Graduate Admissions

Integrated Homeland Security Management (M.S.)

Program Faculty

Faculty in the IHSM program are well-known experts in their field and dedicated to excellence in student learning. The faculty is diverse as befits the inter-disciplinary nature of this program.


Name & Title Interests Contact Info
Dr. Nikki Austin Disaster nursing and medical reserve corps
Mr. Ty Gagne Risk Management-Public & Private Sectors
Organizational Leadership
Crisis Response & Management
Law Enforcement
Dr. William Lahneman Security policy, homeland security, and intelligence analysis.

Dr. Lahneman was hired in 2006 at Towson University to teach courses in national security policy, homeland security, and intelligence analysis. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He comes to Towson University with a wealth of experience. He served for over 20 years in the U.S. Navy and retired with the rank of Commander. Most recently, Dr. Lahneman worked at the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) at the University of Maryland where he served as the executive director of the Project on Science, Technology, and Public Policy and as the program coordinator for the National Intelligence Council Project. He has taught courses on intelligence analysis, homeland security policy, military intervention and nation building, and national security policy at many universities including American University, the Naval Postgraduate School, the University of Maryland College Park, and the United States Naval Academy. He has published many papers and articles and recently published an edited volume entitled Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-First Century. Dr. Lahneman will teach IHSM 640 Comparative National Security Policy and IHSM U.S. National Security Policy.

Dr. Craig Maddron Team Building, Organizational Leadership, International Management

Dr. Maddron has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadershiphas spent the majority of his life in the international arena acquiring the capacity for international operational and intellectual leadership, both through formal education and the experience of international cultures.

He is the author of many papers published in various professional magazines and has presented in symposiums and conferences.

His life philosophies are based on a practitioner/ scholar approach. This approach dictates his leadership and teaching professions. He has spent his adult career teaching, conducting research, consulting and providing business acumen in the cross cultural global theater; as well as, domestically; additionally, he was assigned with the United Nations in Kosovo.

A sampling of his intellectual contributions include:

  • 2006 “Returns to Educational Investments in a Transitional Economy: An Investigation of Kazakhstan’s Labor Market in 2005”
  • 2005 “Hurricane Katrina, Applications for Military Response” JCOA-LL, JFCOM, Suffolk, VA.
  • 2005 “TTS, Transition to Sovereignty- Iraq, C2 Issues, Triple DIME in COIN Operations” JCOA-LL, JFCOM, Suffolk, VA.
  • 2005 “Coalition Building” Joint Center for Operational Analysis- Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. VII, Issue 3, June
  • 2005 “Transformation Economics- Economic Theory Kazakhstan”, Presented to CENTCOM and EUCOM military commanders
  • 2004 “Strategic Planning” at the 9th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2003 “Coalition Interoperability and Architectural Standards” NATO Unclassified Symposium, Symposium on “Architectures for Network-Centric Operations”, Athens, Greece

Dr. Maddron teaches “IHSM 614 – Team Building”, a core course in the Integrated Homeland Security Management Program.

Dr. John Morgan Geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and digital image processing, emergency management and homeland security, outdoor recreation planning and management,
(410) 704-2964

Dr. John M. Morgan, III ("Jay") is a professor of Geography and Environmental Planning at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (1965), Dr. Morgan received his B.A. in 1969 and his M.A. in 1973 from Towson University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1980. His primary teaching and research interests include geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and digital image processing, emergency management and homeland security, outdoor recreation planning and management, and the geography of Alaska.

While an undergraduate student at Towson University, Dr. Morgan served as a cadet in the Two Year Army ROTC program at the Johns Hopkins University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in 1969. After completing the Engineer Officer Basic and Topographic Engineer Officer courses at the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, he served as a Geographic Officer with the 139th Engineer Detachment (Terrain), 656th Engineer Battalion (Topographic) (Army), U.S. Army, Europe in Schwetzingen, Germany (1970-72). He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1975 at the rank of Captain.

Since joining the faculty at Towson in 1984, Dr. Morgan has taught a variety of courses including Introduction to Physical Geography, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, GIS Applications, Computer Mapping, Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing, Outdoor Recreation Planning and Management, and graduate seminars on GIS, remote sensing and digital image processing, and outdoor recreation planning and management topics. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Morgan founded the Center for Geographic Information Sciences (1992) and served as its director until 2005. During this period, he was the principal investigator on nearly $13 million of contracts and grants with government agencies and businesses including a $2.5 million NASA/Raytheon/Synergy contract and a $1 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security Information Technology and Evaluation Program (ITEP) grant. Dr. Morgan was also responsible for the development of the Emergency Management Mapping Application (EMMA), a Web-based GIS that now serves as the "common operating picture" for Maryland's emergency management and homeland security efforts.

Dr. Wayne Nelson

Medical Reserve Corps, Health Disaster Preparedness, Military Support to Civil Authorities, disaster volunteerism
(410) 704-4845
Dr. Charles Pak Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), PKI, Cyber Counter Terrorism, and Risk Assessment & Management.
(410) 704-4309
Dr. Joseph Rudolph Comparative politics, comparative public policy, energy politics, international relations, and ethic politics and conflict
(410) 704-3303
Mr. Dennis Schrader Infrastructure risk and resilience, lightweight networks and public-private partnerships, preparedness measurement through exercises, and the evolution of the homeland security enterprise.
(410) 704-4309
Dr. Joseph Trahan Governmental, association, and educational and non-profit public relations.
(410) 704-4909
Dr. David Ward Management, Human Resources, national security and emergency preparedness standards, emergency network restoration.
(410) 704-4909

Adjunct Professor of Information Science, Towson University; Senior Legal Advisor (GS-15), Industry Analysis and Technology Division, Federal Communications Commission. Develop and implement network interconnection policies and requirements so that all types of telecommunications companies can pass traffic between each other. Subject areas include: national security and emergency preparedness standards, emergency network restoration, interconnection requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the North American Numbering Plan, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, customer premises equipment standards and waivers, telephone relay services for persons with disabilities, satellite earth station licensing and next generation network development (i.e., broadband and soft switching). Formerly Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR (ret.); communications-electronics and command and control systems officer (7 years regular, 17 years reserve). Combat veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Formerly Assistant Attorney General for New York State; prosecuted antitrust cases related mostly to the telecommunications markets (4 1/2 years). Formerly with the New York Telephone Company, AT&T and later NYNEX, starting out in a management development program as an installer-repairman, and later serving in the operating and complex network planning departments (12 years).

Dr. Ashlie Warnick Economic policy, applied microeconomics, law, politics, international relations.
(410) 704-4309











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