Professional Partnerships

Institute for Homeland Security

The Institute for Homeland Security at Sam Houston State University is focused on building strategic partnerships between public and private organizations through education and applied research ventures in the critical infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Energy, Chemical, and Healthcare.

The Institute is a center for strategic thought with the goal of contributing to the security, resilience and business continuity of these sectors from a HS perspective. This is accomplished by facilitating collaboration activities, offering education programs and conducting research to enhance the skills of practitioners specific to natural and human caused HS events.

Staff

Mike

Michael Aspland

Executive Director
936-294-1677
Michale.aspland@shsu.edu
A-117
Bio & Publications

David

David Stender

Deputy Director
936-294-4579
dxs127@shsu.edu
A-179
Bio & Publications

Robert

Robert Crane

Project Manager - Energy Sector
936-294-3079
rec057@shsu.edu
A-181
Bio & Publications

John

John Suarez

Project Manager - Health & Public Health Sector
936-294-3079
jfs029@shsu.edu
A-181
Bio & Publications

Scott

Scott McHugh

Project Manager - Chemical Sector
936-294-3079
sem100@shsu.edu
A-181
Bio & Publications

Cindy

Cindy Martinez

Administrative Associate III
936-294-3079
c.martinez@shsu.edu
A-181

Geodrick Daniels

Geodrick Daniels

Project-Manager - Transportation Sector
936-294-3173
gdd009@shsu.edu
A-181
Bio & Publications

Grant Threatt

Grant Threatt

Project-Manager - Education
936-294-3079
gat019@shsu.edu
A-181
Bio & Publications to Come

Herberto Villarreal

Herberto Villarreal

Project-Manager - Graduate Research Assistant
936-294-3079
hvv002@shsu.edu
A-181


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Advisory Board

Jillian S. Belles
VP of Sales, Public Sector for the Americas, Digital Identity & Security
Thales Group

Danielle Boisvert
Senior Associate Dean
College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
dxb014@shsu.edu | (936)294-1644

Steve Brack
Sr. Director, Global Security
Mueller Water Products, Inc.

Dianna Bryant
Professor
University of Central Missouri

Ray Carreira
Global Security Events Manager
Facebook

Kevin Clement
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
University of Houston College of Technology

Mark Denham
Lecturer-Pool Faculty
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University
mvd001@shsu.edu

Mike George
Senior Strategic Planner
Texas Office of Homeland Security, Texas Department of Public Safety

David Glaser
Chief Strategy Officer
Office of the President, Sam Houston State University
dpg016@shsu.edu

Brain Harrell
Vice President and Chief Security Officer
AVANGRID

Chris Nocco
Sherriff
Pasco County Sherriff’s Office, Florida

Rodney Reed
Assistant Chief, Operational Support
Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office

Vitus Sinkovits
Project Manager, PMP
CBRE Energy, Oil, Gas and Utility Sector - Chevron Account

Robert Tabbara
CEO
911 Security

Charles Williams, MD
Global Chief Medical Officer
Lockheed Martin Corporation