MACEM Instructor Honored For Commitment to Homeland Security Education


Steve Carter, an instructional coordinator and adjunct faculty member for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM) at Frederick Community College, received an award from the Maryland Homeland Security Educational Alliance (MHSEA) at its inaugural Student Showcase and Ceremony of Appreciation this week.

Carter was honored for his contributions to the growth of homeland security education in Maryland.

Since joining MACEM in 2014, Carter has served as the lead developer for FEMA-certified workshops that assist emergency managers in creating, implementing, administering, sustaining, and evaluating public-private partnerships in emergency management.  He has also led the development of a training program and consulting services that help local businesses create continuity of operations plans.  

Carter’s role at FCC is a continuation of his lifelong commitment to public safety education.

“Mr. Carter has spent more than 40 years promoting public safety and emergency management across the nation and we are grateful to the MHSEA for recognizing his significant contributions to this field,” Kathy Francis, Executive Director of the MACEM, said. “MACEM is fortunate to have him instructing and leading our next generation of emergency management personnel.”

Carter was part of the small coalition of educators and public safety professionals who developed the Maryland State Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Program of Study in 2007 and has been a vital contributor to the program since that time. The program, offered by the Maryland State Department of Education, started with 50 students in Harford County. It has since grown to 14 counties and serves more than 1,000 students each year. The program offers engaging, real-time curriculum using current events and includes close interaction with public safety experts. Students graduate from the program ready to pursue homeland security and public safety careers and often have industry level-certifications.

Carter was officially honored by the MHSEA during a ceremony in Baltimore on May 10.

MHSEA was formed to bring together educators and employers to expand the pipeline of homeland security and emergency preparedness professionals in the region. The MHSEA collaborates on program development, curriculum, teacher training, and shares best practices and resources.