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April 25, 2008

Protect New York designed to explore homeland security issues

John Kostanoski
John Kostanoski

Farmingdale State College Criminal Justice Professor John Kostanoski assumed the presidency of Protect New York at an Executive Board meeting held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan on April 7. He is the first President-Elect of the society.

Protect New York is an academic organization that was formed as the result of a Conversation in the Disciplines conference held in 2005 at the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, New York. The topic of the conversation was "Scholarship in Homeland Security: Exploring the Intellectual Territory ." The organization seeks to foster excellence in research, education, and public service in New York State . Staci Gardner of the Farmingdale State Educational Opportunity Center also attended and assisted in the development of the 2008-2009 conference theme, which is "Protecting New York: Technology, Surveillance, Health, Ethics, and Public Policy."

Kostanoski is the editor of the Journal of Applied Security Research (Taylor and Francis Publishers), a peer-reviewed academic journal that is the official journal of Protect New York . Kostanoski will also develop the panel themes for the conference with Dr. Tino Posillico, a member of the Department of Criminal Justice/Security Systems, who is also a member of Protect New York .