I’d like to welcome you to the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University.

The current state of our world—3 consecutive years in which violent crime has increased, a 30-year high in suicides, quadruple the number of natural disasters over last half century, and a doubling of the number of active shooter incidents—renders the need for qualified forensic experts greater than ever.

As a practicing forensic psychologist, I have the privilege of working in concert with law enforcement, security professionals, human resource executives, and other mental health practitioners on efforts designed to prevent, investigate, and assess violence.

The CSFS faculty and I are dedicated to providing you with education and training that will support you to positively impact society, public opinion, and policy through the prevention, investigation, and mitigation of conflict and violence.

In each CSFS course, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and competence to positively impact communities through the application of theory to practice, the transformation of research into purpose, and the mobilization of intent into engagement.

I thank you for choosing to join us in this incredibly rewarding field, and look forward to meeting and supporting you as you pursue your education with us.

My Best,

Diana M. Concannon, PsyD
Dean, California School of Forensic Studies