Bernard Jones

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security
DSc., Security, New Jersey City UniversityMS, Business Continuity and Emergency Management, New Jersey Institute of TechnologyMS, Management Information Systems, Kean UniversityBS, Management Information Systems, University of PhoenixManagement Information Systems, Syracuse University
Dr. Jones comes to St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security. He is a certified business continuity and disaster recovery profession with more than 20 years of experience with the review, implementation, and management of enterprise business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency management programs. His research and teaching interests focus on organizational resilience, disaster preparedness, and emergency management. His research agenda focuses on how organizations quantify their resilience posture, allowing them to work toward addressing their organizational resilience weaknesses and in turn, enhancing their disaster preparedness. Additionally, his research interests are shaped by the re-occurrence of disasters and how organizations, communities, and individuals implement enhanced resilience, to best respond to and recover from those disaster events. Serving as emergency management, disaster recovery, and business continuity practitioner for the past 20 years he has become all too familiar with disasters which caused significant impacts to organizations, communities, and individuals. His role over the years has centered on how to help impart a culture of disaster preparedness, serving as a means toward enhanced “resilience.” Of primary focus has been researching organizational resilience in other countries around the world, who have faced repeated disaster events like severe weather. One of his overarching goals has been to assist organizations, small and large, public and private, to develop a culture of disaster preparedness through the adaption of enhanced organizational resilience. Dr. Jones earned a D. Sc. degree from New Jersey City University in the area of civil security leadership, management and policy, a M.S. degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Emergency Management – Business Continuity, a M.S. degree from Kean University in Management Information Systems and a B.S. degree from the University of Phoenix in Management Information Systems.

Teaching Interests

Emergency Management Homeland Security Communication, Collaboration & Cooperation in the context of emergency management Critical Infrastructure Resource Protection Crisis Communication & Coordination Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning

Research Interests

Organizational Resilience Disaster & Emergency Management Business Continuity Metrics & Data Visualization Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Disaster Preparedness & Response Critical Infrastructure Resource Resilience

Courses Taught

HLS
103
CRIT INFRA: VUL ANLYS & PRTCTN
HLS
104
DISASTER MGT I:PREP & RESPONSE
HLS
1003
INTRO ORGANIZATIONAL SECURITY
HLS
1004
INTRO TO EMERGENCY MGT
HLS
1005
CRIME PREV & SEC CONSULTANT
HLS
1006
SECURITY CONCEPTS & ORG LDRSHP
HLS
1016
CRIT INFRASTR RESOURCE PROTECT
HLS
1020
TERRORISM & EMER MGT
HLS
1024
INTRODUCTION TO CBRNE
HLS
1027
INT'L SECURITY COOPERATION
HLS
1100
HOMELAND SECURITY CAPSTONE
Keywords:
  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Organizational Resilience
  • Data Visualization