Archive for November, 2009

Giving Thanks for Public Safety

Another year has passed without a major terror attack or incident within the United States. Although we are grappling with our responses to natural disasters, overall, we in Public Safety in the United States have a lot to be thankful for on this day. I would like to reiterate that the Public Safety enterprise for […]

Giving thanks to our soldiers and public safety officers

I had a conversation with a colleague last week concerning her interest in helping provide more robust support for law enforcement officers and their families. Most realize that our officers, and solders, are on the front lines, in harms way and often at risk physically and psychologically. They are working for us 24/7 – 365. […]

Homeland Security concentration

Beginning in January, we will begin offering a new Homeland Security doctoral level concentration. The discussions should be robust around cyber terrorism, bio-terrorism, intelligence analysis and terrorism. The concentration will be available to current MS or PhD learners in any public service leadership program.

Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Association (FLEOA)

Capella University has signed an alliance agreement with FLEOA that provides tuition discounts for all federal law enforcement officers. This is exciting news and complements our existing participation in the FBI’s University Education Program. Charles

Forensic Science

The National Institute of Justice has just released a report on the state of forensic science and recommendations to help further strengthen the field. In the near future, we will be exploring forensic issues in more depth here on the blog. What are some of the best forensic practices that you have seen? Thanks […]

Capella honors all veterans!

In honor of this Veteran’s Day, 2009, Capella University is pleased to provide a new Facebook page dedicated to all of our military and veteran learners, alumni, and their families and friends. Please feel free to use this page to connect with your fellow Capella learners and alumni who are affiliated with the military, share your […]

General Colin Powell Distinguished Speaker!

I was quite honored to have had the opportunity to meet General Colin Powell after he delivered a dynamic and inspiring keynote speech at Capella’s Virginia colloquium earlier this month. While the General spoke of his vast and varied experiences in leadership, government and public service, I was particularly moved to personally witness the great […]

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
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Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
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Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
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Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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