The mission of the Consortium is to represent the interests and concerns of the emergency management higher education community. This is accomplished by exchanging information, partnering with key stakeholders, and advancing the profession of emergency management through higher education.
All emergency management higher education programs are invited to join the Consortium. Each member institution has a vote. There is no cost to join. Download consortium flier.
To join the Consortium, send an email to Carol Cwiak at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your institution and the name of the person who will represent your institution as a voting member.
June 2011at Higher Education Conference
Advocacy Related to the FEMA Higher Education Project Position
Letter to Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator October 2010
Response Letter from Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator
California State University Long Beach
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Rhode Island
Delaware Technical Community College
Durham Technical Community College
Eastern New Mexico University
Edmonds Community College
Emergency Management Academy
Fayetteville State University
Frederick Community College
George Washington University
Illinois Central College
Jacksonville State University
Laramie County Community College
Metropolitan College of New York
North Dakota State University
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Ohio Christian University
Oklahoma State University OKC
Owens State Community College
Passaic County Community College
Portland State University
Saint Joseph's University
Salem Community College
San Antonio College
San Jose State University (Mineta Trans. Institute)
Santa Monica College
Southeast Arkansas College
SUNY Erie Community College
University of Akron
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland University College
University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of New Haven
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Richmond
University of Toronto
West Texas A & M University
Western Illinois University
Western Washington University
Download EMHEC Membership List.
2012-2013 Action Plan
- Work with the new FEMA Higher Education Program Director to advance the interests of and help address the needs of the emergency management higher education community
- Increase membership
- Develop a strategic plan
- Review by-laws
- Investigate the potential for nonprofit status
- Develop Consortium marketing materials
Organization and Leadership
The Consortium's organization is delimited by its bylaws.
The Consortium's board is comprised of three practitioner community representatives, five academic representatives (one for each of the degree levels represented on the FEMA Higher Education Page’s college lists), and an executive director.
Current Executive Director and Board
Practitioner Community Representatives
Kay Goss, CEM
John McKay, M.A.
Daryl Spiewak, CEM
Doctoral Program Representative
Greg Shaw, D.Sc., CBCP
Master's Program Representative
Jane Kushma, Ph.D., ACSW
Bachelor Program Representative
David McEntire, Ph.D.
Associate Program Representative
Certificate Program Representative
Rick Bissell, Ph.D.
Christine Springer, Ph.D.
Carol Cwiak, J.D., Ph.D.