Homeland Security College & Career Guide

Developed after 9/11, the field of homeland security is an exciting and evolving one. Homeland security employees prepare for, prevent, and react to events that threaten our country and the wellbeing of its people. They secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop security technologies; prepare for and respond to natural disasters or terrorist attacks; and analyze intelligence reports, among many other tasks.

CAREER GUIDE

The field of homeland security is relatively new and evolving every day. In general, people who work in homeland security prepare for, prevent, and react to events that threaten our country and the wellbeing of its people. These events can range from natural disasters to pandemics to terrorist acts. The main mission of homeland security personnel is to reduce the country’s vulnerabilities and minimize damage from catastrophic events.

Jobs in a variety of disciplines can have homeland security applications. For example, accountants, fire fighters, physicians, engineers, and computer programmers, can all work in homeland security-related positions. People with degrees in homeland security, however, tend to work in the emergency preparedness and emergency management facets of the industry.

Because of the nature of the work, applicants do need to undergo thorough security clearances, background checks, and drug screenings. U.S. citizenship is another common requirement.

Homeland security jobs exist in the government, the private sector, non-profit organizations, throughout the U.S. and abroad. Perhaps the bulk of opportunities are with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which employs more than 200,000 people. Considering it was only founded in 2001, it’s one of the fastest growing Federal agencies.

The DHS is comprised of several divisions, each requiring varied human resource skills:

DHS DivisionSample Job Types
Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum OfficerImmigration Officer Intelligence Research Specialist
Customs and Border Patrol Agriculture Specialist Border Patrol Agent Import Specialist
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance SpecialistEmergency Management SpecialistFederal Coordinating Officer
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Behavioral Sciences InstructorComputer Investigation Trainer Counter-Terrorism Trainer
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deportation OfficerImmigration Enforcement Agent Intelligence Officer
Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protectorate Directorate Cybersecurity SpecialistProtective Security Advisor Telecommunications Specialist
Office of the Inspector General Attorney Auditor Criminal Investigator
Science and Technology Directorate Chemist Engineer Physicist
Secretarial Offices Human Resources Specialist Policy Analyst Public Affairs Specialist
Transportation and Security Administration Air Marshal Intelligence Operations Specialist TSA Screener
U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Mechanic Civil Engineer Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Secret Service Chemist Materials Engineer Special Agent

Other Federal agencies, such as the CIA and the US Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security employ homeland security-related personnel. Because state and local governments employ a vast number of first-responders – police, EMTs, fire fighters, paramedics, and others – they are also a large employer of homeland security workers. In addition, every state has some type of emergency management agency that deals with homeland security at the local level.

Many businesses specialize in homeland security work and employ security workers, develop and sell products related to homeland security, or specialize in helping companies with threat preparedness. Jobs are also available in non-profit organizations that aid in disaster relief, educate and conduct research related to homeland security, or even specialize in environmental clean-ups.

Who is Best Suited for Homeland Security Work?

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities will vary from job to job, but in general candidates should:

  • Be US Citizens, 18 years or older
  • Have Excellent English skills
  • Pass a thorough background check
  • Pass a drug test
  • Be in good physical health
  • Be willing to relocate or travel as needed
  • Have the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Be able to handle confidential information
  • Have a sense of patriotic duty to the country
Types of Jobs Available

Homeland security employees secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop security technologies; prepare for and respond to natural disasters or terrorist attacks; and analyze intelligence reports, among many other tasks. Career opportunities are broad and varied, but generally fall into four categories:

  • Mission Support careers involve work in the fields of medicine, human resources, facilities, budgeting, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, and more.
  • Law Enforcement careers secure the nation’s borders and enforce immigration laws, protect the President and other heads of state; enforce economic, transportation and infrastructure security, and conduct interagency law enforcement training.
  • Immigration and Travel Security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems and overseeing lawful immigration into the country.
  • Prevention and Response careers protect the public, environment and the nation’s economic and security systems, as well as prepare for and respond to loss of life and property.
Career Prospects and Outlook

Homeland security jobs are widely sought after. They can be based in Washington, D.C., throughout the country, or abroad. The homeland security industry continues to grow, and as it is a multidisciplinary field, it needs people in many specialties. Currently the highest demand in the public sector is for people trained in security, disaster management and emergency matters. The need for skilled intelligence analysts, policy analysts, managers, translators, trainers, and technical experts is also high.

