Dan Bachelor is a veteran FBI Special Agent currently assigned with the Michigan State Police Fusion Center near Lansing, Michigan. Special Agent Bachelor has received extensive FBI training in both establishing and operating Fusion Centers as well as intelligence analysis. SA Bachelor will introduce the students to the base concepts behind the establishment of Fusion Centers, information gathering by street officers and the intelligence capabilities of the Fusion Center.
Gerald Beers holds a MA in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University and a BA from George Williams College-Chicago. Gerald is the president of Quick Start Computing, Inc. He has been involved in the computer training field for over 20 years. He has consulted with a number of businesses such as Ford UAW, General Motors, Pepsi Cola, and Kelsey Hayes. He has provided training/consulting to Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He and his staff provide computer training in the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio for the Schools of Police/Fire Staff and Command.
Lisa Carterholds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University. Ms. Carter recently retired from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office where she served 23 years. At the time of retirement, Ms. Carter held the rank of Lieutenant, charged with the administration of the department’s police academy, correctional academy and in-service training program. Ms. Carter has taught several courses with the WCSD including Sexual Harassment, Teambuilding, Management Refresher, Peer to Manager, Ethics, Business Writing, Interpersonal Communication Skills and Time Management. Ms. Carter will teach the three leadership “mini-classes.”
John Giduck holds a BA from Penn State University and a law degree from the University of Denver. He also earned a MA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado. Mr. Giduck has trained with Russia’s elite special forces units for more than 10 years. Mr. Giduck has served as a consultant on various international and terrorism subjects for numerous federal and state agencies. He currently devotes his professional time to the Archangel Group, providing anti-terrorism consulting and training to U.S. law enforcement, government and military. Mr. Giduck will present Terror at Beslan for Staff and Command.
Barnett Jones is the Chief of the Ann Arbor Police Department and holds a Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in Liberal studies from the University of Michigan. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He will teach Change Management.
Cheryl A. Kozell is the Executive Director of Workforce/Resource Development at Oakland Community College-Auburn Hills, Michigan. In this position she is responsible for fundraising, grants, alumni, lobbying and training activities. Ms. Kozell has taught grant writing in the Schools of Police and Fire Staff and Command since 1988. Ms. Kozell holds a MA in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Political Science from Oakland University. For this project Ms. Kozell will teach Grant Writing.
Gerald Lawver is an Associate Professor at EMU, currently teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Emergency Management, and Information Assurance. He holds a master’s degree and specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from EMU. He was recognized as one of the top three trainers in the nation for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism, in 2005 by Louisiana State University. Mr. Lawver will teach the NIMS and Incident course.
Dr. George Liepa holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, a M.A. from Drake University and a B.A. from Drake University. He is a professor in the School of Health Sciences at Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, Dr. Liepa teaches nutrition and wellness at The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He has taught in the Schools of Police and Fire Staff and Command for several years. For this project, Dr. Liepa will teach Employee Wellness.
Daniel McCaw holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a BA in Political Science, both from Oakland University. He is also a graduate of Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy. Dan is the Chief of the Waterford Police Department. He will teach Budgeting.
Brenda MacDonald is a retired Detroit police lieutenant and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. She revised (and directed) the Staff and Command program for 2008. She has also developed several computer-based training courses for law enforcement and has taught a variety of course in the SPSC. She will teach Leadership Development, Staffing, and the Research Techniques course.
Dr. Sally McCracken has been a Professor in Communication and Theatre Arts at Eastern Michigan University since 1968. Dr. McCracken received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University, a M.A. from Bowling State University, and a B.A., Mukingum College. Dr. McCraken has taught Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Labor Relations, and Contract Negotiation in the Schools of Police and Fire Staff and Command for many years and is most frequently voted Best Instructor by students. For this project Dr. McCracken will teach Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and Contract Administration and Negotiation.
David Niedermeier is the Chief of Police for the Hazel Park Police Department. He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University and is pursuing a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He will moderate the panel, Critical Decision Making in Tactical Situations.
William Remley holds a BA from Penn State University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. He has been employed in the steel industry for 34 years and is an expert in Quality. He has been a member of the leadership team that implemented numerous quality management systems inlcuding Ford Motor Company Quality 1; General Motors Targets for Excellence; ISO 9001; ISO 9002; OSHAS 18001 (health and safety); QS 14001 (environmental quality management); and TS 16949 (automotive supplier quality management). Mr. Rumley taught Quality and Systematic Problem Solving in Staff and Command 2009, and will teach the course for 2010.
Neal Rossow holds a BA and an MA in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University. He is currently the chief of the Flat Rock Police Department. Prior to his service with Flat Rock, Chief Rossow was a police officer with the Port Huron Police Department. During his tenure there, he held numerous positions and ranks from patrol officer to captain. Chief Rossow has taught a wide variety of classes to law enforcement personnel including leadership, ethics, mentoring, team building, and customer service. Chief Rossow is a graduate of Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy. Chief Rossow will teach Managing the Problem Employee in Staff and Command.
John R. Santomauro is the Executive Director for the Department of Public Safety in Canton, Michigan. John holds a BA from Madonna College and a MA in Liberal Studies from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the 164th session of the FBI National Academy. Mr. Santomauro has taught in the School of Police Staff and Command for many years. On this project he will teach the Leadership in Practice courses and will also lead the Consolidation Panel.
Ron Savage is a FOX TV news reporter and a volunteer fire fighter with the Brighton Area Fire Department. He has been a member of the Media Panel at Staff and Command for several years and has taught Media Relations in the Schools of Police Staff and Command and Fire Staff and Command.
Emad Shenouda is employed by the United States Department of Homeland Security assigned to the Detroit regional office. Mr. Shenouda is a retired Detroit Police lieutenant whose last assignment was to establish then administer a homeland security office within the Detroit Police Department. Mr. Shenouda instructed in both the 2008 EMU and Detroit Schools of Police Staff and Command as well as the 2009 EMU school. Mr. Shenouda will present the Introduction to Homeland Security class.
Leanna Soltis holds a MA in Education for the Learning Disabled and a BS in Education for the Emotionally Impaired from EMU. Ms. Soltis has been an educator for over 25 years and is currently the Assistant Principal at Milan, Michigan High School. She was instrumental in developing the TEEN Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) train-the-trainer program and has provided this training, under a Department of Homeland Security grant, to over 250 public safety officers across the country. Ms. Soltis will teach Leadership Development at the SPSC.
Keith Stanger holds a master’s degree in Psychology from Ohio State University, an MS in Librarianship from the University of Illinois-Urbana and a BA from Harper College. He is the Public Services Librarian at Eastern Michigan University. As a public services librarian his duties include reference services, library instruction for freshman to graduate level students, and he maintains the library web-site. Mr. Stanger teaches Research Techniques Using the Electronic Library in the SPSC.
Dr. Joseph Thomas has a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from EMU, a MA in Pubic Administration from Western Michigan University, and a BA in Mathematics from Alcorn State University, Mississippi. Dr. Thomas is the Chief of Police for the Southfield Police Department. He has taught in the SPSC for many years. He will teach Police Community Relations.
Franklin Covey is a world renowned training organization specializing in time-management and personal effectiveness. Franklin Covey’s law enforcement division addresses the unique challenges law enforcement personnel have relevant to leadership, customer relations, and personal effectiveness. The Franklin Covey instructor for Staff and Command has not yet been selected.
Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors (MI-COPS) MI-COPS is a non-profit organization that provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty. MI-COPS also provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. MI-COPS will present Line-of-Duty Deaths in Staff and Command.