyd came to the committee after seven years with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she served as Deputy Associate General Counsel for Intelligence. During her tenure at DHS she worked with legal, policy, and intelligence professionals to develop agency objectives, authorities and programs relating to the intelligence operations of the Chief Intelligence Officer and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. She also served as Legal Advisor to the inaugural Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and was the DHS representative to President’s Special Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policies.
Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Boyd spent eight years on active duty as an Army Military Intelligence Officer and Judge Advocate. After receiving an ROTC commission, Ms. Boyd served with distinction as a military intelligence officer, prosecutor, and legal advisor in Korea, Bosnia, and during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Ms. Boyd continues to serve in the Army Reserves with a variety of assignments in support of rule of law, security force assistance, detainee, domestic operations, and intelligence missions.
Ms. Boyd earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, as well as dual B.A. degrees in History and English from North Carolina Wesleyan College. In 2006, DHS selected Ms. Boyd to attend the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. She graduated in March 2008 with highest honors and her thesis, "Introducing the Future Now: Using Memetics and Popular Culture to Identify the Post 9/11 Homeland Security Zeitgeist," was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award. Ms. Boyd teaches Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security Management as a Senior Fellow at Long Island University’s Homeland Security Management Institute.
A Texan by birth, Ms. Boyd grew up in Connecticut and Germany and is admitted to the Colorado Bar.
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Dr. Steven P. Bucci, who has served America for three decades as an Army Special Forces officer and top Pentagon official, is Associate Professor at Homeland Security Management Institute, focusing his teaching, research and writing on issues of cyber security, domestic and international counter-terrorism, and defense support for civil authorities across the homeland security enterprise. Dr. Bucci also studies and writes about cyber security and special operations as Senior Research Fellow for Defense and Homeland Security at The Heritage Foundation's Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.
As Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces, Bucci led deployments to eastern Africa, South Asia and the Persian Gulf -- including Operation Desert Thunder in 1998 in response to Saddam Hussein’s threats to violate the no-fly zone over Iraq. Dr. Bucci was a seasoned leader in the 82nd Airborne as well as 5th & 7th Special Forces when, in July 2001, he assumed the duties of Military Assistant to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
Little over nine weeks later, Bucci witnessed the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He worked directly for Secretary Rumsfeld daily for five and a half years. He continued to serve the Defense Secretary in a succession of posts until retiring from the Army in 2005 with the rank of Colonel and stayed on at the Pentagon as a civilian appointee with the title of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Bucci’s military and government service makes him a recognized expert in the interagency process and defense of U.S. interests, particularly with regard to critical infrastructure and what he calls the productive interplay of government and the private sector.
Prior to joining Homeland Security Management Institute as Associate Professor, Dr. Bucci served as an HSMI Senior Fellow and Board of Advisors member, and was a lead consultant to IBM on cyber security policy, publishing numerous articles on related issues and regularly contributing to “Security Debrief,” a leading national security blog. He is a highly regarded national security and cyber security policy expert, and a sought-after speaker at conferences on cyber security.
Dr. Bucci, who grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., graduated in 1977 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in National Security. He received his Master’s and doctoral degrees in International Relations in 1986 and 1987 from the University of South Carolina. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Hellenic Army War College in Greece and the Senior Seminar of the Department of State.
Dr. Bucci completed graduate studies, language training and regional orientation in the Balkans. He taught European studies, foreign policy and international relations at the JFK Special Warfare Center. He conducted many development and anti-drug missions across Latin America, served as Defense Attaché in Sarajevo and became the first resident Defense Attaché in Tirana, Albania.
As the War on Terror unfolded, Secretary Rumsfeld dispatched Bucci to lead a team of 25 military experts to Baghdad to assist the Coalition Provisional Authority. After his retirement from the Army in 2005, he continued to serve as Staff Director of the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Dr. Bucci’s next assignment was as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities, responsible for overseeing policy issues involving the Defense Domains (air, land, maritime and cyber), National Guard domestic operational issues, domestic counterterrorism, readiness exercises and response to natural and manmade disasters. He was the primary civilian overseer of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
As part of IBM’s Public Sector Team, Dr. Bucci was a top strategist in the global computer giant’s cyber security campaign, his advice sought by several major federal departments. He was a member of the Cyber Coordinating Committee and an original deputy director of the IBM Institute for Advanced Security. Dr Bucci has been adjunct professor of leadership at George Mason University, he serves on the advisory board of the MIT Geospatial Data Center, and is an advisor to the Prince of Wales/Prince Edward Fellowship program at MIT and Harvard.
Bucci and his wife, Suzanne, currently reside in Alexandria, Va. They have two grown sons -- one a psychologist, the other an Army Captain.
