Randall Griffin

Formerly with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Griffin Randall

Contact Information
rbgriffi@syr.edu



Board member, Inter Agency Board for Equipment Interoperability and Standardization

Degree

MPA, Syracuse University

Specialties

Public safety, emergency and disaster management

Biography

Randall Griffin’s career spans nearly thirty years of public safety experience in the local career fire service, federal service and academia. After 9/11/2001, Captain Griffin was detailed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in Washington, DC where he worked with other federal agencies to develop technologies to protect first responders from emerging threats.  Since 2007, Mr. Griffin has taught graduate courses in leadership and public administration at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and in 2013 he helped to establish the Executive Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management at Georgetown University. 

A native of New York, Mr. Griffin earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oswego State University and an Associate’s degree from the fire protection program at Corning Community College. Mr. Griffin serves on a number of national boards, including the U.S. Attorney General sanctioned, Inter Agency Board for Equipment Interoperability and Standardization. Mr. Griffin has received numerous awards for his work including that for valor and for distinction in teaching.