CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University's Programs in Asheville will offer a graduate-level course during the spring semester that is designed to help governmental and private-sector officials deal with major disasters.

The “Emergency/Crisis Management Seminar,” part of Western's master's of public affairs curriculum, will focus on how officials prepare for, respond to and recover from natural, technological and man-made disasters. The course is designed for individuals who work in the emergency management field and those who work in or interact with law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire services, public health and public works.

The seminar will be taught on Mondays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The instructor will be Hugh Stephens, an expert in crisis management who retired as a professor of political science at the University of Houston.

Individuals interested in learning about course requirements and obtaining a syllabus should contact Stephens by e-mail at hwstephens@bellsouth.net . Additional information also is available by calling Western's Asheville office at (828) 251-6642.

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