Subject Matter Experts

  • Mark Bodenschatz
    Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations
    Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA)

    Mark Bodenschatz was named Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations in May 2007.
     
    Bodenschatz serves as the facilities coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) and is responsible for capital planning and major maintenance.  He has oversight of ICA's building coordinators, field maintenance staff, operations staff, event staff, IT staff, Intramural, Strength and Fitness programs, Club Sports, Team Sports, Ability Athletics, and Auxiliary Enterprises including golf courses, ice pavilion, tennis center, and Stone Valley Recreational Center.  In addition, Bodenschatz serves as the Director of Game Day Operations at Beaver Stadium. 

     
     
    Bodenschatz serves on University-wide committees including: the President’s Task Force for Workplace Environment; Penn State Emergency Management Group; the University Access Committee; Risk Council; Environmental Strategy Team; IT Leadership Council; and the Facilities Fee Advisory Committee.  Previously, Bodenschatz served on the Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Committee and the Strategic Security Planning Group.  
     
    A licensed professional engineer, Bodenschatz holds Bachelor (1987) and Master (1997) degrees from Penn State in Architectural Engineering.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society; Stadium Managers Association; and International Association of Assembly Managers.
     
    In addition to his duties at Penn State, Bodenschatz is a lead trainer with the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi, offering Event Risk Management Workshops for NCAA Division I, II, and III colleges and universities across the country in fulfillment of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Sport and Special Event Evacuation training. He also teaches Sport and Special Event Incident Management for Texas Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) at the Texas A&M University.
     
    Bodenschatz returned to Penn State in 1990, working at the Office of Physical Plant before he took his current position in ICA. In more than 16 years at OPP, he served in a variety of roles including Design Engineer, Project Manager, Manager of Design Services, Director of Commonwealth Services, and Director of Design and Construction.

  • Mike Caruso
    Associate Athletic Director for Events and Game Operations
    Texas A&M Athletic Department

    Mike Caruso begins his 24th year with the Texas A&M Athletic Department. He currently serves as Associate Athletic Director for Events and Game Operations. 
     
    He was promoted to Associate Athletic Director in February of 2000 after serving the prior seven years as Assistant Athletic Director for Promotions and Operations.  Previously, he worked in the athletic promotions office.
     
    Caruso directs all of the Aggie 21-sports in event management and game operations as well as annual NCAA Regional and National Championships.

     
     
    He is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers and the Stadium Managers Association.  He has been associated with National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security since 2008 with curriculum development and instructing at national training workshops for Sport Event Risk Management courses as well as a trainer for TEEX / National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center in their Sports and Special Events Incident Management workshops.

    Caruso earned his master’s degree in physical education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1973 and received a bachelor’s degree in history and physical education from Creighton University in 1971. While at Creighton as a scholarship athlete, Caruso played basketball under legendary Coach Eddie Sutton.
     
    He is a native of Oakland, California also starring in basketball for Bishop O’ Dowd High School leading them to a state championship his senior year (37-2).
     
    Before coming to A&M in 1987, Caruso served as head basketball coach and assistant to the athletic director at Elmhurst College (Chicago) from 1981-87. He was an assistant basketball coach at Creighton from 1974-81 after serving as athletic director and head basketball coach at Cathedral High School in Omaha, Neb., in 1973-74.

    Caruso and his wife, Jackie, have three children, Megan (20), Alex (18) and Emily (16).

  • David S. Corderman, PhD.
    Senior Partner
    Academy Leadership Associates, LLC

    David S. Corderman, PhD has more than 35 years of experience in high visibility leadership, consulting, and training roles.  His expertise includes the critical incident management field with a specific focus on spectator sports security. 
     
    He is a specialist in human resource development and has extensive experience in the field of public sector security working with law enforcement and critical incident management professionals. 

     
     
    Dr. Corderman has used his talents and experience in a variety of domains and for work groups in both small and large organizations.  A frequent consultant to federal, state and local public service agencies, Dr. Corderman has extensive training experience in the design, presentation, and real-world application of training programs for such organizations as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Scottish Police College, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Australian Institute of Police Management, and numerous other law enforcement agencies.  In addition to his work with the public sector he has also worked with major Universities. Dr. Corderman was used as a subject matter expert on the University of Southern Mississippi’s NCS4 Sport Event Risk Management and Sport Event Evacuation Training curriculums.
     
    Before his retirement from the FBI, Dr. Corderman was responsible for oversight of all the FBI’s executive leadership programs for the FBI’s federal, state, local and international partners. He ensured these programs utilized solid adult learning components and best practices.  Today he is a Senior Partner of the Academy Leadership Associates, LLC––firm specializing in the development of human capital in a variety of domains.  He is the co-author of a book titled, Leading to Make a Difference: Ethical, Character Driven Law Enforcement.

  • Paul Denton
    Consultant, Trainer & Public Safety Subject Matter Expert
    Security Risk Management Consultants
    Paul Denton was appointed Chief of The Ohio State University Police Division in 2006 after serving 28-years with the Columbus Division of Police. He completed his career with Columbus Police at the rank of Commander.
     
