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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Emergency Management

Department Information

Program Director: James E. Koval

Department Chair: Henry F. Fradella

Department Office: Engineering Technology (ET) 232

Telephone: (562) 985‑4738

Faculty: Veronica Acosta-Deprez (Health Science), Guy Bachman (Communication Studies), San Bolkan (Communication Studies), Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, Sarath Gunatilake (Health Science), Connie Ireland (Criminal Justice), Peter Kreysa (Family and Consumer Sciences), James E. 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 Rodrigue (Geography), Joanne M. Tortorici Luna (Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling)

Advisor: Peter G. Kreysa

Distance Learning Administrator: James E. 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

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