Jason Nairn served as an adjunct professor and course designer before joining the Concordia faculty full-time in 2014 as Assitant Professor of Homeland security and the Director of Concordia's state-of-the-art Homeland Security Simultion Lab. Prior to moving to Oregon, Jason served as Director of Infrastructure Protection at the State of Michigan, where he was charged with operational security and emergency management for state government buildings and systems. He received his Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).
Jason teaches courses in risk management, critical infrastructure protection, collaboration and interest integration, and legal, moral and civil rights issues in homeland security. Concurrently, he serves as Director of the CU Homeland Security Simulation Lab, which offers training and educational services to public and private organizations (www.homelandsecuritysimulator.com). Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he now lives with his wife and their three children in Saint Helens, Oregon. Jason is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He also serves as the Education Committee Chairperson of the Columbia River Chapter of ASIS International (www.crasis.com).