Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence

Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence

Cecelia Wright Brown (University of Baltimore, USA), Kevin A. Peters (Morgan State University, USA) and Kofi Adofo Nyarko (Morgan State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 357
ISBN13: 9781466659469|ISBN10: 1466659467|EISBN13: 9781466659476|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5946-9


To ensure its protection from enemies both foreign and domestic, a government must invest resources and personnel toward the goal of homeland security. It is through these endeavors that citizens are able to live out their lives in peace.

Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence presents a series of studies and descriptive examples on the US Department of Homeland Security and related research. Through its investigation of interesting challenges and thought-provoking ideas, this volume offers professionals, researchers, and academics in the fields of security science, engineering, technology, and mathematics an in-depth discussion of some of the issues that directly affect the safety, security, and prosperity of the nation.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security Education
  • Information Security
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Maritime Security
  • Transportation Security
  • Visual Data Analytics

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Cecelia Wright Brown is an Assistant Professor in the School of Science, Information Arts and Technology at the University of Baltimore. Dr. Wright Brown has over twenty-five years of experience in engineering and education. She has facilitated workshops on the use of instructional technology for teachers in public schools systems, applied mathematical applications in homeland security critical infrastructure, facilitated panels of technical professionals on homeland security/terrorism, and has presented before government officials on the topic “Enterprise Resource Planning & Development Role in Decentralization and Civil Reform Programs” in Expo, 2006, Port au Prince, Haiti. In addition, she has mentored, conducted STEM workshops for students in grades 6-12, implemented training sessions for teachers, created University-Business partnerships, and coordinated University programs in Homeland Security and STEM.
Kevin A. Peters is a career STEM educator and researcher with over thirty years of experience in teaching, educational research, and developing and facilitating programs for STEM faculty, teachers, and students. His work has included programs that operate at the K-12, community college, and university levels. Dr. Peters earned the Ph.D. in Higher Education from Morgan State University in 2007. The topic of his dissertation research was “The Academic Success of Students at an HBCU in Maryland,” He earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Science Education from Morgan State University in 1978 and 1985, respectively. He is currently the Director of the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE). His expertise includes developing partnerships with schools and school systems, grant writing, teaching in the physical and natural sciences, and public speaking related to the retention and persistence of African American students.
Kofi Nyarko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University (MSU). He also serves as Director of the Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory (EVRL). He has conducted research for MSU since 2005, consecutively under the titles of Research Engineer, Director, and finally Associate Professor. As a Research Engineer, Dr. Nyarko worked under the Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics consortium (CIBAC) with engineers at NASA Langley on various projects involving aviation safety. Under his direction, the Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory has acquired and conducted research, in excess of $10M, funded from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Army Research Laboratory, NASA, and Department of Homeland Security, along with other funding from Purdue University’s Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE), a DHS Center of Excellence.