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Program Director: Ryan G. Fischer, Ph.D.

School Director: Brenda L.Vogel, Ph. D.

  • School Office: Engineering Technology (ET) 232
  • Telephone: (562) 985-8965

Faculty: Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, Steven Jensen, Peter Kreysa (Family and Consumer Sciences), William Goeller, James Hutchinson, Michael Bethany, Judith Colle, Doug Weeks, Valerie Lucas-McEwen, Christine Rodrigue (Geography), Joanne M. Tortorici Luna (Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling), Margaret Muhr, Curry Mayer

Graduate Advisor: Peter G. Kreysa

Administrative Assistant: Durrell Dew

Career Possibilities

In recent years, emergency services professions have become extremely competitive, with demands for personnel to further their education to attain promotion and keep up with technical advances. Those in the following fields are well-suited for this program:

  • Firefighters
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency medical services personnel
  • Military personnel
  • Emergency managers
  • Public health practitioners
  • Public administrators
  • NGO administrators
  • Business continuity planners
  • Other professionals with a strong interest in how disasters influence their field

(Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, visit

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