Brian Dietzman, M.S., M.M.A.S.
Brian Dietzman is a U.S. Army major currently serving as an intelligence advisor in Afghanistan assisting the Afghan National Army. He formerly served as assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught "American Politics," "Advanced American Politics," and the "Homeland Security" courses. Mr. Dietzman received his military commission through ROTC upon graduating from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a B.S. with high honors in International Affairs and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. Mr. Dietzman also graduated from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M University in 2005, earning an M.S. in International Affairs while focusing on homeland security and completing an internship at the Department of Homeland Security's Information Analysis Infrastructure Protection Directorate. A fellow at the Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A & M University, Mr. Dietzman also served as an adjunct professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service where he taught the "Department of Defense in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense" course. Mr. Dietzman recently earned a Master of Military Arts and Science (MMAS) from the Command and General Staff College. His thesis was titled "Intelligence Analysts at State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers: An Evaluation of Education and Training Requirements." Available at www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547297.pdf.
Brian Dietzman has presented at numerous conferences on defense issues associated with Homeland Security, including the role and structure of the National Guard and Reserves, the North American Security Perimeter, and Homeland Security education and curriculum development. His professional military education includes the Command and General Staff College(ILE), Army War College's Defense Strategy Course, the Red Team Leader's Course, the Tactical Signals Intelligence Course, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the Military Intelligence Advanced Course and the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal(1 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal (with Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Mr. Dietzman's international experience includes tours in Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Vincent Doherty, M.A.
Vincent J. Doherty is currently the Director for Program Outreach for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board for the "Homeland Security Affairs Journal," a peer reviewed, academic publication dedicated to the advancement of Homeland Security as a professional discipline.
Mr. Doherty retired from the fire department of New York City as the executive officer of HazMat Operations, Special Operations Command (SOC). He was a highly decorated, 25-year veteran of the department, serving as the captain of Hazardous Materials Company #1, the preeminent hazmat response unit dedicated to hazardous materials response for the City of New York. He also served with distinction after 9/11 as an Acting Battalion Chief for the newly established Haz Mat Battalion and performed the task of rebuilding the hazmat capability and preparedness of the Special Operations Command (SOC). Prior to his fire service career, Mr. Doherty was employed as a Quality Control and Research and Development Chemist for Fisher Diagnostics, Orangeburg, N.Y.
Mr. Doherty holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University, a Master of Arts in security studies from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School and he was the CHDS 2005-2006 Senior Fellow/Practitioner at the Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate. He also is a senior fellow with the Center for Naval Analysis.
Mr. Doherty is a highly regarded subject matter expert in such fields as hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, emergency management, first responder communications, various fire service specialties, and he served on the board of advisors for ICx Technologies and Ahura Corporation and presently is on the board of advisors for Bruker Corporation and EdgeVelocity Corp. He is a member of the Homeland Security Management Institute's distinguished board of advisors and also serves as a member and former co-chair (eight years) of the Science and Technology Committee for the Interagency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. He teaches HSMI courses that include "Emergency Management" and "Weapons of Mass Destruction."
Frederick J. Ferrer, MSSI, Ph.D. (ABD)
Mr. Ferrer is the Director of Cyberspace and Information Decision Dominance at ARINC, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. He is responsible for shaping and articulating the company's strategic direction in cyberspace pursuits.
Mr. Ferrer serves on a number of cyber-related advisory boards and committees for academia, government and industry, to include: Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Pathways in Cybersecurity Consortium; Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Board of Directors; the UMBC Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Federal Facilities Advisory Board's “Team Maryland.” In November 2010, Mr. Ferrer was honored with the Maryland Tech Council's “Rising IT Star of the Year” Award.
Mr. Ferrer is a military veteran with twenty years of distinguished service in the US Air Force. Over the course of his military career, he served as an operational linguist (in Russian, Spanish and Italian language fields); an Air Training Command Master Instructor, language course developer and education evaluator; national counter-narcotics training course manager; and, creator and director of Senior Executive Service leadership development courses for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Intelligence Community (IC).
After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Ferrer completed a three-year Ph.D. program of studies, while teaching American history, at the Florida State University. He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College and several undergraduate degrees. He serves as Senior Fellow and Faculty member in the Long Island University's Homeland Security Management Institute.
Since entering the private sector, Mr. Ferrer has worked as an Independent Contractor for the CIA; an Operations Research Analyst for the US Air Force OSI; a Senior Policy Analyst in the Pentagon's Homeland Defense Office; and as a CIA University Senior Faculty member for the IC Officer's Course. Immediately prior to joining ARINC, Mr. Ferrer worked for Northrop Grumman, where he functioned as a Homeland Defense Manager and as the Director of the company's Homeland Security Initiative.
