Tom Foley

Assistant Professor Global Security and Intelligence
Intelligence Studies and Global Affairs Department
Prescott College of Security & Intelligence
Prescott campus

Office Hours

By Appointment

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Security Management

Physical Security

School Shootings

Mass Shootings

Contingency Planning

Risk Assessment and Management

Active Shooter Response

School Security

Threat Assessment


  • J.D. - Juris Doctorate in Law, Indiana University System : Indiana University-Bloomington
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Business/Management, University of Phoenix

SIS 200 - Introduction to the US Legal System

SIS 210 - Fundamentals of Security

SIS 414 - Corporate and Government Security Management & Operations

SIS 422 - Homeland Security and Technology

SIS 426 - Physical Security and Facility Design

SIS 440 - Security Operations Practicum

SIS 670 - Managing and Mastering Security Operations



Conference and Professional Organization Presentations

2018 Invited Speaker
UAS Considerations for Security Managers and Law Enforcement
Arizona Infragard June Meeting Phoenix, AZ.

2017 Conference Presentation with Dr. Brooke Shannon
The Effect of Arming Security Personnel on Perceptions of Risk
ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits Dallas, TX.

2016 Invited Speaker
Return of the Drones: UAS Risk Assessment for Super Bowl XLIX
ASIS International Phoenix Chapter Phoenix, AZ.

2016 Invited Speaker
Physical Security in Schools
Arizona Department of Education Regional Emergency Planning Workshop Vail, AZ.

2015 Conference Presentation with Dr. Tyrone Groh
UAS Threats in Sports Venues
A3ir Conference Phoenix, AZ.

2015 Invited Speaker
Physical Security in Schools
Arizona Private Security Professionals Phoenix, AZ.

2015 Invited Speaker
Physical Security for Elementary Schools
Arizona School Emergency Preparedness and Response Consortium Phoenix, AZ.

2014 Invited Speaker
Analyzing a Venue Security Dilemma: Countering Drone Threats
Presentation with Dr. Tyrone Groh
Department of Homeland Security West Coast Outdoor Events Airspace Security Summit.

2014 Whitepaper with Dr. Tyrone Groh
Analyzing a Venue Security Dilemma: Countering Drone Threats https://commons.erau.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1347&context=aircon

2014 Conference Presentation
Physical Security for Elementary Schools
National Security and Intelligence Symposium Phoenix, AZ. https://commons.erau.edu/nsis/NSIS2014

2014 Invited Speaker
Rise of the Drones: The Opportunities, Threats, Legal, and Ethical Challenges
ASIS International Phoenix Chapter Phoenix, AZ.

2013 Invited Speaker
Integrated Security Systems and the Human Factor
Arizona International Society for Performance Improvement Phoenix, AZ.


Media Interviews

2018 Ham, B. (2018 Fall). Keeping Schools Safer: Security Researchers Look for Ways to Buy Critical Time During School Shootings. ReseachER Magazine. Daytona Beach, FL. Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/researcher-magazine/4/

2018 Conner, K. (2018, June 12). Embry-Riddle Looking for Ways to Keep Schools Safe in the Event of a Shooting [Television broadcast]. ABC15 News. Phoenix, AZ: ABC-KNXV. Retrieved from https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6lr20u

2018 Efrein, M. (2018, May 27). Local Schools Looking to Fortify Campuses. Prescott Daily Courier. Retrieved from http://m.dcourier.com/news/2018/may/27/local-schools-looking- fortify-campuses/

2018 Regan, J. (2018, March 15). Bullets vs Buildings: Prescott Researcher Receives Grant to Study Architecture and School Security [Radio broadcast]. All Things Considered. Flagstaff, AZ: KNAU. Retrieved from http://www.knau.org/post/bullets-vs-buildings-prescott- researcher-receives-grant-study-architecture-and-school-security

2018 Orr, S. (2018, February 7). Should The Media Name Mass Murderers? Prescott Daily Courier. Retrieved from http://m.dcourier.com/news/2018/feb/07/should-media-name-mass- murderers/

2018 Conner, K. (2018, January 5). Arizona College Studying Technology That Could Make Schools Safer from Active Shooters [Television broadcast]. ABC15 Mornings. Phoenix, AZ: ABC-KNXV. Retrieved from https://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/prescott/az- college-studying-technology-that-could-make-schools-safer-from-active-shooters

2017 Clark, M. (2017, October 24). Embry-Riddle Receives Grant to Help Prevent Mass Shootings [Television broadcast]. NAZ News Today. Flagstaff, AZ: KNAZ. Retrieved from http://www.naztoday.com/news/embry-riddle-receives-grant-to-help-prevent-mass- shootings/youtube_adab3010-b937-11e7-a596-1f611ce81306.html

2017 Orr, S. (2017, October 3). What You Need to Know to Survive an Active Shooter Incident. Prescott Daily Courier. Retrieved from https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/oct/03/what- you-need-know-survive-active-shooter-incident/

