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Capella Doctoral Learner Appointed Coordinator of Piedmont Technical College Criminal Justice Program

Our congratulations to Joshua Lindsay, a Capella doctoral learner, on his appointment to program coordinator of the criminal justice program at Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, South Carolina.

2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the 2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. According to FEMA, “They recognize the innovative practices and achievements of organizations and individuals that work to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation”. (

Is there a Disconnect Between Professional and Citizen Views of Terrorism?

Do average Americans and disaster management professionals differ in their views about the threats facing the country and from where the threats might come? Is there agreement among emergency management professionals on how the public views the government’s ability to deal with national disasters (

First Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test

“FEMA (2011), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.” Learn more about the test at

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The month of October marks the eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). For further information, please see the the Homeland Security webpage at

Capella Public Safety Learner Included in Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition

Brian M. Allen, of Dubuque, Iowa, a learner in the M.S. in Public Safety program at Capella University, has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of emergency healthcare on September 20, 2011.

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

As I shared in a recent post, Capella University partnered with several leading public service organizations on a major survey research project. Our partners included the International Association of Emergency Managers, the American Public Health Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Research Foundation and the FBI National Academy Associates.

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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