Chris Christopoulos

Teaching Lecturer, Criminal Justice

BS, Granite State College; MA, Naval Post Graduate School

Office: Mary Lyon Hall, room 003
Phone: (603) 535-3091

Fall Office hours:  Monday 3:30pm – 4:00pm or by appointment

About Professor Christopoulos

Chris Christopoulos, Jr. joined the Criminal Justice Department in Fall of 2015. He is the Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the City of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Chris chairs the Hanover-Lebanon Local Emergency Planning Committee, and Regional Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planning Region and represents the New Hampshire Fire Chiefs on the Governors Advisory Council on Preparedness and Security. Chris has been with the City for 13 years.

Chris is a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College in Garner, MA with an Associates of Fire Science, Granite State College in Concord, NH with a Bachelors of Science in Emergency Services Management, and the Naval Post Graduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, CA with a Master of Arts in Security Studies.

Chris began his Fire Service career in 1981 as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Wallingford, CT. He became a full-time firefighter-paramedic in West Haven, CT in 1988. In 1999, Chris moved to Rindge, New Hampshire to accept a position as Fire Chief-Building Inspector. In 2002, he was recruited by the City of Lebanon, NH for a Deputy Fire Chiefs position and was promoted to Fire Chief in 2007.

Select Publications

  • Christopoulos, C., & McCormick, G., “Chemical Suicide – A Chief Officer’s Perspective,” August 1, 2010, International Association of Fire Chiefs,
  • Christopoulos, Jr., C., Naval Post Graduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Thesis title: “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Protection: A Local Approach”, December 2013.
  • Christopoulos, Jr., C., “Portable Pipelines for First Responders”,, March 2014.

Courses Taught

CJ 3405     Homeland Security