Joseph Treglia, Ph.D.

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Project Director

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Joseph Treglia is a Project Director for the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. Treglia holds appointments as adjunct faculty in both the School of Information Studies and Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He is Principal investigator (PI), and Co-Investigator, on two sponsored research projects from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS DHSES) examining County Emergency Communications Governance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) as they relate to crisis response and engagement with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders through the Burton Blatt Institute of the College of Law. 

Treglia is Research Associate on the Public Safety Networks Study, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), involving Syracuse University, Bentley University and Penn State investigating public safety network formation and collaboration. He is formerly Assistant Director of the Wireless Grids Innovation Testbed (WiGiT) Lab of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, which examined implications of nomadicity, operation and governance of virtual interaction and collaborations. Treglia has over 25 years’ experience in law enforcement and public safety. He serves as consultant to government, non-profit and private entities. Treglia volunteers for Jim Marshall Farms Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit helping those with depression and mental illness. Treglia was a director for ARISE, Inc., a non-profit Independent Living Center providing disability services in Central New York. Treglia has personal experience with disability.

Treglia received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of Science in Information Resources Management, and Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University. Treglia was accorded honorable mention by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) and chosen as NSF Scholar in the Federal Cyber Service Program. Research interests include trusted information sharing, information assurance, cyber security, intelligence and information sharing within and across organizations, collaboration and and inclusion. He uses action research, policy analysis, and qualitative and quantitative methods to benefit both academics and practitioners. He focuses on social, technical, and policy factors related to information sharing and collaboration as they affect people, and the use of information systems, information sharing and the organizing and governance of these systems in sensitive environments such as public safety and crisis response.

A current substantive area is engagement of non-traditional stakeholders, including those with disabilities, in emergency preparedness and response; an effort to promote greater meaningful participation of underrepresented groups. Treglia has worked in the field, written and presented on inclusion of persons with disabilities in work, recreation and society.

Current and past sponsored research and projects include: 

  • NYS Department of Homeland Security (NYS DHSES) - Madison and Oswego County Emergency Communications Governance and SOP Studies
  • NSF Partnerships For Innovation: Wireless Grid Innovation Test-bed project, intelligently connecting first responders and stakeholders
  • NYS Office of Child and Family Services – Special Delinquency Prevention Program (SDPP) – Youth mental health services program
  • NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities - after-school program for children with disabilities
  • US Department of Education – Office of Rehabilitation & Disability Services – Advancing Integrated Recreation in CNY
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Improving Inter-agency Cooperation in Domestic Violence Cases in Onondaga County

More information about Joe Treglia can be found at his personal website.