“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, The University of Akron west campus,
- 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.
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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