Archive for August, 2011

A decade after 9/11, are we better prepared for a major emergency?

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Capella has co-sponsored a major survey research project of first responders, emergency managers, public health officials and others on the front lines of emergency preparedness and response to ask the basic question: How prepared are we for another major terrorist attack or national disaster?

Yesterday’s Earthquake in VA. – The Role of Social Media

Word spread quickly after yesterday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Washington , D.C., and was felt on much of the East Coast.  See the CNN article at to better appreciate the role and impact of social media. As we in Public Safety have learned, this has very powerful implications for the dissemination of critical […]

PhD Graduate of Capella University, an Accredited Online University, Appointed Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Buffalo Division

Congratulations, Dr. Piehota! Please see the following announcement.

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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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