Christopher Mathias is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He holds a law degree from Vermont Law School and Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University with a focus on homeland security. He graduated cum laude from Boise State with a degree in Criminal Justice. Dr. Mathias wears many hats. He is the Policy Manager at Boise State, Adjunct Graduate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and an independent homeland security consultant specializing in state, local and private sector affairs.