PENN STATE EXPERTS – A NATION’S TRAGEDY

* TERRORISM *

International Terrorism and Politics

Stephen Cimbala
Professor of Political Science, Penn State (Delaware County)
610-892-1467 (office)
610-853-1955 (home)

Terrorist Groups

Stuart Bremer
Professor of Political Science, Penn State (University Park)
814-865-1890 (office)

Terrorism

James Ruiz
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6292 (home)
717-944-8191 (office)
 
Maria Dupont-Morales
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6319 (office)
717-566-2137 (home)

* AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, TALIBAN*

Robert LaPorte Jr.
Professor of Public Administration and Political Science, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-0816 (office)

* MIDDLE EAST*

Middle East History, Arab-Israeli Conflict

Arthur Goldschmidt
Professor of Middle East History, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-0086 (office)
axg2@psu.edu

* RELIGION *

Islamic Religion

Timothy Gianotti
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and History, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-4945 (office) 

* STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING *

Structures

Richard Behr
Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State (University Park)
814-865-6395 (office)
Structural Blasts - Concrete
Alex Aswad
Professor of Engineering, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6132 (office)
Structural Blasts - Steel
Yohchia Chen
Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6146 (office)

Structural Blasts, Explosions on Structures

Ted Krauthammer
Director of the Protective Technology Center, Penn State (University Park)
814-865-3102 (office)
814-863-2932 (office)

Structural Dynamics and Stress Analysis / Building Failure

Kevin Parfitt
Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-3244 (office)
814-880-7698 (cellular)
814-865-6394 (department phone)

* AIRLINE SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION *

Airline Safety

Barnes McCormick
Boeing Professor Emeritus, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-0602 (office)

Transportation

Jeremy Plant
Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6045 (office)
717-533-3578 (home)

* NATIONAL SECURITY *

Privacy Interests vs. National Security

Clay Calvert
Associate Professor of Communications and Law, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-5654 (office)
814-867-1784 (home)
cxc45@psu.edu

* DISASTERS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT *

Crisis Management/Grief Counseling

Alan Roper
Assistant Director of the Psychological Clinic, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-2680 (office)

Disasters and Technological Hazards

Stephen Couch
Professor of Sociology, Penn State (Schuylkill)
570-385-6071 (office)
570-366-1695 (home)
Emergency Medical Workers Stress
Lee Groff
Head of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Critical Incident Stress Management Team
717-533-3132 (office)
lgroff@psu.edu

Search and Rescue Medical Issues / Health Effects of Crisis on the Public

Chris DeFlitch
Director of Emergency Services, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
717-531-8955
cdeflitch@hmc.psu.edu

* HISTORICAL COMPARISONS *

Comparison to Pearl Harbor

Stanley Weintraub
Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities, Penn State (University Park)
814-466-6057 (home)
sqw4@psu.edu
 
Federal Emergency Management Agency

David Cottrell
Assistant Professor of Engineering, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6122 (office)

**former Chief of Opertaions for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

* ECONOMIC IMPACT *

Economic Impact

Fariborz Ghadar
Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, Penn State (University Park)
814-865-0544 (office) 
Jacob DeRooy
Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Statistics, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6155 (office)
717-534-1485 (home)
 
Mukund Kulkarni
Director of the School of Business Administration, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6141 (office)
717-732-8127 (home)

* POLITICAL IMPACT *

Pentagon

Steve Manuel
Senior Lecturer in Communications, Penn State (University Park)
814-865-3071 (office)
814-863-6418 (office)
**worked in Pentagon public affairs office

Political Impact

Steven Peterson
Director of the School of Public Affairs, Penn State (Harrisburg)
717-948-6154 (office)

* CHILD PSYCHOLOGY *

Emotional Development of Children

Mark Greenberg
Director of the Prevention Research Center, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-0112 (office)
814-235-3053 (home)
mxg47@psu.edu

Psychology of Suicide

Juris Draguns
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Penn State (University Park)
814-863-1735 (office)
jgd1@psu.edu

* LAW *

Immigration Law

Victor Romero
Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
717-240-5245 (office)
717-245-9606 (home)
vcr1@psu.edu

Civil and Individual Rights - Litigation and Protection

Gary Gildin
Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
717-240-5238 (office)
gsg2@psu.edu