Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students has appointed Nadav Morag, PhD as the dean of homeland security doctoral programs offered through the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies.

Morag brings more than 10 years of experience in the homeland security field, including serving as senior director for domestic policy and then senior director for foreign policy at the Israeli National Security Council, where he developed national security policy recommendations for that country’s Prime Minister and Cabinet. In this newly created position, Morag will lead the university’s doctoral programs in homeland security, oversee homeland security instructors and connect students with mentors in the field.

“CTU has one of the few doctoral programs in the nation with a focus on homeland security, and there’s a growing need for professionals to obtain advanced degrees in this field,” said Morag. “It is a privilege to develop programs that will train the next generation of leaders in the homeland security industry, while offering curricula that will be accessible to career-minded students nationwide.”

In addition to his new position at CTU, Morag will continue to serve as a faculty member and deputy director for policy research at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the United States Naval Postgraduate School. The CHDS is the only program in the U.S. fully funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and focuses on homeland security for senior managers who are only accepted into the school by nomination from the Department of Homeland Security.

“Nadav’s academic expertise along with his time spent in the field in the U.S. and abroad makes him highly qualified for this position and a valuable resource for our students,” said David Leasure, chancellor and chief academic officer of CTU. “With his leadership, CTU is poised to become a premier institution of higher learning for homeland security professionals who want to expand their career opportunities in this area.”

In fact, a recent survey of homeland security professionals conducted by Kelton Research for CTU and the National Homeland Defense Foundation points to the growing career opportunities within the field, with only 17 percent of respondents believing there are enough qualified job applicants to fill key roles in homeland security. Nearly four in five (77 percent) assert that at least a master’s degree, if not a doctorate, is necessary for executive leadership positions in homeland security. What’s more, nearly seven in 10 surveyed (69 percent) felt positive about the job outlook in homeland security over the next five years, rating it as either good or excellent.

Throughout his career, Morag has held many positions in homeland security in the U.S. and abroad. Morag received his PhD in political science from Tel Aviv University and spent nearly 10 years in Israel as a student, professor and as Senior Director for Domestic and Foreign Policy for the Israeli National Security Council. He also served as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces and during his last post served as the senior advisor to the chief Israel Defense Forces spokesperson. Morag has been published in a number of academic journals such as Homeland Security Affairs and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Middle Eastern Studies.

CTU offers a doctor of management and master of science in management degree with a concentration in homeland security through its Institute for Advanced Studies. For more information on these programs, please visit: www.coloradotech.edu.

About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education for today’s career-focused students and offers them support, flexibility and resources to advance personally and professionally. In addition to degree-track programs at the associate and bachelor's levels, CTU offers master’s and doctoral degrees through the CTU Institute of Advanced Studies -- an innovative approach to graduate degrees for career-motivated professionals.

CTU campuses include ground schools in Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Pueblo, Colo.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Kansas City and an internet based division that delivers degree programs 100 percent online. In fact, the award-winning CTU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more info visit www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org or call 312-263-0456. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit www.careered.com. CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.

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