Dr. Matthew Liotine is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Business Administration and is also a director and founder of the School of Public Health's certificate program in Emergency Management and Continuity Planning. He has conducted research in catastrophic planning, critical infrastructure planning, supply-chain risk and system continuity. He has been involved in developing strategies for public-private partnerships for regional catastrophic planning. Most recently, he has been involved with public agencies in developing preparedness strategies for the Ebola outbreak.
In prior roles, he served as a management consultant, providing businesses both nationwide and abroad with technology management, planning, industry research and training expertise. His clients have included financial institutions, property developers, broadcasters, public agencies, insurance firms, convention centers, manufacturers and foreign governments. He also has over 25 years of industry experience working in the chemical and high-tech industries, including companies such as AT&T, Union Carbide and the Carlson Group. He has received numerous awards, including most recently the University of Illinois Teaching Recognition Award. He holds several certifications, including Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP), Certification in Homeland Security Level III (CHS-III), Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Princeton University.