The University of Akron

THE CENTER FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AND HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY RESEARCH

Our mission

“The Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at The University of Akron is dedicated to create a supportive environment for research, academics, and outreach in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. This Center will support and encourage multidisciplinary endeavors in these fields that will make a positive contribution to society.”


The Research Center

  • is conveniently located in the Polsky Building downtown Akron, Ohio on the campus of The University of Akron;
  • was officially established September 10, 2002;
  • is a collaborative partnership between The University of Akron and The Ohio Emergency Management Agency;
  • has a primary charge to improve the practice of emergency management; and
  • has a strong policy focus so that research is used to improve practice.

Concept

Three unique characteristics:

  • The focus is on the practice of emergency management and homeland security and how it can be improved rather than on the disaster,
  • There is a strong policy focus so that the results of the research can be applied to improve practice and
  • The research agenda is set cooperatively between the directors of a state agency and the principle investigators.

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