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Scott Somers

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Professor of Practice
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Professor of Practice
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Biography

Scott Somers is a professor of practice with the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, bringing over two decades of public safety and emergency management experience. He also serves as a senior fellow with the Goldwater Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. Previously, he held positions with the Phoenix Fire Department and FEMA Urban Search and Rescue AZ-TF-1 team. In fact, Somers was one of 80 AZ-TF-1 members who conducted search and rescue missions during Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in August and September 2017.

Somers has also held numerous elected and appointed leadership roles, most recently as a city council member in Mesa, Arizona. Additionally, he has served as chair of the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention, on the National EMS Advisory Council, National Homeland Security Consortium and the FirstNet PSAC & SAFECOM Executive Committee.

His research interests include urban resilience, environmental risk and adaptation, terrorism and political violence, public safety technology and mobile integrated healthcare.

Education

Ph.D. Arizona State University.

Research Interests

Urban resilience; environmental risk and adaptation; terrorism and political violence; public safety technology; mobile integrated healthcare

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 520Program Evaluation for EMHS
CPP 550Community Paramedicine: MIH
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 530Ldrshp Innov Public Fire Svcs
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 550Community Paramedicine: MIH
CPP 560Emerg Svcs Ops Analysis/Plng
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 510Hazards Governance
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 530Ldrshp Innov Public Fire Svcs
CPP 540Found Emergency Med Services
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 550Community Paramedicine: MIH
CPP 560Emerg Svcs Ops Analysis/Plng
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 530Ldrshp Innov Public Fire Svcs
CPP 540Found Emergency Med Services
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 591Seminar
PAF 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 560Community Resilience
PAF 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 552Integrated Emergency Mgmt