The programs taught in the School of Security & Global Studies truly embody our motto, "Educating Those Who Serve.” Students in this school have an understanding of the world that appreciates the differences in political, economic, and social cultures. Our faculty members are highly credentialed and respected leaders in their fields, and many of them currently work in the U.S. government. Likewise, our graduates are employed in leadership positions at agencies ranging from the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security to the intelligence services, as well as private businesses throughout the world. We are committed to helping students think in ways they haven’t thought before, and to apply educational theories to real-world challenges.

School Leadership


Dr. Mark Riccardi

Associate Dean

Dr. Nicole Drumhiller

Program Directors

Criminal Justice – Dr. Charles Russo

Emergency and Disaster Management, Fire Science and Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Dr. Terri Wilkin

Homeland Security, National Security Studies, Security Management, and Military Studies – Dr. Kelli Frakes

Intelligence Studies – Dr. Michael Ard

International Relations – Dr. Katherine Brannum

Political Science – Dr. Thomas Kelly

Public Administration, Public Policy and Legal Studies – Alison Becker

Faculty Directors

David Rand

Dr. Michelle Watts

Dr. John Dolan