Dr. James Hagen is currently a professor in the Graham School of Management, teaching primarily in the areas of Strategic Management, Health Care Systems and Emergency Management. He is a Certified Public Health Administrator, Regional Director for North America of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), a Certified Emergency Response Coordinator and is certified by Homeland Security as a Master Exercise Planner. He is currently involved in developing an Education and Certification Program in Global Competencies for training of emergency management personnel and public officials in China.
Dr. Hagen was honored to be invited to participate in the Seminar on Transatlantic Civil Security (STACS) Program in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and presented work on post-disaster reconstruction at the International Symposium on Catastrophic Disaster Management in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China in 2010. His work has been presented in several cities in China; Istanbul, Turkey; Seoul, South Korea; Trogir, Croatia; and Prague, Czech Republic. As a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and FBI/Private Sector InfraGard Organization, Dr. Hagen also participated in the NORAD/ NORTHCOM Civic Leader's Tour in 2009. Dr. Hagen is a Professor of Business Strategy, as well as Public Health and Epidemiology, and served as Deputy Executive Director of the DuPage County Health Department from 1999 to 2005. While there, he managed the areas of bioterrorism, environmental health, public relations and communications, epidemiology, planning and evaluation, laboratory and vital records.
Prior to joining the health department, Dr. Hagen was also Professor of Public Health at Benedictine University, and before that spent 12 years at Loyola University Medical Center, where he served as Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Assistant Dean for Research and Assistant Dean for Basic Sciences. He is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and has worked around the country to prepare long-term care organizations for the special needs of vulnerable populations. Dr. Hagen has been the recipient of federal, academic and foundation research grants and has published several book chapters as well as in journal publications. He is on several boards and has served as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.