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New Online Homeland Security Management Graduate-Level Advanced Certificate Offered by Long Island University’s Southampton College

Program Launching in Fall 2005 will Provide Instruction by the Top Law Enforcement and
Homeland Security Specialists in the Country


Paola Curcio-Kleinman,Associate Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations
University Center,
Long Island University

Southampton, NY – During Fall 2005, Long Island University’s Southampton College will launch the Homeland Security Management Institute. This virtual Institute will offer an online graduate-level, 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management that will be available to law enforcement agents, government officials and security professionals across the country and around the globe. The program also will be available to those who aspire to pursue management careers in various homeland security fields.

Students will take: “Introduction to Homeland Security Management,” a course that surveys the major policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting practitioners in the complex field of homeland security management; “Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security Management,” an overview of the various statutes, case law, and Constitutional issues governing the activities of practitioners involved in the homeland security enterprise at the federal, state and local levels; “Domestic and International Terrorism,” an in-depth examination of the threat of terrorism and its impact on homeland security, as well as the complex motivations, ideologies, goals and tactics of various domestic and international terrorist groups; “The Intelligence Function in Homeland Security Management,” which acquaints students with the concepts and practices involved in the process of collecting, analyzing and evaluating intelligence, and managing the intelligence function, as well as the influence of intelligence in shaping homeland security decision making at the federal, state and local levels; and “Homeland Security and the Private Sector,” which explores the roles played by business, health care, education, critical infrastructure and other sectors in homeland security.

This online graduate-level Advanced Certificate program offers a truly unique educational opportunity to study with the nation’s leading homeland security experts. It is especially accommodating for busy homeland security professionals across the nation whose schedules demand the kind of flexibility online education offers. The program’s core faculty of senior fellows are all highly experienced, active or recently retired practitioners in homeland security fields. They combine a wealth of practical experience with outstanding academic credentials including Ph.D. or J.D. degrees.

The Institute’s board of advisors boasts top names in law enforcement and homeland security, including:

William J. Bratton -chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and former New York Police Department police commissioner, a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute and a senior executive fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; Keith Bryett, Ph.D. - International Consultant on Terrorism and Law Enforcement; Dean M. Esserman, J.D. - chief of police of Providence, RI and noted expert in transportation security. Joseph Fuentes, Ph.D. - superintendent, New Jersey State Police; Patrick J. Harnett -chief of police, Hartford, Conn.; John Miller - bureau chief, Critical Incident Management Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department; Dan Mullin, J.D. - retired New York Police Department deputy chief and currently director of security for Major League Baseball; Daniel Oates, J.D. - director of public safety and chief of police, Ann Arbor, Mich., and retired chief of the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Bureau; Honorable Jay Schneiderman - Suffolk County Legislator; Xavier Stewart, CHS-V, NR-EMT, Ph.D. -lieutenant colonel, commanding officer, 3rd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction); Frank Straub, Ph.D. - director of public safety, City of White Plains and former New York Police Department deputy commissioner for training and assistant commissioner for counterterrorism; Gordon Wasserman - chairman and chief executive officer of The Gordon Wasserman Group, LLC, an independent consultant firm specializing in the management of police agencies, and Joanne Wright, Ph.D. - dean of History and Social Sciences at the University of London's Royal Holloway College; professor of International Relations and director, Programme on European Studies. In addition, Congressman Peter King -J.D. (R-NY) who represents the Third Congressional District of New York and serves on the Homeland Security Committee and chairs its Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology, and Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), who represents the Second Congressional District of New York, is chairman of the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Defense and the Military and is on the Armed Services Committee, will serve on the board, as will a number of other renowned Homeland Security experts. Oates, Mullin and Straub also will be among those teaching, sharing their years of experience with professional colleagues. Students will be able to communicate online with other students who come to the program from a variety of homeland security specialties across the nation.

The program is fully registered with the New York State Education Department. Part-time and full-time study options are available. A substantial one-third (1/3) discount is available to qualified New York City and Nassau and Suffolk County (NY) municipal employees. Scholarships and financial aid also are available to qualified applicants.

For additional information, visit our Web site at:

or call Vincent Henry, CPP, CHS-III, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Homeland Security Management Institute at: 631-259-9074.

Posted 07/25/2005

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