Dr. Morris Bidjerano, a contributing faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration, recently presented a paper, “Problem Structuring and Policy Sense-Making: The Patuxent River, Maryland Nutrient Control Strategy,” at the 23rd World Congress of Political Science held in Montreal. At the same conference, Dr. Bidjerano chaired a panel on “Governance as a Concept and Phenomenon.” He also recently authored a book chapter in Governance and Public Management: Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times (Routledge, 2014).
Dr. Linda L. Day, a faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration, recently published This House is Just Right: A Design Guide to Choosing a Home and Neighborhood. The book offers home buyers a process of self-discovery to help them make good choices in matching houses to their needs. It teaches evaluation skills for reading house and neighborhood plans and learning about changes that development brings to communities.
Dr. Linda Kiltz, a program director in the School of Public Policy and Administration, recently presented her paper, “Impact of Climate Change on Critical Infrastructure and Security,” at the 8th Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She also served on a panel at the summit, “Tomorrow’s National Security Model: Integrating Environmental Security, Homeland Security, and Climate Change Into a New National Security Strategy.”
Dr. Gary Kelsey, a program director in the School of Public Policy and Administration, wrote “Putting Your Nonprofit Board on a Positive Path” for NonprofitInformation.com on March 24 to share advice about how nonprofit staff members can cultivate effective board members who regularly contribute.
Dr. Linda Kiltz, a program director in the School of Public Policy and Administration, co-authored “Assessment of pandemic preparedness in a socially vulnerable community in south Texas” in the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (Vol. 36, Issue 2). The goals of the study were to help with pandemic planning efforts and provide recommendations that could serve as a foundation for building more resilient communities within San Patricio County. The authors concluded that various governmental levels must work together to assist communities in pandemic preparedness but noted that broad, inclusive community participation is also necessary to strengthen community resilience. Dr. Kiltz is also a founding board member of the International Society for Preparedness, Resilience, and Security, a global resource that integrates education, theory, analysis, and practice to promote the protection of democratic liberties, civil security, public safety, and overall societal resilience.
Dr. Linda Kiltz, a program director in the School of Public Policy and Administration, is the co-editor of Critical Issues in Homeland Security: A Casebook (Westview Press, 2014). The book includes case studies that reflect the complexity of homeland security, covering issues such as cybersecurity, the use of drones, and emergency management after the major earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
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