James Phelps, Ph.D., received his doctorate in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University (2008). He is a graduate of FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced (and Basic) Academies; the U.S. Navy’s Radiological Controls Officer and Nuclear Planners schools in Charleston, South Carolina. He has taught history for the NCPACE Afloat program taking college classes to sailors deployed at sea, often in dangerous locals. James developed the graduate and undergraduate online degrees at Angelo State University, and was the majority contributor to their graduate program in Criminal Justice, all top-10 ranked nationally in their fields of study. He teaches cybersecurity online for NOVA Southeastern’s Department of Emergency Management graduate program as well as many other courses across the world. Most importantly, he is the primary mover and developer of the first Security and Strategic Studies Doctorate program offered in the Middle East, at American University in the Emirates, in Dubai, UAE. Dr. Phelps is a 100% disabled veteran currently living and working from his home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where he conducts research, writes, and occasionally teaches as he feeds hummingbirds and enjoys nature’s beauty.