In the private sector, there is high demand for corporate security personnel in the defense, financial services and technology industries. Public utilities and key infrastructure entities, such as transportation, health care, education, information technology, and manufacturing, are becoming more involved in homeland security matters. A key area for growth in both the public and private sectors is that of cybersecurity. Keeping the integrity of our Internet and technology functions is critical to maintaining the safety of our government, infrastructure, and financial systems.

Because career types vary widely in the homeland security industry, so do salaries. Here is a sampling of homeland security-related jobs, their salaries and career prospects:

Air Marshal

Federal air marshals are Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees. They are armed officers who protect passengers and crews against criminal and terrorist acts onboard commercial flights. TSA pays federal air marshals according to pay bands that differ from other government agencies. Based on experience, air marshals earn yearly salaries within the following ranges:

Band G - $39,358 - $60,982 Band H - $48,007 - $74,390 Band I - $58,495 - $90,717
Emergency Management Director

In 2010, 12,100 people worked as emergency management directors, planning and directing disaster response or crisis management activities, conducting disaster preparedness training, and creating emergency plans and procedures for natural, terrorist, or technological disasters. The median annual wage was $55,360 in 2010. About 1,600 new jobs are expected in this field by 2020, a 13% growth rate.

EMTs and Paramedics

Often among the first responders in a crisis, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in crisis situations. There are more than 226,500 EMTs and paramedics employed in the nation, earning an average salary of $34,370 per year. This category is a huge area for growth, with a 33% increase in jobs predicted by 2020, a rate much higher than the average for all occupations.

Environmental Protection Technician

Environmental science and protection technicians conduct laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those affecting health. They work in the field and in laboratories and earn a mean annual wage of $44,570. The industry employs 30,890 environmental science technicians, a number expected to grow by 24% by 2020, a rate faster than the average for all occupations.

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Known as hazmat workers, there are about 37,440 people working in this field today and earning an average of $20.03/hour or $41,660 per year. Hazmat workers often operate under dangerous conditions, identifying and disposing of asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, and other hazardous materials. Employment of hazmat workers is expected to grow 23 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Much of the growth will come from a need for decontamination technicians and radiation safety technicians, as well as from high turnover from employees who leave the occupation.

Immigration Officer

By enforcing federal immigration laws, immigration officers play a key role in enhancing the nation’s security and the integrity of our legal immigration system. The median yearly salary for this job with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is $48,000.

Information Security Analyst

With the highest concentration in Virginia, Texas, California, New York, and Maryland, more than 72,670 people worked as information security analysts in 2010. These professionals are responsible for protecting organizations from cyber attacks and earn a median annual wage of $89,290. By 2020, the field is expected to grow by 22%, a rate higher than the average for all occupations.

Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts gather and analyze what are often disparate bits of information to form views on issues of national security and public safety and detect threats. While most intelligence analysts work for the military or for government agencies, there are some opportunities in the private sector as well. The median salary for these positions is $72,577.

Security Guard

Almost 1.25 million security guards were employed in 2010, patrolling and monitoring premises to prevent theft and/or violence and to enforce rules and regulations. They earn an average of $12.70 per hour or $26,430 yearly. Job growth by 2020 is expected to be around 18%, in line with the average rate for all occupations.

Transportation Security Screener

More than 47,200 people work for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with federal regulations. TSA screeners earn an average of $17.85/hour or $37,130 per year. States employing the most TSA screeners are California, Florida, New York, Texas and Illinois.

