February 23, 2018 – Cypress, CA –Trident University International (Trident) today announced that Dr. Pietro “Pete” Savo was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for Fall 2017. He was selected from among 55 Trident faculty members by both students and the University’s academic leadership team.
A professor in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services, Dr. Savo works with undergraduate and graduate students in homeland security courses.
With over 30 years’ in aerospace and department of defense operations, Dr. Savo’s expertise includes security, safety, emergency planning, aviation security, industrial security, computer security, preventive risk intelligence, critical mishap response, and state/federal regulatory compliance.
Dr. Savo has developed and deployed customized education curricula programs in facility security, cyber threat intelligence, cyber and physical security, leadership development, lean manufacturing implementation, and workforce development.
In addition, Dr. Savo is the Program Coordinator/Chair, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Management, at Dean College in Massachusetts. He is also a veteran volunteer for employer outreach, military outreach, and higher education outreach in support of the National Guard and Reserve.
Dr. Savo, a United States Navy veteran, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Jones International University, a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.
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