2015 Foley, T. (Guest) & Watson, M. (Host) & Gaydos, L. (Host). (2015, December 2). Live Interview: San Bernardino Shooting [Radio broadcast]. Mac & Gaydos Show. Phoenix, AZ: KTAR Radio. (http://ktar.d.bonnint.com/player/?a=317224)

2015 Sankin, A. (2015, October 13). How to Survive a Mass Shooting. The Daily Dot. Retrieved from http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/how-to-survive-a-mass-shooting/

2015 Pitts, W. (Host). (2015, September 26). Teaching the Pope’s Security [Television broadcast]. NBC 12 News. Phoenix, AZ: NBC-KPNX. (https://vimeo.com/143904460)

2015 Dudley, B. (2015, April 7). The Ever Growing Career Fair. Horizons Newspaper. Retrieved from http://erau-news.com/news/2015/04/07/the-ever-growing-gsis-career-fair/

2015 Foley, T. (Guest) & Dana, K.(Host). (2015, March 18). Live Interview: Mesa Active Shooter Incident [Television broadcast]. NBC 12 News. Phoenix, AZ: NBC-KPNX.

2015 Foley, T. (Guest) & Moss, S. (Host). (2015, January 27). Preventing School Shootings [Television broadcast]. Morning Scramble. Phoenix, AZ: AZTV 7.
(Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTpujWCFqIA&feature=youtu.be&a) (Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF9t3F2gS_s)

2015 Conner, K. (2015, January 22). Drones Big Concerns for Super Bowl Security [Television broadcast]. ABC 15 News. Phoenix, AZ: ABC-KNXV. (http://www.abc15.com/news/region- west-valley/glendale/drones-big-concern-for-super-bowl-security

2015 Gissendaner, A. (2015, January 2). Under Threat. School Transportation News. Retrieved from http://stnonline.com/news/latest-news/item/6446-under-threat

2014 Farago, R. (2014, October 29). Sandy Hook Janitor was Supposed to Lock Doors from the Outside for Active Shooter. TheTruthAboutGuns.com. Retrieved from http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/10/robert-farago/sandy-hook-janitor-was-supposed- to-lock-doors-from-the-outside-for-active-shooter/

2014 Gissendaner, A. (2014, October 29). Speakers at School Shootings Symposium Urge Bus Driver Training. School Transportation News. Retrieved from http://stnonline.com/news/latest-news/item/6338-speakers-at-school-shootings-symposium- urge-bus-driver-training

2014 Orr, S. (2014, October 25). Preventing School Shootings: It Isn't Easy, Experts Say, But Some Steps Can Save Lives. Prescott Valley Tribune. Retrieved from http://www.pvtrib.com/news/2014/oct/27/preventing-school-shootings-it-isnt-easy-experts-/

2014 Foley, T. (Guest) & Goldenberg, S. (Host). (2014, October 24). Preparing Our Children for School Shooting [Television broadcast]. ABC 15 News. Phoenix, AZ: ABC-KNXV.

2014 Foley, T. (Guest) & Goldenberg, S. (Host). (2014, October 24). Four Ways Students Can Stay Safe in School Shooting. [Television broadcast]. ABC 15 News. Phoenix, AZ: ABC-KNXV. (http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/four-ways-students-can- stay-safe-in-school-shooting)

2014 Foley, T. (Guest) & Barry, J. (Host). (2014, October 24). Valley Schools Assess Safety After Seattle Shooting [Television broadcast]. CBS 5 News. Phoenix, AZ: CBS-KPHO. http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/26888380/valley-schools-assess-campus-safety- after-seattle-shooting

2014 Foley, T. (Guest) & Dozer, K. (Host). (2014, October 24). Live Interview: Marysville, Washington School Shooting [Radio broadcast]. Karie Dozer Show. Phoenix, AZ: KTAR Radio.

2014 McClay, B. (2014, October 23). Educators, Police Meet to Discuss School Security at Phoenix Seminar. KTAR News. http://ktar.com/story/93411/educators-police-meet-to-discuss- school-security-at-phoenix-seminar/

2014 Orr, S. (2014, September 26). Neutralizing Threats: ERAU Professor Makes Protecting Local School a Class Project. Prescott Daily Courier. http://www.dcourier.com/news/2014/sep/26/neutralizing-threats-erau-professor-makes- protect/

2013 Foley, T. (Guest). (2013, November 1). Airport Security: LAX Shooting [Television broadcast]. NBC 12 News. Phoenix, AZ: NBC-KPNX.


Certifications

Certified Protection Professional - Board Certified in Security Management

Physical Security Professional - Board Certified in Physical Security

Memberships

ASIS International

ASIS International Phoenix Chapter

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Arizona Chapter

Association of Former Intelligence Officers

National Domestic Preparedness Coalition


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society, Omicron Sigma Sigma

2018 Research/Scholarship/Design Award, College of Security and Intelligence

2017 National Institute of Justice Comprehensive School Safety Initiative Grant

2017 Faculty of the Year for Teaching, College of Security and Intelligence

2016 February Service Excellence Award

2015 Faculty Service Award, College of Security and Intelligence

2014 Faculty Service Award, College of Security and Intelligence