College of Applied Science and Technology

Mission Statement:

“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.

Current Weather Information:

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Dr. Robert Schwartz, Director

Center Address

Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research 
The University of Akron 
Polsky Building, Third Floor 
Akron, Ohio 44325-6006 

Phone: 330.972.7358 
Fax: 330.972.6376

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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