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More New Contributors! – Homeland Security Education and Public Health Sector

2012 April 15
by Jason Nairn, CPP, CISSP

We are pleased to welcome two new distinguished contributors to HLSR!

First, Dr. Phillip Schertzing will be joining us as a contributor with expertise in homeland security as a discipline and educational programs in HLS.  Dr. Schertzing is currently a professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Michigan State University where he teaches homeland security.  He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, and on a number of planning and preparedness boards.  Dr. Schertzing retired from a distinguished career at the Michigan State Police with the rank of Inspector, and continues to serve as the department’s “unofficial” historian.  In Dr. Schertzing’s broad experience he has witnessed the development of HLS both as a practitioner and as an academic.  We are thrilled that Phil will be sharing his knowledge and experience with our readers on HLSR!

Second, we are welcoming Tom Russo, who is joining as a contributor in the Public Health Sector.  Tom is Director of Emergency Preparedness at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and has extensive experience in public health emergency planning and preparedness.  Tom is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and earned his Master’s in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).  We look forward to Tom’s contributions to our knowledge of this huge area of HLS, which has been and will again be a focal point of HLS activity when another pandemic disease breaks out!

You can click over to the contributor’s page to check out their full bios.

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