Dr. Richard Ham

Associate Director University of Arkansas

Dr. Richard Ham is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in leadership and oversight across various sectors including higher education, security operations, law enforcement, military/government certification, and education programs. He possesses advanced senior-level skills in personnel management, multi-modal transportation logistics/operations (including aviation, cargo, surface, military, and law enforcement), and security issues. Dr. Ham is experienced in formulating, implementing, and enforcing regulations and compliance programs, particularly in ground security and emergency management. He excels in developing, coordinating, and implementing policies, programs, and directives at the senior executive level, with a demonstrated ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders including the United States Congress, government agencies, industry executives, higher education senior leadership, media, special interest groups, and the general public. Dr. Ham is recognized for his global training initiatives spanning from entry level through executive levels to ensure compliance with agency policies, government requirements, or self-initiated quality improvement goals. Furthermore, he is an expert in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations, airspace integration, and policy, and serves as the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST) Lead Representative for UAS operations.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 1999-2005
Executive Course, Security 2010-2010
Master of Aeronautical Science, Aeronautical Science 1996 - 1999
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Social Psychology 1985-1988
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Security Education Has to Prioritize Data & Analytics Training for Today's Hybridized Security Risks

Richard Ham - September 22, 2023

The world is in a digital era, which means the abundance of data cannot be overstated. Still, making sense of it remains a challenge.

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