Mount St. Joseph University

MSJ professors present ALiCE training program on March 22, 7 p.m.

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Have you ever wondered what to do in the event of an active shooter? The ALiCE training program (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) can teach you simple and effective strategies to increase your safety and survivability. The beauty of the training is that the techniques you will learn are applicable to any setting or situation and are age appropriate as well.

Please join us on March 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Mount St. Joseph University for an insightful presentation by Mount professors, JW Carter II, Ph.D., and Brooke Gialopsos, Ph.D., assistant professors of criminology and ALICE instructors. The presentation "How to Become a Harder Target: Survival Strategies in an Active Shooter Situation" is free and open to the public. RSVP is required to Gala Erland at or by phone at 513-244-4411.

Instructor Bios:

Dr. JW Carter received completed his PhD in Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati in 2011. His doctoral dissertation examined the responses of local law enforcement to the growing threat of internet crime.  In 2012, Dr. Carter became a certified instructor of the A.L.i.C.E. program. Since that time, Dr. Carter and two of his colleagues have trained over 1,000 members of the Mount community in ways to survive an active shooter situation. Dr. Carter's current research focuses on developing innovative pedagogical approaches to criminal justice and criminology.  Dr. Brooke Gialopsos earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, with focuses in Crime Prevention and Criminological Theory. Her current research involves fear of crime and risk perceptions, school-based victimization, sexual victimization, and repeat victimization. In 2012, Dr. Gialopsos became a certified A.L.i.C.E. instructor and educates members of the community on how to survive active shooter situations, in general, and school shootings, in particular.