College of Professional & International Education

Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration

Dr. Brenda Vogel, Program Director

Brenda Vogel is the Director of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management at California State University, Long Beach. She has served in that role since 2014 and has been on faculty since 2001. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis is Criminology, Law, and Society from UC Irvine in 1996. Her areas of research include public perceptions of law enforcement, criminological theory, and the death penalty. She has co-authored one book and has written numerous articles appearing in several journals including Justice Quarterly, The Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice.

Peter Kreysa, Ph.D.

Graduate Advisor and Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Peter G. Kreysa is an Associate Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). He is the Graduate Advisor for the Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. He is the Director of the campus Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, and Director and Undergraduate Advisor for the Consumer Affairs program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland. Dr. Kreysa is a member of the Graduate Advisors Council for the College of Health and Human Services. He has served as Chair of the University’s General Education Governing Committee and the University’s Academic Appeals Committee. He served as Interim Department Chair for Family and Consumer Sciences for two terms (approx. 2,000 students and 75 faculty). He has also served on the College’s Education Policies Committee. At CSULB he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in emergency management, consumer affairs, advanced program development and instruction, management, instruction and evaluation, and research design.

Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, DPPD, MPH

Program Coordinator and Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Dr. Shirley Feldmann-Jensen provides policy expertise with a focus on organizational constructs at the intersection of emergency management and public health. Her work gives emphasis to applied research and policy influences for practice.

She earned her Doctoral degree in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California. Dr. Feldmann-Jensen also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from California State University, Long Beach; and a graduate certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her undergraduate work was at the University of Minnesota.  Additionally, she is a Certified Health Education Specialist, holds several certifications from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and brings international experience from a range of settings. Proficient in curriculum development and delivery, Dr. Feldmann-Jensen is dedicated to fostering students in the process of synthesizing disaster patterns and adaptive capacity building for the communities in which they live and work.

Program Coordinator and Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Joseph Aubele

Librarian and Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

In addition to serving as a lecturer for the Emergency Services Administration program, Aubele is also a Senior Assistant Librarian with the CSULB University Library, and he serves as the principle librarian for the Emergency Services Administration program. His research interests include information-seeking behaviors, and he has been part of a research team conducting a longitudinal study of those behaviors among CSULB students. He also co-authored “Technology Impact on Information Needs and Behaviors of the Academic Community.” Aubele’s other primary research interest is information ethics. In Spring 2012, Aubele and Tracey Mayfield were awarded a research stipend by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership for their work related to plagiarism and information ethics.

Jude Colle

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Jude Colle has an MS in Environmental Science from George Washington University, and a BA in Social Science (psychology, sociology, and education) from Russell Sage College.  As one of the first women in the U.S. trained as a hazardous materials first responder, she has over 30 years of national and international experience in supporting the public and private sectors in all phases of emergency and disaster management.  

Currently, Jude maintains a solo consulting practice in disaster and emergency management in Englewood, Colorado.  Prior to this activity she was a principal analyst at a think tank mandated by the U.S. Congress to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  While there Jude participated in several strategic emergency management projects for FEMA, the DHS Office of Health Affairs, and the U.S. Congress. For over twenty years, Jude assisted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in developing and implementing its nation-wide program for responding to catastrophic hazardous materials (hazmat) emergencies.  After the passage of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Act in the mid-nineties, she assisted the EPA in developing and implementing its nation-wide terrorism program for WMD and in synchronizing the terrorism program with EPA's catastrophic response and national security programs.

Dr. Rai d'Honoré

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Dr. Rai d’Honoré received her Ph.D. in Modern Languages from the Catholic University of America. She has been on the faculty at numerous colleges and universities in the U.S. and overseas, teaching English, ESL, French, Spanish, and German, as well as courses on literature, writing, film, and general humanities. She served as Dean of Continuing Studies at Mount Vernon College, and was Vice President of an international management consulting company in renewable energy. She helped to author reports for The World Bank, US AID, and OECD. While living in Turkey, she translated all the emergency management plans, procedures, and policies of the LAPD & LAFD from English to Turkish.

Casey Goeller

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Casey Goeller, MSG, MA, is an experienced educator in the gerontology field. Primary academic interests are in the area of palliative care, aging-in-place issues, and lifelong learning as a strategy for life satisfaction for older adults.   He is the coordinator for the program’s signature capstone course, Gerontology 400: Perspectives on Gerontology, which typically has over 40 sections per academic year.  With the newly created minor in gerontology, he has developed and teaches a lower division introductory course, Gerontology 200: The Journey of Aging.  As a result of this course and other efforts, the Gerontology program now has over 35 minor students.  He has also taught service learning sections of the Gern 400 course, and is very active within the community of Long Beach.  In addition to gerontology, he is very active in distance (online) learning, and currently serves as a master reviewer for Quality Matters, as well an on-campus facilitator for academic technology workshops and seminars.

Margaret Gutierrez

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Ms. Gutierrez is the first Native American graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security program, and holds a Masters in Security Studies. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Oklahoma) and formerly the Director of Emergency Services for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (California).  Ms. Gutierrez brings Homeland Security and EM cross-cultural expertise to the program.  Currently, she is a Tribal Liaison for FirstNet and serves as the principal point of contact for tribes in FirstNet/FEMA regions I-VIII; and is an instructor for FEMA's Emergency Management Institute tribal curriculum, as well as serving as a Senior Fellow for the Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management.

Dr. Steven Jensen

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration
 
Dr. Jensen received a Ph.D.  in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Emergency Management at California State University, Long Beach, and a B.A. in International Studies from Whitworth University. He has over 30 years of international experience in emergencies and disasters, backed by a solid academic understanding of the field. With a focus on preparing the next generation to work with emerging patterns of disaster, Dr. Jensen is putting his professional and academic experience into action. His work as a practitioner in this field started in the late 1970s when he managed refugee camps for the United Nations in Southeast Asia. He has since worked as a firefighter and emergency manager, primarily in New Zealand and the United States.

Valerie Lucus-McEwen

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Ms. Lucus-McEwen earned an M.S. in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach, a Professional Sequence in Emergency Preparedness/Continuity Planning from UC Berkeley Extension, and a B.A. in Communication Studies from Sonoma State University. She is well known professionally for her experience in designing and implementing new Emergency Management programs, as well as restructuring and realigning current programs. She is a peer reviewer and writes regularly for several professional and trade journals. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Emergency Management and writes a blog for Emergency Management Magazine. She received her CEM (Certified Emergency Manager) credential in 2001 and her CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) credential in 2005.

Douglas M. Weeks, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Emergency Services Administration

Dr. Douglas Weeks is a Lecturer at California State University Long Beach and Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. He specializes in radicalization, de-radicalization, policing, and counter-terrorism policy. Within those fields, his research has broadly centered on the convergence of counter-terrorism policy delivered by public safety agencies, and how mainstream and radicalized individuals respond. He actively conducts primary research to understand the changing realities of radicalization and interacts regularly with public safety groups and radicalized individuals in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Before entering academia he spent 29 years as a career firefighter and served as his city’s Emergency Services and Counter-terrorism Coordinator from 1996 until his retirement in 2009.