Homeland Security

Program Overview

National security is of great importance to the preservation and growth of the United States and its territories. To succeed, professionals must be well educated on ethical and social issues of security, liberty, risk assessment and vulnerability, motivation, multi-agency cooperation, intelligence cycles, victimization and fear, resource and technology management, as well as, media and mass communication. This training will inform them through the various processes and resources available while developing best practices, programs, and policies in response. Professionals must also understand the role the United States plays in connection to ally and other forces in the world. The Certificate in Homeland Security exposes students to the United States’ systemic answer to domestic and international threats. 

Careers include positions in homeland security, federal agencies, border patrol, private security firms, and many others.

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Required Courses
Meet Our Faculty

Required Courses

  • HLS 701 – Foundations of Homeland Security
  • HLS 702 – Domestic Threat and Policy Analysis
  • HLS 703 – International Threat and Policy Analysis
  • HLS 704 – Partnerships for Homeland Security

Meet Our Faculty

David Armstrong

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Mark Beaudry, Ph.D.

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies

Guy Bibeau

Paxton Police Department, Supervisor
Campus Police
(508) 793-3133

Dawn Brown

Lecturer
Sociology

Tracy Casey

Lecturer
Health Emergency Management

Lucy DelRossi

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Patrick DePalo

Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Carol Erskine

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Frank Frederickson

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Vincent Gorgoglione

Lecturer
Health & Emergency Management

James Markowski

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

William McCarthy

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Christopher Mills

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Ann Marie Mires

Director, Molly Bish Center; Program Director, Forensic Criminology
Forensic Criminology
(508) 849-3434

Francis Olive

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Seth Racusen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
(508) 849-3373

Lori Reando

Administrative Assistant in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Jason Silvestri

Lecturer
Health & Emergency Management

Dianne White, M.A.,J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
(508) 849-3417