Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research
The Center for the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research is dedicated to create a supportive environment for research, academics and outreach in emergency management and homeland security. It supports and encourages multidisciplinary endeavors in these fields that make a positive contribution to society. The Center is a collaborative partnership between The University of Akron and The Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
The Center focuses 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.