Michael Wallace, EdD

Senior Professor of Practice and Director, Emergency and Security Studies Tulane University School of Professional Advancement

Michael Wallace is a retired military intelligence officer with 20 years of active service. His military assignments included Naval Special Warfare, Defense Human Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. Post-military, he worked as a senior intelligence analyst in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Directorate. He has experience in counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, special warfare, and intelligence collection and analysis. In June 2014, he became the Emergency and Security Studies Program director. He is responsible for the academic administration of undergraduate, graduate, and certification programs in Homeland Security, Security Management, and Emergency Management; recruiting, hiring, and managing program faculty; developing and revising courses and curriculum; and serves as the senior academic advisor for all students and potential students. As the Emergency & Security Studies program has expanded into Emergency and Security Management, Dr. Wallace has developed and maintained relationships with many groups related to Homeland Security and Emergency Management, including the Homeland Security Institute, Naval Post Graduate School’s (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the University and Agency Partnership Program (UAPP) for Homeland Security Education, InfraGard Louisiana, New Orleans Police Department Academic Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Partnership. He is Co-Director of Pracademic Affairs, part of the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security Journal, and also on the Journal of Security, Intelligence, and Resilience Education review board. He is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Naval Order of the United States, the Military Order of Foreign Wars, the Wounded Warrior Foundation, and the Disabled American Veterans. He is a member of the New Orleans Mayor’s Military Advisory Council. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Tulane University, a master's degree in Military History from the US Army Command and General Staff College, and a doctorate in Education from the University of Alabama.

Certificate, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar 2019-2019
Doctor of Education (EdD), Higher Education/Higher Education Administration/History of Higher Education 2015-2018
Master Military Art and Science (MMAS), Military History 2005-2006
Master of Liberal Arts, Political Science 1996-1999
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies 1989-1993
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Recent Posts


Critical Thinking is a Simple but Key Skill for New & Prospective Security Professionals

Michael Wallace - September 19, 2023

The emergence of AI in the realm of emergency and security studies is marking an evolution of unprecedented scale, and this year's GSX trade show put that all on display. Gone are the days when management in these areas relied solely on manual operations and traditional intellectual rigor.

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