Date: June 17 - July 14, 2013
Instructor: Dr. Paula D. Gordon
This course is the first in a series of courses offered online since 2006 through Auburn University's Center for Governmental Services. Dr. Paula D. Gordon, an educator, researcher, and analyst who has formerly worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a consultant role, is the instructor for the first of the online courses to be offered as a part of the Center's Emergency Management Certificate Program.
Many of Dr. Gordon's
contributions to the fields of homeland security and emergency management can be found at
http://GordonHomeland.com and http://GordonPublicAdministration.com
The course is designed to help those currently in roles of public responsibility develop a deeper understanding of how to address some newly emerging challenges in homeland security and emergency management, challenges that have been unfolding since 2001. While the course will be of particular interest to those already in practitioner or policymaking roles, the course will also be of interest to those preparing for such roles. In addition, those developing and teaching homeland security and emergency management courses are also likely to find the course of great value.
The course will focus on a wide array of issues and concerns involving practical aspects of planning and preparedness for homeland security and emergency management in a post-9/11, post-Katrina, post 3/11 (Japan Earthquake and Tsunami), and post Sandy world. The topics that will be addressed in this course include the following:
The course is taught in asynchronous time utilizing a wide assortment of reports, articles, videos, and other instructional material all accessible without cost online.