Community Preparedness and Emergency Management Systems
Technology and Society
High-Impact Educational Practices
Work History and Publications
Experience includes work as a Federal Emergency Management Agency contractor responsible for implementing various preparedness programs for the benefit of safety, security, and emergency management professionals nationwide.
Managed multiple projects at the Council of State Governments, including an assessment of the National Capital Region using the Emergency Management Accreditation Program standard, and a Federal government-sponsored study of state law enforcement agencies following 9/11.
Authored a variety of government publications and reports in direct support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Published frequently as a public safety and justice analyst for the Council of State Governments.
Recently co-edited and contributed to the book Homeland Security Technologies for the 21st Century.
Passionate about student success and teaching and learning as it relates to homeland security, emergency/disaster management, and strategic planning and leadership.
Dr. Foster served in a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, which included two overseas peacekeeping operations.