Fargo, N.D. — Carol Cwiak, assistant professor of emergency management at NDSU, taught the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s pilot offering of “Integrating Emergency Management Into Your Institution.” The program is designed to increase emergency management course and degree offerings in minority serving institutions. Cwiak served as a subject matter expert by the agency in the course development stage and helped craft and review final course materials.
The pilot offering was attended by faculty and administrators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Federal Emergency Management Agency developed the course to help meet its mission to increase diversity in the field of emergency management. In the past year, Cwiak also participated in a FEMA-sponsored conference focused on emergency management program development for tribal colleges.
Cwiak is the executive director of the Emergency Management Higher Education Consortium and is heavily engaged in the advancement of emergency management higher education directives. Cwiak frequently presents on topics regarding emergency management higher education and has provided program start-up assistance to many new academic programs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request.