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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, D.P.P.D., M.P.H.

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration Program


  • DPPD – University of Southern California (Policy, Planning, and Development)
  • Graduate certificate – Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health Emergencies in Large Populations)
  • MPH – California State University Long Beach (Public Health)
  • BS – University of Minnesota (Nursing)

Statement of Professional Engagement

Dr. Shirley Feldmann-Jensen is a scholar-practitioner with a broad background in public health and emergency management.  Influential experiences have included:  managing refugee camp public health for the United Nations International Organization for Migration in in Southeast Asia, New Zealand educational approaches, and policy development, plan improvement, and training for regional and local public health emergencies. Additionally, she is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and holds a number of certifications from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

The need to prepare the next generation to recognize and understand the patterns characteristic of disasters has drawn her to be a lecturer in the CSULB Emergency Services Administration program (EMER). She is dedicated to fostering excellence in students and translating theory into practice. Pedagogical capabilities comprise didactic and curriculum proficiency, qualitative research methodology, and international familiarity.

Research Interests

  • Expertise and research interests are at the intersection of policy, disaster, and human health, with an emphasis on risk management governance.


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Direct Dial Phone: (562) 985-7489

Office Location: Engineering Technology (ET) 242

Classes Professor Feldmann-Jensen Teaches at CSULB

  • EMER 506 Principles of Emergency Management
  • EMER 540 Emergency Management Organizations:  Constructs for Influencing Complex Systems
  • EMER 605 Public Health Issues in Emergency Management
  • EMER 631 International Emergency Management
  • EMER 661 Emergency Management Leadership Across the Megacommunity
  • EMER 694 Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices
  • EMER 698 Thesis