July 23, 2019 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) would like to announce that Dr. Pietro “Pete” Savo has been hired as a Full-time Professor in the University’s College of Health and Human Services. He will be supporting the Homeland Security department, with a primary focus on the undergraduate and graduate programs.
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.
“With a 30-year career in aerospace and Department of Defense operations, Dr. Savo brings an impressive amount of experience to Trident’s Homeland Security department,” states Dr. Mickey Shachar, Dean, College of Health and Human Services. “This expertise, along with his proven dedication to his students, makes him a strong asset to the men and women in the Trident community.”
Previously, Dr. Savo served as the Homeland Security Program Chair at Daniel Webster College and Program Chair for the A.S. and B.S. in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs at Dean College. He has been a part-time instructor at Trident since 2015 and was the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for Fall 2017.
He has developed and deployed customized education curricula programs in facility security, cyber threat intelligence, cyber and physical security, homeland security, leadership development, lean manufacturing implementation, and workforce development.
Dr. Savo, a military veteran, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Jones International University, a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.
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