In addition to numerous military and teaching honors, Mr. Ferrer is an inductee of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor and currently serves as a Judge of Elections. He is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren.
Raymond Guidetti, M.A., M.A.
Raymond Guidetti has been a Senior Fellow with the Homeland Security Management Institute since 2008. In this position, his focus areas include: intelligence, intelligence-led policing, counter terrorism, and transportation security.
Additionally, Ray is a Major with the New Jersey State Police and is assigned to the Intelligence Section where he serves as the Commanding Officer. In this position, he commands the intelligence and investigative capability of the State Police. Prior to this assignment, Ray was the Deputy Director of New Jersey’s fusion center. From 2010 – 2011, then-Lieutenant Guidetti served a 12-month fellowship within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis. In that capacity, he worked within the State and Local Program Office on an interagency team crafting policy and guidance aimed at strengthening the national network of fusion centers. Since 2007, Ray worked within the fusion center. He began this assignment as the supervisor of the Intelligence & Analysis Unit.
From 2001 – 2006, Ray served as a detective on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. From 1998 – 2001, Ray worked in the Intelligence Bureau investigating organized crime, corruption, and overland drug trafficking. From 1993 – 1998, he was assigned as a general road duty trooper throughout Northern New Jersey.
Ray received a bachelor degree from Montclair State University in 1989. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from Seton Hall University in 1998, and in 2006 he received a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security) from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Ray is the author of numerous articles on intelligence, fusion centers, and intelligence-led policing. He has also contributed chapters to books focusing on intelligence and homeland security. Ray routinely returns to the Naval Postgraduate School as a guest lecturer on matters related to intelligence and fusion.
Ray is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security, the 2006 New Jersey State Police Trooper of the Year Award, and the 2009 National Fusion Center Representative of the Year.
Vincent E. Henry, CPP, Ph.D.
Vincent E. Henry is Professor and Director of the Homeland Security Management Institute, Long Island University - Riverhead. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York (John Jay), B.A. and M.S. degrees from Long Island University (C.W. Post) and an M.Phil. degree from the City University of New York. A first responder to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Dr. Henry retired from the New York Police Department following a 21-year police career in which he served in a wide variety of uniformed and plainclothes, patrol, undercover decoy, training, investigative, supervisory and management assignments.
The first American police officer to be named a Fulbright Scholar (Australia, 1989-1990), Henry also holds the American Society for Industrial Security's Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential. Among the academic awards Vincent Henry has received are the McCabe Fellowship (2001), the City University of New York's Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship (1994) and the Kenneth B. and Mamie Phipps Clark Fellowship (1994-1995), as well as the John A. Reisenbach Foundation Dissertation Prize. Vincent's doctoral dissertation was one of three international finalists in the prestigious Council of Graduate Schools / University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award competition, and he was the valedictory Commencement Speaker at the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center's Doctoral Commencement. Vincent has received the C.W. Post College of Management Dean's Outstanding Alumnus Award as well as the C.W. Post College of Management Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Community. He also is a management consultant to numerous law enforcement agencies across the United States as well as in Australia, Japan, and South America.
As Commanding Officer of the Police Commissioner's Office of Management Analysis and Planning's Special Projects Unit from 1991 to 2000, Vincent Henry was a member of the Police Commissioner's Executive Staff and played an integral role in developing and implementing policy initiatives throughout the agency, particularly those related to the COMPSTAT process and the NYPD's reengineering. As Commanding Officer of the Police Academy's Education Support Section, he and his staff developed the NYPD's initial training program for first responders to terrorist incidents. He served as NYPD representative on the multi-agency New York Metropolitan Counter-Terrorism Committee (Training Subcommittee) following the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, and was part of the NYPD research team seconded to work with the Special Branch and other anti-terrorism entities of the London Metropolitan Police, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and the Garda Siochana (Irish Police) to identify and implement appropriate counter-terrorism strategies and terrorism intelligence practices in New York City.
Vincent Henry is the author of numerous publications in the fields of law enforcement management, police corruption and reform, psychological trauma, terrorism, and homeland security. His recent books include The COMPSTAT Paradigm: Management Accountability in Policing, Business and the Private Sector (Looseleaf Law Publishers, 2002) and Death Work: Police, Trauma, and the Psychology of Survival (Oxford University Press, 2004).
J. Greg Kaufmann, M.S., M.A.
Joseph (Greg) Kaufmann concluded a 30-year career in the U.S. Army in 2005, retiring as a colonel in army aviation focused on strategic plans and policy. His final military assignment was to the Office of the Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, where he was initially the military assistant to the deputy chairman, then special assistant to the chairman. Selected issues with which he was involved included establishment and execution of the ISAF mission, NATO support to counter-terrorism (CT) activities, coordination of NATO-Russian CT activities, and NATO support to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon retirement, he became founding director of the Institute for Global Security Studies at Austin Peay State University, and was also named to the board of advisors of the Tennessee Homeland Security Consortium. He currently serves on the Army staff as a foreign affairs analyst in the Multinational Strategy and Programs Division.
