November 30, 2021 – Chandler, AZ Dr. Franklin Ammerman has joined Trident University International’s (Trident) College of Health and Human Services as a Full-time Professor.  In this role he will teach and develop courses in homeland security, emergency and disaster management, and criminal justice.

Dr. Ammerman joined Trident in 2013 as an adjunct instructor in the Homeland Security Department. He has taught courses such as Domestic Terrorism and Cybersecurity, Cyberterrorism and Cyber Warfare, and Cyber Threat Intelligence, as well as the Capstone Project in Homeland Security.

Previously, Dr. Ammerman served for 26 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his time with the FBI, he handled issues relating to homeland security and counterterrorism, as well as general criminal cases.

He also spent three years as a homeland security instructor at the FBI Academy in Virginia where he served as a subject matter expert in national security strategies, racially-motivated violent extremism, radicalization and mobilization to violence, and anti-government violent extremism.

Trident’s students will benefit from Dr. Ammerman’s ability to bring his military, criminal justice, and academic experiences to life in the courses he teaches.Dr. Patricia Rhynders, Interim Dean, Trident’s College of Health and Human Services

Prior to his work at the FBI, Dr. Ammerman served in the U.S. Armed Forces for nine years.

Dr. Ammerman holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with specializations in homeland security policy and leadership, from Northcentral University in Arizona. He earned a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University in Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

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