About Michael Falkow

Dr. Michael Falkow is an interdisciplinary and versatile executive leader with 30 years of hands-on software and systems engineering, project management, business development, collegiate teaching, and senior executive-level municipal administration experience. Dr. Falkow spent the first half of his career in the private sector as a computer scientist and senior project manager implementing medium-to-large scale solutions across a variety of industries, including banking and mortgage lending, insurance and finance, healthcare, the legal field, and local government. He spent the second half of his career at the City of Inglewood, California, serving first in the information technology and communications department as director and then serving as assistant city manager for 12 years until he retired at the end of 2018. Since 2014, Dr. Falkow has been teaching part-time for the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Humanities and Social Science at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Falkow earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton in 1990 and 1994, respectively. In 2013, Dr. Falkow earned his Master of Arts in Security Studies, Homeland Defense and Security from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey where he received the Outstanding Thesis Award for his thesis entitled, Does Homeland Security Constitute an Emerging Academic Discipline? Finally, Dr. Falkow recently earned his Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California in December of 2020 where he published his dissertation entitled, A Framework for Good Local Governance: Achieving Prosperity in an Increasingly Complex Environment. www.falkow.com

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