His previous assignments included director (1999-2001) and chief of staff (1997-1999) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Balkans Task Force, where he served as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on all Balkans-related matters while overseeing all DoD Balkans-related policy issues; commander of the 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment (Corps)(Airborne) of the XVIII Airborne Corps (1993-1995), with concurrent deployments in Somalia, Haiti, and Kuwait; executive officer of the 4th Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment and Company Commander in the 501st Aviation Regiment in Seoul, Korea; action officer of the Concepts, Doctrine and Force Policy Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQDA; deputy executive director of the Human Research and Engineering Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory; and assistant professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also held leadership and staff positions in the 101st Assault Helicopter and 229th Attack Helicopter Battalions, both at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); the 222nd Combat Aviation Battalion; and the Electronic Research and Development Command's Flight Test Activity.
Currently a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University, Mr. Kaufmann was the CSA-selected Senior Army Fellow at Harvard University for 2001-2002, where he was in residence at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and where he remains an active fellow. He earned an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University and an M.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an M.I.T. Seminar XXI Fellow in 1998-99 and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College's Defense Strategy Course as well as numerous other executive-level leadership and national security development programs. Dual-rated in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft, he holds the Senior Army Aviator and basic Army Parachutist ratings.
He has published widely across both professional and scholarly refereed journals, most recently in the "Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management," co-authoring an article on the Army's international Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness program.
Randall J. Larsen, M.A.
Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret.) is a member of the board of directors at the WMD Center (www.wmdcenter.org), a not-for-profit research organization he founded along with former Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO), a senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University, and a member of the board of advisors and a senior fellow at the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University, a Department of Homeland Security National Transportation Security Center of Excellence.
He is a co-owner of NSPYR (pronounced inspire)-- a company that develops, publishes and produces inspiring stories, books and movies about America's military and homeland security heroes. Larsen was the producer of the NSPYR documentary on America's wounded warriors that premiered at the Newseum during the Tenth Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11. It won the Audience Favorite Award at the Virginia Film Festival in November 2011. (www.nspyr.com)
He previously served as the CEO of the WMD Center, executive director of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (the WMD Commission), the National Security Advisor at the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the founding director of the Institute for Homeland Security, and as chair of the Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College where, in 1999, he created and taught the nation's first graduate course in homeland security.
Randall Larsen was one of the first witnesses to testify before the 9/11 Commission, and since 9/11 he has served as an expert witness testifying before Congressional committees that include the Senate Armed Services, Senate Judiciary, House Government Reform, House Homeland Security, and House Budget Committees. He served on the 2003 Defense Science Board Summer Study on Homeland Security, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Colonel Larsen earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminology from Texas State University in 1974, and a Master of Arts in national security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1983.
Colonel Larsen is the author of Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About Security to Protect You, Your Family, and America (Warner Books, 2007), AVOIDING THE ABYSS: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating the WMD Threat (Air War College, 2005), What Corporate America Needs to Know About Bioterrorism (National Legal Center, 2003), and The Executive's Desk Book on Corporate Risks and Response for Homeland Security (National Legal Center, 2003). His articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Business Week, and Ripon Forum. He is a frequent guest on radio and television including: CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, Fox News Channel, Larry King Live, Jim Lehrer News Hour, Oprah, and Dr. Oz. He is the founder and principal author of biosecurityblog.com.
Larsen retired from the U.S. Air Force in the rank of colonel in July 2000 after serving in both the Army and Air Force for a combined total of 32 years of military service. His flying career began as a 19-year old Cobra pilot with the 101st Airborne Division. He flew 400 combat missions in Vietnam. Colonel Larsen also served as military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, as the chief of legislative liaison at the U.S. Transportation Command, and as the commander of America's fleet of VIP aircraft at Andrews AFB. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 17 awards of the Air Medal (3 with “V” Device for Valor), and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Sean Malinowski, Ph.D.
Captain Sean Malinowski is the Commanding Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Patrol Division, located along the foothills in the East San Fernando Valley to the North of Hollywood, California.
Malinowski also serves as the principal investigator (PI) on the National Institute of Justice funded "Los Angeles Predictive Policing Planning Project" and for the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded "Smart Policing Initiative". In conjunction with the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), these programs are developing and testing methodologies for deploying discretionary police resources based on highly sophisticated predictive analytics. These techniques are being refined and evaluated for their effect on property crime in the San Fernando Valley and violent crime in South Los Angeles.
