Dr. Anthony Masys is an Associate Professor and Director of Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance and Homeland Security at the University of South Florida. His research interests focus on safety and security, risk, crisis and disaster management, resilience, safety culture, scenario planning, human security, intelligence (alternative analysis), counter-terrorism, complex socio-technical system analysis, modeling and simulation, systems thinking, action research.
A former senior Air Force Officer, Dr. Masys has a BSc in Physics and MSc in Underwater Acoustics and Oceanography from the Royal Military College of Canada and a PhD from the University of Leicester. He is Editor in Chief for Springer Publishing book series: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications and holds various advisory board positions with academic journals and books series.
Dr. Masys is an internationally recognized author, speaker and facilitator and has held workshops in Europe, Canada, South America, West Africa and Asia including at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. He has published extensively in the domains of physics and the social sciences. His books include:
- Opening the Black Box of Human Error
- Networks and Network Analysis for Defence and Security. Springer Publishing
- Disaster Management- Enabling Resilience. Springer PublishingApplications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research for managing complexity. Springer Publishing
- Exploring the Security Landscape- non-traditional security challenges. Springer Publishing.
- Disaster Forensics: understanding root cause and complexity causality. Springer Publishing
Dr. Masys supports the University of Leicester (UK) as an associate tutor in their Distance MSc Program on Risk Crisis and Disaster Management.