Professor Stephen Owen, PhD

Professor Stephen Owen
  • Radford University
  • University of Missouri–St. Louis
I will show you the essentials of disaster preparedness as we draw lessons from calamities that have affected big cities and small towns across the United States.

Stephen Owen is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Radford University. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL). He also holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University and an MA in Political Science from UMSL. His studies focused on the links between criminal justice, public policy, public administration, and urban affairs. Professor Owen has also collaborated with the professional emergency management community, including as chair of the New River Valley Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee, a member of the board of directors for the Virginia Emergency Management Association, and a planning team member for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education.

Professor Owen has published on a variety of topics related to criminal justice, including institutional corrections, interpersonal violence, criminal justice education, law and sexuality, and law enforcement policy issues. Most recently, his work has focused on issues related to emergency management, with a particular focus on the public safety community’s response to active shooter incidents.

Professor Owen has received the Radford University Foundation’s Distinguished Creative Scholar Award and Distinguished Service Award as well as Radford University’s College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award. In addition, he was recognized by his undergraduate alma mater, Southeast Missouri State University, with a Young Alumni Merit Award. At Radford University, Professor Owen regularly teaches the course Emergency Management. He has also developed unique course offerings, including Active Harmer Incidents in the United States and Investigating the Kennedy Assassination.

Professor Owen is coauthor of Foundations of Criminal Justice and has authored or coauthored more than 80 book chapters, articles, proceedings, encyclopedia entries, and reviews.

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  1. When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster

    When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster

    Stephen Owen
    2.4 out of 5
    33% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Living through a disaster is not a question of if—it’s a question of when. Are you ready? When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster offers a practical guide for protecting yourself, your family, and your community. Taught by Professor Stephen Owen of Radford University, these 14 fast-paced lectures will arm you with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the effects of a disaster or...
  2. (SET) When Everything Fails & Outdoor Fundamentals Set

    (SET) When Everything Fails & Outdoor Fundamentals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    The next time you head outdoors, make sure you’re prepared with the skills, tips, and insights contained in this two-course set. First, in When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster, arm yourself with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the effects of a disaster or catastrophe should it strike. Then, in Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe, get the practical knowledge...
  3. (SET) When Everything Fails & Crashes and Crises Set

    (SET) When Everything Fails & Crashes and Crises

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    In When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster, arm yourself with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the effects of a disaster or catastrophe should it strike. In Crashes and Crises: Lessons from a History of Financial Disasters, inoculate yourself against the gullibility, overconfidence, and herd mentality that have lured many to financial ruin. Both courses, brought together in this set,...
  4. (SET) When Everything Fails & Everyday Engineering Set

    (SET) When Everything Fails & Everyday Engineering

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    Disasters happen, which means it’s best to be prepared. And preparedness starts with this two-course set that puts engineering disasters in a broader context. In When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster, arm yourself with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the effects of a disaster or catastrophe should it strike. And in Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life, get...
  5. (SET) When Everything Fails & Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies Set

    (SET) When Everything Fails & Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Preparedness is the overarching theme of this two-course set that empowers you with survival skills and self-defense strategies. First, arm yourself with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the effects of a disaster or catastrophe should it strike with When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster. Then, become “tactically ready” for a potential conflict and learn to de-escalate physically...
  6. (SET) Survival Mentality & When Everything Fails Set

    (SET) Survival Mentality & When Everything Fails

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    When disaster strikes, how will you react? This two-course set brings together psychological and physical tips, strategies, and insights that will better prepare you for those times you might have to enter survival mode. First, in Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive, learn how to build a robust psychological toolkit for survival in a host of life-threatening situations and emergency scenarios. Then,...
  7. (SET) When Everything Fails & The Science of Extreme Weather Set

    (SET) When Everything Fails & The Science of Extreme Weather

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Extreme weather disasters like floods, hurricanes, and wildfires are becoming more common. What steps can you take to survive them? Why do these weather events happen in the first place? Get the answers in this two-course set that pairs When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster with The Science of Extreme Weather. In the first course, arm yourself with information for planning ahead so you can prepare for the...