Prior to his promotion to Captain, Malinowski served as the Assistant Commanding Officer of LAPD's Real-time Analysis and Critical Response (RACR) Division. During that time, he was also tasked by Police Chief Charlie Beck to act as the Commanding Officer of COMPSTAT where he conducted a comprehensive needs assessment of the Department's Command Accountability system and authored a final report and recommendations designed to take COMPSTAT to the next level.
Malinowski joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994 and has worked patrol assignments in South Central Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley and in the west side beach community of Venice. As a sergeant, he worked Patrol, Internal Affairs and Training Division and as the Executive Officer for former LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton.
Malinowski graduated from Boston University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and worked as a marketing Account Executive for BBDO Worldwide and for Lever Brothers Foods in New York and in Chicago, where he expanded product lines for Chrysler, Kmart, Jim Beam and Country Crock brands. Malinowski left the private sector in 1991 to pursue a master's degree in Criminal Justice and to fill a university appointment as the Director of Development for the Office of International Criminal Justice (OICJ) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at OICJ, Malinowski developed and implemented training and technical assistance programs for the United States Department of State and other federal and state agencies.
Malinowski earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in 2003. During his graduate studies, he was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied counter-terrorism at the Egyptian National Police Academy in Cairo. Malinowski is a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University. He is the former Director of the Mayor's Commission on Police Integrity for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the Founder of the U.S. State Department Cop to Cop Police Exchange program. Malinowski is married with three children and his wife is also a Los Angeles Police Officer.
Adam A. McLaughlin, CEM, M.P.A., M.S. (HSM)
Adam Z. McLaughlin currently serves as the Operations Manager for Elizabethtown Gas, an AGL Resources Company that delivers service to approximately 273,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. Adam manages the company's Field Services Department in the Union Division, and is responsible for leading over 50 employees responding to gas leaks and other emergencies around the clock, 365 days a year.
Previously, Adam served as the Manager of Emergency Readiness, Office of Emergency Management of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for over six years. His responsibilities included the development and coordination of Port Authority interagency all-hazard plans, and the design and development of emergency preparedness exercises. During his time with the Port Authority, Adam led the planning, and execution of multiple high –visibility emergency response exercises involving agency staff, local, state and federal partners. These exercises were conducted at various Port Authority facilities such as the World Trade Center, New Jersey Marine Terminals, the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, Newark Airport, and the George Washington Bridge. He was instrumental in the coordination of regional catastrophic plans such as the New York City Area Evacuation and Coastal Storm Plan, the Trans Hudson Emergency Transportation Plan, and various mass casualty support plans with the New Jersey State EMS Task Force. Adam was the project manager for the PATH Critical Incident Response Program, responsible for the development of a broad-based set of interagency protocols.
Prior to working for the Port Authority of NY & NJ, Adam served in the Army for 10 years, and is a combat veteran of Afghanistan. Adam received his commission in 1994 from Seton Hall University ROTC. His initial assignments included Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Assistant Intelligence Officer for 2-8 Infantry Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas. Following a short tenure at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Adam was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, serving as the Artillery Brigade Intelligence Officer, then Assistant Operations Officer for 110th Military Intelligence Battalion. In October of 2001 Adam deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom serving as the Intelligence Officer for 1-87 Infantry Battalion. Subsequently he commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, 110th Military Intelligence Battalion. Adam's last assignment was as the Intelligence Observer/Trainer for the 78th Division's Exercise and Simulations Group located in New Jersey, preparing Army Reserve and National Guard units for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Adam holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Montclair University, a Master of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master of Science in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University. He is a graduate of the United States Army's Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Military Intelligence Career Course and the Infantry Officers Basic Course. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and member of the International Association of Emergency Managers. In addition, Adam is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, a Military Intelligence Corps Association Knowlton Award recipient, and a member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
James F. McShane, J.D.
Jim McShane joined Columbia University as the assistant vice president for the Department of Public Safety in January 2004. Mr. McShane is responsible for security and safety at both the Morningside and Medical Center Campuses. He oversees all uniformed operations and investigations, and is responsible for security technology and fire safety.
Jim McShane is a 24-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. He began his career on patrol in the 52nd Precinct. He was promoted to sergeant in October 1984 and served as a patrol supervisor in the 41st and 42nd Precincts. After graduating from St. John's University School of Law in 1986, he obtained a leave of absence to work as an associate attorney at the law firm of Rogers & Wells. Upon his return to the Department in October 1987, he was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters and then to the Office of the Police Commissioner as legal advisor to Commissioner Benjamin Ward.