Internships
PeopleSoft Security Intern
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Oklahoma City, OK Paid, Part-time Interns will work on PeopleSoft administration tasks and ensure compliance with security requirements. Applicants should be familiar with roll and permission based security. State of Oklahoma
Intern, Security Operations Internship
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Morgantown, WV Open to Students Interns will support the MPI Security Team, prepare reports and work on special projects. Mylan
Summer Intern (Security Admin)
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Melville, NY Summer Interns work to protect First Data’s information processing systems. You will learn how to perform security certifications. First Data
Security Intern
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Washington, DC Open to Students, Part-time The intern will help staff manage international security systems and produce security reports. International Medical Corps
Planning Intern
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Richmond, TX Paid, Open to Students The intern will help support compliance with Homeland Security grants, coordinate with local businesses and other entities, and work on counter-terrorism planning. Fort Bend County, TX
Intern SecurityCriminal Justice
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Pittsburgh, PA Summer, Open to students The intern will help with DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Vulnerability Assessments and learn how to interact with multiple intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Thermo Fisher Scientific
Global Security Summer Internship
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Chicago, IL NA Interns work to protect the Chicago Mercantile Exchange by helping to identify threats. Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Student Trainee (Summer Internship Program)
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Williston, VT Paid, Open to Students, Summer, Full-time Participants will get training and experience with a chance to explore their career options with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Health Affairs Volunteer Scholars Program
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Washington, DC Unpaid, Open to Students, Part-time or Full-time Participants work to inform the public of homeland security-related health care issues. Office of Health Affairs http://www.dhs.gov/oha-volunteer-scholars-program
Secretary’s Honors Program, Policy Fellows
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Various locations NA This is a one-year program for recent graduates. ParticipantsassistDHS policymakers and work with policy experts. NA http://www.dhs.gov/secretarys-honors-program
CBP Explorer Program
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Various locations Unpaid, Open to Students The program is open to high school and college students between the ages of 14 and 21 with a C grade average. Participants receive training and hands-on experience in law enforcement. Customs and Border Protection http://www.dhs.gov/cbp-explorer-program
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center College Intern Program
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Glynco, GA Paid, Summer, Open to Students The program lets college seniors or graduate students in criminal justice or a related field of study to participate in federal law enforcement training. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center http://www.dhs.gov/federal-law-enforcement-training-center-college-intern-program
National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
Location Specs Description Company Affiliation
Various locations Paid, Summer, Open to students The program gives undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with homeland security professionals and researchers. Affiliation:U.S.Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/national-hs-stem-summer-internship-program
Certification and Professional Associations

While certification in homeland security is not a requirement to work in the industry, it does provide an added credential that may help with career advancement. The National Sheriff's Association partnered with the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition to create two designations that certify an individual has the skills, knowledge, and ability to work in the field of homeland security. To obtain certification, you need to go through a rigorous qualification and testing program:

  • Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP): For individuals who work to prepare organizations prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from all hazards.
  • Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA): For current students or graduates of an accredited college or university who have completed course work related to homeland security.

In addition to the National Sheriffs’ Association, several other professional organizations focus on advancing the field of homeland security through education and advocacy, including:

  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • National Emergency Management Association
  • National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
  • Intelligence and National Security Alliance

Scholarships/Colleges

SCHOLARSHIPS
DHS Scholarship Program
Amount Eligibility More Info
Varies Open to second or third year college students pursuing a homeland security related degree who can participate in 10 weeks of full-time work in the summer. http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-scholarship-program
Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. Scholarships
Amount Eligibility More Info
$1,000 Open to dependents of an active duty, retired with pay or deceased member of the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard with at least a 2.5 GPA. http://www.navywivesclubsofamerica.org/scholarships/
“No Essay” College Scholarship
Amount Eligibility More Info
$2,000 Open to all current students and those enrolling within 12 months. https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/apply.aspx?utm_campaign=sch&source=sch
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
Amount Eligibility More Info
$5,000 Open to Latino students who have participated in service-oriented activities and plan to do so in the future. http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
Clothes Recycling Scholarship
Amount Eligibility More Info
$10,000 Open to anyone who is willing to collect and donate worn-out clothes to be recycled. https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/comeback-clothes
Fight Hunger in Your Community Scholarship
Amount Eligibility More Info
$7,500 Open to anyone who collects 10 jars of peanut butter or other non-perishable food to donate and submits a photo https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/peanut-butter-jam-slam
Boren Scholarship
Amount Eligibility More Info
$20,000 Open to undergraduate students interested in studying abroad in an area critical to U.S. national security interests. http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html
Women in Federal Law Enforcement Scholarship
Amount Eligibility More Info
$1,500 Open to full-time students pursuing a four-year degree in a criminal justice related discipline with a 3.0 GPA http://wifle.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=149121
Irlet Anderson Scholarship Award
Amount Eligibility More Info
$3,500 Open to graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. http://www.noblenational.org/images/SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION-2014_-_NEW_DOCUMENT.pdf
Charles L. Gittens Memorial Scholarship award
Amount Eligibility More Info
$1,000 Open to graduation high school seniors committed to career as a law enforcement officer, special agent or a related field http://www.noblenational.org/images/SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION-2014_-_NEW_DOCUMENT.pdf
One Job…May Change My Life Scholarship Slam
Amount Eligibility More Info
$1,000 Open to anyone 25 or younger who submits a poem about their dream job. http://www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/one-jobmay-change-my-life
U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
Amount Eligibility More Info
$1,000 Open to high school seniors or undergraduate college students. Winners are chosen at random. https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html

Colleges Offering Homeland Security Study

Homeland security courses and degrees are offered at community colleges and at 4-year colleges and universities. It’s important to ensure the school you select is accredited. Accreditation for homeland security programs has yet to be developed, so a broader institutional accreditation is fine in this case.

