About the Center

Founded in 2010, the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) is located less than 10 miles from Fort Bragg. Our Army and Special Operations partnerships have leveraged our research capabilities in order to develop innovative solutions to prepare the next generation of leaders within the Cybersecurity, National Security, and Emergency Management disciplines.

Meet the Staff

Mr. John A. Bellamy

Mr. John A. Bellamy
Interim Executive Director
910-672-2006 
jbellam5@uncfsu.edu

                             

Dr. Cheryl Gainey  

Dr. Cheryl Gainey
Business Officer
910-672-2958
cgainey@uncfsu.edu

Mr. Mark Dohrmann

Mr. Mark Dohrmann
Administrative Support
910-672-2954  
mdohrman@uncfsu.edu

Mr. Mose Harris IV

Mr. Mose Harris IV
Program Manager for Federal Internships
910-672-2008
mharri29@uncfsu.edu

Dr. Carl S. Person

Dr. Carl S. Person
Undergraduate Research Preceptor 
910-672-2954
cperson3@uncfsu.edu

The CDHS is designed to develop the next generation of national security and disaster preparedness professionals by addressing issues of compelling interest to the security of the United States. The CDHS' interdisciplinary team of scientists, practitioners, and education specialists are engaged in transformational research. Through strategic partnerships with National Research Laboratories, Industry Associates, Institutions of Higher Education, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal, state, and local entities, the CDHS prepares its students for success in the modern workforce.