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Master of Professional Studies in
Homeland Security

Faculty

B.S., University of Delaware
M.A., University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Eric Best is an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy at Penn State Harrisburg. He received his Ph.D. in Disaster Science and Management from the University of Delaware. His research interests include using statistics, GIS, and data science tools to create new applications for hazard reduction, evacuation modeling, and public policy analysis.

M.S., Strategic Intelligence, National Defense Intelligence College
B.A., East Asian Studies, George Washington University

Nicholas Eftimiades retired from the U.S. Department of Defense. His 34-year government career includes employment in the CIA as a technical operations officer, a special agent in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and a senior intelligence officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He held positions in analysis, human and technical intelligence collection, and management, with numerous overseas assignments.

In addition to standing program faculty, experts from the homeland security mission space are serving as part-time instructors in the program.

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