Michael L.


Michael L. Hummel

Adjunct Professor


  • PhD, Social Science and Public Policy, Columbia University
  • MPA, Public Policy and Public Administration, Columbia University
  • BS, Criminal Justice, University of the State of New York


Dr. Michael Hummel is a retired military officer with 22 years serving in law enforcement and special operations units in key leadership positions, including Commander of a Law Enforcement Unit, where he was responsible for over 150 law enforcement and civilian members of the unit and conducting continuous law enforcement and public safety operations for over 50,000 residents and employees at Ft. Campbell, KY. Dr. Hummel also served as a Special Reaction Team Commander.

Teaching and Research Areas

Leadership in police and public service organizations, homeland security, juvenile justice and gang operations, law enforcement operations, special operations, counterterrorism, public policy in criminal justice.

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • “Nuclear Security: Should It Be Our Top Priority?” The Homeland Security Review (Winter 2005).
  • “Preemptive Strike Policy: Are Preemptive Strikes Effective?” Panel Paper for the International Security Debate on Global Terrorism, Association of Community Colleges, West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV (February 2004).
  • “Educating the Public on Terrorism,” Wheeling News Register (July 2003).
  • “Cyber-Terrorism,” Wheeling News Register (September 2003).
  • “Is Agro-Terrorism a Growing Security Concern?” Wheeling News Register/Weirton Times (October 2003).
  • Survey Research for NASD (Dispute Resolution): “Is the Arbitration Process at NASD Fair? The Neutral Corner,” (July 2000). Presented at the National Meeting Academy of Legal Studies (August 1999).

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • Annual GSPIA Teaching Award, 2007

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