Gates-Ferry Lectures
at Centenary College

The Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lectureship at Centenary College recognizes the dedication to the College of Joseph R. Ferry, Trustee from 1948 to 1976 and treasurer of the Board of Trustees for 20 years.

It was established to set high standards and goals for students and faculty alike, and to enrich the quality of life on the Centenary campus.

Guest Lecturer Dr. Shane Fitzpatrick

"Terrorism: America at Risk"

Dr. Fitzpatrick will discuss recent terrorist attacks throughout the world and will reveal terrorist strategies that most impact American citizens and the law enforcement community. His presentation will be accompanied by a video.


“Dr. Fitzpatrick is an expert on the subject and has spoken many times about the impact terrorism has had on the day-to-day lives of American citizens,” says Dr. James Patterson, Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Centenary College. “We want to relay this information to the public, so they can gain perspective on how to stay safe in light of recent acts of terror in the world.”

As well as working for Homeland Security, Dr. Fitzpatrick works as a briefing analyst for other law enforcement agencies, such as the New Jersey and Pennsylvania law enforcement community, the FBI and multiple police training academies. He is a specialist in global terrorism.

Dr. Fitzpatrick recently conducted radio interviews in which he further discussed issues related to terrorism. In December 2013, he spoke with 10 radio stations across the nation about what can be done to combat acts of terrorism as well as how average American citizens can educate themselves on what is happening around them and the effect on their lives. In January 2014, Dr. Fitzpatrick was interviewed again on multiple radio stations throughout the United States on the topic of terrorism, this time concerning the safety of American citizens and Olympic athletes at the Sochi Olympics and the Super Bowl. His op-ed piece, “Putin’s War…And His Olympics” was recently published in The Daily Record.

Lecture Times

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
7:00pm - 9:00pm


The Little Theatre at the Edward W. Seay Administration Building at Centenary College