TYPE OF DEGREE
State
DEGREE LEVEL STATE SCHOOL NAME PROGRAM NAME
Associate Alabama Chattahoochee Valley Community College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate Arizona Glendale Community College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate Arizona Mesa Community College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate Arizona South Mountain Community College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate Arizona Paradise Valley Community College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate Arkansas Southeast Arkansas College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate Arkansas NorthWest Arkansas Community College Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Associate California Coastline Community College Homeland Security
Associate California De Anza College Homeland Security
Associate California Grossmont College Homeland Security

ONLINE COLLEGES

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Money Matters: The Most Affordable Homeland Security Bachelor's Degrees

For those interested in helping the nation, homeland security may be an excellent choice. Developed after 9/11, the relatively new career is constantly evolving. For those who want to pursue a bachelor's degree to get on track in this exciting field, we've listed the most affordable programs.

#School NameAverage In-state Tuition% Undergraduate Students Receiving AidAverage Amount of AidTypeState
1 New Jersey City University $7,35961%$7,066PublicNew Jersey
2 University of the Southwest $14,28093%$9,579Private not-for-profitNew Mexico
3 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale $14,78481%$5,023Private not-for-profitFlorida
4 Saint Leo University $18,70063%$6,813Private not-for-profitFlorida
5 William Woods University $19,20089%$10,908Private not-for-profitMissouri
6 Dakota Wesleyan University $21,75096%$13,397Private not-for-profitSouth Dakota
7 Campbell University $24,10089%$27,873Private not-for-profitNorth Carolina
8 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach $29,52085%$8,543Private not-for-profitFlorida
9 Philadelphia University $31,87491%$14,167Private not-for-profitPennsylvania

TOP PROFESSORS

Best of the Best: The Top Homeland Security Instructors in the Nation

Homeland security is a new and constantly changing field. So, shouldn’t students want to learn from the very best in the field? Enrolling in an online program should not mean compromising the quality you demand from your instructors, so we’ve compiled a list of the top online homeland security instructors.

1. Salvatore J. Stolfo

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant

Columbia University, NEW YORK

Dr. Stolfo, Professor of Computer Science, has received a Department of Homeland Security contract to investigate malware and develop intrusion detection and defense systems. His research focus includes anomaly detection, computer security, and machine learning

2. Greg Gogolin

Distinguished Teacher Award

Ferris State University, MICHIGAN

Dr. Gogolin is a professor in the Information Security and Intelligence program offered through the Ferris State University College of Business. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to research aspects of cybercrime in South America.

3. Wei Chen

Research Excellence Award

The University of Texas at Arlington, TEXAS

Dr. Chen is Director of the Center for Security Advances via the Applied Nanotechnology Department of Physics. He is the lead investigator in a five-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop methodology and tools to detect nuclear materials brought into the United States.

4. Shrideep Pallickara

Department of Homeland Security Long-Range Program Grant

Colorado State University, COLORADO

Dr. Pallickara serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He and two colleagues are conducting research into Homeland Security computer simulation data that forecasts epidemic outbreaks.

5. Hsinchun Chen

UA Regents' Professor

Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, ARIZONA

Dr. Chen, Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology, is Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is the principal investigator in cybersecurity research and oversees the AZSecure program in advanced cybersecurity analytics.

6. Tadayoshi Kohno

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

University of Washington, WASHINGTON

Dr. Kohno researches at the forefront of mobile and cloud computer security. He teaches the Computer Security and Privacy curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels at UW.

7. Eugene H. Spafford

Morrill Professor, Purdue University

Purdue University, INDIANA

Dr. Spafford is Executive Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University. He has served as cybercrime expert to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency, and Department of Energy.

8. Lance J. Hoffman

Principal Investigator for the Department of Homeland Security

The George Washington University, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Dr. Hoffman is credited with developing the first-ever cyber security course in 1970 at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and directs the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at George Washington University.

9. Kevin Butler

2013 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

University of Oregon, OREGON

Dr. Butler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Oregon. His research interests include privacy and applied cryptography, cloud computing, mobile phones, and embedded systems.

