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"Quite simply, emergency management, and particularly those practitioners in its leadership roles, has the ability to make our contemporary society safer and more resilient from all types of adverse and threatening hazards."  
-Michael Schulz, M.S. 
 

"Quite simply, emergency management, and particularly those practitioners in its leadership roles, has the ability to make our contemporary society safer and more resilient from all types of adverse and threatening hazards."
-Michael Schulz, M.S.
 

Michael Schulz, M.S.
Program Director, Master of Arts in Emergency
Management Leadership

I have been fortunate to have experienced 33 years in the field of safety, security and emergency management stepping through that career path as a civil defense officer, a municipal law enforcement officer, a municipal fire department command officer, a private consultant and now as program director for the Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership. I have a great passion for my chosen profession and I am enthusiastic in sharing it with others. As such, my greatest commitment as a professor is to insure the success of my graduate students in pursuing their advanced educational degrees.

Throughout the Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership program, graduate students will have a unique opportunity to focus their academic endeavors on a constantly emerging professional field whose undertakings directly impact the welfare of their family, their friends and their community, resulting in a safer and more prosperous society that we can all benefit from. Quite simply, emergency management, and particularly those practitioners in its leadership roles, has the ability to make our contemporary society safer and more resilient from all types of adverse and threatening hazards including those that are natural, technological and man-made in nature, as well as acts of terrorism.

As a result of their policymaking and decision making prowess, socially just and responsible emergency management leaders partner with the community to strengthen its overall health and well-being. Throughout this program, then, the graduate students and I will, together, explore the many and diverse facets of the emergency management field from the perspective of emergency management leaders.

The Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership program is designed to develop the practitioner’s ability to understand complex social, emotional, psychological and political dynamics to effectively serve and lead emergency management organizations, both public and private, in addressing an impacted community’s needs.

Please email or call me (312-662-4340) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • M.S., Safety, Security and Emergency Management, Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.S., Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, University of Cincinnati
  • Professional Development Certificate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Institute

Select Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
  • Illinois Emergency Management Services Association (ISEMA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)

Select Publications

  • Breaking Ground in Emergency Management Leadership, Illinois COPS Magazine, October 2013

 Select Presentations

  • Changing Landscape of Emergency Management, Adler School of Professional Psychology, December 2013
  • Bringing Social Justice to Emergency Management Leadership, Adler School of Professional Psychology, May 2013