Promoted to lieutenant in November 1989, Jim McShane was soon assigned to the staff of First Deputy Commissioner Ray Kelly. He was promoted to captain in January 1992 while attending the Kennedy School of Government where he received a Master of Public Administration degree. In the fall of 1992, he returned to the Police Commissioner's Office as legal advisor to then Police Commissioner Kelly. In 1994, Deputy Inspector McShane commanded the 47th Precinct in the Bronx. Thereafter, he was assigned as commanding officer of the First Deputy Commissioner's Office under Commissioner John Timoney in January 1995.
In August 1996, he was assigned as commanding officer, Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, where he served until June 1997, when he was transferred to the Traffic Control Division. He served in traffic for nearly six years, as both the executive officer and as commanding officer, and was a first responder to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center. He was promoted to deputy chief in January 2002. In March 2003, Chief McShane was appointed executive officer of the Narcotics Division, his final assignment in a 24-year career with the Department.
Prior to joining the New York Police Department, Jim McShane taught mathematics in the South Bronx for five years; first at St. Angela Merici Elementary School and then at Morris High School, where he also served as dean of students.
Jim McShane holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. He also is a 1994 graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University and was awarded a Fulbright grant as a lecturer at the Police College of Finland in Helsinki, Finland in 2000.
Jim and his wife, Joan, are the proud parents of two daughters, Kerry and Caroline. They also are the proud grandparents of Aiden James.
James F. Miskel, Ph.D.
Dr. Miskel has been a Senior Fellow at HSMI since 2007, and currently teaches Research Methods in Homeland Security Management. In addition, since 2005 he has been designing and teaching online courses on terrorism and conflict resolution for the US Naval War College, the University of Maryland and Norwich University.
From 1993 through 2005, Dr. Miskel was a Professor of National Security Affairs and Associate Dean of Academics at the Naval War College. After he retired from the Naval War College, Dr. Miskel became a vice president at Alidade Inc., a defense consulting firm, and until 2008 was a consultant to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The contract with RIEDC was to design and run homeland security exercises for the cities and towns in Rhode Island.
Before joining the Naval War College faculty, Dr. Miskel held a senior position at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and was Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control at the National Security Council from 1987 to 1989.
Dr. Miskel's recent publications include the following books and articles:
Co-author, The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security and the Map of the Future. February 2012. Potomac Press.,Disaster Response and Homeland Security: What Works, What Doesn't, (Stanford University Press, 2008), co-author, A Fevered Crescent: Security and Insecurity in the Greater Near East, (University Press of Florida, 2006), co-author. "The Mega-Eights: Urban Leviathans and International Instability," Orbis, Fall 2009, co-author, "Take Your Third Move First", Harvard Business Review, March 2007, co-author, "Digging Deep: Environment and Geography as Root Influences for Terrorism," in James J.F. Forrest, The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes, Volume Three (Westport CT: Praeger Security International, 2006),"The Complexity of Military Intervention in Humanitarian Crises," Global Dialogue, Winter-Spring 2005, "The Palestinian Intifada: An Effective Strategy?" World Policy Journal, Winter 2004-2005.
Daniel T. Mullin, J.D.
Daniel T. Mullin is the Senior Director for Security and Facility Management for Major League Baseball (MLB). He is involved with the security and evacuation planning for all 30 major league ballparks. He has direct responsibility for security planning at all of MLB's major events, including the All-Star game, the World Series, and the World Baseball Classic. He has oversight of all investigations involving players, coaches and other major league employees. Mr. Mullin also helps coordinate Department of Homeland Security drills at ballparks around the country. He is currently serving on the Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure working group.
Prior to joining major league baseball, he served 23 years with the New York City Police Department, retiring as a deputy chief. He last served as the executive officer of the Bronx, where he supervised more than 3,000 police officers. He also served as the executive officer of the Narcotics Division, as well as the commanding officer of the Manhattan District Attorney's Squad, Staten Island Detectives, and the 114th and 103rd precincts. Mr. Mullin was a first responder at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and at the crash of American Airlines flight 585.
A graduate of St. John's University and New York Law School, Mr. Mullin has been an adjunct professor at John Jay College (1993-2000) and at Seton Hall University (2001-03). He has provided training for both the California and Utah Departments of Homeland Security. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Assembly Managers.
James W. Munday, CEM, M.S., M.A.
James W. Munday, a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), currently serves as the Senior Manager of Emergency Readiness, Office of Emergency Management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In this capacity, he leads Port Authority executives, operating managers, and public safety staff in the development and implementation of agency-wide training and exercise programs as well as emergency response and recovery plans for the nation's largest and most complex transportation infrastructure system. He designs and facilitates numerous annual emergency response drills and exercises, in conjunction with other local, State and Federal partners to ensure corporate readiness to mitigate, respond to, and recover from a crisis event at any one of the agency's facilities and/or in support of another regional agency.
