Center for Security Studies

CSS and Our Work

Center for Security Studies



The UMUC Center for Security Studies (CSS) provides educational resources, networking and career training opportunities for working adults pursuing security studies, and works with industry and government to meet the cybersecurity and homeland security needs of our nation.

Members of CSS include distinguished faculty members, chairs, program directors, academic directors and other experts. They participate in national-level efforts to educate leaders and make significant progress in information assurance and homeland security fields by:

  • Conducting applied research
  • Providing advisory and consulting services
  • Assembling and delivering specialized courses
  • Developing innovative teaching tools such as remote access laboratories, network testbeds, interactive learning objects and simulations
  • Hosting conferences, colloquia, workshops and webcasts on the cutting edge of cybersecurity and homeland security topics
  • Partnering with industry and government to develop new programs and deliveries in the areas of information assurance and homeland security
  • Establishing and administering scholarships and fellowships supported by individuals and public- and private-sector organizations

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Alan Carswell
Chair, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Department, The Graduate School
Acting Director, Center for Security Studies, The Graduate School

Dr. Rose Shumba
Associate Chair, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Department, The Graduate School

Dr. Balakrishnan Dasarathy
Program Director, Information Assurance, The Graduate School

Dr. Paul Wang
Program Director, Cybersecurity, The Graduate School

Dr. Loyce Pailen
Collegiate Faculty, Cybersecurity Policy, The Graduate School

Dr. Patrick Fitzgibbons
Collegiate Faculty, Cybersecurity, The Graduate School

Dr. Irmak Renda-Tanali
Program Director, Homeland Security Specialization, The Graduate School

Stephen Carter
Academic Director, Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Fire Science, The Undergraduate School

Dr. Jeff Tjiputra
Director, Cybersecurity, The Undergraduate School

Jennifer Hull
Administrative Coordinator, The Graduate School

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Board Members

CSS board members meet regularly and provides guidance on the critical work of the UMUC Center for Security Studies. See the full list of board members.

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Contact Us

Center for Security Studies
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd. East
Adelphi, MD 20783

Phone: 240-684-2432
Fax: 240-684-2520
E-mail the Center for Security Studies

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