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Lou Marciani, Ed. D

Director
601.266.5675
Lou.Marciani@usm.edu

 
 
He is the principal investigator in over 9.4 million dollars externally funded grants through the Office of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Education. His work at the Center focuses on the development and implementation of FEMA sport risk management, incident and evacuation training and exercise courses. He has been involved in the development of a computer-based modeling, simulation and visualization tool to aid sport managers, policy makers as well as emergency managers in their “what-if” scenario training to enhance their critical decision making capabilities of preparedness, response and assessment of their overall sport event security.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
Under his leadership, the center has grown into a National Center, the addition of a National Sport Security National Laboratory, establishment of the Institute for the Study of Sport Incidents and the Annual Sport Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 
The Center has an international outreach, actively working with professional sport leagues, NCAA, private sector and government agencies in enhancing sport safety and security. Dr. Marciani is an active speaker on sport safety and security at international and national sport organization annual conferences.

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