A Madonna University degree in Emergency Management provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to obtain a career in the emerging emergency management field. As an emergency manager you will plan, direct, and respond to a wide variety of natural, manmade, and unforeseen disasters.
The Emergency Management program at Madonna enjoys an excellent reputation for preparing students for the real-world challenges they will face during their career. You will learn about all of the recent advances in this emerging career field. The program consists of 44 credits, in addition to general education requirements. Students who are studying in other fields may be interested in an emergency management certificate of completion which can be earned in 18 credits.
Due to the diversity of this profession, a wide variety of employment opportunities can be found in federal, state, and local governments as well at the private sector. All of our faculty members are, or have been active in the field of emergency management. Learn from real world experts who do the job you are training for.
M.S.-T.C. Eastern Michigan University
B.S. Northern Michigan University
Assistant Chief of Police (Ret.) Novi Police Department
Graduate FBI National Academy – Session #250
734 432-5438, 2418
Victor Lauria is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. He joined the full time faculty of Madonna University in 2015. Prior to joining Madonna, he served as an Assistant Chief of Police with the City of Novi. During his 28-year law enforcement career, Victor served in a wide variety of positions. He worked as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, a K-9 handler, and detective, as well as numerous supervisory positions. His work has been recognized by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, National Retail Federation and the Michigan Association of Private Investigators.
The National Geographic Channel profiled one of Victor's cases in the documentary film "The Science of Interrogation."
His favorite subjects to teach are interview and interrogation, and ethics. In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with his wife, Sherie, and their three children as well as hunting and fishing.