Erroll G. Southers

  • Associate director of Research Transition, National Homeland Security Center for Risk, Economic Analysis and Terrorism Events (CREATE)
  • Adjunct professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy, USC Price School of Public Policy
Office: (213) 740-9961 Cell: (323) 816-8045

Expertise Summary

Expert in counterterrorism, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups


  • Election 2016
  • counterterrorism
  • homeland security and public policy
  • aviation terrorism and airport security
  • mass transit terrorism threats and countermeasures
  • al Qaeda, Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist groups
  • terrorist threat and vulnerability asssessments
  • Israeli counterterrorism strategies

Additional Information

  • Managing director of Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection, TAL Global Corporation (an Israeli-American firm)
  • President Obama’s first nominee to head the TSA
  • Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence, Los Angeles World Airports Police Department
  • Deputy director of the California Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
  • FBI special agent, assigned to counterterrorism and counterintelligence, SWAT
  • Santa Monica Police Department detective; Rio Hondo Police Academy faculty and tactical staff member; and a court-qualified gang expert
  • Visiting fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Herzliya, Israel
  • Senior fellow, UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Certified Airport Security Coordinator (ASC), Certified Institutional Protection Manager
  • Listed as one of Security Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Industry Thought Leaders
  • Recipient: Homeland Security Program Top Achiever Award; Earl Warren Outstanding Public Service Award; USC Price School of Public Policy Outstanding Alumni Award