    As Chief at OSU he reorganized the Division launching a crime analysis and problem-oriented approach to address campus crime issues. Under Chief Denton the agency earned accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Chief Denton has successfully directed public safety operations for major campus events such as football games, political campaigns, and other dignitary visits. He has worked as a member of the exercise design team and evaluator for tabletop, functional and full-scale emergency exercises on the local and county wide levels.
     
    He serves on numerous campus, community and professional work groups including his current appointment by the governor to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, as past Chair of the Franklin County Chiefs Association and with the US Department of Education CLERY/VAWA negotiated rule making committee. He has presented in the classroom as a guest lecturer, at state and national professional conferences and to local community groups.

    Chief Denton holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University; a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Youngstown State University.

    He attended the 194th session of the FBI National Academy and received certificates in the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) and Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) programs.
     
    As of June 2015, he has retired from his position as Chief of Police in Ohio State University.  He currently works as a consultant for Security Risk Management Consultant, instructs for TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute, and is a trainer for NCS4’s workshops.
  • Dane Dodd, CPP
    Director of Corporate Security Operations
    Command Security Corporation

    Dane is the Corporate National Trainer for Contemporary Services Corporation.  He is responsible for the analysis of training needs and the development, delivery and evaluation of training programs.

     
     
    He is responsible for the training programs in more than 40 CSC branch offices throughout North America and a number of independent clients which include professional organizations like the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and ASIS International, several institutions within the NCAA, the National Football League, Major League Soccer, United States Tennis Association, PGA Tour, and Major League Baseball.
     
    Additionally, Dane works with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection; the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4); and sport and stadium safety programs with the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) at Texas A&M University.
     
    Dane is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP, ASIS International), with more than 16 years of safety and security management experience with sports, entertainment, and cultural properties.

  • Fred Gardy
    Adjunct Instructor
    NCS4

    Fred Gardy is an adjunct instructor with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and the Incident Management Training Program for the Emergency Services Training Institute / Texas Engineering Extension Service; part of Texas A&M University System.
     
    He co-authored and instructs the Sport and Special Event Training and Exercise andSports and Special Events Incident Management courses offered by NCS4 and TEEX.

     
     
    Fred also works as an adjunct instructor with the Nebraska State Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC). He is the primary instructor for the leadership portion of the Management Training course and an instructor in the Supervision School
    From 2003-2012 Fred was an Assistant Police Chief with the University of Nebraska Lincoln, a research-extensive institution with 30,000 students and staff, an 85,000 seat football stadium and a 13,500 seat basketball arena.  His responsibilities included emergency management, business continuity planning, large venue protection, large event planning, research security, and physical security.
     
    At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln he developed the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the graphical depiction of data pertaining to Memorial Stadium. This has been recognized as the first use of GIS in a stadium. He also helped developed an integrated network of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras that is one of the largest deployments of CCTV on a university campus.
     
    Prior to his position with Nebraska, Fred was the Police Chief of the Bellows Falls, Vermont Police Department, a Police Lieutenant with the New Rochelle, New York Police Department, and a Security Manager with the Fort James Corporation. He has served in a wide-range of assignments including: patrol operations, tactical operations, and training. His police training expertise includes disorder control, firearms training and tactics, and instructor development.

  • John M. King
    Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
    Boston College

    John M. King has been the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at Boston College since 2010. He is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Boston College Police  Department, which consists of over 50 sworn staff and 30 administrative and non-sworn staff.  He serves as an advisor to the senior executive leadership of Boston College on key safety and  security issues and provides leadership and expertise in further development and implementation  of a comprehensive University-wide safety program to support the mission of Boston College. 

     

    Mr. King has worked in the field of campus law enforcement and public safety for nearly 40  years, having previously served as the Director of Public & Environmental Safety at Tufts  University (1989-2010), Director of Campus Safety at Bentley University in Waltham Ma.  (1985-1989), supervisory and command positions with the Northeastern University Public Safety  Division (1975-1985) and as a Police Officer at UMass Boston (1973-1975).

    Mr. King earned BS in Law Enforcement and a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern, and he has completed several graduate-level courses at the Graduate School of  Education at Boston College and earned a graduate certificate in Emergency Planning and  Management from Boston University. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern  University, Louisiana State University and the University of Phoenix, teaching and facilitating  courses in policing and security, and has been an invited speaker to groups of student affairs  professionals, risk managers and campus public safety directors. He is a graduate of the Boston  Police Academy.

    Throughout his career, Mr. King has earned several professional certifications in law  enforcement and security including recognition as a Certified Protection Professional from ASIS.

    Mr. King is a Past-President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. He has also served as Regional Director and as Chair or as a member on  various committees including Professional Development and Member Services and served as the  Program Coordinator for the IACLEA Executive Institute. He previously served as President  and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.  He is a member of MCOPA, MPA, IACLEA, IACP, PERF, ASIS and NECUSA.