Mr. Munday's focus has been on establishing the building blocks for emergency preparedness through a structured program of incident command training, staff evacuation drills, and emergency response exercises at the facility, corporate, and interagency level. In May 2009, Mr. Munday, as the Exercise Co-Director, developed and coordinated the largest ever Full-Scale Exercise (FSE) at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City and the largest First Responder response (over 800 First Responders) to the WTC since 9/11. He also recently conducted several extremely complex FSEs (2010-2011) at Newark Liberty International Airport, Port Authority Bus Terminal in downtown New York City, and LaGuardia Airport.
Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Munday worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Communications for the Disneyland Resort. Under his leadership, Disney conducted the largest and most complex exercise every attempted at a resort complex involving over 200 simulated casualties and 500 responders from multiple Federal, State, and local agencies.
A retired US Army Infantry Officer/Ranger with 21 years of service, James Munday held key leadership positions that include Battalion Commander, Brigade Executive Officer, Instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Commander of the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington D.C.
Mr. Munday holds the International Association of Emergency Managers' Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential and serves as the Faculty Advisor to the International Association of Emergency Managers Student Association (IAEMSA) at the Homeland Security Management Institute. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. Jim also received his Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree (with highest distinction) from the Homeland Security Management Institute in May, 2008.
Daniel J. Oates, M.A., J.D.
Daniel J. Oates is the 10th Chief of Police for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He was appointed Chief on November 28, 2005. The Aurora Police Department currently has 658 police officers and 786 total employees and an operating budget of $84 million. It provides comprehensive police services to a diverse city of 325,000 residents and 160 square miles. In his first five years in office, Chief Oates has overseen a 30-percent reduction in major index crime in Aurora.
Prior to his appointment in Aurora, Chief Oates served for four years as Chief of Police and Safety Services Administrator for the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was responsible for all police, fire and emergency management services for a city of 114,000 that included the University of Michigan.
Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Chief Oates served for 21 years in the New York Police Department. He finished his NYPD career as a Deputy Chief and the Executive Officer and second-in-command of the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, where he supervised 3,000 patrol officers and 700 civilians and was responsible for all patrol services for 1.4 million residents in the City’s largest borough. Between 1997 and 2001, Chief Oates served as the Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s Intelligence Division. He was a member of the Police Commissioner’s Executive Staff and served as his principal advisor on citywide security and intelligence matters. Chief Oates’ prior NYPD assignments also included serving as the chief counsel and Commanding Officer of the Legal Bureau, the 85-attorney law office of the NYPD.
Chief Oates is a 1977 graduate of Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in English. He was graduated from New York Law School in 1986 and is admitted to practice law in Colorado, New York and New Jersey. He also holds a Masters of Science Degree in Management from New York University. He is a Past President of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as chairperson of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC), the statewide law enforcement cooperative that manages a state-of-the-art data and records exchange to fight crime. He is also a member of numerous professional associations, including the Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Oates also serves on the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, the national advisory council of police chiefs, created in May, 2004 to advise the U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security on intelligence and security strategies in a post-9/11 world.
Apostle Rapess, M.S., M.S. (HSM)
Paul Rapess is currently the Director of Public Safety at LIU Post. Under his leadership, the Department of Public Safety has organized and conducted various drills including a shelter-in-place, active shooter, and dormitory evacuation. He has developed relationships with local police, fire department, and emergency medical services to heighten the awareness of first responders and the campus community to the needs of a college campus during emergencies.
Mr. Rapess is a retired lieutenant and 20-year veteran of the NYPD. After the merger between the NYC Transit Police and the NYPD, he was assigned to the Applicant Processing Division as unit commander, to the Auxiliary Police Section as executive officer, and to the Intelligence Section of Internal Affairs. Prior to joining the NYPD, he worked as an EMT/paramedic and was an instructor of CPR, EMT, and first aid for over 10 years with various hospitals in NYC.
Paul Rapess holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from St. John's University, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from LIU Post. In May 2008, Mr. Rapess has also received his second Master of Science in homeland security management from the Homeland Security Management Institute of Long Island University.
R. Lance Robinson, Ph.D.
Lance Robinson currently works for the Battelle Memorial Institute as project manager for a number of projects under contract to NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Air Force Space Command, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. In that position, he has led efforts to implement the homeland security education vision of NORAD and USNORTHCOM; managed a Medical Emergency Response Manager project for Air Force Space Command; and led a series of feasibility studies on coal-to-liquid fuel production for the Air Force Research Laboratory associated with the Air Force assured fuels program. Dr. Robinson is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with over 23 years of service, including aviation operations, weapon system acquisitions, and five years teaching experience in Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Claremont Graduate School in 1997. His published and presented work focuses on executive power and American political thought, in particular on the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt and the political thought of the progressive era.
