Dr. Erroll G. Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, was the recipient of the “2014 Sol Price School of Public Policy DPPD (Doctor of Policy, Planning and Development) Project Award” for the University of Southern California (USC). The title of his project and basis of his doctoral thesis was, “Homegrown Violent Extremism: Designing a Community-based Model to Reduce the Risk of Recruitment and Radicalization”. This honor is bestowed each year upon the doctoral student who completed an outstanding project with great potential to innovate practice and reform policy.
His work was published in his book, Homegrown Violent Extremism, and he also testified to the Congressional Committee on Homeland Security in the first hearing held on the Boston Marathon bombings.
Last week, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Graduate Policy and Administration Community (GPAC) Student Organization named Dr. Southers the “Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year” for the second consecutive year.
About Erroll G. Southers
Dr. Erroll G. Southers is the Managing Director of Counterterrorism and Infrastructure Protection for TAL Global Corporation, Associate Director of Research Transition for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and adjunct professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy.
He was President Barack Obama’s first nominee for Transportation Security Administration Assistant Secretary, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Director for Critical Infrastructure of the California Office of Homeland Security. Dr. Southers also previously enjoyed the distinction of FBI Special Agent and SWAT team member, as well as Santa Monica Police Officer.
Dr. Southers holds roles throughout the international counterterrorism and national security arena, and developed the Executive Program in Counterterrorism at USC. He is also: a Visiting Fellow and member of the Professional Advisory Board of the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel; a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Homeland Security Project; a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs; and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) at Rutgers University.