  • Clifford Lutz
    Emergency Manager (Retired)
    University Police at Penn State

    Clifford Lutz is a 35-year veteran in public safety, serving as a law enforcement officer, supervisor and Assistant Chief for the University Police at Penn State.

     
     
    Cliff has served for 20 years as a volunteer firefighter and HazMat Technician.  Using the training in NIMS and ICS that the fire service provided, Cliff became the Emergency Planner for the regional municipal government.
     
    That emergency management experience led him to pursue study in the EMA arena. Cliff was promoted to Director of Emergency Management at Penn State, charged with creating the Office of Emergency Management and a comprehensive emergency management plan for the university's 24 campuses.
     
    A Penn State graduate, Cliff received his municipal police accreditation at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Clifford is also proud to have his yellow brick from the FBI National Academy.
     
    Cliff believes that training and education are the best pathways to improving public safety, so he has spent 20 years as an adult education instructor for various segments of public safety, including the police training commission, emergency telecommunications, NIMS/ICS, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, and TEEX.
     
    As of March 2011, he has retired from his position as the Emergency Manager of the University of Penn State.

  • Richard Morman
    Deputy Chief of Police (Retired)
    Ohio State University Police

    Richard Morman is a thirty two year law enforcement veteran. He has been with The Ohio State University Police Division for 26 years and is currently the Deputy Chief of Police.
     
    Richard is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CCP) through the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) in addition to being a certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) through the Executive Protection Institute.

     
     
    Richard has vast special event security planning and management experience including, planning, managing and serving as the Incident Commander for events ranging from collegiate football games with attendance of 105,000 spectators, to other smaller events.
     
    Richard currently serves as the Section Chief for the Homeland Security Contingency for Ohio State University football games. He holds a security clearance and is the Terrorism Liaison Officer for Ohio State University police. He also serves on the executive committee for the Central Ohio FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
     
    Richard has over twenty years of experience in planning and coordinating executive protection details involving United States Presidents, Presidential candidates, visiting foreign heads of state, and other dignitaries. He has also coordinated a Basic Dignitary Protection School in addition to developing training curriculum and instructing in the area of Dignitary Protection.   
     
    Richard has presented at National Conferences and is considered a subject matter expert on the topics of fan behavior and celebratory rioting, large venue security, special event security planning and management, and executive protection. Richard attended The Ohio State University, graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College, graduated from the 225 session of the FBI National Academy, and holds a certificate in Law Enforcement Education from the University of Virginia.

  • Donald Paisant
    Chief of Public Safety
    SMG New Orleans

    Chief Paisant is currently the Chief of Public Safety for the SMG New Orleans. The  SMG New Orleans campus includes the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King  Center and Champions Square. He is responsible for the overall operations of the SMG  Public Safety Department, which includes planning, organizing, coordination of daily and  event operations, Public Safety strategies, initiatives and projects. 

    Chief Paisant has been involved in the planning and execution of comprehensive security  plans for such events as BCS Championship, the Annual Sugar Bowl Football game,  Men’s Final Four National Championship, NBA All Star game, Super Bowl XLVII and  Wrestlemania XXX to name a few.

     

    Chief Paisant has over 30 years of public safety / law enforcement experience. He has  held positions of facilities and logistics management along with management experience  in the loss prevention and risk management field in the hospitality industry. He has  earned both a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola  University of New Orleans. 

    Chief Paisant is a member of the NCS4 (National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and  Security). He also serves on the NCS4 Lab Advisory Council along with serving on the  NCS4 professional certification committee. He was awarded his Certified Sport Security  Professional (CSSP) designation through NCS4 in 2014. Chief Paisant has been a guest  speaker and panelist member for several security related seminars.

  • Jeffrey B. Stonebreaker
    Lieutenant
    Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando,

    Jeff currently serves as a Lieutenant with the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida.  He is assigned to the Street Crimes Section and oversees the Gang Enforcement Unit, the JAM Unit (juvenile arrest and monitor), and two Problem Oriented Policing Squads. 
     
    Jeff has worked a variety of assignments in his 25 years to include Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Undercover Vice and Narcotics, Motors, and Tactical Patrol.  He maintains a consistent focus on collaboration and information sharing.

     
     
    Jeff attended the University of Central Florida where he received his BA in 1985 and his Master’s in 2006.  He completed ten years in the Florida Army National Guard (E-7) assigned to an Infantry Scout platoon.
     
    For the past eight years Jeff has served as a Security Advisor to the England Football Association primarily assigned to the Men’s National Team.  He also assists as a visiting team security liaison for teams needing special attention.  Most recently he has attended the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the U17 World Cup 2011 in Mexico, and the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine.Jeff currently serves as a Safety and Security Consultant for Major League Soccer.  Hisresponsibilities include ensuring best practices with regard to physical security aspects at MLS venues, crowd management plans, incident tracking and data sharing, as well as Supporter Group relations.               
     
    Jeff has instructed in the areas of Critical Incident Management and Sport Event Risk Management both domestically and overseas.