Stanley B. Supinski, Ph.D.
Stanley B. Supinski is an Associate Professor to the Long Island University Homeland Security Management Institute; the Director of Partnership Programs and a faculty member for the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security; and an independent homeland security/defense education consultant conducting program development and management for a variety of organizations. He has done program support and taught recently for Battelle Memorial Institute, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Denver. He is formerly the Deputy for Training and Education for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Northern Command, where he developed the organizations' academic training and education programs. He also founded and formerly directed of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium (HSDEC), a network of over 200 federal, military and civilian educational institutions.
Stan retired from the US Air Force in 2003 following 27 years of active service. He served in two capacities during his military career: as an educator with the US Air Force Academy and as an intelligence officer in numerous locations and capacities. At the Academy he served as the Faculty Squadron Commander, where he oversaw faculty personnel, administration, security, and facilities. He also held a variety of positions in the Department of Foreign Languages, to include Associate Professor of Russian and Chair of the Strategic Languages Division.
As an intelligence officer, Stan served primarily in the human intelligence field, managing intelligence collection and conducting operations using the Polish and Russian languages. His assignments included Germany, Korea, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he had a tour in Riyadh Saudi Arabia where he was the Central Air Forces senior intelligence representative to Joint Task Force, Southwest Asia. Stan holds a Ph. D. in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University and a master's degree in National Security Affairs from the US Naval Postgraduate School. He has conducted research and authored articles on homeland security and defense, technology support to education, and language acquisition.
Bert B. Tussing, M.A., M.S.S.
Bert Tussing graduated with honors from The Citadel in 1975 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. During his 24 year career in the Marines, Mr. Tussing served operationally with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; the 2nd Marine Division; Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One; Marine Helicopter Squadron One (where he was designated a Presidential Command Pilot); and with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). Over the course of his career he participated in multiple humanitarian relief exercises in the Caribbean; Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada; operations as a part of the Multinational Force in Beirut; Operations Provide Promise and Deny Flight in Bosnia; and the final withdrawal of U.S. forces from Somalia.
Following his operational assignments, Tussing was assigned to the Pentagon where he served as Marine Corps Analyst to the Secretary of the Navy in the Office of Program Appraisal. While there, he participated in the Secretary of the Navy's focus group for the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, and served as consultant to the Defense Science Board on "Tactics and Techniques for the 21st Century." He was subsequently selected for a Brookings Legislative Fellowship and served on the staff of the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee's Personnel Subcommittee. Following the fellowship, he assumed duties as Deputy Legislative Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Bert Tussing joined the United States Army War College's Center for Strategic Leadership in October, 1999. His focus areas include Homeland Defense, Homeland Security, Terrorism, and Civil-Military Relations. Since the spring of 2001 he has led and served in many forums and studies focused on homeland defense, homeland security, and military support of civil authorities. He has served on three Defense Science Boards and has hosted, organized and facilitated numerous symposiums and workshops dedicated to domestic security in support of the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, the United States Northern Command, and the National Guard Bureau. In 2006 he initiated the formation of the Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America, partnering the Army War College with George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Heritage Foundation, and providing for an annual forum dedicated to addressing the challenges and complexities of domestic defense in the modern era.
In December 2009, Tussing was named the Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies at the US Army War College, an honorary academic Chair given for distinguished service through teaching, scholarship, research, and academic service in direct support of the US Army War College's teaching and research mission.
In addition to serving as a Senior Fellow on the faculty of Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University, Bert Tussing is a senior fellow of George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute; a member of the Board of Experts for UC-Irvines' Center for Unconventional Security Affairs; on the Homeland Defense and Security Advisory Board of Penn State University; on the Homeland Defense Advisory Board for the Command and General Staff College and Kansas State University; and a steering committee member of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium Association (HSDEC). He is a reviewing editor for the Homeland Security Affairs Journal, the Journal for Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Journal of Homeland Security Education. In December 2009 he completed an appointment to the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory Council, advising the development and execution of the Department's Congressionally-mandated Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR).
Bert Tussing was a Distinguished Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for International Studies (Seminar XXI). He is a graduate (with Highest Distinction) of the United States Naval War College, from which he was awarded a Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the United States Army War College, where he received a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with a Combat V, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Presidential Service Badge, the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award.
Bert Tussing is married to the former Dianne Day, his wife of 36 years. They have two daughters, Amber Christine Tussing and Crystal Dianne Deitch, and one grandson, Parker Lee Deitch, born on the 223rd anniversary of the founding of the US Marine Corps.