10. Thomas Triscari, Jr.

Homeland Security Fellowship

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NEW YORK

Dr. Triscari, Professor and Academic Director of the MBA Program, teaches and conducts research in Systems Analysis and Innovation Management. He has spent a year with the Directorate for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

11. Sheldon Howard Jacobson

Lifetime Achievement Award, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

University of Illinois, ILLINOIS

Dr. Jacobson serves on a National Academy of Science committee, conducting research on backscatter x-ray machines at airports and security checkpoints. He is a recipient of the Annual Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research.

12. Erroll G. Southers

Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year

University of Southern California, CALIFORNIA

Dr. Southers serves as Associate Director of Research Transition with the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events. Security Magazine named him among the “Top 25 Most Influential Industry Thought Leaders in the United States.”

13. Michael Greenberger

Appointed: Advisory Committee of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security, American Bar Association

The University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security, MARYLAND

Dr. Greenberger, professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, is the founder of the Center for Health & Homeland Security. He teaches courses on emergency response and counter-terrorism.

14. Ronald Calissi

The Pinnacle Award

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, NEW JERSEY

Dr. Calissi, Executive Associate Dean, serves on the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Crime and Criminal Justice. Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a certificate program in The Global Security and Terrorism Studies.

15. Michael Wayne Collier

Member: Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium Association

Eastern Kentucky University, KENTUCKY

A retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Dr. Collier serves as Homeland Security Program Coordinator at Eastern Kentucky for on-campus and online courses. He formerly was Professor of National Security and Intelligence Studies at American Military University.

16. Alexander Siedschlag

Member: Austrian Minister’s of Defense Science Commission

Penn State University, PENNSYLVANIA

Dr. Siedschlag, Professor of Homeland Security, directs the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security at Penn State. He is a former NATO Fellow with scholarly interests in scenario foresight, disaster management, and methods of civil security research.

17. Jeffrey McIllwain

Homeland Security Area Chair for the American Society of Criminology

San Diego State University, CALIFORNIA

Dr. McIllwain is Co-Founder of San Diego State’s graduate-level Homeland Security Program. He directs the SDSU Center for Information Technology Infrastructure research lab for Homeland Security.

18. Michael C.H. McDaniel

Zimbardo Award, Center for Homeland Defense and Security

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, MICHIGAN

Dr. McDaniel, Brigadier General, joined the Cooley Law School faculty in 2010 and was charged to develop the program in Homeland Security Law. He has served on the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security Advisors Council.

19. Dr. James Ramsay

Named: Education Standards Committee, the International Association for Intelligence Education

Daytona College of Aviation, FLORIDA

Professor and Department Chair, Dr. Ramsay teaches courses in homeland security, strategic planning, and environmental security. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Homeland Security Education, Homeland Security Affairs Journal, and the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

20. Bryan Early

Named: Research Fellow, Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

University at Albany, State University of New York, NEW YORK

Dr. Early is an Assistant Professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. He is an international homeland security consultant on proliferation issues, sanctions and terrorism.

21. Carol Gregory

Participant: National Summit on Preventing Multiple Casualty Violence, Department of Homeland Security.

Baldwin Wallace University, OHIO

Dr. Gregory, Associate Professor of Sociology, is a recipient of the University’s Exemplary Teacher Award. She teaches courses in forensic science, victimology, and crimalitics.

22. L. Jean Camp

$2.4 million Research Grant, U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division

Indiana University, INDIANA

Dr. Camp, Director of the IU Security Informatics Program, has served as President of the International Financial Cryptography Association and with Harvard University’s National Center for Digital Government. Her grant team will conduct research and develop software to prevent cyber attacks.

23. S. Fernando Rodriguez

Presenter: Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Symposium

The University of Texas at El Paso, TEXAS

Dr. Rodriguez is director of the Criminal Justice Program at UTEP. He mentors researchers in the Open Source Lab project aimed at gathering code information to help intelligence agencies detect and disarm suspected IED devices.

24. Irwin Redlener

Appointed: New York Ready Commission

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NEW YORK

Dr. Redlener is director and founder of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Mailman School of Public Health. He is a widely published authority on natural disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.

25. Scott Winegar

Manager: Office of Emergency Management Operations, Portland, OR

Concordia University, OREGON

Professor Winegar is Professor and Program Director of Homeland Security at Concordia’s Department of Homeland Security. He served more than 64 years in the military and in law enforcement. He earned his Master’s Degree at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.

CAREER SALARY TOOL

Birmingham 2010 MEDIAN PAY $75,170 per year $36 per hour Huntsville 2010 MEDIAN PAY $76,430 per year $37 per hour