About Us

The Institute for Homeland Security aims to provide innovative, value-added knowledge to protect critical infrastructure and support commerce, tailored to the needs of industry and government.

The Institute for Homeland Security at Sam Houston State University is focused on building strategic partnerships between public and private organizations through education and applied research ventures in the critical infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Energy, Chemical, Healthcare, and Public Health.

The Institute is a center for strategic thought with the goal of contributing to the security, resilience and business continuity of these sectors from a Texas Homeland Security perspective. This is accomplished by facilitating collaboration activities, offering education programs and conducting research to enhance the skills of practitioners specific to natural- and human-caused homeland security events.

How is the Institute for Homeland Security working to improve Texas resilience and security in critical sectors?

We are participating with government organizations, professional associations, and private industry to identify and solve problems, provide education and professional development, and lead applied research projects.

Supporting the Industry through Exceptional Research.

We also provide businesses, professionals, and government institutions with research of the highest quality. Our team is always hard at work to bring the latest research and knowledge to the forefront of the industry to support infrastructure and infrastructure development in the private and public sectors.