Four faculty from the Department of Emergency Management gave presentations at the 2012 Federal Emergency Management Agency Higher Education Conference June 3-8 in Emmitsburg, Md. Faculty offered a total of 10 presentations at the conference with an additional presentation by doctoral student Sarah Bundy.
Daniel J. Klenow, head of the emergency management department, gave three presentations: “Maintaining and Improving Bachelor’s-Level Emergency Management Programs,” “University Politics – Survival and Success!” and “How Emergency Management Research Builds the Base of the Discipline and Serves the Practitioner Community.” The latter presentation was co-written by George Youngs, professor of emergency management.
Carol Cwiak, assistant professor of emergency management, gave a plenary presentation titled “The State of Higher Education Programs 2012,” and two other presentations titled “Utilizing Curriculum Outcomes to Develop, Evaluate, Enhance and Validate Emergency Management Degree Programs” and “Emergency Management Accreditation Programs: Are Any Right for You?”
Jessica Jensen, assistant professor of emergency management, gave an invited presentation titled “Graduate Study in Emergency Management,” and three additional presentations titled “Confronting Research Issues in Emergency Management,” “Serving Students for Whom Emergency Management is a Career of First Choice,” and “Maximizing the Potential of Emergency Management Higher Education Programs.”
Jensen said, “Dynamic discussions like those we participated in at this year’s conference set the stage for emergency management higher education to make significant progress – not as individual institutions and programs – but as a collective building a new academic discipline. It truly is an exciting time to be involved in emergency management higher education.”
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