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Shawn Steadman, KC*HS, MArch, MEP, PCP, NASBLA Tactical Coxswain

Director, Emergency Management

Courses Taught

Emergency Management; Homeland Security; Emergency Support Functions; Emergency Management / Homeland Security Exercises and Evaluation (HSEEP); Disaster Mitigation; Disaster Prevention; Disaster Preparedness; Disaster Response; Disaster Recovery; Crisis Management; Incident Command; Contingency Planning; Continuity of Operations (COOP); National Incident Management System (NIMS); Physical Security; Program Management; Risk Assessment; Maritime Security; Counter-terrorism; Search and Rescue


BSBA, Rockhurst University
MArch, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Emergency Management; Homeland Security; Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Protection; Continuity of Operations; Emergency Management / Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation

Professional Organizations and Associations

His well-rounded experience includes expertise and experience in local, state and federal Emergency Operations Centers (EOC's) during all levels of catastrophic disasters and deployments. Mr. Steadman is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) spearheading improvement and agency continuity of operations (COOP), response and improvements through mission-based target capabilities, objective and subtask process design. He utilizes the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and the National Response Framework (NRF) as his template. Mr. Steadman has developed objective based training/exercise programs for the protection of the nation's assets and personnel including: DHS/FEMA NED National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE 11); DHS/TSA Freight Rail (I-STEP); DHS/TSA Mass Transit (I-STEP); and DHS/USCG (AMSTEP) (PortSTEP) programs. He continues to support the programs as a consulting SME. Recently, he has been the designer of multiple large-scale Public Health and Healthcare Functional Exercises around the country, including the application of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and Points of Dispensing (POD) during Public Health Emergencies. He is a SME in the incorporation of the National Response Framework (NRF), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command Structure (ICS), and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) to ensure federal, state, local, NGO and private partner preparedness for emergency incidents and special events through Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). Mr. Steadman continues to be a sounding board for top USCG officials during National Exercises and Real Type 1 (Major) Disaster Deployments. He has provided command expertise for the USCG in Planning and Operations during major disaster deployments. This includes experience with Area and Unified Commands.

He is a team lead, senior trainer, and certified Professional Continuity Practitioner (PCP) providing expertise in plan development/review, hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA), business impact analysis (BIA), and the incorporation of the organization's goals and objectives by facilitating discussion related activities. The end result incorporates the organization's capabilities in the Standard Operating Procedures and Plans, including Continuity of Operations/Business Plans (COOP/COB). In addition, Mr. Steadman has a background in planning and design as an Architecture/Engineering Principal and Program Manager providing the capability of resolving complex technical and non-technical issues and objectives in the field of Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource (CIKR) High Value Asset (HVA) protection. He is trained in mitigating potential natural and terrorist attacks against physical facilities by DHS/FEMA.

Finally, he has experience in managing and coordinating multiple projects, incidents and events, large and small. Mr. Steadman is a seasoned expert in educating and instructing others, whether it is as a Master level Capstone instructor, undergraduate and graduate professor or Tactical Team Lead.