Eric Stern

State University of New York at Albany

Eric Stern is professor at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber-Security at the University at Albany (State University of New York). Stern holds a PhD from Stockholm University and a bachelor's from Dartmouth College. He has published extensively in the fields of crisis and emergency management, crisis communication, resilience, security studies, executive leadership, foreign policy analysis, and political psychology. He is also affiliated with the Swedish National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training, where he served as director from 2004-2011, the Swedish Defense University, and the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Other key areas of interest and expertise include social media and crisis preparedness, post-crisis evaluation and learning, interactive education and instructional design, and case research and teaching methodologies. In addition to his scholarly work, Stern has collaborated closely with a wide range of international organizations as well as European and U.S. government agencies on various applied research and educational initiatives, including training and exercise development projects.