Dr. John Eric Powell
U.S. Army War College
Dr. John Eric Powell is currently a visiting professor for Homeland Security/Homeland Defense at the U.S. Army War College's Homeland Defense and Security Issues Group. Immediately prior to his current position, Dr. Powell served at the East Tennessee Public Safety Center at Walters State Community College as a program director for emergency medical services and fire science. He is also a state peace officer standards and training instructor. He teaches at the regional law enforcement training academy and provides continuing education to state and local law enforcement officers. He has served in all phases of public safety for 29 years.
Dr. Powell's research, writing, and subject matter interests focus upon local/state public safety and Department of Defense response to unconventional threat and disaster situations, intelligence, tactical medicine, and combating violent extremism for state and local law enforcement. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees from Western Carolina University and Colorado State University, and a Master of Science degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently in final thesis revision for the Master of Arts in Security Studies at the United States Naval Postgraduate School and is working towards a Master of Public Health in Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief at the University of South Florida. His Doctor of Philosophy degree is from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in Curriculum, Evaluation, and Educational Psychology.