Sean Burke is the Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University in Boston.
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Burke was the vice president and senior fellow at the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C. Burke has more than 15 years of experience working on domestic security policy and critical-infrastructure protection issues in both the public and private sectors. He was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, and has worked as an attorney at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in the operations division of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and as a policy analyst at the Department of Homeland Security. He is regularly called upon to provide analysis for radio and print media on security policy, emergency preparedness and critical infrastructure protection and has co-authored the chapter on building national resilience for the upcoming McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook. Burke is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the Seton Hall University School of Law.