Alumni of the Year Award

Northcentral University recognizes its alumni contributions by honoring graduates who have imparted lasting change in their community or organization with their NCU degree.

2019 NCU Alumni of the Year - Mike Clumpner, PhD

Dr. Mike Clumpner is the president and chief executive officer at Threat Suppression, Incorporated, a public safety consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned his PhD in Business Administration from NCU in 2015, specializing in homeland security policy. He is a 27-year veteran of public safety, with 25 of those years as a career firefighter/paramedic.

Clumpner has researched active shooter and terrorist events since 2005, accumulating more than 18,000 hours of personal research. The majority of his research has been focused on adolescent active shooter perpetrators (school shooters). He has met with hundreds of survivors and victims’ family members and has conducted walkthroughs with responders at 20 major active shooter event locations.

Clumpner currently serves as a counter-terrorism advisor for the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. He has authored numerous textbooks and journal articles and has presented at more than 300 conferences worldwide.

“What I enjoy the most about my work is the ability to connect with survivors, victims’ families, and responders,” states Clumpner. “These events are so traumatic, but there are so many stories of courage and resiliency that emerge. Learning from each event and the people involved helps to both prevent and mitigate future mass violence attacks.”

Clumpner currently serves as a full-time fire battalion chief with the Charlotte Fire Department, where he is assigned to a densely populated, inner-city section of the city. He is also a sworn law enforcement officer with South Carolina’s largest law enforcement agency and has spent the last nine years assigned to the department’s full-time, Type One SWAT team as an operator/senior tactical paramedic. He previously worked for nine years as a helicopter flight paramedic at a large Level One Trauma Center in South Carolina.

He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Elon University and undergraduate degrees in fire science, paramedicine, and business administration.


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