Dr. Eric K. Stern is Professor of Political Science at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber-Security at the University at Albany (SUNY). Dr. Stern holds a Ph D from Stockholm University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He has published extensively in the fields of executive leadership, crisis and emergency management, crisis communication, resilience, security studies, foreign policy analysis and political psychology. He is also affiliated with the Swedish Defense University (where he served as Director of the National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training—CRISMART-- from 2004-2011) and the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Other key areas of interest include the relationship between leaders and advisors, social media and crisis preparedness, post-crisis evaluation and learning, interactive education and exercise design, and case research/teaching methodologies.
Winner, Herbert Simon Award (for The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure), American Political Science Association