Homeland Security Informational Webinar

October 2, 2020 / 12:00 pm (EDT) 1:00 pm (EDT)

This webinar is intended for prospective Penn State World Campus students interested in the homeland security program. Program leadership will discuss the multiple options associated with the graduate degree and graduate certificates and explain important program deadlines and requirements. The presentation will also outline the benefits of choosing Penn State to continue your education, what to expect as an online student in the program, and the application process and recommended next steps.

Register for the webinar to learn about:

  • The program options and specialization areas offered to students:
    • Base Program (including an International Track, Business Management, Emergency Management, Public Safety, and Law specializations)
    • Agriculture Biosecurity Option
    • Counterterrorism Option
    • Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Option
    • Geospatial Intelligence Option
    • Information Security and Forensics Option
    •  Public Health Preparedness Option
  • HLS program requirements and objectives
  • Resources available to students in these programs
  • Career paths and opportunities for graduates

There will be plenty of time during the webinar to ask your own questions, too. So, make plans to join us! 

Alexander Siedschlag

Dr. Alexander Siedschlag is a professor of homeland security and chair of homeland security programs. His expertise includes comparative homeland security, security cultures, disaster and crisis management, scenario foresight, and NATO and European Union security policies.

Alison Shuler

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Lesa Stanford

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Robin Qiu

Dr. Robin G. Qiu is a professor of information science at Penn State. He teaches courses on data analytics, information science, software engineering, and cyber security. Dr. Qiu's research includes smart service systems, IoT, big data, data/business analytics, information systems and integration, supply chain and industrial systems, and analytics. He served as the editor-in-chief of INFORMS Service Science. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and has more than 160 publications.

Gretchen Kuldau

Dr. Gretchen Kuldau's work focuses on understanding mycotoxin development in grain and forage crops, with an emphasis on Fusarium toxins. Her approaches include fungal molecular genetics, greenhouse, growth chamber and field studies, use of chromatography for mycotoxin analysis, and general microbiology. She teaches courses in agricultural biosecurity and co-teaches a General Education course on fungi, titled "The Fungal Jungle."

Andrew Vitek

Dr. Andrew Vitek is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on terrorism, political violence, security studies, and pedagogy. He teaches courses on terrorism, homeland security, and comparative politics.

Edward Glantz

Dr. Edward J. Glantz, P.E., has been with the College of IST faculty since 2009. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Glantz served 10 years as a faculty member of Penn State's Smeal College of Business. His career spans more than 20 years of managing technology, research, and marketing in the manufacturing and telecommunication industries, including startup work.

Eugene Lengerich

Dr. Eugene Lengerich is a professor of public health sciences and faculty director of the public health preparedness option. He teaches epidemiology and outbreak investigation and mentors students in independent research. He has led community and preparedness assessments for medical and public health students in international settings. Prior to joining Penn State, he conducted outbreak investigations as an epidemic intelligence service officer and preventive medicine resident at the CDC.

Gregory Thomas

Dr. Gregory Thomas has experience developing intelligence for decision-makers, supervising the analytical process, and providing team guidance. He also has experience teaching intelligence and analytical techniques to college students as well as intelligence analysts and law enforcement personnel. He has developed operational intelligence to support criminal investigations and anti-terrorism activities, and has selected, trained, and supervised analysts in a criminal intelligence center.

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