Faculty Experts

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Emergency Preparedness
 


        Victor Asal

Victor Asal
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department Chair and Professor
Department: Political Science


Expert in the following: Terrorism; Homeland Security; Contentious Politics
Campus phone: (518) 591-8729
Campus email: vasal@albany.edu



        Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Dean
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Emergency preparedness; homeland security; cybersecurity; internet of things/smart cities; smart violence and stadium security; American federalism; state and local governance
Campus phone: 518-442-5258
Campus email: rpgriffin@albany.edu



        Rick C. Mathews

Rick C. Mathews
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Public Service Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Homeland security; infrastructure protection; intelligence; counter-terrorism and terrorism interdiction; information sharing; weapons of mass destruction; critical decision making; facility and systems security; emergency preparedness
Campus phone: (518) 956-8180
Campus email: rmathews@albany.edu



        Samantha Penta

Samantha Penta
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Assistant Professor
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Disasters and Crises; Crisis and Emergency Management; Humanitarian Relief; Humanitarian Logistics; Health and Medical Issues in Disasters; Organizational Responses to Disasters; Collective Behavior; Convergence; Decision-Making; Disaster Policy
Campus phone: 518-442-5268
Campus email: spenta@albany.edu



        Samantha Phillips

Samantha Phillips
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Public Service Professor
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Emergency management, crisis communication, preparedness, recovery and resilience, executive leadership, training and development
Campus phone: 518-956-8129
Campus email: scphillips@albany.edu



        F. David Sheppard

F. David Sheppard
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Public Service Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Homeland security; terrorism; preventing terrorist attacks; disaster response

Campus phone: (518) 442-5258
Campus email: fsheppard@albany.edu



        Amber Silver

Amber Silver
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Assistant Professor
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Risk communication; social media; public attention; decision-making; risk perception; severe and hazardous weather; sense of place
Campus phone: 518-442-5786
Campus email: asilver@albany.edu



        Eric K. Stern

Eric K. Stern
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Professor
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Crisis and emergency management; crisis communication; resilience; security studies; executive leadership; foreign policy analysis and political psychology
Campus phone: (518) 442-5258
Campus email: ekstern@albany.edu



        David Turetsky

David Turetsky
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Expert in the following: Cybersecurity: policy, regulation, public-private partnerships, information sharing, market incentives, international norms, national security, elections, privacy. Emergency communications: 9-1-1 system, wireless emergency alerts, network reliability and resilience, FirstNet, etc.
Campus phone: 518-442-5289
Campus email: dturetsky@albany.edu