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Homeland Security-Related Education and the Private Liberal Arts College


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Gregory Moore

Gregory Moore is professor of History and Political Science, director of the Center for Intelligence Studies and chairperson of the Department of History and Political Science at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a doctorate in American diplomatic history from Kent State University. He serves as vice chair of the International Association for Intelligence Education, has given presentations at the second and fourth Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium Summits, and participated in the HSDEC Model Undergraduate Curriculum Conference in June 2009. He has published numerous articles, contributed a chapter about the history of U.S. intelligence to the textbook, Homeland Security and Intelligence (published in April 2010) and is co-author of The War Came to Me: A Story of Hope and Endurance (2010). Dr. Moore may be contacted at gmoore@ndc.edu.

Kelley Cronin

Kelley A. Cronin is an associate professor at Notre Dame College of Ohio. She is the author of a book chapter and several recent publications in the areas of homeland security, policing, and administrative theory. Her recent work has been focused on homeland security initiatives at the local level. In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Cronin has worked in municipal government and with local law enforcement.

Mary Breckenridge

Mary B. Breckenridge serves as the vice president for academic affairs at Notre Dame College. Prior to joining NDC in 2008, Mary spent the previous thirteen years in a variety of capacities including graduate program director and associate dean of the college at Mercyhurst College. Mary has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in education from the University of Southern California, teaching certification in social science, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Recent publications include an article co-authored with Janet Wojatlik titled “There’s No Place Like Home: The Effects of Childhood Themes on Women’s Aspirations for Leadership,” Journal of Women in Educational Leadership (2007). Recent conference presentations include Women and Leadership at a Crossroad: Reflection on Past Influences and Present Practices, International Leadership Association Conference, Chicago, November 2006.

John Hatzadony

John Hatzadony is an assistant professor of intelligence studies at the Notre Dame College Center for Intelligence Studies in Cleveland, Ohio, and director of the forthcoming graduate program in Security Policy Studies. He holds a PhD in political science from Case Western Reserve University and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist. From 2002-2006 he was with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration as field intelligence coordinator and program management analyst in the Office of Law Enforcement, Cleveland, OH. From 2006 to 2008 he was an anti-money laundering investigator and counter terrorism financing subject matter expert in the KeyBank Financial Intelligence Unit in Brooklyn, OH and in 2009 as manager of a sixteen-person analytical and investigative team. Before joining Notre Dame full-time in 2010, Dr Hatzadony taught as an adjunct at a number of universities and colleges in Northeast Ohio, including Baldwin-Wallace College, Heidelberg College, Cleveland State University, and Hiram College.

Small private liberal arts colleges enjoy certain advantages when developing new academic programs, such as in homeland security-related education. These institutions offer students the opportunity to acquire a broad-based education in order to gain a holistic view of the world, a critical need in this age of global challenges. Smaller colleges can also adapt more quickly to changes in the marketplace and are able to develop new academic programs relatively quickly due to the ability to create effective partnerships between the faculty, who control the curriculum, and administration, which has the requisite knowledge regarding internal governance procedures and regulatory guidelines. At Notre Dame College these advantages have facilitated the institution’s creation of certificate and undergraduate programs in intelligence studies and the development of a graduate program in security policy studies that is now going through the state approval process. Notre Dame College’s experience in academic program development within the emerging disciplines of homeland security and intelligence education may serve as a template for other private institutions considering the creation of similar programs.

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Moore, Gregory et al. “Homeland Security-Related Education and the Private Liberal Arts College.” Homeland Security Affairs 6, issue 2 (May 2010)