Alexander Siedschlag is Chair of Penn State Homeland Security Programs. He is Professor of Homeland Security, Public Health Sciences, and International Affairs, in a joint appointment with the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and an affiliated appointment with the School of International Affairs. Further, he is the program head for Political Science and Public Policy. He served as Interim Director of the School of Public Affairs from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. Before joining Penn State in 2013, he was Professor for Security Research, Head of the Institute for Security Research, and Director of the Center for European Security Studies (CEUSS) at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna. A former NATO research fellow, Alexander Siedschlag started his career as a strategic analyst and then worked in the field of theories and methods of international politics as well as of the European Security and Defence Policy. In his scholarly work, Siedschlag has recently concentrated on strategic cultures and security cultures; scenario foresight; methods of civil security research; disaster management, including the use of new social media; as well as on civil-military relations in crisis management.
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