A registered architect and certified protection professional, Dr. Atlas has 30 years of experience in safety and security design, and holds a doctorate in criminology and a master’s degree in architecture. Specializing in crime prevention through environmental design, he is an expert in the risk threat and vulnerability of commercial and public property and ADA accessibility compliance. Dr. Atlas is an adjunct professor for Florida Atlantic University, and has served as a professor and instructor for several other universities. He has authored nearly 100 articles in industry journals on topics of security, safety and counter terrorism, and served as speaker and trainer at security conferences around the world. Dr. Atlas has provided expert consulting and litigation support for some 750 cases for plaintiffs and defendants.


  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS
  • Registered Architect in Florida and Louisiana
  • Registered, National Council Architectural Registration Board
  • Registered Emergency Medical Technician in Florida
  • Registered Real Estate Broker in Florida
  • Certified in Sandia Labs Risk Assessment Methodology RAM – W (Dams), T (Power) 2002
  • Certified in Critical Infrastructure and Asset Protection – ACAM and PCII, 2010
  • Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist, Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board
  • Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist, Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board, 2010
  • Certified in Quality Matters Online ELearning Certification for FAU Course on CPTED, 2013
  • PhD, Criminology, Florida State University, 1982
  • Masters of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1976
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice, University of South Florida, 1976
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Florida, 1974


  • American Institute of Architects, Fellow
    • Architecture for Justice Committee, Member
  • American Correctional Association, Member
    • Design and Technology Committee, Member
  • American Society of Industrial Security, Member
    • Security Architecture and Engineering Council, Past Chairman
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Member
  • Environmental Design Research Association, Member
    • Environment and Behavior Magazine, Editorial Review Board Member
  • National Safety Council, Member
    • Falls Prevention Committee, Member
  • National Fire Protection Association
    • Premises Security Committee, Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners, Member
  • International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals, Member

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