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Terry Hastings

Disaster preparedness and resiliency, measuring and assessing preparedness, crisis leadership

The World Within Reach
Terry Hastings
Adjunct Instructor
 

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


 

Introduction

Terry Hastings is currently the Senior Policy Advisor for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). In this capacity, Terry is responsible for coordinating and managing cross-cutting projects and policy initiatives for DHSES, to include several statewide programs and strategic planning efforts. Terry has also served as the Deputy Director of Preparedness for the DHSES Office of Emergency Management (OEM). As Deputy Director, Terry was responsible for overseeing OEM’s planning, training and exercise programs. He previously served the Deputy Director for the DHSES Office of Counter Terrorism as well, where he worked to coordinate and manage initiatives aimed at preventing, protecting against, and preparing for acts of terrorism. Prior to joining DHSES, Terry worked as Special Advisor to the Governor’s Deputy Secretary for Public Safety and as a Senior Policy Analyst for the NYS Senate’s Homeland Security Committee. Terry has led several strategic planning initiatives, including the development of the New York State Homeland Security Strategy. He also led the development and implementation of the County Emergency Preparedness Assessment (CEPA), a statewide risk and capability assessment initiative. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Marist College and Certificate in Executive Leadership from the US Naval Post Graduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Terry is also a graduate of FEMA’s Emergency Management Executive Academy. In addition to his work at DHSES, Terry also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, at the State University of New York at Albany.

CEHC Courses Taught

CEHC 344 Emergency Preparedness

CEHC 410 Capstone Project

CEHC/RPAD 472 Disaster and Crisis Management in Public, Private and Non-profit Sectors

CEHC Areas of Expertise

Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness

CEHC Research Interests

Disaster preparedness and resiliency, measuring and assessing preparedness, crisis leadership