Michael J. Fagel, PhD., CEM has been involved with all phases of public safety and emergency response since the early 1970’s. His career has spanned decades in FEMA as well as Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire rescue and Emergency Management, & Occupational Safety & Health ( OSHA). He has served the National Guard Bureau in helping to stand up the CERIAC Intelligence center in 2004, after having been deployed to the World Trade Center Attacks in 2001 for the US department of Justice. He is a University Instructor at numerous institutions in their Graduate Programs in Public Policy specializing in Anti-Terrorism, Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security. He teaches at the Illinois institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University and at Aurora University. He also has been working at the Argonne National Laboratory since 2004 in Homeland Security and Training. He has served as an elected and appointed official in public safety. Fagel is a member of the ASIS School Safety & Security Council. Fagels 3rd textbook, Crisis Management & Emergency Planning earned the ASIS Inaugural Book of the year award. His latest book, ‘Soft Targets & Crisis Management” was published in 2016 by CRC Press. He serves as a Subject Matter Expert and SME worldwide on Crisis Response and planning. Fagel serves as an SME for the Chicago firm of Hillard Heintze on Emergency Response and Planning.