The Center for the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research is dedicated to create a supportive environment for research, academics and outreach in emergency management and homeland security. It supports and encourages multidisciplinary endeavors in these fields that make a positive contribution to society. The Center is a collaborative partnership between The University of Akron and The Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
The Center focuses on policy and its interaction with the function of emergency management. This policy analysis and research relates to contemporary emergency management questions and issues on both state and national levels. Project areas include terrorism preparedness, business and industry continuity, disaster response and recovery assessment, as well as management practices relating to crises and disasters.