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Director of Threat Assessment

Ed Markowski, the Director of Threat Assessment, is the chair of the violence prevention committee and threat assessment team. Ed directs the TAT assessment, management, and intervention process; determines a strategic direction for University Policy HRM-028’s implementation; coordinates annual training for members of the TAT; and oversees University and Medical Center training on various threat assessment and management topics including warning behaviors, early intervention, and reporting responsibilities.

Over his 14 year threat assessment career within higher education and healthcare industries Ed has assessed, managed, and consulted on thousands of cases involving communicated threats of violence, weapons, intimate partner violence, stalking, harassment, bizarre thinking and behavior among others. Ed holds professional certification in the field which requires a rigorous examination and continuing education process. Ed is part of a collaborative network of threat assessment professionals across the U.S. working within education, healthcare, government, and private sectors to research and prevent incidents of targeted violence.

Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Ed worked at North Carolina State University as the Associate Director of Violence Prevention and Threat Management and at Johns Hopkins Hospital & University in the Faculty, Staff, and Student Assistance Program where he served as a member of the Risk Assessment Team.  Ed obtained his master’s degree in counseling from the University of Maryland College Park, is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and is a Certified Threat Manager (CTM).