MELBOURNE, FLA.—Clifford R. Bragdon, Ph.D., dean of Florida Institute of Technology’s University College, and holder of a patent in the field of transportation security, is ready to publish Transportation Security. The book, which addresses key homeland security concerns, reflects Bragdon’s philosophy of integrated transportation planning related to sustainability and preparedness.
The 464-page, 14-chapter book, Bragdon’s fourth, will be published July 28 by Butterworth-Heinemann Security Books, an imprint of Elsevier. He has contributed seven chapters to other books with themes of environmental health, planning, transportation and security.
Transportation Security “represents a refreshing and interdisciplinary approach to understanding and addressing global preparedness from a transportation perspective,” said Jay Stein in his foreward to the book. Stein is provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, State University of New York, Plattsburgh.
Professor Ed Piper of Johns Hopkins University wrote in his review, “This book provides the reader with a holistic view of our world’s transportation security processes and operations. It is a pioneer work. . .”
Larry Lemanski, senior vice president for Research and Strategic Initiatives at Temple University, wrote, “He (Bragdon) is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on intermodalism and security. This book is an outstanding contribution. . . a visionary approach to global preparedness.”
Bragdon drew from several national security authorities as contributing chapter authors. These include Michael Workman, Ph.D., College of Business, and Ralph Locurcio, Brig. Gen. (ret.), College of Engineering, both of Florida Tech.
Bragdon’s patent, the Intermodal Transportation Simulation System, was ranked as the ninth most important new invention for the next 100 years by Newsday in its Centennial Edition. It was used to assist the Office of the Mayor of New York City in analyzing the World Trade Center 9/11 terrorist incident. The system is capable of combining all primary modes of simulation—ship, plane, vehicle and rail—into an integrated 3-D simulation of transport, which includes sensory stimuli.
Formerly the director for the Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security, a consortium of 12 universities, Bragdon today is also the executive director of the Global Center for Preparedness.
For more information about Transportation Security, an offering in the Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security Series, contact Elsevier at (800) 545-2522.