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Emergency Management

College of Health and Human Services

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Program Director: James E. Koval

Department Chair: Henry F. Fradella

Department Office: Social Science/Public Administration (SS/PA) Room 224
Telephone/FAX: (562) 985-8567 / (562) 985-8086
Website: MS in Emergency Services Administration (EMER)

Faculty: Veronica Acosta-Deprez (Health Science), Guy Bachman (Communication Studies), San Bakan (Communication Studies), Sarath Gunatilake (Health Science), Connie Ireland (Criminal Justice), Peter Kreysa (Family and Consumer Sciences), James Koval (Family and Consumer Sciences), Chris Lee (Geography), Aili Malm (Criminal Justice), Tracey Mayfield (Library), Harvey Morley (Criminal Justice), Emelinda Parentela (Civil Engineering), Dave Powell (Public Policy and Administration), Christine Rodgigue (Geography), Joanne M. Tortorici Luna (Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling)

Advisor: Peter G. Kreysa

Distance Learning Administrator: James Koval

Administrative Assistant: Durrell Dew

Career Possibilities

Public Safety Administration • Emergency Manager • Emergency Operation Specialist • Homeland Security Administrator • Local Preparedness Coordinator • Training/Citizen Corp Specialist • Emergency Planners • Area School Safety Coordinator • Outreach Specialist • Public Health Emergency Response Manager • Emergency Management Analyst • Emergency Logistics Manager • Environmental Emergency Officer • Community Disaster Recovery Manager • Emergency Services Specialist • Risk Specialist • Public Assistance Officer • Disaster Operations Coordinator • Recovery and Mitigation Specialist • Municipal Readiness Coordinator • Safety Coordinator • Emergency Program Manager. (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, visit