Patrick D. O'Neil
- Public Affairs and Community Service, Public Administration, Associate Professor
Mr. O'Neil is currently the Director of the UNO Emergency Services Program. He is a retired Naval Officer and Aviator whose research interests focus on the emergency management policy and operations and protection of critical infrastructure and safety and welfare of U.S. citizens.
Hobbies & Interests:
Mr. O'Neil studies and instructs martial arts. He enjoys traveling, research and football. He lives in Omaha with his family.
Fire Services Management
Transportation modes and systems
Emergency Management Policy
Hazardous material transport and risk to populations
General Transportation Policy
Critical thinking and crisis decision making
Research focused on critical infrastructure systems and how they achieve highly reliable, low error operations. Additional areas of exploration involve investigation of organizations providing emergency services and systems, general transportation systems, safety and security programs, and how HRS best practices can be incorporated into other CI areas crucial to the protection of citizens and community sustainability and resiliency.
Dr. O'Neil in conjunction with Edourado Zendejas, JD. formed the UNO Tribal Management and Emergency Services program. (TMES). TMES was formed in partnership with iTEMA (the Tribal Emergency Management Association) to develop emergency management educational rograms for the 567 recognized Native American Nations. This partnership resulted in the signing of a MOU with UNO which led to the creation of a concentration and minor in TMES in the Bachelor of Science Emergency Management Program as well as an approved certificate in TMES for non degree seeking professionals who deal with natural and man-made disaster threats to tribal communities.