Frannie Edwards, Ph.D.

Frannie Edwards, MUP, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of the National Transportation Security Center at the Mineta Transportation Institute, and a professor and director of the Master of Public Administration program at San Jose State University. She is the editor or co-author of four books and numerous journal articles and book chapters. In her applied emergency management research, she focuses on transportation issues, 
cultural competency, and community preparedness. She is a Certified Emergency Manager with 20 years’ experience, including 14 years in San Jose, where she was Director of Emergency Preparedness, overseeing the Metropolitan Medical Task Force and the Urban Area Security Initiative.

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