Texts for the PSHSM program are shown below or you may view the PDF.
Students should check with the instructor prior to purchasing any books. If you purchase books early and do not check with the instructor, Public Safety Management will not be responsible if you purchase the wrong books. Site Coordinators can provide you contact information for the instructor.
PSM 500 Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism (Paperback) by Russell D. Howard (Author), James J. F. Forest (Author).
PSM 501 Legal, Administrative Law for Fire, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management
Administrative Law: Bureaucracy in a Democracy (current ed.) by Daniel Hall, ISBN: 13-9780133493870
PSM 502 Emergency Management
Introduction to Emergency Management (current ed.) by Haddow, G.D., Bullock, J.A., Coppola D.P. Elsevier Publishing, Burlington MA.
PSM 503 Public Policy/Ethics
An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Policymaking (current ed.) by Thomas A. Birkland.
Ethics and Politics: Cases and Comments (Paperback) by Amy Gutmann (Author), Dennis F. Thompson (Author).
The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey.
The Politics Of The Administrative Process by Donald F. Kettl, James W. Fesler.
PSM 504 Fiscal Management
International City Managers Association (current ed.). Management policies in local government finance. Washington, DC: Aronson, J. & Schwartz, E. (Eds.).
PSM 505 Executive Leadership
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Workbook by John C. Maxwell (Paperback - current ed.).
Leading Change by John P. Kotter (Hardcover - current ed.).
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge (Paperback - current ed.).
Executive Leadership (current ed.) EL-Course Reader by FEMA, National Fire Academy.
PSM 506 Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Management
Collins, L. Disaster Management & Preparedness, Richmond, USA. ISBN: 9781566705240.
PSM 507 Public Management
Hughes, Owen E. Public Management & Administration (current ed.) New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2003. ISBN: 0-333-96188-9.
Denardt, Janet V. and Denhardt, Robert B. The New Public Service: Serving, not Steering. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003. ISBN: 0-7656-0846-4.
Bowman, James S., West, Jonathan P., Beck, Marcia A. Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. ISBN: 0-7656-2348-5.
PSM 508 Critical Issues in Homeland Security
Introduction to Homeland Security (current ed.) Bullock, Jane A., Haddow, George D., Coppola, Damon P. ISBN: 0750679921. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann publications, Burlington, MA 01803.
PSM 509 Strategic Planning
Bryson, J., (2011). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations (current ed.). San Francisco: Josey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-118-05053-8.
Bryson, J. & Alston, F. (2011) Creating your strategic plan (current ed.). San Francisco: Josey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-40535-2.
PSM 510 Dispute Resolution/Negotiation/Mediation
Kearney, Richard C., Labor Relations in the Public Sector (current ed.) New York, NY, Marcel Dekker, Inc. ISBN: 0-8247-70617.
Nolan-Henry, Jacqueline M., Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell (paperback), (current ed.) St. Paul, MN, West Publishing Co. ISBN: 0-3142-38883.
Reeves, T. Zane, Cases in Public Human Resources Management (paperback), (current ed.) Belmont, CA, Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN: 0-5346-02401.
PSM 511 Critical Thinking
Required: Vaughn, Lewis (2010). The Power of Critical Thinking (current ed.) New York: Oxford U. Press.
Kirschenbaum, Alan, Chaos Organization and Disaster Management (Public Administration and Public Policy) New York: Marshall Dekker, Inc., 2004.