David Bjorkman

Instructor, Emergency Management Technology

  • deb11@pct.edu
  • 570.320.2400 ext. 7245
  • ACC, Rm.207C
David Bjorkman

Education

  • M.P.S. Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Shippensburg University

Mr. David Bjorkman currently serves as the Lead Faculty Member for the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security program. Previously, he served as the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a Level II trauma hospital and regional burn center located in Baltimore, Maryland. In this capacity, he was responsible for the hospital’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, including all planning, training, and exercise projects.

Prior to his position as a hospital EMC, Mr. Bjorkman was a public health preparedness consultant in central Pennsylvania. During this time, he was engaged in a 5-month, onsite deployment at the Southeast District Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Health during the height of the 2009 Novel Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, supporting mass vaccination clinic efforts. Mr. Bjorkman has worked on multiple emergency management planning and exercise projects with a number of state and local emergency management and public health agencies. During his career, he has designed, executed, and/or evaluated over 60 exercises following the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. More recently, Mr. Bjorkman has served as the Project Manager for COVID-19 After-Action Report / Improvement Plans (AAR/IP) for multiple healthcare and public safety organizations.

Prior to his emergency management career, Mr. Bjorkman spent more than 4½ years as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police Department. He then served for almost 3½ years as a police officer with the Penn State University Police Department. Mr. Bjorkman holds a master’s degree in Public Health Preparedness from Penn State University, College of Medicine. He earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University.

Emergency Management & Homeland Security