Gordon, Gary

Adjunct Professor
Department Emergency Management (EM)
Office Location Kurz Hall
Email Address ggordon@maritime.edu

Education: B.S. Civil Engineering, MBA and PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell and M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Maryland.  His doctoral dissertation focused on intermodal maritime transportation security.

Background: Gary is a resident of Cape Cod and joined the Massachusetts Maritime Academy faculty from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he taught classes in emergency management, critical infrastructure protection and transportation security. He is a former Assistant Federal Security Director responsible for DHS/TSA’s South Central Region working closely with the FEMA, U.S. Coast Guard, port and transportation authorities, and transportation providers on security and emergency management programs, initiatives and issues. This includes involvement in the disaster/emergency management life cycle with regard to, among other things, Gulf Coast Hurricanes, including Katrina, Rita and Ike.

Gary has written and co-authored numerous articles and technical papers on transportation security, operations, infrastructure and emergency management. He is published in the Journal of Emergency Management and The Military Engineer, and is a co-author of a book focusing on manmade and natural disasters and how they impact railway security.

Gary is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, with assignments at the U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Southern Command, former U.S. Army Military Traffic Management Command, and several transportation units focusing on port operations and surface transportation. Deployments included to El Salvador post-Hurricane Mitch, Ukraine as part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and HQ U.S. European Command in support of Operation Allied Forced. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, Military Emergency Management Specialist and possesses the Engineer Specialty Qualification Designation for disaster focused engineering.