Sept. 6, 2006
Samuel Clovis, professor and chair of the department of business administration and economics at Morningside College, will discuss homeland security national preparedness on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The presentation “Federalism, Homeland Security, and National Preparedness” will provide an overview of the development and deployment of public policy related to defending the nation against terrorism and disaster. Clovis will open up the program to the audience for questions after his presentation.
His presentation will examine the issues of who pays for homeland security and how government in-fighting can undermine national security. Clovis will also discuss his theories on how to improve homeland security preparedness.
“I believe research on this subject is important because it exposes the lack of accountability of Congress, federal departments, and special interest groups which all influence the distribution of federal grant money for homeland security,” Clovis said.
Clovis served as senior researcher and acting fellow for the Homeland Security Institute in Arlington, Va., before joining Morningside’s faculty in 2005. He has extensive experience in public, private, and non-profit sectors including various operational and consulting roles with the United States military, the RAND Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Northrop Grumman Corporation, among others. He has attended the National Security Studies program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Clovis is a past assistant professor of business at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he served as dean of the College for Working Adults and founding dean of the College of Business and Management Science. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, a master’s degree in management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif., and is a doctoral candidate in public administration at the University of Alabama.